The World Cup kicks off Thursday 12 June in Brazil, joining football fans from all over the world. It is very likely that your local pub will be showing all of England’s matches but what about the other ones? Where can we go to join our fellow countrymen and support our beloved nations? We have just listed some places you can go if you haven’t managed to book your flight to Brazil. Our list was based on two main criteria: 1) The place should show as many matches as possible (to cater different nationalities); and 2) FREE ENTRY (we love free stuff)!
1) Kick Bar (127 Shoreditch High St, London, E1 6JE) will be showing every game of the World Cup, as they have a very international clientele and will be as busy for other countries’ matches (such as Spain, Italy, France, Brazil, Portugal, and Germany) as for England’s. The atmosphere there has a real buzz to every game. They don’t take bookings, so arriving there a couple of hours before kick-off is highly recommended.
2) At Trapeze Bar (89 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HX), they’re showing most World Cup games (as they open from Tuesday to Saturday). You can either book a table via their website, or just swing by to watch the match but contact them in advance, as some matches are fully booked.
3) The Albion (2/3 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6AA) is showing all the games on three big screens to keep all nations happy this summer. They take bookings on their upstairs room, so it’s advisable to give them a call first.
4) Get to Cargo London (83 Rivington St, London EC2A 3AY) to catch the action in 5 large flat screen TVs and also two 12ft projectors. Free entry for all matches but booking is advisable.
5) Zebrano (14-16 Ganton St, London W1F 7BT) is offering fans and supporters of every nationality specially crafted menus for each country. With three different locations, early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.