Have you caught the football fever yet? We get it, we do, not everyone is a fan of the sport,
but even if you think it’s the silliest sport ever invented, it is hard to stay immune when the
World Cup is on. You might be a die-hard fan, but your budget doesn’t quite stretch to a quick
jaunt to Russia to follow the action live, or you might just have the case of FOMO. There are
plenty of places in South London where you can grab a pint, a bite to eat and join fellow
football fans to cheer on the England team (or any team of your preference for that matter).
Flat Iron Square
Watch the action live on a massive outdoor screen in the garden of Flat Iron Square.
Launched in 2016 and covering 40.000 ft, Flat Iron Square is the first stop on the London’s
Low Line and a foodie haven. It is home to an array of street food trucks and vendors, inviting
restaurants, and eclectic bars. Soak in the atmosphere and sample the food right in the heart of
London. No need to book or reserve in advance, tables are on first come first serve basis.
Once a disused plot of land, Pop Brixton is nowadays a thriving community initiative that
supports independent businesses from Brixton and Lambeth. Home to over 55 local
businesses including restaurants, retailers, street food vendors, digital start-ups, social
enterprises, and a farm (yes, a farm!), Pop Brixton is definitely not your local pub. Grab a
beer and some grub, get comfy and watch the matches on one of the two big screens. Again,
no need to book in advance or purchase a ticket, tables are on first come first serve basis.
In movies, shipping containers are where the action happens. The same holds true for
BOXPARK Croydon, where you can go for the food and stay to watch the game. 80 shipping
containers are home to a vibrant and thriving foodie scene right in the heart of Croydon. With
the primary focus on food and dining experience, you can take your pick – from hearty fish
and chips and pies to succulent ribs and tender burgers. You can book a ticket to ensure
priority entry up to an hour before the kick-off, however, on the day of the game, the doors
will be open to everyone.