Fans of the defending champions should be in good voice at Camino in Kings Cross. Tucked down an alley near the station that opens out in to a square with other bars and restaurants, Camino was such a popular spot for Spanish fans during the last World Cup that the BBC set up shop there in order to get live reaction during the final. In addition to the indoor screens there will one big screen outside to cope with any overflow and those who prefer al-fresco drinking. Spanish beers on offer include Estrella and Alhambra. Camino is another small chain with other branches in Blackfriars and Monument. All branches serve tapas and if you want to eat then booking is strongly advised.

Another option for mingling with Spanish fans is Bar Lorca in Stoke Newington. Although impossible to get hold of anyone from the bar, the online consensus seems to be that this is one of London’s best spots for watching La Liga games which means it should be equally as good for the national team matches. An added bonus is that they broadcast games with Spanish commentary which could prove a very welcome respite from Linker et al.



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