The 2021 UEFA Champions League Final, hosted at the Estadio Dragao in Porto, sees Man City go head-to-head with Chelsea on Saturday 29 May. With pubs back online and outdoor venues gearing up for a summer of sports, it’s time to get back out there to cheer on your team!
Lead image: BOXPARK Croydon (courtesy of venue)
1 BOXPARK, Wembley, Croydon & Shoreditch
BOXPARK loves a final. As well as the Line of Duty finale on 2 May and Europa League Final on 26 May, all three London venues will be screening the Champions League Final on Saturday 29 May. Large HD screens, more than 30 street food options at each venue and plenty of outdoor seating, it’s an ideal choice for the whole summer of sport.
2 Brigadiers, the City
For a rather decadent Champions League Final experience, you can create your own private screening event in one of Brigadiers’ three private rooms (email firstname.lastname@example.org), or cheer along with the masses and in Blighters or on the terrace bar where there are outdoor screens. Order from the a la carte menu or indulge in a Beast Feast.
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, the City EC4N 8AR; brigadierslondon.com
3 The Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton
This fantastic pub between Clapham North and Brixton has a huge beer garden with an outdoor TV, making this the ideal spot to catch the UEFA Champions League Final. You can book for indoors (up to six) or the garden (up to 20) and White Men Can’t Jerk will be there serving up some great jerk chicken.
204 Ferndale Road, Brixton SW9 8AG; dukeofedinburghpub.com
4 Pub on the Park, London Fields
Another great pub with outdoor TVs, Pub on the Park has a spacious park-side terrace where you can settle in to watch the Champions League Final with plenty of that most Covid-secure of measures – fresh air. There are outdoor heaters, too, as well as TVs indoors – just in case.
19 Martello Street, Hackney E8 3PE; pubonthepark.com
5 Greenwood, Redwood & Westwood, Victoria, London Bridge & Shepherd’s Bush
Greenwood Sports Pub & Kitchen in Victoria has spawned a couple of sister pubs over the last couple of years – Redwood in London Bridge and Westwood in Shepherd’s Bush. Big on sport, they each have plenty of screens, with outdoor screens on the terrace at Redwood, located just by The Shard.
170 Victoria Street SW1E 5LB; greenwoodlondon.com | London Bridge Station SE1 9SP; redwoodsportspub.com | Westfield Square W12 7HB; westwoodsportspub.com