As the international rugby calendar officially kicks off for 2016 with The RBS Six Nations Rugby Tournament, here’s our pick of the best places to watch the drama unfold.
Watch the game in high-definition with a beer in hand, amongst the hustle and bustle of a sports bar or pub. Experience ups-and-downs as your team fight their way to victory, the roar of the crowd as your team scores a try and the electric atmosphere as patrons chant and cheer.
Chelsea's The Jam Tree is a popular bar and restaurant. Here you can expect British and globally-inspired cuisine alongside a varied selection of drinks, with a beer garden, BBQs and a late license.
541 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW6 2EB
(020) 3397 3739
The Spread Eagle is a great pub with a warm welcoming atmosphere. They serve a great range of spirits and wines as well as beers and soft drinks.
1-3 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E8 8AA
(020) 7729 7186
587-591 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5UA
(020) 7385 6940
The Elk Bar in Fulham is a lively, upbeat venue offering a great selection of cocktails and a range of food including an outdoor barbeque with burgers, platters and more. Entertainment at Elk Bar includes DJs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Water Poet is a charming pub in Spitalfields with a separate dining room, pool room, basement bar and slouchy sofas in the main bar. The huge garden, barn and BBQs make The Water Poet a popular destination during summer months.
9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6BX
(020) 7426 0495
Waterloo Station, Unit 1 The Balcony, York Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 7NY
(020) 7928 1898
Sports Bar and Grill is a lively bar where you can catch all the latest sporting matches on large plasma screens.
The Vine is a warm and welcoming pub which serves a wide range of traditional beers and wines. If you are feeling hungry they have a great selection of light meals and Italian style tapas available.
86 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 1PB
(020) 7209 0038
Stop by for a bite to eat at Bar Kick and then enjoy a few games of table football. At the bar there is plenty of choice including thirst quenching imported beers and innovative cocktails.
126-127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
(020) 7739 8700
Roxy Bar and Screen is a stylish venue on Borough High Street near London's famous Borough Food Market. It is the first bar of its kind to screen a select showcase of independent visual material, from classic and cutting edge film, to visual art and live VJ nights within a comfortable bar environment. A compact bistro-style menu and selection of wines, beers and cocktails are available from lunch through to late evening.
128-132 Borough High Street, Borough, London, SE1 1LB
(020) 7407 4057
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Covent Garden's Great Queen Street. With nine big screens showing the latest sporting action, an extensive drinks list and a fun atmosphere, Philomena's is an ideal choice for a fun night out.
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AA
(020) 7242 5560
The Bowler Pub and Kitchen is in the Heart of Clerkenwell offering traditional food and a variety of drinks. Perfect for business lunches or afterwork drinks.
32 Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BJ
(020) 7837 8340
The Sporting Page has four screens to show all the major sporting events, serving quality pub grub and fine cask ales.
6 Camera Place, Chelsea, London, SW10 0BH
(020) 7349 0455
The Cabbage Patch is a traditional public house that proves very popular when there's some sport on, thanks to its big screen and impressive selection of drinks.
67 London Road, Twickenham, Surrey, TW1 3SZ
(020) 8892 3874
Charlie McVeigh's Draft House group reopens the Laurie Arms.
238 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 7NL
Draft House Hammersmith serves the finest craft beer sourced locally and internationally. There is also a range of optic cocktails available and a concise food menu of pie and mash.
(020) 7042 5109
The Eel Pie Pub is a popular venue offering a variety of food and drink. Quiz nights are hosted and sporting events are aired at the Eel Pie Pub.
9-11 Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NJ
(020) 8891 1717
Hidden away on a back street just north of Finsbury Park, the Faltering Fullback offers a range of draught and bottled beers.
19 Perth Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3HB
(020) 7272 5834
The Lamb and Flag pub serves a wide choice of ales, lagers, spirits and soft drinks together with a range of traditional English fare. Entertainment includes background music, fruit machines and Sky TV.
24 James Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 1EL
(020) 7408 0132
7 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PB
(020) 7243 7345
Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is a modern British restaurant and bar by Tom and Ed Martin. Head chef Richard O'Connell creates a variety of old and new British dishes throughout the day.
56 Chiswell Street, The City, London, EC1Y 4SA
Enjoy signature cocktails and microbeers in the bar area of Chiswell Street Dining Rooms.
(020) 7614 0177
The Porterhouse sells a huge range of different ales, stouts and lagers. The food menu offers a range of classic pub grub and Irish influenced dishes. This large venue is a good place to catch up with friends over a quiet pint or to sit and relax with a paper.
21-22 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7NA
(020) 7379 7917
The Pub on the Park offers visitors and locals a friendly and sociable dining and drinking experience. With a large array of beers on offer it can’t be faulted, choices ranging from fine Belgian beers, four real ales on hand pumps and many more, as well as an extensive wine menu.
19 Martello Street, Hackney, London, E8 3PE
(020) 7923 3398