With the football World Cup and Wimbledon both in full swing, the whole of London has gone sports mad. We have found the best places in Bow and Globe Town to watch the game. From the cosy darkness of the Young Prince to the four different screens at The Crown, we can offer every type of viewing experience.
Young Prince, 448 Roman Rd, London E3 5LU
This Roman Road staple has one screen tucked away in its darkest depths, so if you want to watch the football with absolute concentration and a pint of bitter, this old-school boozer might just be the place for you.
Green Goose, 112 Anglo Rd, London E3 5HD
Ever since its renovation in 2016, the Green Goose has become one of the most-loved pubs in the area. During football season, it has two screens in picture perfect position so you can see the game from wherever you’re sat. Sometimes, it even has a projector in the beer garden, so you don’t miss a second.
Morgan Arms, 43 Morgan St, London E3 5AA
The family-friendly atmosphere of the Morgan Arms makes this the perfect place to watch the game with your kids.
The Eleanor Arms, 460 Old Ford Rd, London E3 5JP
The Eleanor is one of our favourites and is a good bet for football season. The community-centric atmosphere lends itself to a fun viewing atmosphere and although there’s no food, you’ll forget your hunger pretty quickly as you get absorbed into the ambience.
The Lord Morpeth, 402 Old Ford Rd, London E3 5NR
Eating a delicious sourdough pizza while watching the game? Sounds pretty good to us. Head to the Lord Morpeth to see the game in super-size, blown up on a projector.
The Crown, 223 Grove Rd, Bow, London E3 5SN
The Crown has a big selection of screens so that no one will miss out on a good viewing spot. Find three screens downstairs and one upstairs in a private room that is available for private hire.
The Coborn, 8 Coborn Rd, London E3 2DA
Apart from England matches, The Coborn plays all the games without sound, allowing you to enjoy the sport in your peripherals, but in a calm way. England matches aren’t too rowdy and you can enjoy a traditional English snack board while you watch.
Lord Tredegar, 50 Lichfield Rd, London E3 5AL
If its sunny, the Lord Tredegar might be your best bet for game day – the covered outdoor area and huge screen lend themselves to outdoor viewing, while the burgers are some of the best around.
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The Florist Arms, 255 Globe Rd, London E2 0JD
The Florist is one of our favourite pubs in Globe Town, and although there is only one screen, the pub is small and everyone will get a good view of the TV. Plus, the pizzas are delicious and only cost £7.
The Camel, 277 Globe Rd, London E2 0JD
The Camel is a local’s favourite and a relaxing place to watch the game. Get there early, as space is limited and fills up quickly.
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