The 2018 World Cup takes place 14 June-15 July in Russia. We've pulled together a selection of places in London that'll be screening some or all of the matches (here's the full tournament schedule). It's by no means a comprehensive list, and if you want to watch a specific match, it's worth checking that the venue will be screening it. There are far too many venues showing the football for us to list them all, and we won't be adding any to this list now (we'd be here all year otherwise...) but if you know anywhere great that we've missed, add it in the comments at the bottom to let other Londonist readers know.
Where to watch the World Cup in Central London
BIG EASY, COVENT GARDEN AND SOHO: All games will be screened on 55-inch TVs at Big Easy restaurants, and a World Cup menu has been specially created including hot dogs, chilli dogs, fries and Big Easy brews.
WAXY O'CONNORS, SOHO: Irish pub Waxy O'Connor's on Rupert Street has screens in every room of the six floor, four bar, venue. You can make a reservation for drinks or for food — think pies, burgers, fish & chips.
JERUSALEM, FITZROVIA: Jerusalem Bar & Kitchen says it will be showing all matches, but you'll have to book ahead for one of the special deals — burger and beer for £10, or 8 bottles of beer for £20.
DE HEMS, SOHO: Despite the Netherlands failing to qualify this year, Dutch Cafe Bar De Hems is screening a variety of matches — booking recommended.
PIANO WORKS, FARRINGDON: Usually a music venue, Piano Works pauses the microphone to screen these matches, with offers going on during the matches including cocktail hour, and special deals when a yellow or red card is given out — hopefully there's another Battle of Nuremberg to take advantage of. Booking recommended.
THE WARWICK, PICCADILLY CIRCUS: It doesn't get much more central than Piccadilly Circus. This pub just around the corner will be screening a selection of matches — check whether they're showing your team.
Where to watch the World Cup in North London
BELUSHI'S CAMDEN: Several Belushi's venues have special events and offers going on. In the Camden branch, The Striker package is available, offering two drink tokens and a burger for £25, plus dedicated waiting staff so you don't have to leave your seat mid-match. Booking recommended.
Where to watch the World Cup in South London
ZLATANS, CLAPHAM: Legendary Clapham nightclub Infernos has launched Zlatans, a World Cup pop-up named after the talismanic Swedish striker. There's a massive screen, arena-style seating, trumpets and football singalongs. From £8, booking required.
THE DEVONSHIRE, BALHAM: This pub has a list of the matches it's screening here, but if you fancy doing it in style, hire one of the beach-style cabanas for your own private screening party.
CLAPHAM GRAND, CLAPHAM: This pub will be screening a selection of matches. Details are yet to be confirmed, but sign up to be notified when more details are available.
LE POT LYONNAIS, BATTERSEA: Stylish French bar and restaurant Le Pot Lyonnais says it will be screening each of the 64 matches — we recommend booking a table.
Where to watch the World Cup in East London
BAVARIAN BEERHOUSE, TOWER HILL AND OLD STREET: Both branches of this German beer house are screening England and Germany matches — and possibly other teams on request. You'll have to book to guarantee a seat, and table service is provided. Various food and drink packages are available too, and live DJs will be providing entertainment after some of the matches.
BOUNCE, FARRINGDON AND OLD STREET: Both branches will be showing England matches, but other than this, Farringdon will focus on France, Australia and Germany, while Old Street will be screening Spain, Poland and Brazil. Other games will be shown too, but these are the ones that are expected to be busy and therefore booking is recommended. Alongside the screening, expect brass bands, full commentary and half time show.
LAST DAYS OF SHOREDITCH: This east London stalwart has what it claims is one of the biggest screens in London, showing all the England games and selected other games.
SKYLIGHT TOBACCO DOCK: Skylight, on the roof of Tobacco Dock, has both indoor and outdoor screens which will be showing certain matches, along with plenty of food and drink options — you could even squeeze in a half time game on petanque. Booking a table is recommended.
BIERSHENKE, LIVERPOOL STREET: Bierschenke will operate as normal during the group stages but from 2 July, entry will be by ticket only. Tickets will be available from 18 June and will cost £20 per person for the early knock-out stages, £30 for the semi finals and final. Tickets will be redeemable against food or drink bought that day.
THE WATER POET, SPITALFIELDS: Never ones to miss out on a party, this legendary Spitalfields warren has nine large screens across the pub and garden, including a cinema screen in the cellar bar. Tables and private areas are available to book.
Where to watch the World Cup in West London
BELUSHI'S HAMMERSMITH/SHEPHERD'S BUSH: Both of these Belushi's locations have special deals going on, including food and drink deal with waiting staff at the table so you don't have to miss the action while ordering. Booking required.