Where To Watch The Six Nations 2023 In London

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Where To Watch The Six Nations 2023 In London

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This year's Six Nations kicks off on 4 February running until 18 March. Image: Shutterstock

Looking for places to watch the Six Nations 2023 in London? We can help you out there.

This year's Six Nations kicks off on 4 February running until 18 March. That's a whole month and a half of mauls, rucks, offsides and tries to soak. And if you weren't lucky enough to nab a ticket to a match, there are loads of fan spaces, boozers and bars across the capital where you can watch this year's Six Nations Championships unfold. Here's our pick of the best.

4TheFans, Dalston Roofpark

Giant anti-glare screens, a stonking great soundsystem, and appearances from rugby legends; 4TheFans aren't mucking about with their pop-up fan park at Oval Space. You can catch all five England games at the east london venue; some games are flagged as free, while for others, early bird tickets start at £16.05 pp (or £14.50 pp for groups of eight). That includes food and your choice of a beer, cider, wine, or soft drink. We're also promised programmes 'full of banter' — basically if you're up for a Six Nations partay, this is one to seriously consider.

4TheFans at Dalston Roofpark

Prince, West Brompton

This rugby-centric west London pub is screening all the Six Nations action, with the bonus of Guinness food specials, competitions and events running throughout the tournament. If you're a devotee of the Black Stuff (Guinness sponsors the tournament), then look into reserving a table soon.

The Prince, West Brompton

Peckham Levels, Peckham

A crowd of young people watching a match
Peckham Levels is screening all the Six Nations action

Car-park-turned-trendy-hangout Peckham Levels has screens dotted about its cavernous space, and they're broadcasting every Six Nations match this Feb and March — head to Level 6 when you arrive. Plenty of drinks to wet your whistle, while the food offering includes Korean street eats, Neapolitan pizza, fried plantain... you name it.

Peckham Levels, Peckham

Vine, Kentish Town

Come for the Six Nations, stay for the shuffleboard at this fun north London boozer, which is screening everything from the first kick-off, to the final broken nose. If you don't want to find yourself standing, you'll be wanting to book a seat pronto.

The Vine, Kentish Town

Boxpark, Shoreditch, Wembley & Croydon

Boxpark never fails to go big for major sporting events. Image: Boxpark Wembley

Boxpark goes hard with its sports events, and this year, all three venues (Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley) are screening every single Six Nations match, which you can get stuck into alongside copious amounts of superb street food (plus pints of not-quite-so-superb Doombar).

There are various levels of entry: free (which doesn't guarantee you entry), £7.97 (which gets you a drink and guaranteed entry), and a 'VIP' table for up to eight people, with food and drink — north of £200. Whichever you plump for, make sure you book ahead.

Boxpark Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley

Princess of Wales, Blackheath

A favourite haunt of rugby supporters south of the river, the Princess of Wales stokes up quite the atmosphere come Six Nation matchdays — and in 2023 it's once again screening every second of the action. The pub (which does some great beers from the likes of Tiny Rebel and SALT) recommends you book a table to secure a seat, and who are we to argue.

The Princess of Wales, Blackheath

Belleville Brewing, Wandsworth Common

A rugby match plays on a screen in the taproom
Just don't ask for a Guinness.

A smart little south London brewery with the Londonist seal of approval, the folks at Belleville Brewing Co are big fans of the rugger — screening all of the Six Nations action in their taproom. It's not a huge space, so unsurprisingly gets booked up. Email taproom@bellevillebrewing to reserve a spot, and guarantee yourself liquid sustenance that's far more thrilling than a Guinness.

Belleville Brewing Co, Wandsworth

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Catch All the Six Nations Action at Flat Iron Square

Looking for somewhere central to watch any — or every — Six Nations game this year? Head to Flat Iron Square near London Bridge — showing every maul, ruck and try on its massive screens. From the tournament-opening Wales V Ireland on 4 February, to the thrilling finale where all six teams play back-to-back on 18 March—Flat Iron Square has you covered!

And when we say covered, we mean it literally! Watching the rugby in the garden, you'll be provided with blankets and heaters to keep you toasty (there's a roof, so you won't get wet either). Or, cheer on your team from the characterful spaces underneath the arches. Wherever you choose, you'll be plied with a fantastic range of drinks, street food... and red hot rugby action, natch!

All Six Nations games at Flat Iron Square are non-ticketed and free to watch. BUT if you're getting a group together, it's better to plump for a package. Book an individual booth with private screens, eight pints and a variety of snacks for £100. Or grab a garden table with eight pints for just £80. But hurry — the only scrums we want to see are on the TV!

Six Nations screening @ Flat Iron Square, 4 February-18 March. Book your table today!

Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park

One of London's finest rugby pubs. Faltering Fullback

This Finsbury Park favourite promises a good time all year long, and in our eyes it's one of London's best rugby pubs. The Faltering Fullback is an Irish boozer through and through, so while it's not one for those planning on draping themselves in St George's Flag, it's a brilliant option for anyone cheering on the boys in green. Line your stomach with a cracking Thai curry as you watch, and be sure to come out for air during half time — the pub boasts one of the best (and most bonkers) beer gardens in London, spread across three treehouse-esque levels. Though they haven't yet announced specific details for Six Nations screenings, we'd be shocked if they don't show the matches. Also worth noting that they don't take bookings, so you'll want to get there in plenty of time.

Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park

Three Compasses, Dalston

Also starring as one of our fave footie pubs, the Three Compasses likes to go old school, rolling down projector screens for major sports events — and that, naturally, includes the Six Nations. Tables can be booked, but jamming yourself into a half-person sized space by the bar can be fun too, if you're in the right mood for it.

Three Compasses, Dalston

Greenwood, Victoria + sister pubs across London

Premium sports lounge Greenwood's wealth of giant HD screens — the upstairs lounge alone has seven of them — makes it perfect for anyone who cares about getting a properly decent view of the match. What's more, it seems they're screening all the Six Nations action. Fair warning, though, it can get very busy, so getting down early is recommended in order to secure a seat. Better still, book a table or area while they're available.

Greenwood, Victoria. Other similar bars in this chain are Redwood (London Bridge), Broadleaf (Old Street), Westwood (Wood Lane) and Long Arm Pub & Brewery (Shoreditch).

Canteen, North Greenwich

The upper floor terrace of the Canteen food hall in North Greenwich has been turned into a dedicated Six Nations fan zone. Every game's being screened, and it's first come, first served for seats — although if you're a group of six or more, you can reserve by emailing hello@canteenfoodhall.co.uk. There may only be six nations in the rugby, but  the food options here are global: from Venezuelan to Chinese to Vietnamese.

Canteen, North Greenwich

Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

The world's most famous rugby pub? Image: The Cabbage Patch

Located a stone's throw from Twickenham Stadium, The Cabbage Patch claims to be the most famous rugby pub in the world. There's plenty of rugby memorabilia for you to eyeball in the lead up/post match, as well as an enviable offering of single malt whiskies behind the bar (great for celebrating victory, or mourning defeat). Note: on the days England are playing, expect the atmosphere to be very... English.

The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Orange Tree, Richmond

A hop across the Thames from the Cabbage Patch is the Orange Tree, which bills itself as THE pub to watch rugby. There's certainly going to be one hell of an atmosphere in there this Feb/March. You can only reserve for dining (not drinks) on certain Six Nations match days — if that's the case, prepare either to show up soon after opening, or otherwise book yourself in for the Rugby Set Menu.

The Orange Tree, Richmond

Pub on the Park, London Fields

There are seven big screens at Pub on the Park, none of which will be any use if there's a guy stood in front of your with his arms aloft. Image: Pub on the Park

The most aptly named pub in London — it's a pub that's on the corner of a park (London Fields to be precise) — is an excellent choice for Six Nations fans. It's got an infinite number of big screens (well, seven), and will be showing every game of the tournament. Just remember when you book a table to tell them it's specifically for the sports, lest you end up having to watch it on your phone.

Pub on the Park, London Fields

Big Penny Social, Walthamstow

People cheer on a game from a table in a warehouse space
Room for a little one? There's actually space for 1,400 to watch each match at Big Penny Social.

Humungous bar/entertainment space Big Penny Social is hoping rugby fans will flood through its doors over Feb/March. There's definitely space for them — what with its 1,400 capacity. Don't worry about squinting to see the action; that'll be shown on two mahoosive HD screens. Over 20 beers are available on tap, and there's food too. Entry's free, but it's very much worth booking a table.

Big Penny Social, Walthamstow

White Hart, Barnes

This mightily well-turned-out riverside boozer is a sucker for the rugby, and every match is being screened here, with the website inviting you to 'book your turf'. Alas, clicking this button doesn't seem to do much at time of writing, so perhaps call or email instead.

The White Hart, Barnes

Original article by Maire Rose Connor.

Last Updated 15 August 2023

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