I caused a sensation over the pond last year, moving from my beloved New York to London. I have always had a special place for London in my heart and when the opportunity to work in London presented itself I couldn’t turn it down.
There are a lot of things that I was looking forward to exploring in London, and of course all famous museums and landmarks were at the top of the list, but finding a good sports bar in London was definitely the top priority. I am a big sports fan, I love my American sports including American football and baseball, and therefore a sports bar in London which has shown that American sport is essential. I was also keen to embrace the British sports on offer, was determined to try cricket and have always followed the English Premier League.
After searching the internet, it became clear that there were a lot of options for sports bars in London. The most famous and important that I have come across seems to be the Sports Cafe in Haymarket. I spoke to a few Londoners and it was definitely recommended so I figured I would try it for American football first. The New England Patriots were playing the New York Jets, a pretty fierce rivalry, so it was a perfect game to watch in a bar for the atmosphere. Sure enough, the Sports Cafe was showing this on the big screen and I was impressed with this sports bar. There are TV screens scattered all over the bar, the decor is dedicated to sports, even with an F1 car model, so you know if there is a big sporting event this London bar definitely will. see.
There were a lot of American football fans there watching the game and it was great having table service where we could sit, enjoy the game and order lots of beer and some food. The menu is classic American so lots of burgers, sandwiches and chicken wings! After speaking to the staff here, I also determined that this is truly a 24/7 sports bar as they stream live sports all night long if there is a big match. For example, cricket fans flock here for the Ashes matches between England and Australia, so if you’re partying you want to end the night in London with some sport, this is the place to go.
After the sports bar I was looking for something a little more local and authentic as it was definitely more of an American style sports bar. I spoke to a few coworkers and found out that there were a lot of traditional London pubs showing sports.
The best by far that I have come across was The Three Kings in Kensington. This is another dedicated sports bar in London, but it’s in a huge pub with dedicated areas depending on the match in progress, so you might have a group of rugby fans crammed into the front room to cheer on. their team, then a load of football. fans in another area looking at the multiple screens. The atmosphere is electric here with a lot of vocals and has quickly become one of my favorite bars in London for watching sports.
Some great sports bars in London include the Jetlag bar in central London which has comfortable sofas and a nice relaxed atmosphere for watching the games. I also really like The Roxy at London Bridge which turns into a cinema at night, so it’s a pretty cool place to watch rugby in particular. If you want a lively atmosphere the Clapham Grand is a fantastic setting as it is an old theater so you can sit with over 1200 people and watch on one of the biggest sports screens I have ever seen !
As you can see there are a lot of sports bar options in London, I hope you enjoy some of them.