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10 Of The Best Places In London To Watch The Six Nations

Anyone for a spot of Rugby?

From February 5, it’s time to get into Six Nations mode. Whether you’re supporting England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France or Italy, you’re likely going to want somewhere to catch all the action. Luckily for you, the capital is filled with such places, from giant courtyards to cosy pubs with specially created menus. The action kicks off this weekend, and these 10 places will take you all the way through to the closing weekend on March 19.

Where to watch the Six Nations in London

1. The Pavilion, Knightsbridge

Perhaps starting with the most bougie option on the entire list, The Pavilion is your place to be if you fancy private rooftop views of Hyde Park, or even your own private screening for groups. Fill up on the member’s club set menu before sipping on prosecco as you take in the clashes on the big screen. Find more info here.

📍 Pavilion Knightsbridge, 64 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7JF.

2. Oval Space Fan Park, Bethnal Green

One of London’s very best clubs is turning its trade to a fan park this winter, as it becomes a hub for cheering your team onto glory. Yes, it’ll probably get a bit rowdy; but with big screens, world-class sound, and legends hosting the events, its got a claim to be the number one place to soak up the atmosphere in the city. Read about it here.

📍 29, 32 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, E2 9DT.

3. The Hippodrome, Leicester Square

Kicking off this weekend, The Hippodrome is a prime central spot to get your fill of the action in the heart of the West End. The casino is your spot to catch every moment on the 10-metre video wall (yep, you read that right) while sipping on their fine array of draught and bottled beers to go with their tasty savoury snacks. Find out more here.

📍 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square WC2H 7JH.

4. Greenwood, Victoria

A handy central location with a cracking atmosphere is Greenwood in Victoria, boasting their very own sports lounge, as well as VIP spots with a brilliant view to watch those penalties fly through the posts. Find out more and book here.

📍170 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB.

5. Hope & Anchor, Brixton

A mainstay for sports watching in the capital, the Hope & Anchor is here to provide the goods for the Six Nations over the next few weeks. With 24 screens in total, alongside their private heated huts, this is one spot you have to try (ha) out for the rugby. Find out more here.

📍 123 Acre Lane, Brixton Hill, SW2 5UA.

6. The Ship, Wandsworth

With its unmatched riverside location, you’ll be praying for the sun to come out as your team kicks the ball into touch with minutes to spare. A day of celebration (or drowning your sorrows) can then be spent on their trusty deck. Book your spot here.

📍 41 Jews Row, SW18 1TB.

7. Vinegar Yard, Southwark

Partnering with Six Nation’s sponsor Guinness, Vinegar Yard is transforming their famous courtyard into a rugby zone for the next six weeks. There’s pizza, there’s big screens, there’s beers… what more could you need? Book your spot here.

📍 72-82 St Thomas Street, SE1 3QX.

8. The Hunter’s Moon, Chelsea

Over at The Hunter’s Moon, you’ll find a specially created menu for the Six Nations, courtesy of chef director Oliver Marlowe. Treat yourself to a lobster, prawn and avocado brioche roll with mixed leaf salad and aspen fries; or take a zingy Korean fried chicken burger with pickled coleslaw, gochujang mayonnaise and triple cooked chips as you wait in anticipation for the match on show. Check out The Hunter’s Moon here.

📍 86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, SW3 6HR.

9. The Canonbury Tavern, Islington

Why wouldn’t the biggest beer garden in north London be a prime location to watch all the action unfold? With multiple screens, sharing platters and special packagers for groups, you’ll be well looked after over at The Canonbury Tavern. Plus, if you choose to dine with them this Six Nation’s, you’ll receive a Guinness on the house! Find more info here.

📍 21 Canonbury Place, N1 2NS.

10. The Bull & Gate, Kentish Town

This iconic Victorian pub is well stocked up to provide you with the perfect Six Nations watching experience. Expect mouth-watering sharing boards, magnums of bubbly to celebrate results and, like many places on this list, plenty of Guinness! Check it out here.

📍 389 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TJ.