The best places to watch EURO 2016 in London
For football fans across the continent, getting hold of tickets to their nation’s matches at EURO 2016 in France would make for the ideal summer. Even better if their heroes make it to the final in Paris on Sunday 10th July.
There is, however, a chance that you don’t have tickets. Not to worry though, because there are plenty of places across London where you’ll be able to catch the 51 games taking place, all starting with the opening fixture between France and Romania at Stade de France on Friday 10th June.
Whatever your allegiance, whether it’s England, Germany, Spain or the hosts, or you're rooting for one of the lesser-fancied nations such as Croatia, Sweden or Wales, you can soak up the month-long party atmosphere at one of the following establishments:
Famous Three Kings (F3K)
If you’re in the Kensington area, you should head to Famous Three Kings on North End Road.
As they do for the Premier League and Champions League, the pub will show every game live. There are lots of screens to place yourself in front of and some tasty pub food on offer for a half-time snack (or feast).
F3K is located at 171 North End Road, Fulham, W14 9NL.
Rileys Sports Bar - Haymarket
There are 34 screens at Rileys, which means you’ll find it hard to miss any of the action. We recommend that you arrive early if you want to get a good seat to soak up the pre-game atmosphere and grab a pint before it gets busier.
Rileys is located at 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE.
Zlatan’s Euro 2016 Pop Up - Clapham
This summer you can catch every match at a specially created pop-up bar in Clapham, entirely dedicated to Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Sweden’s centre forward whose antics, including his unrelenting egotism, have given him an unrivalled reputation.
Events are ticket-only and cost £8. On arrival, as well as being confronted with the huge screens you’ll catch the matches on, you can expect a “stadium-like atmosphere” and in true Zlatan style, “arrogance on tap”.
Zlatan’s Euro 2016 Pop Up is located at Infernos, 146 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UH.
The Faltering Fullback - Finsbury Park
The Faltering Fullback, like every establishment on our list, is very affordable. You’ll find an impressive beer garden, great food and lively atmosphere for every game.
You might even want to head down there during the regular Premier League season, especially when Arsenal ‒ whose stadium is nearby ‒ are playing. Whenever you choose to go, you’ll be able to mix with the locals and get a feeling for why the English love football so much!
The Faltering Fullback is located at 19 Perth Road, London, N4 3HB.
Hyundai Fan Dome - King’s Cross
Fans can gather at the ‘Fan Dome’ in King’s Cross to experience all the highs and lows of each nation’s quest for victory. We’re not sure how the dome will look – if it is a dome at all, or whether it’s just a branding exercise.
There aren’t many details just yet, but it sounds like something worth checking out.
It will be open for the duration for the tournament - secure your free tickets now by pre-registering.