It looks awfully much like it could be coming home! With the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Championship in full swing, England is on their way to the final. Thanks in part to one of the cheekiest goals ever seen in a match, England will be vying for the trophy on Sunday July 31.
Tickets may have sold out for the final match at Wembley, but you’ve still got plenty of viewing options. And given that this is the Lionesses first major final since Euro 2009 you’re definitely going to want to check it out.
1. Watch in the sun at Hackney Bridge
Hackney Bridge has got you sorted with their impressive outdoor screen. A plethora of food and drink options await to keep you fed during the match, or to fuel you up ahead of the festivities. And no matter where you are in the outdoor yard, the sheer size of the screen means it’ll be impossible to have a bad view of the action.
2-3. Choose from two BOXPARK venues
All eyes have been glued to the tellies at BOXPARK for the past few weeks, with live screenings of matches from all of the 16 participating countries across the three BOXPARK locations. For the final they’ll be having screening parties in Shoreditch and Croydon. Shoreditch tickets are already sold out, but since the tickets don’t guarantee a table or entry you could always just turn up earlier than everyone else! They’re also offering up a final fanpark at their Wembley location, but will not be screening the final due to licensing restrictions. To be fair, Wembley is right there.
4. Relax as you watch the match at Eccleston Yards, Belgravia
Sometimes you need to find an oasis inside London to truly enjoy yourself, away from all the bustle of the big city. If that’s the case, Eccleston Yards in Belgravia is the ultimate place to go. It’s somewhat of a more civilized affair, with deckchairs dotting the area and a glorious wine selection available for you to sip on. And with a variety of bakeries, restaurants, and a pizzeria, to choose from you’ll be truly spoilt for choice for mid-game eats.
5. Eyes on the screen at Truman’s Social Club, Walthamstow
It’s a beer hall. A pretty massive one at that. So they’ve got points in their favour already when it comes to ‘best place to view sports’. Situated at the start of the Blackhorse Beer Mile, Truman’s Social Club is the perfect place to take in the action after a day of sampling some of East London’s best craft beer options. Truman’s has plenty of options across their 20 taps and specialty coffee, wine, soft drinks, spirits, and food selections. Sadly the events hall is already completely booked out for the final. But they still have tables available in the main beer hall with TV screens. And they’ll be accepting walk ins until they hit capacity.
6. Join the throng at the EURO 2022 Trafalgar Square Fan Party
Since July 23, the EURO 2022 Trafalgar Square Fan Party has hit the streets of central London. Over nine days, from July 23-31, they’re offering up a massive fan experience. A pop-up football pitch sees exhibition matches and the opportunity for coaching sessions. And there’s plenty of food and drink on offer too. And to top it all off, entry is free! The hugely popular screening of the semi-final, saw 5,000 revellers hit the street party. And for the final they’re going even bigger, releasing 7,000 free tickets for the screening. Be sure to register your interest for the final viewing party before 5pm on Friday, July 29.
7. Check out Valderrama’s, Islington
We’re all familiar with James Cochran’s iconic 12:51 restaurant in Islington at this point, right? If not, don’t hesitate to grab a reservation for one of London’s most exciting places to eat. And the team behind the restaurant decided they wanted to start up a sports bar that also functions as the permanent home of Cochran’s cult lockdown fried chicken offering, Around The Cluck. A 90’s retro throwback bar, Valderrama’s promises to be a wholly inclusive space that welcomes anyone. They’ve already proven to be an incredibly popular venue for catching the Lionesses dominating the UEFA Euro’s. And they also might be the Lionesses’ biggest fans. Be sure to book.
8. Join the Baller FC (Friends Collective)
An inclusive viewing experience from a group of “friends, event producers, DJs, musicians, passionate members of the Queer community and HUGE football fans”. They’ve taken over The Stag’s Head in Hoxton, where they’ve been showing all of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 matches in a supportive, friendly, and completely welcoming environment. It doesn’t matter who you are or who you support, anyone can enjoy the action with Baller FC. And if you rock up for the finals and they’re unfortunately at capacity, they’ve still got you covered. They’ll happily point you towards neighbouring ally pubs that are also showing the action in a supportive place, fit for everyone.
Yup, that’s right. adidas will be joining in the fun by showing the final match of the UEFA Women’s EURO Championship at their flagship store. There’ll be beanbags for you to flop back in, free snacks and drinks, and an interactive table football game. There will also be a Nail Art station with Pheebs Nails, The Braid Bar, and a Face Paint Zone. Everything you need to get glammed up and game ready.
Download the adidas app and sign up to the Final Party here.
10. Have a grand old time in Clapham
Fancy watching the Lionesses bring it home in one of London’s greatest (dare we say, grandest?) gig and performance venues? At the Clapham Grand buckets of beer, confetti, DJs, an incredible atmosphere, and a venue full of footy fanatics await. Oh, and did we mention the 25ft HD screen, plus the eight other screens around the venue ensuring you don’t miss a second of the women’s EURO action? The best part is your ticket even comes with your first drink included. Go straight to the website to secure your place at one of the best places for live performance and live sports.
11. Settle in at Vinegar Yard, London Bridge
Head to the courtyard at this London Bridge located venue that sees a variety of drinks, food, flea markets, and art depending on when you go. The Vinegar Yard courtyard has you sorted with pizza from Bad Boy Pizza Society and cocktails provided courtesy of Bacardi. It’s the perfect venue for outdoor courtyard vibes that can get pretty spirited as the evening draws in. And given how well the Lionesses are doing, we imagine the vibe will be electric.
12. Hit up your local
Alternatively, head to your favourite pub to see if they’re showing it. There’ll be plenty around London keeping people up to date with the action. Among the pubs confirmed to be showing the Women’s EURO are the Duke of Wellington in Dalston, Stoke Newington’s massive Clissold Park Tavern, Islington’s The Regent, Wimbledon’s The Old Frizzle, and Shoreditch’s The Commercial Tavern. But that is, of course, a by no means comprehensive list! And isn’t there something great about being surrounded by the regulars and locals of the area you live in, all enjoying the action together?