As the Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off, eager sports fans will be hoping to catch the action live from some of the top rugby pubs and venues in London. But with this year’s competition being hosted in Japan, the time difference means fans will have to get up early to catch the matches.
If you’re wondering where to watch the Rugby World Cup in London, don’t fear, lots of places are opening early to show the morning matches – but you may want to check ahead as not all venues will be showing every game. Places are likely to fill up quickly, so be sure to book tickets or reserve a spot to make sure you don’t miss out on the action!
From pubs and bars to outdoor screens and fan zones, there’s plenty of places to catch the big game – check out our pick of the best places to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup in London.
The Clapham Grand
The incredible match-day atmosphere and 24ft cinema screen of The Clapham Grand make it one of the best spots in London to watch the Rugby World Cup. They’ll be showing every England game of the competition, as well as every match from the quarter-finals onwards.
Tickets start from £3 in the lead up to the final and if you want to bag a spot for the final match, tickets are £10.
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Flat Iron Square
The buzzy Flat Iron Square street food market has been transformed into a Japanese wonderland in celebration of this year’s Rugby World Cup. For an easy open-air viewing option with plenty of food and drink choices, Flat Iron Square is one of the best.
Plus they’re hosting rugby-themed pub quizzes every Monday, as well as exclusive Q&A sessions with former England rugby stars Andy Goode and Nick Easter after key matches.
…And as the only Central London venue showing every game of the tournament, its the place to be to catch every match – no matter the hour!
The Prince – Fulham
For pub viewing with a twist, try The Prince for ‘brunch, beers & rugby with the sunrise’ in the vibrant Instagram-friendly indoor garden. The Prince is opening its doors at 7:30am on match days and welcoming early-rising rugby fans with a beer and breakfast offering. Tickets aren’t needed but be sure to book a table to avoid disappointment and enjoy some delicious grub while you watch the match.
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The Faltering Fullback – Finsbury Park
The Faltering Fullback is one of London’s most legendary rugby pubs. When it comes to rugby at the Fullback, you’ll want to get there early to make sure you get a seat. No table bookings are taken and being small and cosy, the pub fills up quickly! We recommend getting there nice and early to secure your spot.
Skylight Rooftop – Tobacco Dock
Head down to Tobacco Dock to see Rugby World Cup matches shown on both indoor and outdoor screens at Skylight. Rugby fans can enjoy brunch while they watch the game then head up to Skylight’s rooftop bar to take in some of the best views of the city. Perfect!
Tickets are super affordable at just £3 so get booking!
ClashBAR at Clink78
If you don’t feel like venturing out into the madness of the city during the Rugby World Cup, then rest safe in the knowledge that you can catch every match at our very own ClashBAR in Clink78.
We love that Rugby fans are happy to mix and mingle with supporters of other teams and at Clink, you’re guaranteed to meet supporters from all over the world. No ticket needed, just head down to the bar and grab yourself an ice-cold pint.
There are plenty of great places to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019 in London. With a variety of venues from the best rugby pubs in London to big outdoor screenings, there’s a place for everyone to experience the atmosphere and get involved! If you check out any of our recommendations for the best places to watch the Rugby World Cup in London, be sure to let us know what you thought.