We are but hours away from World Cup 2014 kicking off in Brazil, as the home nation takes on Croatia in the tournament's first game.

Kick off is 9pm, so if you still haven't decided where to watch your team this month, we've picked a few choice venues from around the borough.


Richmond and Twickenham Times:

Las Iguanas, The Malthouse, 25-29 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1LL

Can't make it all the way to Brazil? Then head to Las Iguanas and enjoy the World Cup amid an authentic South American atmosphere, while enjoying all the flavours of the continent.

The Spring Grove, 13 Bloomfield Road, Kingston, KT1 2SF (pictured above) 

Tucked away behind Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus, the student-friendly Spring Grove offers home-cooked food and award-winning ales, with a great beer garden to boot.

The Albert, 57 Kingston Hill, Norbiton KT2 7PX

Hugely popular Victorian public house close to the entrance to Richmond Park, The Albert will be offering a special football-themed food menu during England's game against Italy on Saturday.

O'Neill's, 3 Eden Street, Kingston, KT1 1BQ

The Emerald Isle sadly didn't qualify for Brazil, but you can still expect a carnival vibe at this Irish-themed town centre pub.

Slug and Lettuce, 22-28 High Street, Unit 6 Charter Quay, Kingston KT1 1 HL

Watch the World Cup while overlooking Kingston's trendy Charter Quay.


The Victoria, 28 Victoria Road, Surbiton, KT6 4JT

Right in the middle of town, the Victoria boasts several large screens and plasma TVs indoors, while football fans can also enjoy some of the afternoon kick offs in the large beer garden.

For England's first game against Italy on Saturday, which kicks off at 11pm, the pub will be serving hot dogs throughout the night.

Prince of Wales, 117 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 6AL (pictured below)

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

Re-opening following an extensive refurbishment in time for the World Cup, the Prince of Wales, formerly the New Prince, will be screening all the action from Brazil.

The Grove, 9 Grove Road, Surbiton KT6 4BX

Family-friendly, recently refurbished, with large beer garden and good quality food, The Grove is offering table packages for fans eager to guarantee a seat to watch the action.

Waggon & Horses, 1 Surbiton Hill Road, Surbiton, KT6 4TW

An oft-overlooked gem of a pub, the Waggon & Horses will be screening all the big games while serving up quality food and drink throughout the tournament.

New Malden

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

The Fountain, 120 Malden Rd, New Malden, KT3 6DD (pictured)

In the heart of New Malden up to 1,000 South Koreans are expected to enjoy their nation’s first World Cup fixture with a pint at the Fountain pub.

The pub will be showing all the Korean Republic football games starting from Tuesday, June 17, at 11pm when they take on Russia in their first Group H encounter, as well as England.

The Royal Oak, 90 Coombe Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4RD

To watch England’s fortunes unfold pop into the Royal Oak.

Serving traditional pub grub in a lively atmosphere, the venue will be showing Roy Hodgson’s men take on all their group D opponents this month.


The William Bourne, Moor Lane, Chessington, KT9 2BQ

The William Bourne will be showing all the games from Brazil, while offering a Brazilian-themed food and drinks menu.

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Chessington Oak, Moor Lane, Chessington KT9 1HX (pictured)

Just further down the road from the William Bourne, the Chessington oak will be screening all the action live, as well as offering several promotional deals to celebrate the tournament.