What a week it was in the NFL, as London once again hosted a game at Tottenham Stadium.
The Falcons flew supreme in this match, over powering the struggling New York Jets in a tight affair in North London.
Afterwards, we hosted 3 parties across the city for hundred of NFL fans around the world!
What an epic night!
Ready to do it all again?
It’s the battle of Florida in North London, as the Miami Dolphins take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at White Hart Lane on Sunday October 17th.
You ready to do this all again?
To help you figure out what to do, what’s on, and where to do on your trip to London this week, we’re here to help you out with all the advice that you need, in our London to do (Oct 14-17) tip sheet.
And of course, once again we hope to see you this Sunday at either the Sports Bar and Grill Clapham, Old Street or the Princess Alexandra in Crouch End.
Getting to the Stadium
After talking to loads of people last week, it became evident that there are some better ways to get to the stadium that others.
Getting close’ish, then taking a bus seems to have worked well for many people.
Seven Sisters tube can get nutty, so consider the overground (White Hart Lane) or even walking from the Wood Green area, which has ample parking on Sundays.
Welcome to London! Are you drunk yet/
Lockdown has changed the working habits of many Londoners, with Thursday being the
optimal day to ‘work from the office’ as they can socialise, hit the bars, and get Friday to sleep in a bit.
With that in mind, hit some of the lovely bars in areas like Old Street, Kings Cross, Angel, Hoxton and Shoreditch.
Get your art on by hitting the Frieze London, a chance to catch art and artists you might never had heard of.
A great way to ease your way by hitting a gallery and satisfying your eyes.
Noche Tardiva at Amazonico
Hit the jungle with some great drum and bass, jungle music, and Amazonian cocktails until the wee hours. Dance the night away in central London to rocking beats, and more in this forest themed bar.
Downstairs at the Kingshead Comedy
One of the oldest running comedy nights in the WORLD, this new act night is one of the hottest tickets in town, with big telly stars popping in to do guest sets.
Located in leafy Crouch End, this comedy club hosts shows all weekend.
Missing a taste of America? We have Wendy’s!
They are slowly opening up across the UK, but if you are looking for a quick fix, head to Stratford, in London’s east end.
Grab a bacon double cheeseburger and wash it down with a frosty as you get your America on!
Here is the address:
52 Broadway, London E15 1XE
BackYard Comedy Club
East is the beast when it comes to live entertainment in the capital, and this comedy club is one to check out!
Head to the hip Bethnal Green hood for a weekend of great comedy shows at the Backyard Comedy club. You never know who might pop in.
Booking ahead is recommended as tickets sell out quickly.
If you’re lucky enough to have scored tickets to this show, good on you!
While many people across the pond are trying to cancel Dave, many in the UK simply just want a chance to see him.
This tour was originally rescheduled from the COVID days.
The Premier League is back, which means that the pubs will be packed with punters looking to catch up on some footie.
If you find yourself in London and you’re looking to catch a game, there are two London derby’s on to look at.
Watford will be playing host to Liverpool Sat Oct 16th at 12:30pm. Watford is in the north west of the city, & can easily be accessed by the TFL.
Brentford celebrates their promotion to the PL by hosting Chelsea this weekend, in what looms as a ‘Ted Lasso’ type match of epic proportions.
If you’re looking to watch college football in the UK, be aware that nobody really cares about it here.
A pub will never switch off a footie game to watch American college kids, so it’s good to find a location that shows this type of stuff.
The Sports Bar and Grill Clapham and Old Street will show the games that air on BT Sport/ ESPN.
They will be showing Kentucky vs Georgia on Saturday at 5pm, so that should keep you busy for a few hours.
Bloomsbury is a weird area of London that has a high density of businesses and residents, giving it a very unique vibe, and worth a walk around.
The Bloomsbury Festival will be blasting lights, and action all weekend as you can explore the area, as well as hit some of the green restaurants in the area.
Check it out here.
Remember that the game kicks off at 2:30pm GMT (9:30am EST), so make sure that you plan your journey there accordingly.
Sunday’s are notoriously slow in the UK for travel (replacement buses everywhere), so give yourself a bit more time to get around.
Double check your route using CityMapper so that you know exactly what your options are for getting to and from the game.
Looking to soak up the beer in advance by filling up?
Head to the Sports Bar and Grill Old Street, Clapham or the Princess Alexandra in Crouch End for breakfast, or beers prior to kick off.
The forecast for Sunday is calling for rain, so make sure that you bring an easy jacket/ jumper to throw on, as bringing umbrellas is a pain in the butt.
All 3 pubs will be showing the NFL game between the Dolphins and Jaguars, but book ahead if you want to make sure that you get a seat.
The Princess Alexandra is a direct bus ride to the stadium, and there is plenty of parking in Crouch End around Priory Park if you’re looking for a direct route/ option to the game.
Miami Dolphins vs Jacksonville Jaguars at Tottenham Stadium at 2:30pm GMT, so give yourself a bit of time to get to the stadium and go through the security protocols.
Check ahead with the stadium to make sure that you don’t bring TOO MUCH.
The forecast for Sunday October 17th is mostly cloudy, with a 40% chance of rain, and a high of 17c (64F).
London is NOT a late night city, so make sure you plan ahead if you want to avoid going from closed door to closed door in shady parts of London you don’t know.
Sports Bar Clapham
South London will be full tilt with action, as the SB&G Clapham will host south London’s most epic after party.
With ALL of the NFL games on plus Redzone, the bar will be open late to make sure that you and yours can watch all of the NFL games.
Loads of TVs, cold beer and hot wings will make this your best Sunday Funday option south of the Thames.
Sports Bar Old Street
The OG of sports bars, this Old Street location will be open until 4am Monday, so that you can get your NFL on for the big game.
With over 50+ TVs and room for 300 people, this bar will get packed quickly, so make sure you book ahead first.
We will be accepting people on the door, although there will be a cover charge and seating isn’t guaranteed.
The pub has a late license until 4am, so you can stay for as long as your coherent, and be back in bed late if you want to avoid the rush.
Book here now!
Jump on the W3 bus near the pub, and you’re dropped off directly in front of White Hart Lane.
An easy 15 minute journey will see you avoiding the direct traffic and at the stadium every 10 minutes.
To get out of the stadium, just grab another W3 bus just across the road, and you’re back at the pub in time for the 6pm kickoffs.
Areas to Avoid
After hearing the horror stories from fans from week 1, we can only caution you about going to Leicester Square at night.
Many fans want to crush down there after the games, only to find that the area is dead, and the only places that are open are packed and crazy expensive.
Did you book a hotel near Wembley instead of Tottenham? It’s a lot better than it use to be!
Not much going on unless you’re a student or work around the stadium.
Luckily you are now closer to central London than you were a few years ago.
10 years ago, venturing outside to the side streets of Wembley would be lunacy.
Today the stadium is safely surrounded by a skyline of condos, busy franchises, and a bustling new community.
Tottenham is Wembley 10 years ago.
The area is still very rough on the surrounding streets, and gentrification has yet to take hold , allowing Tottenham to maintain a tough, local vibe.
White Hart Lane is a notoriously rough area, and even less desirable at night.
Get to the game and get out while the sun is still out, the Spurs vampires await.
That’s it for this write up of what to do in London, have fun, enjoy the game and stay safe.
See you Sunday at one of our NFL in London events!