The Best Places in London to Watch the Rugby World Cup 2019

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No fillers here - A locals guide to the best places in London to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019!

Whether you're looking for a cosy pub with a great atmosphere or a big sports bar we've got you covered. Click on the name of each place for more details including games shown and game times...


The Alexandra - Clapham Common

Maybe the best place to watch rugby in London – it’s always packed for the 6 nations and autumn internationals, they have a few screens and it attracts real rugby fans. Get there early (or just stay out all night till they open) to guarantee a good spot and enjoy the atmosphere.


Clapham Grand – Clapham

A big theatre which shows special sporting events on a massive screen – this will be one for the big games (think football world cup beers flying everywhere) and is also a good place to go out afterwards/continue the party if your team wins.


The Ship – Wandsworth

A stalwart of London pubs which is very popular with the Londoners – it also has a great spot on the river. This will be a fun place to watch the games. If your team loses you can just go outside and admire the beauty of the Thames.


Belushi’s – Various locations

Synonymous with backpackers and expats Belshui’s shows sports from all over the world and is great place to see sports from your country that aren’t televised here. Check their website for the games they’re showing and locations as they have 5 venues across London. It will be a fun place to watch the RWC.


The Porterhouse – Covent Garden

An independent pub that just loves rugby – all the nation’s flags are up and they are raring to go – another fun place to watch the games with real rugby fans. It’s also easy to get to in central London.


The Maple Leaf – Covent Garden

A little slice of Canada in central London – this place is a gem and provides something unique. They’re doing a special breakfast menu to help us with the early kick off times and its generally a cool Canadian-style bar to be in.


The Cabbage Patch – Twickenham

Twickenham… the home of rugby. Opposite the train station and just down the road from Twickenham Stadium is the Cabbage Patch which will no doubt be full to the rafters for the world cup. The Cabbage Patch is a full-time rugby pub.


Greenwoods – Victoria

Possibly the biggest sports bar in London with a million screens including a massive one upstairs. If you just want to be able to watch the game you should have no problem here. It’s right by the station in Victoria and is very spacious.


Updated: 8:32am on 19th September 2019


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Written by: Jeremy Cogden