Five of the Best: Places to Watch the World Cup

Where will you be cheering on your favourites?

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By Will Cracknell

Sushi Samba

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Possibly the most scenic place to cheer on your team, with green astro turf on the 38th floor terrace, Brazilian cocktails a-go-go and an excitable, Carioca-style atmosphere. As you would expect from a half-Brazilian concept, they are totally geared up for the World Cup with match schedules on the website and a massive screen.

Sushisamba Mundial, June 12 – July 13

Floors 38 & 39, 110 Bishopsgate | +44 203 640 7330, London,EC2N 4AY, http://sushisamba.com/explore/events/world-cup

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Tickets: Not required

Nearest station: Liverpool Street

Fat Ronaldo's

Under the arches in the heart of Shoreditch, this may be little steamy on hot nights, but what Fat Ronaldo’s lacks in space/ daylight they make up for in enthusiasm - think palm trees, cool cocktails from the Drinksmith team, and Andy Bird of Love Fever (co-founder of Happiness Forgets) supplying the samba-style sound track. Watch on three giant HD screens in both arches, with surround sound, and plenty of Latino fun between matches.

347 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LP, 020 7293 0155

Tickets: priced at £10, £24.95 or £34.95 from - http://fat-ronaldos.designmynight.com - or email: bookings@fatronaldos.com

Opening Times: 4pm-2am

Nearest station: Old Street

Gabbi’s Head

Quite the most glamorous place to watch the games, Benefit have kitted out tan entire boozer as a pub/ pampering station – with free make-up sessions and even tanning in between matches.

Gabbi’s Head (aka Prince of Wales), 150-151 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5TD,

44 20 7836 5183, http://blog.benefitcosmetics.co.uk/2014/06/09/the-world-cup-bene-pub/

Opening times 12pm – midnight daily. Free entry

The Vaults

For a more club-y place to enjoy the beautiful game, head down to The World Cup Carnival at The Vaults with its four screens ( including a specially installed five metre wide one ), djs, and fun and food themed on the team of the day.

With drinks for as little as £2, it’s a cheap place to cheer on your favourites, and dress in Brazilian colours and you’ll get a cut-price caiprinha.

The Vaults, Leake Street. Waterloo. SE1 7NN, 020 7401 9603, the-vaults.org

Tickets: £6 super early bird, £8 early bird, £12 *first drink free! £20 for VIP private viewing balcony for 20 ppl

Opening Times: 1 hour before kick off, until late

Nearest stations: Waterloo & Lambeth North

Boteco Brasil

Boteco Brasil is the full Brazilian package with art, music and film on show when you're not watching the footie. Expect super-sized HD screens and plenty of Brazilian foodie treats.

The Gallery Soho, 125 Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 0EW, botecobrasilsoho.com

Tickets: £40/£60

Opening Times: 12pm-2pm & 4pm-1am

Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road

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