October 12 2022
Whether you have tickets for Twickenham or you’ll be watching at a pub, check out our guide to the Guinness Six Nations Championship.
This is the oldest rugby championship in the world – a tournament that began in 1883. The six rugby teams are England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – with England and Wales taking home the most wins… so far. They play matches both home and away in February and March, with England fixtures at the hallowed Twickenham Stadium. If you’re in London and have a ticket, or you want to watch the Six Nations in London on a big screen with an enthusiastic crowd, here’s our guide to joining the action.
Twickenham is the home of English rugby, seating over 80,000 supporters in what is the world’s largest dedicated rugby union venue. It’s the best place to see a Guinness Six Nations game and soak up the nail-biting atmosphere. Matches take place over five weekends, with Twickenham stadium offering a choice of hospitality packages and stadium tickets. So, get your Twickenham tickets, wear your colours and get ready to cheer!
With 12,500 square feet of outdoor space and a huge indoor area for bad weather days, Skylight is buzzing with atmosphere as fans of all teams watch the big screens over a pint or two. Access is usually ticketed, with screens both on the roof and indoors. Pop-up food trucks keep you from going hungry, and staff ensure everyone gets in the mood before the matches start.
Head to the London Welsh Centre to join Welsh supporters cheering on the team as they take on their rivals. You can get a pint of Welsh craft beer and limber up your vocal exercises to singing for your team as they try to win it for Wales. The main hall transforms into a mini-Cardiff in London, with big TV screens ensuring you don’t miss a second of the game. And the revelry lasts long after the match is over.
On the mezzanine above Old Spitalfields Market, The Loft has established itself as a natural London home for big sporting events like Guinness Six Nations. Watch the games on big screens tucked beneath the marketplace ironwork. Work your way through the craft beers and at halftime, order fresh-from-the-oven pizzas. Catering for 250 people, The Loft promises plenty of company to join in the highs and lows, and a couple of ping pong tables if the competitive urge strikes.