Though we might generally prefer a different kind of football (let’s call it soccer for the purposes of this article) in London, that doesn’t stop the Super Bowl from getting plenty of love each year. Despite play going on until the early hours of Monday (yes, Monday) morning, plenty of spaces are packed out for special viewings across the city. Plus, there’s a stacked lineup for the half-time show – Dr Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Snoop Dogg – which you won’t want to miss. So, whether you’re Team LA Rams, Team Cincinnati Bengals, or just around for the party and chicken wings, here’s some of your best bets for watching the Super Bowl in London.
Super Bowl LVI takes place on Sunday, February 13, and will kick off at around 11.30pm UK time.
The best places in London to watch Super Bowl LVI
1. The Hippodrome, Leicester Square
If I was a betting person, I’d say this might be the top spot to watch the game. That may or may not be because it’s a casino, but The Hippodrome is undoubtedly going to throw a great watching party — boasting a 10-metre screen which will give you undefeated shots of both Matthew Stafford’s gameplay and Dr Dre’s live performance alike. Buffalo wings, jalapeño poppers, loaded Nachos, and plenty of other snacks will keep you going throughout the game alongside the ice cold beer for the full Super Bowl experience. Book your spot here.
📍 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square WC2H 7JH (nearest station is Leicester Square).
2. The Blues Kitchen, Camden
Best-known as somewhere to go for a Friday night boogie, The Blues Kitchen will turn its attention to Sunday night this weekend for a slice of Super Bowl action. Taking you all the way through ’till 4am, they’ll keep you topped up with snacks and are sure to deliver a cracking atmosphere.
📍 111-113 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JN.
3. The Cornershop Bar, Shoredtich
This bar crawl takes you around several venues (with shots included) before you end up in your final destination to watch the action unfold. It’s perfect for large groups, though we’ll hazard a guess that you’ll want to book the Monday off work to recover. Book your spot here.
📍 123 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE.
4-6. BOXPARK (Wembley, Croydon, Shoreditch)
BOXPARK tends to come alive for sporting events, particularly when the England football soccer team are playing in a tournament. But, this Sunday it’s all about Super Bowl LVI, and there’s plenty of action in store. Meat Liquor are hosting eating challenges, and plenty of other stores around the venue will offer late night food service to accompany the game on the big screens. Get involved here.
📍 Various locations.
With a 25-foot screen, there’s no chance you’re going to miss any of the clash between the Rams and the Bengals over at the Clapham Grand. You’ll be blessed with plenty of beer, as well as hearty grub from wing connoisseurs Thunderbird Chicken. And if that wasn’t enough, attendees will be entertained with a live cheerleading show and cofetti cannons. Not a quiet night at home, in other words. More info here.
📍 21-25, The Clapham Grand, St John’s Hill, London SW11 1TT.
8. Skylight Tobacco Dock, Wapping
Much like Christmas, the Super Bowl only comes around once a year, so you can’t be blamed for going all out. With their – deep breath – dreamy venue, competitions, rounds of beer pong, nachos, burgers, wings, big screens, pitchers of beer… the lot, basically. Get it booked here.
📍 Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF.
9. Signature Brew, Walthamstow
While you’ll normally head down to Signature Brew to catch an evening of live music, this Sunday promises guests a cinema-sized screen airing the clash between the Rams and the Bengals. Naturally, there’ll be no shortage of beer, so expect plenty of pitchers and pints, alongside wings and hot dogs. Tickets are just £6, and guarantee you a pint on arrival. Find out more here.
📍 Unit 15, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 5QJ, UK.
10. Truman’s Social Club, Walthamstow
The UK’s largest beer hall is here to give you an event to remember for the Super Bowl this year. From 9.30pm – 4am on Sunday night the beers will be flowing and you’ll want to touchdown at this north London favourite. Tickets are just a fiver, and you can book them here.
📍 1 Priestley Way, E17 6AL.