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Your guide to which bars in the capital will be screening the Euro 2012

Famous Three Kings

This football mad pub has got three big screens, ten plasmas, and is famous for its sports-day boozing – multiple screens, multiple matches, multiple opportunities for some good-natured banter with the opposition fans. No matter how packed it is, you’ll be able to see the action here, and soak up the awesome atmosphere, too.

June 8-July 1
171 North End Road, W14 9NL
Fulham | Tube | West Kensington
facebook.com/Famous.3.kings

Bar Kick

If you want to watch the Euros, there’s a load of screens here to catch the games and cheer on your adopted team for the championships. There’s also a 3D screen in the basement, which can be hired out – as can any of a number of downstairs and upstairs booths. This trendy east London haunt is also famous for its table football, so you can play, watch and drink at the same time. A sport you can play in the pub with a beer in your hand, now you’re talking.

June 8-July 1
126-127 Shoreditch High
Street, Shoreditch E1 6JE 
Tube | Old Street
cafekick.com

Roxy Bar and Screen

The 2010 winner of the Best Entertainment pub in the UK makes for a pretty good place to catch the action at this summer’s Euros. Add to that the fact that it has one of the biggest screens in all of London - 4m wide, no less - and you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to kick back, enjoy a beer and watch England underwhelm.

June 8-July 1
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB
Tube | Borough
roxybarandscreen.com

The Alexandra

With two floors of big-screened madness, you can catch every kick, goal and disputed foul and red card at this south London venue. There’s a projector upstairs in the newly refurbished bar, and there are smaller plasmas dotted around all over the place – so there’s no chance of missing a thing. Check out the pub’s impressive range of beers and ales – and there’s also decent, great value pub grub on offer to soak up the pints. If that’s not enough to tempt you, why not head across the road on to Clapham Common at half time for a kick-about with the lads, to see who’s the sharpest football skills. A winner all round.

June 8-July 1
14 Clapham Common South Side, Clapham SW4 7AA
Tube |  Clapham Common
capitalpubcompany.com

The Coronet

Catering for the Polish community in town, the Coronet theatre will be showing all of the national team’s group games – that’s against Greece, Russia, Czech Republic, and then any further matches, should the Poles progress beyond the group stages this year. (They’re in the easiest of groups, and have home advantage so highly likely.) There’s free entry to the club nights afterwards, to either celebrate or commiserate.

June 8, 12 & 16
28 New Kent Road, Elephant & Castle SE1 6TJ
Tube | Elephant & Castle
coronettheatre.co.uk

Elk Bar

What could be better than watching the games in Poland and the Ukraine? Watching them in glorious hi-tech 3D, with a chilled bevvie in your hand, ‘The Big Smoke’ BBQ and all manner of burgers and chicken to kick your hunger pangs into the back of the net. That’s what. All the games are on, and there’s cocktail deals, too, to keep you in the mood.

June 8-July 1
 587 Fulham Road, Fulham SW6 5UA
 Fulham Broadway
 elkbar.com

Sports Cafe

Four bars, two floors and more than 100 screens (92 HD screens, two projectors, eight booth TVs) – that’s what makes this one of the best places in all of London to catch the Euros. Whichever team you’re supporting, they’ll have your game on at least one of the screens. The place is going to be rammed (and a little partisan, too, given all those intermingling fans), and when it’s all done, there are pool tables and a nightclub until late.

Haymarket | June 8-July 1
 80 Haymarket, SW1Y 4TE
 Charing Cross
 thesportscafe.com

Beaufort House Chelsea

If hoards of screaming fans packed tightly into a sweaty, beer-soaked pit of a pub is not your ideal way to enjoy the Euros, check out the Beaufort (above), as it offers something a little different. You can catch a game at the cocktail bar, complete with a who’s-who of drinks tailored to your palette. Or, if you’re feeling flush, hire the private restaurant for some extra special glamour. Footy with style, and maybe the odd terrace chant, too.

June 8-July 1
354 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 5UZ
Tube |  Fulham Broadway
beauforthousechelsea.com

Jetlag Sports Bar

Smashing the stereotype that sports bars have plastic seating, weak beers, and too much sweat lingering around, this stylish venue has a cinema screen for viewing the games. It also has a wide signature of drinks – imported lagers, sizzling cocktails – and, best of all, table service during the game, so you don’t miss a kick. 

June 8-July 1
125 Cleveland Street, Fitrozia, West End W1T 6QB
Tube | Great Portland Street
jetlagbar.com

Bavarian Beerhouse

Firstly, Germans like their beer, secondly their beer’s good – two  reasons to watch the Euros at this east London fave (right). Throw in large Stein glasses, Oompah-tainment, and the odd foxy waitress
in lederhosen, and you’ve got the recipe for a fab footy-fest. They’re likely to favour the Germans, though, England fans be warned!

June 8-July 1
190 City Road, Old Street. EC1V 2QH
Tube | Old Street
bavarian-beerhouse.co.uk

King’s Arms

This traditional boozer has loads of screens, a projector and a top atmosphere.

June 8-July 1
84 Upper Tooting Rd, Tooting, SW17 7PB.
Tube | T’ting Bec 
taylor-walker.co.uk

Jetlag Sports Bar

Smashing the stereotype that sports bars have plastic seating, weak beers, and too much sweat lingering around, this stylish venue has a cinema screen for viewing the games. It also has a wide signature of drinks – imported lagers, sizzling cocktails – and, best of all, table service during the game, so you don’t miss a kick.
 
June 8-July 1
125 Cleveland Street, Fitrozia, West End, W1T 6QB
Tube | Great Portland Street
jetlagbar.com

The Regent

A stone’s throw from Balham Tube, this amenable local boozer has big screens and plasmas to watch the footy, a superb range of lagers, ales and wines, and top grub on the menu as well.

June 8-July 1
21 Chestnut Grove, Balham SW12 8JB
Tube | Balham
theregentbalham.co.uk

Cargo

With a host of new plasmas TVs brought in especially for the Euros, a 12ft projector, top beer deals (four for £10), DJ duels, and a terrace bar, this east London club-bar is pulling out the stops this year. Free, but entrance fees for England games.

June 8-July 1
83 Rivington Street, Old Street, EC2A 3AY
Tube | Old street 
cargo-london.com

The Larrik

There are two huge, wall-filling screens in the pub, smaller HDs, and even a screen outside in the beer garden for those wanting to soak up the sunshine. Best of all, though, is the Shack, a 3D cinema room, with a beer fridge,
for watching the games as hi-tech as possible. Nice.

June 8-July 1

425 New King’s Road, Fulham SW6 4RN
Tube | Putney Bridge
thelarrikinnfulham.com

Waxy O'Connor’s

An Irish bar, and they’ve got a team in this year’s championships, so no better place to catch the games, sink a Guinness, and shout at the ref.


June 8-July 1
14-16 Rupert Street, West End, W1D 6DD
Tube | Leicester Square
waxyoconnors.co.uk

Bison and Bird

Clapham’s self-styled party bar has a large screen and plasmas. Showing all the games and key matches on the projector, you can reserve a table to make sure you get the best view.

June 8-July 1
182 Clapham High Street, Clapham, SW4 7UG
Tube | Clapham Common
bisonandbird.com

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