Haven’t got a ticket to this year’s Grand National but still want to spend your race-day in style? You’ve come to the right place.
Place your bets, head down to one of these London pubs, grab yourself a beverage and thank us later…
The Best Places to Watch The Grand National in London
Spend your day cheering for your favourite horse inside the oldest public house and kitchen in Mayfair. Offering a truly British experience (not just of the horse racing), the pub sources all of its ingredients from the best of the UK’s independent food and drink producers and prides itself on its field to bottle to table ethics. Cheers to that!
Pray for the sunshine to make an appearance this weekend as The Avalon have screens in their luscious courtyard to watch the big games on. Fancy a more private rendezvous? Hire out their Blue Room for you and your friends as its 100″ screen, surround sound and table seating for 22 people is a perfect alternative to squeezing everyone into your living room.
Possibly the classiest sports bar in London, Greenwood screens all types of major competitive sporting events. From two mega screens and a projector, have your pick of where to set up tent to watch this weekend’s racing. We recommend upstairs where the true sports fans congregate. They also do bottomless brunch on the weekends for the perfect accompaniment to jeers and cheers.
Known as London’s racing pub, where else would you want to have a few beverages and get a little competitive for your favourite horse to win this weekend? With 5 screens to choose from including one outside, you’ll be spoilt for choice – let’s just hope the weather plays game! The pub is always full of racing enthusiasts and sometimes even a high-profile face, so you may get lucky if you strain your ear subtly enough…
Spend your race day with a drink in hand at The Regent’s hidden terrace in Balham. For all those who experience extreme hanger from losing, fear not as the restaurant offers an all-day brunch menu to help get your spirits back up. The reclaimed oak tables and comfy booth seating inside are calling your name, as are the three giant screens and projectors… Even dogs are allowed to come along and enjoy the atmosphere!
This buzzing hotspot is the place to be for those who enjoy horse racing with a side of (20% off) prosecco. Join The Lighthouse’s sweepstake to be in with the chance of winning £80. Dust off your favourite race day hat as a free bottle of bubbles goes to the best one!