If you haven’t managed to nab one of the coveted Boxpark Croydon tickets that went on sale ahead of Sunday’s game or you just don’t fancy getting absolutely soaked in beer, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Euros action.
If you’re a Croydon local or you fancy a trip to the South London town this weekend, there are plenty of atmospheric pubs and bars showing the England-Italy match on Sunday.
We’ve rounded up the best spots in Croydon – popular with both locals and visitors – to catch Sunday’s game. And none of them are Boxpark!
Located right by West Croydon rail station on London Road, Matthew’s Yard has gotten a name for itself during the Euros as one of the best spots in Croydon to watch the football.
While they had to turn some people away on Wednesday night for the semi-final, supporters gathered outside to watch the bar’s big screen from the streets as England beat Denmark.
The atmosphere at this new spot is bound to be just as lively on Sunday evening and tickets went on sale to watch the game there yesterday.
The Tree House
As well as serving one of the best Sunday roasts in London, The Tree House is also a good spot to watch the football.
Located in South End, it’s a well-known sports bar and had plenty of screens to show Sunday’s match, as well as delicious food.
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If the weather allows, this pub also boasts a huge beer garden perfect for soaking up the sun – if it ever decides to come out again in London!
Found in the heart of East Croydon on Shirley Road, the Cricketers has had some excellent reviews on TripAdvisor recently with people commending the ‘amazing’ service.
The pub is family and dog friendly, and its website says it offers “all the latest sporting action on the big screen”.
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle Ale and Pie House is a Fuller’s pub that’s guaranteed to bring the atmosphere on Sunday night’s game.
They are showing the final on the big screen, so you can sit back and soak in the atmosphere while tucking into one of their delicious Sunday Roasts or sumptuous pies.
The Elm Tree
If you’re looking for a warm and friendly spot for Sunday’s game, this traditional Irish family pub is just the place you are looking for.
In the heart of Beckenham, it’s described as a ‘spacious venue’ offering big indoor screens and lots of seating.
There’s an outdoor seating area and a beer garden that’s covered if it happens to rain on the night, along with outdoor HD screens.
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