Top Five: Places to watch the rugby
With the 6 Nations just around the corner once again (4th Feb- 18th Mar), we’re readying ourselves for the next few weekends full of Hakas, team chants and a bit of a buzz around London. Grab a pint or a fine ale and get merry with friends and fans alike at our selection of the best spots in London to watch the rubgy. C’mon England!
Image: Wheatsheaf Facebook
6 Stoney Street, SE1 9AA
The Wheatsheaf, right around the corner from Borough Market, is a pub with a quirky and eccentric vibe. With two massive outdoor areas and an indoor space fully equipped for live music events, silly parties and shenanigans, don’t be fooled by the rustic and quaint feel. The Wheatsheaf claims to be the conductor of ‘tip top pub atmosphere.’ That’s what we like to hear! Check out their schedule of 6 Nations matches here.
Image: Bat and Ball Facebook
The Bat and Ball
Unit 1110/11 Westfield Centre. Stratford City, E20 1EJ
The Bat and Ball, the liveliest of them all! This bar spreads across two vast floors and is home to 12 professional-sized Ping Pong tables. So, if the 6 Nations isn’t warming you, there’s something else to get excited about. To top it off they have a marvellous selection of craft beer, wine and cocktails and, not to mention, the famous Well Street Pizza in residence – oozing with cheese! If that’s not enough to make you want to go, we don’t know what is. Book your place at The Bat and Ball here.
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Pub on the Park
19 Martello St, E8 3PE
Our next pick is a well known pub just a few minutes away from Broadway Market and London Fields, which draws the punters in as one of the best places to park yourself when live sports are on. The buzzing boozer has seven big screens dotted around the pub, indoor and out. But don’t worry, the outdoor area is heated, covered and jam-packed throughout matches – so you won’t have to fuss about staying warm! Do note that this pub gets packed out very quickly, so get there early to bag yourself some good seats.
Image: The Jam Tree
Bookcase Bar at The Jam Tree
13-19 Old Town, SW4 0JT
If you’re after a quieter option, The Jam Tree will be showing the 6 Nations in their hidden Bookcase Bar. With a homely, relaxed feel, comfy sofas and a special food menu for the duration of the tournament, you won’t be disappointed. The hidden bar area also offers a giant screen, surround sound and a vast selection of drinks to keep you fuelled during the matches. You can reserve space in advance, so don’t miss out on your perfect sofa and book here.
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Crown and Shuttle
226 Shoreditch High St, E1 6PJ
With six screens and every match on the roster for the next few weeks, you’ll be guaranteed not to miss any of the action at the Crown and Shuttle. This spacious and contemporary bar has an extensive list of craft beers and other delights to keep you hydrated, and there’ll also be a food truck to keep those energy levels soaring. Enjoy as many 6 Nations matches as you wish to in this quirky and tasteful bar.
Where will you be meeting your mates to start your scrum in London? Let us know in the comments below!
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