With the summer firmly taking hold and England's performance on the pitch hotting up, even the most disinterested may now begin to find some appeal in the World Cup.
Harry Kane & Co. treated to the country to a surprising blast of thrills and goals on Sunday with an electrifying display of set pieces and individual talent culminating in a comprehensive 6-1 defeat of Panama.
With their position in the knock-out stages secured regardless of the result in Thursday's game against Belgium, the players and the fans can sit back and enjoy the match and look forward to the next phase of the competition.
So, where to watch the big games in SE1?
Bermondsey Street is not normally known for its pubs showing live football and it's unlikely that the Italian eaTalia will be installing a big screen (the Italians failed to make the finals this time round) or that either Jose's or Pisarro's will be interrupting their diner's meals with matches throughout the weeks ahead, so we have compiled a list of recommended places where you can follow the tournament:
Shipwrights Arms, Tooley Street Large pub near London Bridge station with island bar and multiple screens and upstairs room and bar
Simon the Tanner, Long Lane Stylish and comfortable with excellent match day food
Hand and Marigold, Bermondsey Square Classic Bermondsey 'boozer' with great atmosphere and full of locals
The Britannia, Kipling Street Traditional pub with fabulous craft ales and a huge selection of whiskeys
Number 1 Bar, Tooley Street One giant screen and 6 HD screens, dedicated sports bar
The Old King's Head, Borough High Street Tucked down King's Head Yard at the top of the High Street is a roomy pub packed with Borough Market traders
The George Inn, Borough High Street Medieval timber framed pub steeped in history and elegance with a good range of beers and wines
Belushi's & The Dugout, Borough High Street Packed full of screens, booths, nooks and crannies this is a top venue for sports events