England and Sweden are playing on Friday, June 15th , kick off at 19:45 UK time. Both teams will be under pressure to win this match as Sweden was beaten 2 – 1 by the Ukraine earlier in the week and England drew 1 – 1 with France in their first Euro 2012 match on Monday. There are many pubs and bars in London that will be showing the game this Friday, here are just a few recommended bars to watch the match.
1) Long Acre
The bar located in Covent Garden on Long Acre street is offering complementary drinks on any Friday during Euro 2012, that means the 15th, 22nd and 29th of June, but you will need to book in advance. Contact Long Acre and speak to the manager about the complementary drinks offer. Alternatively, happy hour is 5pm until 7pm where you can get 50% off sharing platters avoiding drinking on an empty stomach The staff are very friendly at this bar and due to its central location it can get quite busy.
The Verve is also in Convent Garden and is open until 3am. You can contact them to reserve a booth or get on the guest list to avoid waiting in the queue. The Verve will be showing the match this Friday and Happy Hour is from 5pm until 8pm where it is 50% off all drinks.
Location under the arches in Shoreditch is a trendy bar/club called Cargo. They will be putting up big screens for guests to come and watch the games. There are many drinks deals, including 4 beers for £10 until 9pm every night. For the England game there will be a £10 entrance fee, but book your spot to avoid the queue. The nearest station is Shoreditch High Street or Old Street.
4) Bar Italia
Although this is a good bar and café to watch the Italian matches, it is also a pretty lively bar to watch the other Euro 2012 games. If Italy win the World Cup again this year or are at least in the final this will be one of the best bars to watch it, there was a massive street party when Italy won the 2006 world cup. Italians are very passionate about their football and their food. Bar Italia is in Soho, nearest tube station is Leicester Square or Oxford Circus on the Bakerloo line.
London will be very busy this Friday. The English are passionate about football and will want to see their team do well. If you are heading over to London for the weekend, check out our London apartments for rent on our website. You will be able to find some fantastic deals on apartments located within zone 1 and 2.
Written by Jo Turnbull