5 of the best places in Leeds to watch England at the World Cup

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Looking forward to seeing England take on Colombia in the World Cup tonight?

Why not ditch the sofa and soak up a more lively atmosphere at one of these Leeds destinations, where you can watch all of the exciting action unfold live, with plenty of supporters in tow.

Millennium Square. PIC: Tony Johnson

Millennium Square. PIC: Tony Johnson

READ: World Cup: No alcohol policy for Leeds city centre showing of England vs Colombia tonight

O2 Academy Leeds

Offering free tickets from the box office for all England games, O2 Academy provides the perfect arena to round-up your friends for an exciting evening of football on the big screen.

Tickets are for over 18s only and guarantee entry up until 45 minutes before kick-off, so make sure to get yourself down to the venue earlier to bag a good spot.

Live Bar at Victoria Gate. PIC: Simon Dewhurst

Live Bar at Victoria Gate. PIC: Simon Dewhurst

Visit: 55 Cookridge Street, LS2 3AW

Banyan Bar and Kitchen

In celebration of their England game screenings, Banyan have created a selection of special dishes just for the occasion, including Egngish cheese and onion pie, German chicken schnitzel and a Spanish chorizo burger.

The bar and kitchen also boasts a sunny outside seating area to watch the action too.

Banyan. PIC: Jarmes Hardisty

Banyan. PIC: Jarmes Hardisty

Visit: Toronto Square, 2 City Square, LS1 2ES

Live Bar

Home to more than 41 screens (including the biggest sports screen in Leeds) showcasing an array of live sporting action, you won't struggle to find a decent viewing point at this stylish bar, and there's plenty of drinks options to keep you well-fuelled, form larges and ales, to craft beers and stout.

Visit: Victoria Gate Casino, Victoria Leeds, LS1 7JH

The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes

In a Budweiser competition with ten other bars in the country for a £10,000 prize, this lively bar is gunning to be the venue which makes the most noise this football season, so it's definitely the place to head if you want a raucous atmopshere.

Visit: 54 New Briggate, LS1 6BNU

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Millennium Square

While it does have a strict no alcohol policy for all England match screenings, you can't beat the atmosphere of watching the game on the big screen at Millennium Square.

The gates will open approximately 1 ½ hours before kick-off, so supporters should arrive early to secure their places, as admission will be on a strictly first-come first-served basis until the capacity is reached.

It's a great spot to make the most of the hot weather and there's a selection of street food outlets on hand to enjoy too.

Visit: LS2 3AD