London loves its sports and here's no doubt it also loves its bars. At Hire Space, we love any venue that combines the two. By James Roche
If there's anything I love more than sport, it's watching sport with a Guinness in hand. Not only is The Alexandra one of the best places to grab a pint of the black stuff, but it is the undisputed home of Gaelic Sports in South London.
Boasting two large HD projector screens, a 60 inch and four 48 inch LCD HD TVs, it's no surprise to see this venue packed to capacity whenever an international sports match is on. Slainte!
Rileys Sports Bar, Victoria
Whenever I am at a bar playing pool and the rugby is on, I always feel a close bond to the players slugging it out on the pitch. We're kindred spirits, really - both engaged in the middle of an intense sporting battle; both striving for athletic perfection, looking to find "the zone" ... our definition of a "six pack" may differ, but it's that combination of playing and watching sport that makes Rileys Sports Bar so special.
Grab a pint, tuck into some quality grub and head over to the darts zone. More of an Ronnie O'Sullivan fan? Line up a game on one of Rileys top-of-the-line snooker and pool tables. Hear every crunching tackle of the action with Rileys surround-sound big screen system. Want to make a real day of it? Why not hire out the whole amazing venue for your next event?
The Club Room at Beaufort House Chelsea
The worst part about working a 9-5 job is missing out on key day-time sporting events like the cricket. You know it, I know it and hopefully, if your boss knows it, your next lunchtime meeting or conference will be held within the most exclusive sports bar there is - The Club Room at Beaufort House Chelsea.
OK, so this phenomenal events space is not exactly marketed as a sports bar but who says we can't mix business with pleasure? In fact, there's nothing stopping you from making your next event purely about pleasure - just hire this exclusive space and let the Beaufort House team treat you to a fantastic day (or night) of delicious cocktails, tasty treats and heavenly entertainment.
From large scale venues to more intimate spaces, there's no doubt that we have some truly magnificent sports bars at our disposal. Can't get enough of places to watch sports, have a look at our top five venues to screen the World Cup.