The Best Pubs To Watch England v Costa Rica In London
Tuesday 24th June 2014
This afternoon, England take on Costa Rica in their final World Cup match, having already been eliminated.
It's been a disappointing World Cup for the Three Lions. But if you do want to watch our last game in town, we've picked out the best pubs, bars, restaurants and big screens to cheer the boys on.
"If Carlsberg did sports bars...". Well, at the Empire Casino, they have. Every game is being shown in their stylish bar.
Empire Casino, Leicester Square WC2H 7NA
Right next to Fulham Broadway station, this pop-up bar has 13 screens covering every wall on the three floors and two roof terraces. They will be showing every World Cup game.
474-476 Fulham Broadway, London SW6 1BY
This pop-up bar in Shoreditch has big screens, a Panini Sticker Swap-Shop, DJs - and a barbeque featuring burgers named after top World Cup stars. Who fancies a Messi Burger?
347 Old Street
Every game is being shown on giant projectors around the South-West London bar - and they've created some World Cup-themed burgers to give you sustenance.
74 - 78 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1RQ
The outdoor terrace is being turned into a 'holiday hotspot' for the World Cup complete deckchairs, white picket fencing... and of course big screens. They are also showing Wimbledon and classic movies.
110 Southwark Street, SE1 0TF
London's top Brazilian bar brings Rio to London all year round. But they are pushing the boat out during the World Cup, with a Brazilian carnival spirit, including samba dancers, capoeira performers, football freestylers and lots of big screens.
Parker Street, London WC2B 5PW
The Brazilian-Sushi fusion restaurant is showing games on their roof terrace on the 38th and 39th floor of the Heron Tower. Not cheap, but you're guaranteed great food and even better views - plus a Brazilian vibe.
Heron Tower, 10 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
This sports bar just off Piccadilly Circus has a remarkable 37 HD screens and four projectors to watch the big games - as well as table tennis and pool tables so you don't need to listen to Adrian Chiles during half-time.
80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE
Or Watch With The Opposition...
There's only one Costa Rican restaurant in the UK - and it's a bit of a drive if you want to enjoy the game there. If you head to Whitby, you can enjoy some top central American food at the 'Rhum Shack'.
5 Golden Lion Bank, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3BS
We can't promise that any Costa Ricans will actually be here, but this is the closest bar to the Costa Rican embassy which is showing the football. So there's a chance!
Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY