Football fan or not, nothing quite compares to watching your country play in the biggest football competition in the world.
As the World cup draws near, we are ready to join the nation for the most anticipated contest of the year. Whether this is in your local pub, restaurant or a city bar, the patriotic atmosphere during the world cup games is incomparable.
In the build-up to the kick-off, British Beer and Pub Association (BPPA) have predicted in that England fans will consume 14million extra pints during the world cup group stages alone! The increase forecasts suggest that the World Cup could boost the economy by £42m. Not only are Bars and Pubs predicted to benefit, restaurants can utilise the influx of supporters too.
During the group stages, the England squad are scheduled to play at kick-off times that work in the fans’ favour. The Three Lions will play the first two games during the evening. These will be post working hours – first against Tunisia at 19:00 on Monday 18th June. On Sunday 24th June, the squad take on Panama at 13:00. And finally, on Thursday 28th June at 19:00 England complete the round of group games by competing against Belgium, in what could prove to be the decisive game of the group.
These advantageous timings, paired with fewer fans attending the games in Russia, mean that bars and restaurants across London are preparing to host large numbers of fans.
Ready for kick-off, we’ve mapped out some of the Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund backed locations across London, where you can catch the games.
Darwin & Wallace
Make the most of World Cup fever at one of Darwin & Wallace’s bespoke home away from home, London village pubs. Offering a range of food and beverages that all your team can enjoy.
No.29 Power Station West
29 Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, SW8 4NN
Calling Battersea. If you’re looking for a group space, book your spot in No.29’s beautiful River Bar area for private screenings in comfort and style. If you’re calling in without a group, not to worry. The matches will be shown throughout the bar so you can score to by enjoying the game in style.
No.1a Duke St
1a Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1HP
Hungry for the atmosphere? Or are you just hungry for the unbeatable Truffle Cauliflower Macaroni Cheese? Whatever you’re looking for, head to Richmond. Relax on the beautiful outdoor terrace or cheer on your team surrounded by the stylish interior. All the England games will be aired in this friendly neighbourhood retreat.
Not in your borough? Find your local screening – The Darwin & Wallace portfolio includes No1 Duke Street, No11 Pimlico Road, No32 The Old Town, No197 Chiswick Fire Station, No29 Power Station West and recently launched 601 Queen’s Rd.
25 Broadwick Street, W1F 0DF
The temperature will be rising in Temper Soho during the World Cup heats. Temper Soho, which focuses on BBQ with a South American influence, will be airing all the games throughout June and July. On booking, request a table in front of the 75” screen to catch all the action whilst you dine.
30 Throgmorton Street EC2R 7HJ
Stumble out of the office for the evening games and into Temper City. Like it’s Soho sister, the smokehouse will be serving refreshing favourite Temper Lager in front of the 75” screen. For those looking for something a bit sweeter why not try an English Gin. We recommend the Haymans Old Tom – a true classic perfectly matched for the patriotic occasion.
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Temper (Casper & Cole)
Camm & Hooper Venue Hire
Across Central London
Award-winning venue group Camm & Hooper have curated World Cup packages to assure that you and your networks don’t miss out on the action. Accommodating numbers from 20 up to 800, all six exquisite venues across London are ready.
Your guests can enjoy a pre-match summer BBQ menu, paired with 3 hours of free-flowing G&T and Summer Cup cocktails, alongside bottomless beer, wine and soft drinks. Upgraded packages include a Football Manager to compare and introduce the matches! The Camm & Hooper portfolio includes Tanner Warehouse, Banking Hall, Victorian Bath House, Grace Hall, Six Storeys.
Investing in Leisure
The Imbiba Leisure EIS Fund is a unique opportunity to invest alongside the Imbiba team into a portfolio of businesses in the bar/restaurant sector, with a focus on London. The fund has previously invested in 5 exceptional concepts to date.