- Recently-refurbished The Duke of Somerset (Aldgate) has erected a screen in the beer garden, and drinks are super cheap. Plus, they’ve replaced the carpet so your feet won’t automatically stick to the floor.
- Slug & Lettuce (Fenchurch Street) is showing the championships, and cocktails are two-for-one until 10pm during the week.
- Balls Brothers (Mark Lane) – there’s a happy hour from 5-7pm.
- Number 1 Bar (Monument) – a sports bar, so what do you expect? Hoards of rowdy bankers, that’s what.
- The Flying Horse (Liverpool Street) is a traditional old man’s pub, with Sky Sports and ESPN.
- Bar Kick (Shoreditch) might be just out of the City, but there’s big screen aplenty plus several footballs tables to have a kick about on if England bite the dust (likely). There’s also a 3D screen in the basement that can be hired out.
- Minories (Tower Hill) is set underneath railway arches with big screens and cheap booze.
- Oyster Shed (Monument) has a large screen, a mezzanine level, upmarket pub grub and a river view. Not one for the hooligans.
- Anise (Devonshire Square) is showing the championships, offering guests private booths that seat up to 20. A big bonus: you’re guaranteed to both get a set and be able to actually see the screen.
- Have an upmarket football experience at The Folly (Monument), which one journalist described as ‘preferable to watching in crowded smelly City pub’.
- As well as Euro 2012 at The Loose Cannon (Cannon Street), the pub is offering jugs of Pimm’s for only a tenner.
- If you’re a Germany supporter, head to the Bavarian Beerhouse (Old Street) for a dark room full of football fans, Leiderhosen-ed waitresses and a Stein or five.
- Walkabout (Temple) is guaranteed to be rowdy for the next two weeks, with huge HD projection screens and 30 TV screens. The type of place you leave covered in somebody else’s lager.
- There are two huge screens at Broadgate Circle (Liverpool Street) – grab a space on the turf outside to warch. It’s BYOB, obviously, or there’s a Corney & Barrow above if you forget to visit the offy.
- Predictably, Devonshire Square has created a lounge area under its canopy, with a huge screen and two bars (Anise and Devonshire Terrace) within easy reach for that all-important pint.