By Duncan Young
London won’t be overrun by NFL just yet, but with London’s own New Orleans Saints (for one match anyway) taking on the Indianapolis Colts in Superbowl XLIV, it seems as good a reason as any to watch the match on Sunday 7th February (and more than likely call in sick on Monday since coverage starts at 9pm and the game finishes in the wee hours). Here are a few suggestions on where to watch the spectacle:
The belt-busting buffet and ball-game deal from Bodeans BBQ venues is nearly sold out, so book now if you can handle the meat-sweats (£25, includes food, a LOT of food).
Check out the revamped Planet Hollywood and catch the game while you’re there (£5, includes a beer).
Or you could try the Hard Rock Café (£10, includes a Budweiser).
The Sports Cafe promises a live US feed, including the American commercials, and ‘Sports & Fanatic’ fancy dress prizes (click through for booking information).
But if you really want an all-American experience, then why not watch it with all the Americans? The London Expat American Meetup drew 1,500 people to their party last year and are expecting 2,000 or so at this year’s event. Along with the company of Americans, they promise cheerleaders and the Madison Avenue enriched live feed from the US. To get your ticket (£10), you’ve got to join the group.
Know another venue showing the game? Let us know in the comments!