Covent Garden is the proud home of the official 2015 Rugby World Cup Store and with kick off this Friday, anticipation at TB_HQ is reaching fever ‘pitch’ (sorry!).
With Rugby mania sure to grip the nation over the coming weeks, we thought we’d run down the best spots in the West End to catch the action:
The LTM’s Cubic Theatre will be available for exclusive hire during the World Cup where you can watch the game from the comfort of your very own tube seat! With an HD projector, 121 guest capacity and caterers Searcy’s providing pre-match food, drinks, finger food menus, half-time drinks, nibbles and a cash bar, it may turn out to be quite a party place. Packages from £61 per person.
Rugby players like steak, so what better place to embrace the action than in front of Sophie’s big screen with a Ribeye and cold beer. They’ll be taking bookings to eat, drink & watch all the games in their comfortable surroundings, it’s always a buzzy place to there’s sure to be plenty of atmosphere. Book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For something a little more swish, the Covent Garden Hotel’s state-of-the-art screening room can be booked for up to 47 people and includes the use of a private reception room where a selection of drinks and bar snacks will be served. 20 guest minimum, from £65 per person.
Another hotel, another five-star hotel offering. One Aldwych’s World Cup package is available in three of its private theatre rooms featuring plasma screens, a welcome drink, three-course meal or canapés & nibbles and half a bottle of house wine per person. 15 – 30 people from £85 per person.
Fullers and Rugby have always had a rather special bond, so they take their punters rugby needs seriously. Why not settle in front of the screens at their Covent Garden pub The Round House whilst enjoying their London ales and soaking up an atmosphere that’ll be almost as good as being at the game itself.
If you’re looking for atmosphere, this pub has it in spades. The Lamb & Flag is just about as perfect a pub as you’ll find in the West End, history hangs in the air and there’s rugby on the screens both upstairs and down with the permanently crowded pavement out front ideal for a post-match debrief.
It’ll be busy so the atmosphere is guaranteed (and especially so for the Ireland games!), this Covent Garden ale emporium is a firm favourite with the after work crowd and tourists alike and will be showing all game on screens dotted around its cavernous multi-storey interior.
For a full list of all the fixtures click here