Earlier in the summer, chef James Cochran opened a sports bar in Islington, named after Colombian football legend Carlos Valderrama. To celebrate the World Cup, the bar has installed a retro football shirt exhibition featuring the tournament’s best shirts from the last 30 years, all updated with booze-based puns. The bar is screening every match of the tournament, so book ahead to get a table for your mates, then stay for crispy buttermilk fried chicken burgers and beers. DJs set the vibe every Friday night with hip-hop and R’n’B, while Saturdays means early 2000s bangers.
163 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1US