It’s time for the final London game of the season, as the Denver Broncos visit the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in England.
Who wins the big game? Will Russell play? What to do in the city?
We can answer that in our Broncos Jags London edition!
Visitors take note, this game is at a different stadium!
While the first two games were hosted at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in northeast London, this game will be held at Wembley Stadium in northwest London.
If you go to the wrong stadium, it’s going to take you a wee bit to switch back.
Built in 2007, Wembley is the unofficial home of England’s football, and has hosted numerous NFL games before.
Anyone who visited Wembley for NFL games from 2007-2011 were possibly horrified at how nothing to do there was around the area.
Once the game was over, you got the heck out, and never partied prior to the game.
Boy has that changed! Around the stadium is now a Chi-Pah-Town of possibility, with numerous chains and pubs to entertain you and keep you safe before the game.
There are now lots of safe hotels around as well, which means you aren’t staying in a bedsit with some people who don’t speak the language.
Unlike Tottenham stadium, there is plenty to do around Wembley, and you will have options to look at after the game.
Do remember, London shuts early, so many of these pubs will close by 11.
Stadium Sports Bar near Wembley is very close and advertises that its open late. You will have to ask if they have Redzone, but if they show Skysports, they will have it.
You can find them here.
Mirage Sports Bar is also local and seems basic enough to be a place to occupy sporting bodies, and has reasonable drinks deals. You can find them here.
London games usually bring two things.
One the scores are generally low as teams adjust to a new pitch, country, and fans of assorted jerseys, affiliations and newness.
Two, someone will get fired after this game. (probably Hackett)
Jacksonville are three point faves in this one, boasting a better offence than the Broncos.
Denver has a solid D that will give the Jags some frustrations, but look to Etienne Jr to have a booming day running the ball.
We think that the Jags will win by a bit to cover the spread in a low scoring affair.
After the Game
London has a lot to offer, unfortunately not late at night, and especially on a Sunday.
That being said there are a few cool areas you might want to check out.
One of the few ares that will be open til the wee hours, there are a scant few places that might even put on NFL games if you ask nicely. (note they will need to have a Sky Sports sticker in their window to show Redzone).
Roadtrip near Old Street is a good old fashioned rock n roll bar that is not only open late on a Sunday, but they show LOTS of NFL. They have TVs indoor and out.
Food is a bit iffy, but loads of nibbles street side if you want to pop out.
Find them here.
Brewdog Shoreditch will definitely NOT show any NFL as they have no TVs. They do however have a great selection of beers, plenty of space, and are open til midnight.
Great place to meet up after the game to get the gang together.
The Owl and the Pussycat is a fun pub in the hood to snag some beers and hit the garden. It’s open til 11pm on Sundays.
The Sports Bar & Grill was our original location for NFL after party fun. It’s located right in the train station, so it’s a quick blast back from the stadium into the city.
It gets very packed, so you will want to reserve a table. They will have the Sky NFL games plus Redzone.
The food is both lack and luster, so keep that in mind before ordering huge.
The King Sports Bar inside the Empire Casino is right in the filth of Leicester Square.
Americans expecting a Vegas size casino will want to tamper their expectations, as both it and the sports bar are quite modest in size.
That being said, this bustling area of London will most certainly be packed even before you decide to head there.
Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus have become less safe in recent years, so please be wary, travel in groups and avoid the side streets.
Enjoy the game, have fun and stay safe and rock on Broncos Jags London!