Cast your mind back to summer 2018 – there was sunshine, there was beer, there was genuine hope and belief in the air because the World Cup was on and England actually won a penalty shootout. The Three Lions may not have lifted the trophy in the end but what a glorious few weeks it was. And now there’s the chance of a repeat as the Euros are finally kicking off in June, and with England odds-on faves to win the tournament, football might really be coming home. You won’t want to miss a single kick so here are the best places to watch the Euros, and if you fancy having some bants with your mates whilst you’re at it, make sure you join LOTI A.M.C too.
Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden
South London’s biggest and booziest outdoor space has been kitted out with some of the biggest screens in the capital for this year’s Euros. And as well as hosting specially themed game days, the Vauxhall arches will also be putting on events like Drag Bingo, club nights, bottomless brunches and comedy shows alongside their match screenings. Tables are selling fast so you’re gonna want to book this one.
6A Lambeth Place, London SW8 1SP
Five Points Brewery
Hackney’s largest brewery taproom are screening the Euros every Thursday to Sunday on their giant outdoor screen under the arches of their Mare Street taproom. Obviously there’ll be the full range of Five Points beers, but they’ll also be serving up ACE PIZZA in the yard too. Match day bookings will cost you £5 which not only guarantees you a seat but a complimentary bev too.
Five Points Brewery & Taproom, 61 Mare St, Hackney, E8 4RG
Just down the road from Costa Del Tottenham, a giant warehouse is being kitted out with two HUGE screens to make sure us Londoners catch all the Euro action. You can also expect some of North London’s best street food traders on rotation, ice-cold pints from The Five Points Brewery, plenty of footie-themed cocktails and a sun terrace to catch those post-match rays. They’ll be covering all the matches but some are close to selling out already so you might wanna book your table of six quick.
Cannon Factory, Ashley Rd, N17 9LH
Truman’s Social Club
Truman’s Social Club is back with not one but TWO big screens to watch the Euros. Inside, the place is being kitted out with a whopping 16-foot screen and top-notch sound system, as well as a new tank bar which will serve raw lager alongside plenty of other local brews. But outside, they’re putting up another big screen in their beer garden which catches the sun all day (fingers crossed for some nice weather). They’ve also got a brand new kitchen, so expect burgers and sharing boards to help you soak up all that booze. And with 500 fans allowed to get in on the action, we’re expecting an atmosphere on par with a proper match day. Book your tables of six now.
1 Priestley Way, E17 6AL
Flat Iron Square
Football’s coming home this summer and you can watch it happen at Flat Iron Square, which was one of the places to watch the World Cup in 2018. The Borough venue is screening all the games from the Euros, kicking off with the opening Turkey vs Italy match and going right through until the final, on a massive garden screen (plus more widescreens spread across the space) so that fans won’t miss a single kick. Obviously you can’t watch a game without anything to eat and drink, so Flat Iron Square’s bars will be pouring the bevs and resident food traders Baz & Fred, Breddos, Edu, Rainbo, Ekachai, La Nonna, Katsutopia and Mother Clucker will be keeping you well fed.
Flat Iron Square, Southwark Street, London SE1 1TD
4TheFans at Oval Space
4TheFans have launched the city’s first fan park so that us Londoners can celebrate the Euros together (socially distanced of course). Oval Space in Bethnal Green is being kitted out with huge anti-glare screens and a world-class sound system to create a genuine match-like atmosphere, with selected events even including a match analysis from football legends like Tony Cottee and Paul Merson. To get us even more excited, these events will also include live DJ sets, competitions and plenty of food and booze options. General tickets also include two drinks and a pie (for that authentic experience) plus there’s the option to go VIP.
Oval Space, 29 – 32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT
After some epic World Cup screenings in 2018, Boxpark is getting back on it for the Euros with games being shown at the Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley locations. You can catch all the action on the big HD screens and of course the resident Boxpark traders will be keeping you well fed and watered. Boxpark will be running England fanpark events during the tournament too with entertainment and special guests joining to really up the matchday atmosphere.
Shoreditch, Croydon & Wembley
If you’re supporting England or Italy during the Euros this summer then Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay is where you’ll wanna be watching the matches. As well as showing the games on HD screens in the venue’s Pizza Playground, tickets include bottomless Neapolitan pizza (Marinara, Margherita, Mushroom & Truffle, Nduja and Double Pepperoni & Spicy Honey) and four drinks tokens (beer, prosecco, Aperol spritz or softies) so you can feast during the football.
12 Hertsmere Rd, London E14 4AE
Irish pub Gibney’s, in the basement of Richard Corrigan’s Old Street restaurant Daffodil Mulligan, is screening all the Euro games, with private booths featuring screens and mini Heineken kegs available to book. Wherever you sit, you can also tuck into bar snacks like Durrus cheese toasties with burnt onion & pickled onion chutney, salt chilli chicken with chorizo mayo, and pig cheek & tamarind skewers, with eight beers (including their very own Gibney’s Stout) available on tap.
70-74 City Road, London, EC1Y 2BJ
Skylight will have every angle covered for the Euros as the venue is installing a giant LED screen on the rooftop, smaller ones under the pergola (which has beer-hall style seating), a viewing screen inside its Cocktail Cinema (which has a private bar) and another one inside the Dock St Bar in Tobacco Dock (which is available for private hire). If you can tear yourself away from the telly, there’s street from the resident traders available and those mega skyline views from the roof too.
Tobacco Dock, London E1W 2SF
Vinegar Yard has teamed up with Adidas installing a giant screen in their huge outdoor beer garden to make sure we don’t miss any of the Euro 2021 action. The Yard will be screening all matches, kicking off with the opening match and going right through to the final. There’s gonna be plenty of food to tuck into, including the likes of Baba Gs, Nanny Bills, Sugo, Nik’s Kitchen and Bad Boy’s Pizza Society. Not to mention bars too, which will serve up the all important drinks to celebrate the results with. They’ll be taking table bookings for up to 8 people, so it’s time to rally up your mates and nab a ressie.
72-82 St Thomas St, SE1 3QX
London Bridge Rooftop
If you wanna watch the game with views of THAT iconic London skyline as your backdrop, then you need to head to London Bridge Rooftop. With a 4m cinema screen and 5 x Ultra HD TVs, Ginger Pig & vegan burgers, beers on tap, daily DJs, plus bottomless burger and prosecco bunch on weekends, you really won’t ever want to leave. Plus, when everything opens in June, they’ll be taking bookings for 30 people, so you really can have a day out with the footie fans.
Colechurch House, London SE1 2SX
Perry Hill Pub
Lewisham’s much-loved Perry Hill pub has just undergone a whopping two years of refurbishment and as part of their new look, they’ve installed two screens in their brand new outdoor space especially for this year’s Euros. The space also features an extensive terrace, deck and covered garden, as well as a couple of screens indoors too (just in case the weather takes a turn). And with a total alfresco capacity of more than 250, this is one of the largest beer gardens in south-east London. What a way to kick back and celebrate the Euros!
Perry Hill Pub, 78-80 Perry Hill, SE6 4EY
Brigadiers are going big for the Euros by screening all the action in every part of the restaurant, including the terrace. The beers will be flowing too with a Camden Town Brewery vending machine outside and a European tap takeover inside, and if you’re watching a match on the weekend you can dive into the Saturday Sports Menu, featuring the likes of Goat Belly Vindaloo Samosas, Masala Fries, Brigadiers Butter Chicken Burger and bottomless bevs.
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR
As well as catching every kick at this Brixton spot on the giant 2m X 3.5m screen, you can tuck into street food from the likes of Baba G’s, Halo Burger, and Mama’s Jerk and local craft beers from the Pop Bar. You can book for England matches here, but there’ll also be walk-in spaces reserved for each game.
49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London, SW9 8PQ
This new al fresco space on the canal in Hackney Wick is showing all the games on a giant 2m x 3.5m screen, with street food and bevvies available from the traders in the Courtyard. If you swing by for a midweek game you can bag £5 dishes on Wednesdays and half price cocktails on Thursdays. Result.
Units 1-28, Echo Building, E Bay Lane, London, E15 2SJ