Where to watch the World Cup 2014 in Canary Wharf and beyond

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Football is coming to a pub near you this summer and we've put together a guide for the best places to watch the action.

The event kicks off on June 12 with Brazil v Croatia before the curtain comes down on the South American spectacular after the final on July 13.

And good luck to all those feigning illness or injury to escape from work for the early kick off (particularly for England v Costa Rica at 5pm on Tuesday, June 24!).

Canary Wharf

28 West

The new kid on the block is bringing football to its Thames-side venue at Canary Riverside.

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Only open a few weeks, it's celebrating with plenty of World Cup offers, including beer buckets and discount canape buffets. Check the site.

28-west.co.uk

Cat and Canary

A staple for sports viewing in Canary Wharf. Catch the action from Brazil as well as the England v Sri Lanka test series for those with a healthy addiction to ball games.

Based at Fisherman's Walk.

catandcanary.co.uk

Via

The bar in West India Quay has six plasma TVs and a big screen for you to enjoy the action from across five areas of the pub.

There's also options to book tables, areas or the whole venue, catering for up to 600 people.

viabars.co.uk

Amerigo Vespucci

For a distinctly Latin feel to the World Cup then head to Amerigo Vespucci's terrace area.

The venue at Cabot Square overlooks Millwall Dock and has two large screens and parties of 10 or more get complimentary antipasto freddo and a complimentary antipasto caldo.

amerigovespucci.co.uk

Henry's Cafe Bar

Next door to Via, Henry's Cafe Bar offers another spot on West India Quay to watch the action.

It has four plasma TVs and a big screen and areas are available for booking.

henryscafebar.co.uk

Pearson Room

The restaurant/bar overlooking Canada Square Park has a special World Cup deal of a Bubbledogs hot dog and a Becks beer for £9.50 during matches.

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Connected to the Reebok Sports Club, the venue is the sophisticated place to watch the action.

thepearsonroom.co.uk

Also in Canary Wharf:
Davy's Wine Bar
Marriott West India Quay
Slug and Lettuce
Sri Nam

Greenwich

Indigo2

For a one-off night of World Cup screening excitement, head to The O2.

The main venue's little brother is offering tickets starting at £10 to watch England v Italy on its massive screen on June 14. Includes pre-match entertainment.

theindigo2.co.uk

Brooklyn Bowl

Fellow venue at The O2, Brooklyn Bowl will also be screening all of the World Cup matches.

So head down there if you want some 10-pin bowling with your football.

brooklynbowl.com

Also showing matches at The O2:
Gaucho
Slug and Lettuce
Water Margin

Southwark

Orange Bull Bar

The bustling sports bar in Rotherhithe is a hot place to catch World Cup fever this summer.

Check the website for special offers.

theorangebull.co.uk

Stratford

Cafe Football

What better place to watch the tournament than at Cafe Football - themed around the beautiful game.

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Eat dishes such as starting eleven platter while catching up with the matches on the multiple screens.

cafe-football.com

Royal Docks

Fox@Excel

The bar next to the Excel Centre has screens galore showing World Cup clashes.

Right next to Custom House DLR.

foxbars.com