Where to Watch the World Cup 2010 – London Bars For All Nations

Being only once every four years, it’s hard not to get excited about the World Cup. We’ve compiled a list of London 2010 World Cup bars with venues for every nation to celebrate, support and bite our nails with the fans of every team in the tournament.

World Cup Bar ItaliaThe idea behind the challenge is to take in the atmosphere from all the different footballing nations. Venues like Bar Italia in Soho are pretty famous for the TV screens in the windows and the Italian fans lining the street with azure blue and espresso. There is more to the world’s biggest festival of football than just supporting your country at home or down the pub, this is a great opportunity to enjoy the carnival spirit of the Latin American nations, the noise and vibrancy of the African nations and the, well, orange-ness of the Dutch.

Bars, restaurants, cafes and even open houses are fair game. Basically, anywhere that we can be surrounded by people supporting whoever is playing, whether it be Algeria vs Slovenia or England vs U.S.A. Living in London offers people the chance to take in so many cultures, in my office alone we have managed to find different venues for half the matches.

World Cup 2010

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is shaping up to be a fantastic tournament. As usual, the English believe they finally have a team good enough to win and will rely on two or three players, Rooney, Stevie G and Lampard this time, Shearer and Sheringham in years gone by. Argentina barely qualified but boast the world’s best player in Messi and you just can’t bet against Maradona. There are the usual suspects of Brazil, Germany, Italy and the perennial under-achieving Holland. Right now Spain are on top of the world and with a fit Torres and Villa they look pretty formidable.

This year also has a great choice of underdogs. Africa has never had a World Cup winning country and with the tournament being played in South Africa it could make for an interesting tale. The Ivory Coast look dangerous, with the ever controversial Didier Drogba leading the line and top players like the Toure brothers Kolo and Yaya, Ghana may be an outside bet and if Essien is fit you never know.

London Bars

With the help of a few friends and the power of Facebook and Twitter we have amassed a list of venues. If you want to help us finish the list please tweet us your suggestions or post a comment below and we’ll update this page.

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Algerian Bars

Argentinan Bars
Santa Maria del Sur (Queenstown Road)

Australian Bars in London
Walkabout (Temple)
Walkabout (Shepherd’s Bush)
Beluschi’s (Borough)

Brazilian Bars
Guanabara (nr Covent Garden)
Rodizio Rico (Bayswater)
Rodizio Rico (Islington)
Made in Brazil (Camden)



Nordic Bar (nr Oxford St)


French Bars
Les Bar des Amies (Clapham Junction)
Le Bouchon (Clapham Common)

German Bars
Bavarian Beerhouse (nr Old Street)
The Octoberfest Pub (Fulham)

The Gold Coast Bar & Restaurnat (South Norwood)
The Gold Coast Bar (Brixton)

Greece – Greek Bars
Parsons Green (any suggestions?)
Halepi Restuarant (Bayswater)


Italy – Italian Bars
Bar Italia (Soho)

Ivory Coast


Korea DPR
The Fountain (New Malden)

Korea Republic
The Fountain (New Malden)

Mexico – Mexican Bars
Mercado Bar & Cantina (Stoke Newington)

Netherlands – Holland – Dutch Bars
De Hems (Soho)
Lowlander (Covent Garden)

New Zealand – Kiwi Bars
The Southerner (Temple)

D’ Den, Kilburn
Mama Cala Bar, Wembley


Bar Estrela (Stockwell)
Cafe Kick (Exmouth market)
Bar Kick (Shoreditch)

Paya and Horse (Battersea)



South Africa
The Bok Bar (Covent Garden)
Puzzle Pub (Earlsfield)

Spain – Spanish Bars
Bodega De Tapas (Camden)
San Miguel’s (Edgware Road)

Switzerland – Swiss Bars
St. Moritz (Soho)


U.S.A. American Bars

7 thoughts on “Where to Watch the World Cup 2010 – London Bars For All Nations

  1. For italy:

    Bar italia uno
    Italia Uno 91 Charlotte Street London W1T 4PX uk 51.520273897281 -0.13775472979051 020 7637 5326

  2. Hey does anynone know a japanese bar/pub that is showing the Holland – Japan match tomorrow?


  3. Bar Etcetera in the heart of Stoke Newington is the perfect place to watch all games in a laid back atmosphere, 2 giant screens, relaxed people, amazing food and of course a wide selection of drinks. See you there!

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