European Championship finals COMING HOME to a London pub near you

New Euros blog will update matches, results, food and drink specials, events, karaoke, late drinking licences, if bookings are required and even how to buy Father’s Day vouchers!.

London’s leading premium pub and dining group Urban Pubs & Bars has launched the ultimate guide showing the best places to watch the Euros across the capital.

The leisure group, which operates 42 pubs, bars and restaurants is the biggest independent pub group in London, aims to offer the best pub experience to watch this summer’s festival of football.

The group have put together a live blog with all the information needed to watch the Euros across the capital (the blog shows all upcoming games, scores and best places to catch each match).

The pubs and bars span central, North, East, South and West London and plan to show every game in the tournament which begins on Friday June 14 with the opening match between Germany and Scotland.

England’s first match is two days later, Sunday June 16 against Serbia and falls on Father’s Day. The game kicks off at 8pm and the leisure group are also featuring their famous Sunday Roasts in many venues to celebrate the ultimate Father’s Day!

After losing to Italy in the final of Euro 2020, England are looking to go one step further by winning their first ever European Championship this summer. Gareth Southgate’s side are in Group C alongside Slovenia, Denmark and Serbia.

Urban Pubs & Bars, who have just celebrated their 10th anniversary, are determined to be this summer’s one stop shop for the Euros and have planned something for everyone with the finest beers, cocktails, wines, spirits as well as mouthwatering food to enjoy during the games.

In central London there’s Fleets on Fleet Street and The Victory at Waterloo Train Station which is perfect for those on their way home, North there’s The Junction serving delicious food and Three Johns specialising in pizza.

To the East there’s the iconic Bar Kick on Shoreditch High Street and the Bat & Ball where you can enjoy a day of sport, playing table tennis, beer/prosecco pong, pool, interactive darts, karaoke rooms, amazing pizzas and burgers as well as watching the game on big screens. There’s also The Old Ship pub and hotel, ideal for anyone looking for a weekend in London, located in the heart of Hackney.

In South London there’s the newly refurbished The Cyclist in Balham, The Rose in New Cross which has a massive beer garden and a 16 foot mega screen, The Railway in Putney which has a rooftop bar and The Wheatsheaf pub in Tooting.

And in West London there’s the Lord Wargrave, Paradise with exceptional food offering and the Whippet Inn.

UPB is a London pub, bar and restaurant operator founded by Malc Heap and Nick Pring and backed by Davidson Kempner and Global Mutual.

An Urban Pubs & Bars spokesperson said: “We have brilliant food and drink and this summer every pub has great screens and is geared up to be the best place to enjoy the Euros.”

Urban Pubs & Bars’ first site The Whippet in Kensal Rise opened in May 2014.

The group is a London focused business that has grown gradually over the last ten years to become a big success story.

The company’s sites are some of London’s best Pubs, the portfolio also includes city bars and a group of premium tapas bars. The business has grown to 42 sites with lots of openings planned for this year. The company recently opened The Red Setter taking over the former All Bar One in Northcote Road Battersea and has big plans to open up to ten sites across London this year.

In the last year, the business also successfully opened three other new sites including The Victory at Waterloo Station, The Railway in Putney and The Junction in Islington, with trading exceeding expectations.

The UP&B Group, includes flagship pubs Nest, Bishopsgate, The Wheatsheaf, Tooting and The Gatehouse, Highgate.

For full list please see below. Check the blog to see if a booking is needed or (for the central London venues) if they are open for England’s first game on a Sunday.


  • Exmouth Arms(Exmouth Market), The Ganton Arms (Soho), Fleets (St Pauls), Harrild & Sons (Farringdon), Juno Rooms (St Pauls), Nest (Bishopsgate), Punch Tavern (Fleet St), Singer Tavern (Moorgate), Slaughtered Lamb (Clerkewell).


  • The Fox at Crouch End, The Junction (Islington), Three Johns (Islington), The Horseshoe (Hampstead), The Gatehouse (Highgate) .


  • Bar Kick, Bat & Ball, Commercial Tavern, Crown & Castle, Duke of York, The Griffin, The Old Ship, Queen’s Head, Well & Bucket, Well Street Pizza and The White Lion.


  • The Cyclist (Balham), Fountain & Ink (Southwark), The Railway(Putney), The Red Setter (Battersea), The Rose(New Cross), The Victory Pub (Waterloo station) and The Wheatsheaf (Tooting).


  • Lord Wargrave (Edgware Rd), Paradise (Kensal Green) and The Whippet Inn (Kensal Rise).

Sam Allcock, a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of expertise in Food & Drink Editorial.

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