With the European Championships kicking off on 10 June, the hype machine is chugging through the gears. Could this be England’s year? Probably not, but as Leicester City have shown, anything can happen in football. Anyway, here are some of the best venues screening the tournament across London.
Updated 27 June 2016
Bar and Company
A riverboat bar overlooking the Westminster sunset — could there be a more romantic scene? It’s a shame you'll be missing it to watch the likes of Romania v Albania on one of their five indoor screens, with an extra TV on the upper deck.
10 June-10 July, Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2PN
Reignite the famous old rivalry at this German beer institution, which is showing every game across its Tower Hill and Old Street venues. Steins, pretzels, Bratwurst and an exclusive Euro package deal… just don't go siding with the opposition.
10 June-10 July, The Arches, 9 Crutched Friars, Tower Hill, EC3N 2AU and 190 City Road, EC1V 2QH
Make like The Jam and go underground at Waterloo's The Vaults, which is putting on the cheekily-titled The Other Brexit: Euro 2016. With beers, burgers and selected group stage screenings, you'll hardly have a reason to come up for air.
Selected matches until 10 July, Leake Street, SE1 7NN
Patch and Pause
Promising free shots when England score, these trendy twin bars probably aren't stocking up on spirits. Nonetheless, they are showing all the matches, serving food from various countries involved in the tournament and offering some high-end package deals for City hotshots.
10 June-10 July. Pause: 80-84 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 3DH. Patch: 58-69 Carter Lane, EC4V 5EA. Packages from £20, preorder
Wrapping fans around an immersive 360-degree screen system, the Hyundai FanDome is showing 45 games and promises groundbreaking audio-visual reaction to everything from goals to national anthems. Quite what that means is anyone's guess, but Vinnie Jones has lent his support, so don't get smart.
10 June-10 July. Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross. Register for free
Get some minutes under your belt at this Finsbury Park boozer. A favourite among north London sport fans, the pub is showing all the games from Sky Sports and BT on its two big screens.
10 June-10 July, 23 Stroud Green Road, N4 3EF
Laden with continental memorabilia and vintage table football stalls for some pre-match entertainment, drop into this former toy shop for a casual coffee or their signature cocktail and tapas combinations.
10 June-10 July. 43 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL
Enjoy all the matches at Shoreditch's cultural hotspot, and then party into extra time. Rich Mix is hosting a free music festival, Encore, Euro 2016, featuring everything from French big brass band Deluxe to Slovakia's Ministry of Sound resident DJ Lenka.
10 June-10 July. 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
The clue’s in the name at Stratford’s joint enterprise between Manchester United legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. Enjoy every kick of the tournament, plus the mandatory footy-themed burger and, if you're lucky, a half-time orange.
10 June-10 July. Westfield Stratford City, E20 1EN
Renowned Clapham venue The Grand boasts the biggest HD screen showing regular sport in the UK (a sizable 24ft), and is selling hot dogs, pop corn and drinks during a selection of matches. Fittingly, they also have the largest pie warmer in Europe.
Until 27 June. 21-25 St John's Hill, SW11 1TT
Six Yard Box
A small venue with a big atmosphere, this micro-pub is one for the football hipsters. Indulge in craft beer, table football and even some old school Subbuteo — if you can fit it all in.
10 June-10 July. Six Yard Box, The Artworks, Elephant and Castle, SE17 1AY
New Cross House
This south eastern tavern is holding a garden party during the opening ceremony and France's curtain-raiser against Romania. There’ll also be £10 drink and pizza deals throughout the tournament, aided by a few tipples from Camden Town Brewery.
10 June-10 July. 316 New Cross Road, SE14 6AF
Frankie’s Sports Bar and Diner
With two big high definition screens in the garden, and 12 more indoors, this upmarket sports bar isn't going to struggle showing every game of the tournament. The brainchild of jockey Frankie Detorri and chef Marco Pierre White, its Italian menu should get you in the European spirit too.
10 June-10 July, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW6 1HS
Secure your place on the bench at Fulham's Elk Bar, which is offering private viewing areas for major games, complete with plasma televisions and special match day deals on nacho platters and Sol buckets.
10 June-10 July, 587 Fulham Road, SW6 5UA
After a leisurely afternoon stroll through Notting Hill, pop your head in for the scores at the Walmer Castle. Serving up classic British pub food and running a craft beer showcase for most of June, this gastro venue may even just keep you on for the full 90 minutes.
10 June-10 July, 58 Ledbury Road, W11 2AJ