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

Thursday, 28th June 2018, 12:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th June 2018, 1:16 pm

Swap the sofa for something more lively and head to one of these Leeds destinations, where you can catch all of the live football action as England take on Belgium in the World Cup tonight - and maybe enjoy a drink or two.

O2 Academy Leeds

(Photo: Mark Bickerdike)

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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.

Visit: 55 Cookridge Street, LS2 3AW - academymusicgroup.com

Banyan Bar and Kitchen

(Photo: James Hardisty)

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.

Visit: Toronto Square, 2 City Square, LS1 2ES - arcinspirations.com

The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes

(Photo: James Hardisty)

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 atmosphere.

Visit: 54 New Briggate, LS1 6BNU - thisisthebrotherhood.com

Live Bar

(Photo: Simon Dewhurst)

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 - victoriagatecasino.co.uk

Millennium Square

(Photo: Tony Johnson)

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 - millsqleeds.com