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Where to watch Rugby World Cup in London

where to watch Rugby World Cup in London

Rugby fans, the time has come for the 10th Rugby World Cup 2023. Taking place from Friday 8th September to Saturday 28th October. But where to head to watch the Rugby World Cup in London?

We’ve rounded up the best places to catch every scrum, try and conversion, from big screens and pints at
the bar to drool-worthy food packages.

Young’s Pubs London and South of England

Celebrate at the bar and scrum on down to Young’s pubs to catch the rugby action this autumn. From The Ship in Wandsworth to the Betjeman Arms at St Pancras and beyond, the pubs will be pulling out all the stops with big screens, unmissable food and drink packages and a new Drop Gold pale ale on tap. Plus, at select pubs, fans can book a VIP rugby locker room experience for their own private screening of the games, complete with rugby-merch and even a welcome message from one of the game’s legends on the big screen.

The Bar at M Threadneedle Street

2 & 3 Threadneedle Walk, London, EC2R 8HP.
A luxury hangout for drinking, socialising and soaking up the atmosphere of the game, The Bar at M is the place to watch sport this season with the highest specification Bang & Olufsen sound and vision showing Sky Sports. Boasting an exciting draft beer selection and over 50 wines by the glass, get hyped pre-game and go head-to-head with pals on the pool or football table.

Hungry? Snack on the “Shawsey Sando”, named after the one and only World Cup-winning legend and M ambassador Simon Shaw OBE, or opt for the ultimate Wagyu burger.

Drake & Morgan Bars, London and Manchester

Most Drake & Morgan bars across London and Manchester, including The Refinery Bankside (Southwark), The Parlour (Canary Wharf), The Anthologist (Bank), The Folly (Bank), The Fable (Farringdon) and The Anthologist Manchester, will be showing every scrum on the big screen.

Pick your game seat, get the gang together and find the perfect spot to catch the sporting action whilst choosing from a range of beers on tap, plus cider, wines and signature cocktails. There’s also sharing platters and heaty main dishes to keep you satisfied while you watch.

Lunar Pub Co. – The Apollo Arms, Ganymede and The Hunter’s Moon

The Apollo Arms (Clapham), Ganymede (Belgravia), The Hunter’s Moon (South Kensington)
Get Rugby World Cup ready in South West London’s most loved neighbourhood haunts – The Apollo Arms in Clapham, Ganymede in Belgravia and The Hunter’s Moon in South Kensington – which will show screenings of all matches so you and your squad don’t miss a moment of the action.

Ideal spots for half time tipples or post-match pick-me-ups, enjoy a range of dishes and snacks including the signature scrum-my Scotch Eggs and Sausage Rolls. For drinks, there will special serves dedicated to the home nations – think a jug of Welsh Butty Bach Beer (£25) and a quintessentially English jug of
the Reverend Hubert Summer Cup (£45) cup served with strawberries and mint (£36).

watch rugby world cup 2023 in London Vinegar Yard

Vinegar Yard, London Bridge

This autumn, London Bridge’s premier drinking and dining venue – Vinegar Yard – has partnered with England Rugby to create an exclusive Rugby Fanzone, welcoming guests to get into the spirit of the game and watch on the huge al fresco screens, as England compete on the world stage.

The terrace, which is fully heated and covered, and home to two outdoor bars has been decked out with  huge screens and six VIP tables with private screens for fans and their friends to enjoy the on-pitch action. Food is available from the likes of OG street food traders, Nanny Bill’s and Baba G’s. There will also be screens in Vinegar Yard’s courtyard, where pizza specialists Bad Boy Pizza Society will be on hand with their ‘England Margs’ pizza – an England flag pizza with a mozzarella base and a tomato England cross – for the occasion.

For every England match, guests can immerse themselves in the live experience by taking advantage of the England Rugby pop-up store or explore the Clubhouse Changing Room as they prepare to watch England take on the world. Before kick-off there will also be a chance to ask burning rugby questions to England Rugby players past and present. Fans will get a behind the scenes look into the player’s camp, plus a live DJ set from Nick Bright of  BBC Radio 1Xtra & BBC Sport.

Packages for England Rugby Fanzone events start at £10 including a free drink on arrival and are available to purchase HERE.

Hackney Bridge, Hackney Wicks

For east London rugby fans, Hackney Wick’s newest outdoor venue, Hackney Bridge will be showing all matches of the Rugby World Cup on its massive screen in the landscaped garden, overlooking the canal. Matches will also be shown on the indoor screen in Hackney Bridge’s Hanger bar with tables bookable for large groups, so friends can get into the spirit as they back the England team. Now fully open to the public, Hackney Bridge brings one of London’s biggest beer gardens to the East London neighbourhood with long tables for al fresco drinking and dining, as well as an outdoor bar with street food from a selection of independent traders.

Walk-ins are available as well as bookings for large groups HERE.

Peckham Levels

Occupying a former multi-story carpark on Rye Lane, since 2017 Peckham Levels has become one of the best spots to watch live sport in South East London. The bar, event space and food court on the fifth floor is showing all the 2023 Rugby World Cup games across five 65inch TV screens.

Alongside special bar deals and seven of the best independent street food traders, the experience is completed by outstanding views of the city skyline!

Tables are available to book for all the televised matches with drinks deals and assorted bar snacks for the table so that everything will be ready for you when you arrive.

It’s a real ‘match made in heaven’ – so don’t just sit on the sideline, score a table and boot over here!


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