Where To Watch Eurovision 2015 In London

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 44 months ago
Where To Watch Eurovision 2015 In London

Last year's winner, Conchita Wurst. © Andres Putting, Elena Volotova (EBU)

The 60th Eurovision song contest takes place this Saturday in Vienna, stretching the boundaries of Europe slightly to allow Australia to take part this time round. Televised coverage starts at 8pm, with many London venues screening the coverage alongside their own embellishments.

The UK's 2015 entry is duo Electro Velvet, who are performing Still In Love With You. Could this be our year? Who knows, but we'll be in a corner somewhere, downing a shot every time Graham Norton asks that very question.

The Phoenix Artist Club

Tickets to the action at The Phoenix Artist Club in Soho include a glass of sparkling wine to toast (or commiserate) the results. £10, prebook, 6pm

Thinking Bob

Social club Thinking Bob hosts an event in the vicinity of Tottenham Court Road - more details and location revealed on booking. 6.30pm

Nordic, Fitzrovia

The Scandinavian bar in Fitzrovia screens the contest on three big screens, followed by a party until 2am. Tickets also include a drink to get the party started. £7, prebook, 23 May,  7pm

Thirst Bar, Soho

The action is spread across two floors at Thirst Bar in Soho, with four big screens, special Eurovision cocktails, and DJs keeping the party alive 3am. £7.50, prebook, 7pm

Century, Shaftesbury Avenue

Eurovision Party comes to Shaftesbury Avenue

There's a big party at Century on Shaftesbury Avenue, kicking off with Eurovision themed karaoke before the main event is shown on the giant screen. Try the special cocktails and Euro food, and come as your favourite Eurovision diva for a chance of winning a prize. After the contest is over, Eurovision hits play until 2am. RSVP on Facebook for entry, 7pm

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

Shout, dance, and boo along to the contest, with entertainers on hand to provide Wogan-worthy foreign-tongue-in-cheek commentary.  The boring bits are drowned out with games and entertainment including "five furry legged men in leotards and weaves" — who needs Vienna? There is a quiet room, where serious Eurovisioners can watch the screening uninterrupted. The venue is offering free shots for everyone when the UK scores its first 12 points. The dress code? Leather trousers, spandex, sequins, camel toes, lederhosen, matadors, open shirts, chest hair, hairy 'pits, fake tans and 'tashes are all encouraged. £8, prebook, 7pm

Ku Klub

Get your flags at the ready for a night with Lady Lloyd as he hosts his annual Eurovision knees up at one of Soho's most famous gay bars. 30 Lisle Street, free before 11pm, £5 after 6pm-3am

Hackney Attic

Head to Hackney Attic to watch the screening, with DJ Massive Arms stepping into the role of Terry Wogan for the evening, leading the boos and cheers amid the tunes. Prebook, 7.30pm

The Water Poet, Spitalfields

The Water Poet's annual Eurovision extravaganza is back

This Spitalfields stalwart hosts a Eurovision party, and although tickets to the warm-up quiz have sold out, the action will be screened across eight screens from 8pm. In celebration of Conchita’s fabulous triumph in Copenhagen last year, the first 100 bearded ladies at the party will be rewarded with a free drink, and schnitzel, wurst and sauerkraut are available from the Austrian barbecue. 8pm

Walkabout, Temple

Welcome aboard, Aussies. 'Straya themed bar Walkabout hosts an evening of karaoke, face-painting and competitions, as well as the all-important screening. The best dressed wins a £50 bar tab, so it's worth getting creative. 8pm

Know of any other events going on for Eurovision? Share them in the comments section.

Last Updated 19 May 2015