11th Aug 2012 10:44am | By Alasdair Morton
Situated in the heart of the West End, the brand new Carlsberg Sports Bar is already a hit among British and foreign sports fans. It’s open 24 hours a day, and serves drinks all day, too, but a five-hour window of respite between 5am and 10am.
There’s free entry, HD TVs and state-of-the-art screens galore, and the sizeable yet still intimate capacity of 200 always generates plenty of atmosphere, too.
All day, every day, free
Tube | Leicester Square
Two-for-one cocktail offers will help you relax, kick back and enjoy the footy at this Antipodean fave. It’s offers the Premier League combined with a little bit of premiere comfort, too.
Daily. Until 1am Thurs, Fri & Sat, free
182-184 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UD
Tube | Clapham Common
One of three London locations for the bar and grill team, it serves grog, grub and screens, as well as providing the option to hire out your own group dining area so you can catch Super Sunday in style.
Daily. Until 11pm, free
19-25 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6DQ
Tube | Farringdon
Six HD plasma screens on which to watch your team. There is more here than just Sky, though, as this particular pub played a key role in the origins of football as we know it in this country – the Football Association was founded here in 1863. Grab a pint in where it all began.
Daily. Until 11.30pm, Mon-Thurs, free
WC2E 9NG | Tube | Covent Garden
What do you value more, quantity or quality? If it’s the former, then the Sports Cafe has more than 100 screens for you to choose from, so there is somewhere to watch your team, even if that team happens to be a random League Two-er.
If it’s the latter that’s more important, then 92 of these screens are HD, and eight are personal screens in private booths, so you can watch your team without interruption.
Daily. Mon-Sat until late, free
SW3 5UZ | Tube | Fulham Broadway
The Famous 3 Kings, or F3K as it’s favourably known, is one of London’s largest sports pubs, showing events from all over the world, even including less televised sports, such as ice hockey, handball and golf.
As of August 18, though, it’s all about the Premier League, and with 11 plasmas and two TVs coupled with six audio zones, F3K has the capacity to show 14 different games with six commentaries simultaneously. There really is no missing a kick here.
Daily. 12pm-12am, free
153 North End Road, W14 9NL
Tube | West Kensington