Okay. The World Cup is on! And, save a vacation in Brasil, every sporty London is as excellent a place to experience the footie action as anywhere. It's also a city that likes to take the spirit of these global games and shake things up a bit, throwing in some of its own unique style. Have a look at this list of some of the more interesting ways Londoners are celebrating the World Cup.
Boteco Brasil Soho
123 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EW
The closest London Underground station is at Tottenham Court Road.
In association with Crane.tv, the Anglo-Brazilian Society, the Embassy of Brazil, The Department and The Gallery Soho, Boteco Brasil Soho the “official Brazilian World Cup experience” in London with large screen TV for live broadcasts of matches, lots of great food ingeniously presented by culinary designer Simone Mattar, an ace cocktail bar, and plenty more Brazilian and World Cup related treats and activities. More at botecobrasilsoho.com.
The Vaults World Cup Carnival
Leake Street, SE1 7NN
The closest London Underground station is at Waterloo.
“An enormous five metre wide screen, Crisp HD projection, a giant sound system, no queuing for a drink, and massive party every night” plus ping pong, table football and more … all in a cavernous location deep beneath Waterloo Station. Details at the-vaults.org.
When Food Meets Football at Harvey Nichols
109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
The closest London Underground station is at Knightsbridge.
Famed luxury department store Harvey Nichols has transformed its Fifth Floor Foodmarket into a haven for foodie fans of soccer with “a calendar of daily tasting events and exciting product launches” screenings of the 5 p.m. matches at the Fifth Floor Bar and new list of Brazilian Batidas-style cocktails. Find out more at harveynichols.com.
Far Rockaway's World Cup Pizza All Stars
97-113 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS
The closest London Underground station is at Old Street. Shoreditch Overground station is nearby as well.
New York inspired Far Rockaway pizzeria and bar in Shoreditch has come up with a World Cup Pizza All Stars menu available throughout the tournament that's “perfect to accompany the nine HD screens showing every World Cup game this summer.” Go to farrockaway.co.uk for details.
Portraits: The Homeless World Cup by Anthony Epes
Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EW
The closest London Underground station is at Liverpool Street.
In 2012 and 2013 photographer Anthony Epes traveled to photograph the players of The Homeless World Cup in Mexico City and Poznan. Every year 72 teams of men and women from all over the world compete in this tournament - with the aim to transform their lives. His portraits from these games are now on view in London. Originally exhibited in early June at Downstairs at Mother gallery, the photos can now be view until the 22nd of June at Old Spitalfields Market as part of the East End Film Festival. Find out more at anthonyepes.com/homelessworldcup.
Get new posts delivered by email:
Top Travel Deals on RSS
Follow Scotland's Historic Malt Whisky TrailComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0
The world famous and one of a kind Malt Whisky Trail in Scotland passes through seven Speyside working distilleries, as well as a historic distillery and Britain's only cooperage. Though hardly inclusive of the numerous distilleries in the Speyside area, the trailserves as an excellent spine through the region. Indeed, any visit to all of the venues along this stretch of green Scottish countryside would result in plenty of knowledge about a Scottish and a wealth of memories....read more
Spotlight on Spain: FlamencoComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
One of my most memorable evenings in another country was the one I spent in a flamenco club in Granada. Everything about the performance captivated me, from the intricate guitar melodies to the expressive vocalizations to the precise hand movements and declarative stomps of the dancers. Flamenco is an extremely rich and captivating part of Spanish culture....read more
Stay, See, Savor: 24 Hours in AustinComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
A dynamic and eclectic city that is steeped in history, Austin is one of the true gems of Texas. You’ll definitely want to spend more than twenty-four hours here, but if that’s all you’ve got, here are my suggestions for where to stay, what to see, and what to savor....read more
5 Big Exhibitions in London NowComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0
This week sees the annual Frieze Art Fair descend upon London. With it comes a scope of art related activities and satellite events across town with some of London's best known galleries taking advantage of this time of heightened buzz to put on their biggest shows of the year. Here's a list of five of the biggest exhibitions around town that are on now and well worth checking out....read more
4 Travel Lessons Learned From Christopher Columbus’ MistakesComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Before you set sail on your own travels of discovery, be sure to keep these travel lessons in mind, all learned from the mistakes of Columbus. He might have sailed the ocean blue, but he didn’t always go about travel in the best of ways....read more
California: CST #2090295-40, Nevada: SOT #2007-0081, Iowa: SOT #883, Washington: SOT #6027859380010001
Some of the content posted herein are the views and opinions of the individual blogger's and do not represent the views and opinions of OneTravel. It may be the case that OneTravel is partnering with a particular travel supplier mentioned in a blog post, however, all views and opinions expressed herein by parties other then OneTravel are by the respective bloggers.
© 2014 W K Travel, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material appearing on this website is owned by W K Travel, Inc. Persons accessing this website are authorized to view and print material from this website for information purposes only. Any other use of this material is restricted to non-commercial purposes and must include this copyright notice.
W K Travel Inc. owns the following Trademarks and Servicemarks appearing on this website:
OneTravel, OneTravel.com, and 1Travel. Trademarks and servicemarks for all other products and services appearing on this website are the trademarks and servicemarks of their respective owners.