Where to Watch the World Cup in London

Looking for somewhere decent to watch all the live action the World Cup? We’ve got you covered...

Brigadiers

JKS's Indian Barbeque restaurant and sports bar, is an ideal viewing spot for all the upcoming matches. The City-based restaurant has transformed their terrace with outdoor screens, heaters and an outdoor bar - making it the ideal spot for watching the matches with City views. Throughout the tournament, you can feast on Brigadiers’ Festive menu which combines Christmas classics with Indian flavours with dishes such as turkey tikka masala pot pie, Achari beef shortrib or South Indian pork cheek & prawn biryani. There is also the option to book a private dining room if you want an exclusive inside space to watch the matches.

Arcade Food Hall

The unique, all-day food hall with a design-led, market-inspired approach (also from JKS Restaurants) is made up of eight open kitchens and a mezzanine restaurant that travel the world, from regional Thai curries to US-style smashed burgers and Middle Eastern shawarma. Watch all 64 matches of the tournament live on 6 large screens with special guest DJ’s and MC’s hosting all England and Finals matches. Their serving up a World Cup Menu (priced at £45 a pop), which includes sharing starters and mains that range from butter masala chicken wings through to smashed burgers and chicken shawarma wraps. All of that comes with your choice of wine or beer, and there are private hire options too. Pictured. 

Double Standard at The Standard

This beautiful designed space comes from long-standing Standard collaborator Shawn Hausman. Heavy-set wooden doors, textured glass and TfL-inspired upholstery encapsulate the cosy feeling of a British local, whilst pastel tiled flooring, rounded soft pink shelving and an exposed felt ceiling create a modern and playful vibe. The convivial space has a menu inspired by traditional pub classics and NYC dive bar food, serving craft beers and cocktails late into the night with huge HD screens showing the games. 

Valderrama's

James Cochran's neighbourhood-style venue is 'a bar that shows sport, but not a sports bar'. Valderrama's, in Islington, serves Beavertown beers on tap, cocktails, frozen margaritas and Cochran's Around the Cluck fried chicken concept, which launched during lockdown. Named after Carlos Valderrama, the playmaker captain of the Colombian 90s football team, the retro interiors are filled with murals, paintings (including one made from vintage goalie shirts) and pictures by local artists, evoking 90s nostalgia. For sports viewing, there are high spec screens and projectors to ensure everyone can watch all the upcoming matches. 

The Cadogan Arms

The much-loved Chelsea institution has been restored to its former glory, whilst the decor has been updated to feel homely yet modern - yet retains a classic pub atmosphere. In the main bar, they've added two screens with space to book for between 1 to 15 guests, with tickets including a snack platter, a main dish and two pints for £50 per person. Enjoy gourmet twists on pub classics with sharing platters and classic mains – burgers, curries, fish and chips, and ham, egg and chips. For larger groups book The Rose Room, which features a private bar and four screens, has a capacity of up to 35 seated or 50 standing guests.

The Fitzdares Club

Billing itself as ‘the world’s most luxurious sports club' The Fitzdares Club has been designed by the same team as private members’ club 5 Hertford Street. The club - the spiritual home for the bookmakers - on Davies Street (there's another in the Cotswolds) is spread over two floors with a restaurant, bar and two private dining rooms. Members are able to gamble on all manner of sporting events (including the World Cup) watched via state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. To apply for membership to The Fitzdares Club visit the website or email club@fitzdares.com mentioning Urbanologie. 

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