BEST FOR A BIG-SCREEN EXPERIENCE: VINEGAR YARD
Vinegar Yard, next to London Bridge, has partnered with Adidas to create one of the biggest garden screens in the capital (6m x 3m). The Yard will be screening all Euro matches, from the opening Turkey v Italy game right through to the final, with table reservations going live this week. This huge outdoor venue will be taking table bookings for up to eight people for every match screening, with seating for hundreds of fans laid out around the single giant garden screen. Food and drink packages from Vinegar Yard’s various bars and street food traders will be available for the England games – we’ve got our eye on Baba G’s Indian-inspired ‘Bhangra burger’.
72-82 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 3QX
BEST FOR OPTIONS: SKYLIGHT LONDON
Skylight Rooftop has partnered with Budweiser and Bud Light – the official beers of the England team – to put together three exciting ways for fans to watch the footie this summer. With large LED screens on both the rooftop and inside Tobacco Dock, the venue will offer a great selection of food and drink during the games. A giant screen will be installed on its rooftop, as well as smaller ones under the pergola, with both spaces offering beer hall-style seating. The team is also transforming its Cocktail Cinema into a viewing screen, with comfortable seating, a private bar and sharing platters. For a smaller viewing experience, The Dock St Bar inside Tobacco Dock is available to book, and comes with private service and dedicated bar team. Budweiser will also be running various special events and activations throughout the summer.
Tobacco Dock, Wapping, E1W 2SF
BEST FOR SOMETHING NEW: LONDON BRIDGE ROOFTOP
This new spot will be showing all the games from Euro 2021. Entry prices range from free to £10, and customers can expect guaranteed good views via a 4m cinema screen and five ultra-HD TVs. There’s space for tables of up to 30. As well as views across to the Shard and the London Eye, expect Borough Market’s Ginger Pig burgers, a selection of local Four Pure beers, cocktails and entertainment from DJs when the games aren’t on.
Colechurch House, London Bridge Walk, London Bridge, SE1 2SX
BEST FOR FANS: THE FANPARK AT OVAL SPACE
For the first time, there’s set to be a dedicated fan zone in east London. The team at Oval Space are transforming the clubbing hotspot into the ultimate fan experience. Expect special effects, huge anti-glare screens, pre-game DJ sets, competitions and giveaways. Tickets include entry, alongside a pie and two drinks of your choice.
29-32 The Oval, Bethnal Green, E2 9DT
BEST FOR FOOD WITH YOUR FOOTIE: BRIGADIERS
This City restaurant is from the same stable as Gymkhana and Trishna, and the food is appropriately outstanding. Alongside dishes like Nargisi kofta venison scotch eggs and Brigadiers butter chicken pot pie, football fans can book a range of experiences for all the games throughout the tournament. Either create your own private screening event in one of the venue’s three private rooms or join the masses and cheer your team along in the main space. Whichever option you choose, you’ll have access to both the à la carte menu and the ‘beast feast’.
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, City, EC4N 8AR
BEST FOR A GROUP: THE ALEXANDRA
This lively Clapham pub shows the football on a couple of big projectors and five HD screens. It’s a proper local (with regular punters propping up the bar), serving premium beers and a recently updated menu of classic pub snacks and pizzas. There’s a private space upstairs for small functions and group watching of the tournament – ideal if you want to watch any of the non-home nations matches.
14 Clapham Common South Side, Clapham Common, SW4 7AA
BEST FOR TRADITIONAL CHARM: THE ALFRED TENNYSON
Just like its sister pubs (The Coach Maker’s Arms in Marylebone, Belgravia’s The Thomas Cubitt and The Orange in Chelsea), the Alfred Tennyson is preparing to welcome guests to watch the Euros. Go big and hire one of the private spaces with a bespoke package for friends or enjoy a more casual affair within the pub itself. All the England games will be shown as standard – and buckets of beer will be on hand – however if you have a particular game in mind, you can contact the team in advance to arrange a private booking.
10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, SW1X 8LA
BEST FOR THE BIG SCREEN: GREENWOOD
If your priority is the on-screen action and nothing else matters, then Greenwood should be your go-to. As well as showing sport on up to 20 different screens, it offers a range of beers on tap and works hard to drum up an energetic ‘stadium atmosphere’ to mitigate any feeling that you’re missing out on the real thing. Big group? Book a private area.
170 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 5LB
BEST FOR FAMILY VIEWING: THE QUEEN ADELAIDE
Family friendly and renowned for its roasts, this Young’s pub is gearing up for the Euros. Groups of up to ten can book a table in this lively spot for all the home nation games. We like the look of the Sunday fixtures – such as Wales v Italy on 20th June – when you can accompany your celebrations with a rib of beef. Got a lockdown pup in tow? This place is dog friendly too.
35 Putney Bridge Road, Putney, SW18 1NP
BEST FOR CASUAL VIEWING: THE MANOR ARMS
Close to Streatham station and teeming with character, the Manor Arms is a welcoming local with a great selection of cask ales and craft beers. Order a ploughman’s board or tuck into one of its seasonal British classics while watching all the games – we’ve got our eye on England v Scotland on 18th June. Well suited to families and groups of mates who want to settle in for the afternoon.
13 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, SW16 6LQ
BEST FOR CRAFT BEER: TRUMAN’S SOCIAL CLUB
This new beer hall and culture hub in Walthamstow is opening its vast event space specially for the Euros. Catch games on its 5m screen in there or, if the weather is on side, there’s a 4m screen in its sun trap of a beer garden. Bars will be serving no fewer than 20 different beers, and there will be burgers and sharing boards to keep you going into extra time.
1 Priestley Way, Blackhorse Lane, E17 6AL
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