South Bank London

Where to watch sports in South Bank


Whether it's the Euros, Wimbledon, the Champions League final or the Paris Olympics that you are most looking forward to, summer 2024 is a massive year for sports fans! 

If you're a dedicated sports fan, then a friendly pub with good TVs showing all the sports is an essential venue to have on your radar wherever you happen to be in London. Happily, there are plenty of great venues in South Bank to catch all the action this summer. 

EURO 2024 SCREENINGS

If you want to watch any of this year's England Euros matches in South Bank, we highly recommend booking ahead - demand is always substantial! Unless otherwise indicated all the venues listed here are free to enter and will screen matches with live audio.

*Between the Bridges is hosting ticketed events for all England matches with screenings on all three video walls and live audio. Tickets cost from £11. All other matches are unticketed and screened without sound in the courtyard.

BrewDog Waterloo

Where better to find a spot to cheer on your team than at the biggest bar in the UK?! BrewDog Waterloo is massive. In fact it is the biggest bar in the UK! In addition to a whopping 17 TV screens, there are a variety of other attractions that include duckpin bowling lanes, a microbrewery, a secret cocktail bar (look for a phone box and place a call to find your way in) and the famous BrewDog slide. Despite the size, it is still worth booking ahead to secure a table on big match days.

SCREENING: Euros, Champions League final

The Thirsty Bear

Located on Stamford Street, a short walk from the Oxo Tower and Blackfriars Station, The Thirsty Bear is a friendly sports pub with eight TVs and a large projector showing all the big sporting events. If you can't miss a minute of the game, the pub also has a handy ordering system with iPads installed on the tables so you can place an order from your seat. The Thirsty Bear is well known among locals as a late opening pub, handy if the match you are watching is heading to extra time, or you want to stay out the bit longer after the game to celebrate.

SCREENING: Euros, Wimbledon, Olympics

Between the Bridges

Football fans can watch all the Euros2024 matches live on the big screen, as well as Wimbledon and the Paris Olympics, at this year's open-air Between the Bridges pop-up next to Jubilee Gardens. Note that during the Euros, screenings of England matches will be ticketed events with audio (other matches are unticketed and without audio). Grab a bite from one of the street food vendors and find a place in the courtyard in front of the main screen, or if the weather takes a turn there’s also space to sit inside and watch the action.

SCREENING: All Euros matches (England matches with audio), Wimbledon, Olympics

26 Leake Street

Head to 26 Leake Street, an atmospheric venue inside the arches below Waterloo Station on South Bank's famous Leake Street graffiti tunnel where they are hosting special screenings of the Euros across several large screens with plenty of space to sit and watch with a crowd. Entrance is free (note that the venue is strictly 18+) and during the matches there’s a range of drinks offers behind the bar.

SCREENING: The Euros - 5pm and 8pm kick-off matches on Fri 14, Sun 16,  Thu 20, Fri 21, Sun 23, Mon 24 and Tue 25 June.

Passyunk Avenue

Enjoy the relaxed vibe and frank and friendly service of this all-American Philly dive bar, located inside one of the arches in the Leake Street graffiti tunnel. A popular venue for American expats, and fans of American sports from elsewhere in the world, to come together and guzzle down some all-American beers and wings while watching all the biggest sports live from the US – especially NFL, college football, basketball and baseball, on a huge screen. And yes, that means they open late for those red-eye matches too!

SCREENING: Euros, Wimbledon, Olympics. 
Passyunk Avenue is also the venue for an official MLB Fan zone as part of this year's London series in June.

Limin' South Bank

Keep up with this summer's biggest sporting tournaments live at South Bank's very own Caribbean restaurant and beach bar Limin' at Gabriel's Wharf. There are four screens for watching the matches live, including a screen in Limin's more casual new 'games room' area. If you're bringing a crowd Limin's platters are a great shout, stacked high with delicious jerk chicken and classic Trinidadian sides.

SCREENING: Euros (all England games across all screens, other matches shown in the Games Room), Wimbledon (on request)

Fountain & Ink

This stylish modern pub is an airy hangout that attracts the crows for its large craft beer selection, tasty gastropub grub and buzzing after-work atmosphere. There’s also a selection of TVs showing the biggest matches and on Tuesdays and Thursdays (which are, in case you hadn’t noticed, the new Fridays!) in particular this pub is an especially lively spot to catch the big match live.

SCREENING: Euros, Wimbledon, Olympics

Hole in the Wall

Opened in 1947 in a railway arch opposite the entrance to Waterloo Station, the Hole in The Wall is a local institution. A firmly independent pub, they offer one of the most interesting cask ales selections, while their old-fashioned decor gives it a quirky and charming dive bar feel.  If you are a rugby fan you'll find good company here. Despite being firmly Not a Sports Pub (there's only one screen!), it has become an infamous pitstop for rugby fans hopping on trains to and from Twickenham.

Doggett’s Coat & Badge

For a classic pub experience right on the river, Doggett's Coat and Badge next to Blackfriars Bridge is the place. There are plenty of TV screens to catch the biggest England matches live and a courtyard terrace out the back for taking a breather! The name is a tribute to Thomas Doggett, the organiser of the London Bridge to Chelsea rowing race. First held in 1715, it is said to be the oldest continuous sporting event in the UK. A Nicholson's Pub, Doggett's has a decent range of cask ales on tap and a classic pub food menu.

SCREENING: Euros, Wimbledon, Olympics

The Mulberry Bush

Situated just behind Gabriel's Wharf and a stone's throw from the river, this colourful local pub is known for its proper British roast lunches served on Sundays with the fluffiest yorkies, crispy roasties and of course lashings of proper gravy. The Mulberry Bush is a Young's pub and behind the bar is a choice selection of Young’s cask and local ales. It's also dog friendly pub, so bring your pooch along with you to watch the big match!

SCREENING: Euros, Wimbledon, Olympics

Victory Pub

A great spot to meet for drinks before or after a train journey, this is a chic, lively and spacious pub with a broad choice of wines, spirits and all the most popular craft beer options. For sports fans there are lots of TV screens and a huge bar, meaning that wherever you sit you will always be close enough to the action. The Victory shows sports year-round, with a particular emphasis on the Premier League and international football and rugby.

SCREENING: Euros, Wimbledon, Olympics

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