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Top things to do in London during the NFL season

Action shot of seven players from Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Image courtesy of Hamish Jordan and NFL UK.
Oakland Raiders played Chicago Bears at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last year. Image courtesy of Hamish Jordan and NFL UK.
Check out the ultimate guide to London for NFL fans, from gameday activities to street food and lively pubs.

The NFL London Games 2020 have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, with all NFL games now set to be played in the US. If you were planning on visiting London during the tournament, visit the NFL website for more information.

Whether youโ€™ve scored tickets for one of the NFL London Games or are watching the action in a buzzy sports bar, there's plenty of things to do in London when the National Football League (NFL) comes back to town.

In 2019, the below activities were some of the top things to do in London during the NFL season โ€“ check back later for 2021 dates and details of future NFL London Games.

NFL London fan zones

The Admiralty

In 2019, NFL fans met American football legends, watched live games and mingled with other fans as Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars took over The Admiralty

The Barrowboy & Banker

Last year, The Barrowboy & Banker was the fan hub for the Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Rams and the Houston Texans. Fans also met with former players who dropped by and joined in the fun.

NFL London Tailgate

Tailgate at Wembley Stadium

Soak up the electrifying atmosphere ahead of the action with Tailgate at Wembley Stadium.

Head over early to catch all the live entertainment on the main stage. Check out interviews with NFL legends, watch cheerleader performances, tuck into American food and get your hands on NFL merchandise and free goodies. 

Tailgate is open to ticket holders only.

NFL Fanpark at Boxpark Wembley

Ramp up the excitement ahead of the games at Wembley with NFL Fanpark at Boxpark Wembley.

Feast on street food and watch screenings of the NFL entertainment. Return after the game to celebrate your team's win.

The Moretown Belle

Make the most of daily happy hour deals and traditional pub grub at The Moretown Belle, while watching American sports in London.

Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill

Find plenty of atmosphere at Frankieโ€™s Sports Bar & Grill located under Stamford Bridge โ€“ the Chelsea Football Club stadium. Watch the game on one of the 16 big screens.

The Maple Leaf

Grab a plate of wings and a pint of beer while you watch live sports at The Maple Leaf, a Canadian-themed pub in Covent Garden.

Long Arm Pub and Brewery

Reach for a craft beer and some loaded fries as you cheer on your favourite NFL teams at the Long Arm Pub and Brewery in east London.

Heads + Tails

Watch several of the NFL Sunday games on the projector at Heads + Tails as you scoff Buffalo wings and wash them down with a cold beer.

Carlsberg Sports Bar

Catch all the NFL action at the Carlsberg Sports Bar in Leicester Square. Open 24 hours a day, the bar serves food and drink โ€˜til late.

Belushi's

Play beer pong and order a burger while waiting for the game to start at Belushi's sports bar. Book a Cave package for a private screen and fridge packed with your choice of drinks. 

Iconic London attractions you must visit during your trip

Take a break from all the sporting action to explore some of the top sights in London.

Admire spectacular views from the London Eye or The View from The Shard. Watch the iconic Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace and soak up more than 900 years of history at the Tower of London.

See how many of these 101 free things to do in London you can tick off your bucket list, and get the adrenaline pumping with these activities for adventure seekers.

Follow in the footsteps of the capital's legendary musical talent, from the Beatles to David Bowie and the Rolling Stones.

Explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter and get up close to props, costumes and sets during a visit to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London โ€“ The Making of Harry Potter. Or go on a day trip from London, where you can explore the Queen's official residence at Windsor Castle.

Discover the best London sports tours and museums

Continue the sporting fun by going on a sports tour or checking out a sports museum in London.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tour

Experience life as an NFL athlete during the 90-minute tour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Get a backstage look at the locker rooms, players' tunnel and the legendary Vince Lombardi Trophy with The NFL Experience.

Wembley Stadium Tour

Explore under the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium, one of the venues for the NFL London Games. Take a look inside the press conference room, the players' tunnel and the royal box during your tour of this epic sporting stadium.

Chelsea FC Stadium Tours

Go behind the scenes of one of Londonโ€™s biggest football clubs, Chelsea FC. Walk through the players' tunnel and discover the history of the team.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Learn all about the Wimbledon grand slam tournament, where tennis greats such as Serena Williams and Pete Sampras have played.

London Stadium Tours

Walk in the footsteps of sporting legends at the London Stadium, one of the venues that played host during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Shop in London's sports stores

Head to a sports shop in London to find jerseys, sportswear and British sports team kit.

Try out soccer and running shoes in one of the immersive trial zones at the huge NikeTown London on Oxford Street, or get your hands on official NFL caps at New Era on Carnaby Street.

Feast on tasty food during the London NFL series

Fuel up for the action with succulent cuts from the grill, bites from street food markets and fun London food and drink tours.

Burgers, steaks and grills

Get your American food fix during the NFL season in London with fried chicken, barbecue meats and buffalo wings.

Sink your teeth into some of the best burgers in London, including Insta-worthy dishes at Dirty Bones. Go all in with The Mac Daddy, decadently topped with pulled short rib and mac'n'cheese.

Alternatively, sample the best of British beef with a classy cocktail at one of the Hawksmoor restaurants or start gameday with a traditional Sunday roast and all the trimmings.

If you fancy something a little different, head to Brigadiers to devour Indian barbecue while watching live sport. Round off your meal with a game of pool!

Food tours

Jump onboard the Bustronome bus for stunning views of London from the upper deck, as you dine on fine French cuisine. Or enjoy a London afternoon tea tour for a traditional British treat with a twist.

Alternatively, try real British ale and other classics such as fish and chips on the Borough Market Food Tour.

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