Whilst the Rugby World Cup might have been a blow for us Brits, The Six Nations championship has quickly rolled around giving rise to the return of rugby fever. Head to one of these London hot-spots for your essential match day screenings…
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The Phoenix, Victoria
A traditional British gastro pub located in the heart of Victoria, The Phoenix will be showing all of the Six Nations games on its two extensive screens, providing guests with a free round of Guinness – the championship headline sponsor – when dining throughout the match with a group of four or more.
14 Palace St, Westminster, London SW1E 5JA, thephoenixinvictoria.co.uk
Dickie’s Bar, Mayfair
Within Corrigan’s Mayfair lies Dickie’s Bar, a hunting lodge-style establishment complete with plush velvet and mahogany leather furnishings, Angus Fairhurst and Jim Lambie artwork (to name but a few), and a delicious range of playful cocktails, from the ‘Convent School Choir Girl’ to the ‘Educated Booth’. Head there to catch the games, then take your post-match analysis to the award-winning Corrigan’s restaurant.
Pop Brixton, Brixton
Head to the Green House at Pop Brixton to watch the headline games screened from the venue’s main courtyard and tuck into a feast of local beer and delicious street-food from the likes of Halo Burger, Share A Slice and Baba G’s.
This legendary London seafood bar isn’t just capable of serving up exquisite oysters and grills; Bentley’s will also be offering guests a spectacular spot to indulge in the Six Nations. Delight in delicious fish and chips whilst watching the games on the restaurant’s cosy heated terrace.
11-15 Swallow St, Mayfair, London W1B 4DG, bentleys.org
Daffodil Mulligan, Shoreditch
Promising a lively atmosphere and scrumptious bar snacks, Richard Corrigan’s Daffodil Mulligan’s saloon bar will be open for guests to enjoy the games in style, delighting in the oyster bar, craft beers and a range of ‘Old World’ wines.
70-74 City Rd, London EC1Y 2BJ, daffodilmulligan.com
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Brigadiers, Bloomberg Arcade
This Indian-inspired barbecue, whiskey and sports bar will be serving up a special match day menu throughout the championship season; a flavoursome fusion of eastern and British dishes such as tandoori rump steak and a Brigadiers chicken pot pie. There will even be a free-flowing ‘Guinness butler service’, match day martinis and the chance to meet some rugby legends, including former Rugby Union player Ed Jackson. Be sure to get a picture with the sportsman next to the official Six Nations trophy.
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR; brigadierslondon.com
Head to Islington’s charming Irish bar, Homeboy where owners Aaron Wall and Ciaran Smith will be showing all Six Nations matches in the cosy venue’s ‘secret’ speakeasy at the back of the bar, as well as on a large screen in the main section. Delight in delicious Irish stew, tayto crisp sandwiches and cheese toasties, washed down with a pint (or two) of Guinness.
108 Essex Rd, Islington, London N1 8LX; homeboybar.com
The Hunter’s Moon, South Kensington
Head to South Kensington’s latest drinks and dining spot for match day screenings accompanied by tasty bar snacks – from scotch eggs to sausage rolls and steak tartare – ‘DIY’ Bloody Marys and ‘Hunter’s Moon Best Bitter’, a draught unique to the bar. Four-legged fans are also welcome!
86 Fulham Rd, South Kensington, London SW3 6HR, huntersmoonlondon.co.uk
Flat Iron Square, Southwark
For a stadium-style atmosphere, it has to be Flat Iron Square. The London Bridge market will be screening all matches throughout the Championship, even hosting a six-week
Six Nations-themed quiz. What’s more, there will also be a vintage games night, live podcasts from Rugby Pod and Flats & Shanks and appearances from rugby royalty. 53b Southwark St, London SE1 1RU, flatironsquare.co.uk
No 35 Mackenzie Walk, Canary Wharf
Renowned for their collection of charming neighbourhood bars,
Darwin & Wallace will be screening all Six Nations matches at each of their sophisticated London venues. If you’re struggling to decipher which to visit, we recommend Canary Wharf gem No 35 Mackenzie Walk where you’ll receive a complimentary glass of wine when you add ‘RUGBYAT35’ to the special requests box when booking. 29-35 Mackenzie Walk, Canary Wharf, London E14 4PH, no35mackenziewalk.co.uk start the slideshow