While England’s World Cup hopes may have ended weeks ago with yet another disappointment, last night the financial capital of Europe was still buzzing with the energy of rival fans from two of football’s most successful nations, as they watched their teams battle it out for glory for a third time in a World Cup final.
From nearly 40 floors up the Heron Tower, guests at Sushisamba could enjoy a stunning evening sunset view and colourful cocktails, with the languid ambience being lifted by a lively show put on for the event with fiery samba dancers and a noisy steel drum band.
For a more bold and energetic atmosphere with a packed crowd of teutonic fans spilling onto the street, Bierschenke in the City had some of the best of German high spirits for the night. London’s authentic Munich- style beer hall was alive with the vigorous chanting of confident German fans, with the charming waitresses ready with another round of the best Bavarian beers to keep morale on a high.
The Argentine contingent in London, meanwhile, were able to enjoy a more refined final at Gaucho, with sumptuous steaks and a specially-designed casual menu for the World Cup adding a salubrious flavour to the conclusion of the biggest night in world football.