Where to Watch the Women’s World Cup in London

Billie Manning

It didn’t happen last year, but football has another chance at coming home this year as the women’s world cup kicks off this weekend. Here are the most buzzing places to go to show support for the Lionesses. Heads up: the confirmed England matches are on 9, 14 and 19 June… Go on our girls! 

Bar Kick
Bar Kick is one of the only places in the capital to be showing more women’s World Cup matches than just the England ones, so if you want to show your support for another team this is likely to be one of your best bets. The bar itself is football crazy, football mad, covered in scarves and flags and featuring a couple of areas to play table football, so you’ll certainly feel at home screaming at the telly here.

127 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JE
Waxy O'Connor's
The central London Irish pub affectionately known as Waxy’s is already a bit legendary, so it’s sure to have a great atmosphere for watching the footie. It also has a staggering six floors, so you shouldn’t be stuck trying to find somewhere to park yourself. They’ll be showing England’s group matches, as well as a couple of other non-England matches.

14-16 Rupert St, London W1D 6DD
Hopefully we’ll be feeling just as on top of the world after this match as the location would suggest – Skylight is one of London’s premier rooftop bars and it will be showing the final on 7 July across a bunch of screens in the venue. If the Lionesses are in the final, it’s sure to be packed to the rafters, so make sure to book a table.

Tobacco Dock, Pennington St entrance, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 2SF
The scene of much-photographed delirious joy last year, Boxpark Croydon will reopen its doors to football fans this year, alongside the Boxpark venues in Shoreditch and Wembley. Food and drink will be available from all the vendors, while the covered venues will keep you dry come rain or shine. You just need to register for a free ticket to get in.

Boxpark Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley
The Book Club
The Book Club is another place where you can catch the tournament in full – in fact, they’re putting on a month-long Festival of Football, focused on raising the profile of women’s football, in association with Goal Diggers FC.  It’s very wholesome, with a range of events raising money for charities like Football Beyond Borders – although if you turn up in full England kit they do promise to provide you with a free (mystery) shot, so it’s not all innocence.

100-106 Leonard St, Hackney, London EC2A 4RH

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