London Bars That Don't Show Sports

Sick of trying to hear your mates over the clamour of football? Ready for a Sunday roast without the distraction of the rugby? We're rounding up our favourite bars in London that don't show live sports, from quirky cocktail spots and plush eateries to cosy pubs without a screen in sight. Read on to find out where you can head if you're hoping to flee the fanzone.

The Fire Stables

725 user reviews 4

Looking for bars in Wimbledon that don't show live sports? The Fire Stables is a chic pub and restaurant that's as perfect for a few pints as it is for more formal dinners. On warmer days you can even grab a seat by the open front windows to watch the world go by.

The Alexander Hay

107 user reviews 4

A casual pub in London Bridge, The Alexander Hay is a screen-free space that's perfect for post-office drinks and weekend pints. Just a stone's throw from the station, the Hays Galleria bar also fronts a fabulous outdoor area where you can enjoy alfresco beers and few rounds of pétanque.

Hiding in plain sight just a 15-minute walk from the Emirates Stadium, The Hen & Chickens is a great bar in London that doesn't show sports. While you might see Arsenal fans sinking some pre-match pints, the rest of the time? It's a fantastic place for chilled drinks and discovering new writing in the upstairs theatre.

Kona Kai

159 user reviews 5

Happy Hour ( Sunday to Thursday 4pm -8pm, Friday - Saturday 4pm-6pm. *NOT AVAILABLE ON MATCH DAYS). 2 cocktails £12, Bottle of Prosecco £20, Bottle of House Wine £13.5.

A Polynesian-inspired outpost on the Chelsea border, Kona Kai is one of the best bars in Fulham not showing sports. The tiki interiors offer an oasis of fun away from the football, and there are ample refreshments in the form of tasty food and tropical cocktails.

Old Bank

22 user reviews 4

Following a very swish refurb, this Battersea pub offers a slice of coolness and calm in the heart of South West London. With a gorgeous, high-ceilinged dining area, cosy banquettes and delicious food, you're in for a treat whether you're stopping by for a few drinks or a full meal.