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Cricket Fans: Where to Watch the Ashes for Free in London

People enjoying the recent Wimbledon screenings at New Street Square; where you can see the Ashes this week

It’s going to be a big, nail-biting weekend for cricket fans in the capital.

With the Ashes tournament currently standing at 1-1, all eyes will be on the Brit Oval in London (and the skies above the city!) from Thursday. Can Freddie and the rest of the squad repeat their performance of four years ago, and take cricket’s big prize?

If you don’t have tickets for the final Ashes test at The Brit Oval, and you don’t fancy shelling out for Sky Sports, you can still see every ball of the forthcoming decider, for free, in our fair city.

Three sites are offering big screen coverage from Thursday to Monday, completely free of charge. And if you’re dragging along a non-cricket fan, there’s a mix of shops, bars and restaurants by each of the screens to keep them happy.

  1. Cardinal Place, Victoria Street, London, SW1
  2. New Street Square, New Fetter Lane, London EC4
  3. Bankside Mix, Southwark Street London, SE1

Alternatively, you can head along to Regent’s Park on Saturday and Sunday and enjoy the match at the npower Cricket in the Park event.

As well as all the action on the big screen, there’ll be fun coaching zones for wannabe cricket stars, and a kids’ zone with games, fancy dress, face-painting… Everything you need to distract the rest of the family, while you get on with cheering the team to victory.

Check out our favourite Sports Pubs and Bars in London for further Ashes-watching inspiration; and let us know if you have any other tips for watching the Ashes…