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It’s almost time for the all-singing, often-baffling spectacle that is the Eurovision Song Contest.
Excitement is an at all-time high as the Grand Final’s running order has been announced, and Sam Ryder, the UK’s entry, is actually predicted to do rather well.
The only thing better than watching Eurovision for its classic blend of outlandish performances, often obscure banter from the different presenters, and the acerbic quips from Graham Norton is watching Eurovision with others.
There’s a reason there’s always a Eurovision drinking game, after all.
So there’s nil point in doing things half-baked. If you want to surround yourself with Eurovision fever, which bars are having Eurovision parties and viewings this weekend?
The best last-minute Eurovision parties in London
Bars and venues across the capital will be putting on viewing parties for Eurovision 2022.
We’ve picked out a few, but it’s very likely you can just hedge your bets and find a pub in your local area or around Soho who will be showing it, too.
Note: tickets might no longer be available at venues listed, but you can join the wait lists for any last minute cancellations.
Eurovision Party London, Rio Cinema
The Eurovision Party is one of the biggest parties celebrating the annual song contest.
With three bars open all night and delicious Italian arancini balls on sale throughout the evening – a nod to the host country for the 2022 contest – the night will also include an almighty Eurovision Karaoke competition kicking off at 7pm.
Then it’s down to the main event, which will be shown on a giant 25ft screen.
You can currently sign up to join the wait list for last-minute tickets and cancellations.
Nearest tube: Dalston Kingsland
Two Brewers, Clapham
A hugely popular queer venue, this Clapham spot is hosting a huge Eurovision basg with the help of drag queens Mrs Moore and Marsha Mallow.
After the show is over, the party continues with an afterparty which will carry on until 4am.
No booking is required, but get down early to avoid any queues.
Nearest tube(s): Clapham Common, Clapham High Street
Get your nearest and dearest and watch the annual campfest (Picture: Getty)
Halfway to Heaven, Charing Cross
A popular LGBTQIA+ venue, Halfway to Heaven will be showing Eurovision with some added sparkle in the form of drag hosts Crystal D’Canter and Kelly Mild.
No tickets required but get there early to guarantee entry.
Nearest tube: Charing Cross
Old Compton Street’s G-A-Y will be plastering Eurovision across their many, many screens on the walls.
They’ll be showing the contest from 8pm live.
Tickets aren’t required but expect busy crowds.
Nearest tube: Leicester Square
The Glory, East London
The Glory’s having a 2-floor screening party filled with camp action and huge tunes.
Guests can choose to buy tickets for different floors – choose from The Euro Bar hosted by the divine Ma Butcher and John Ellen Ewing or go downstairs to the …read more