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Kent: Where to watch the World Cup

By Jenna Dobbs

The FIFA 2018 World Cup kicks off later today and it's time to decide where and how you will be watching the big matches.

For those without the cash to make the trip to Russia, you can enjoy the action alongside other sports fans, a little closer to home.

Here's our pick of places to enjoy the games in Kent.

Dreamland, Margate

Sunday, June 24 and Sunday, July 15

Dreamland in Margate will screen two games as part of the Fifa World Cup 2018
Dreamland in Margate will screen two games as part of the Fifa World Cup 2018

Margate's seaside amusement park will show England go head-to-head with Panama on the site's large outdoor screen, alongside streaming the World Cup Final in July.

Football fans can take in the action and have their photo taken with the Premier League Trophy, which will be on site next Sunday.

Screening and access to the trophy will be included in the park's usual admission fees. For more information, visit dreamland.co.uk

Hooden Smokehouse and Cellar, Ashford

The Hooden Smokehouse and Cellar is opening a garden bar during England matches. Picture: Andy Jones
The Hooden Smokehouse and Cellar is opening a garden bar during England matches. Picture: Andy Jones

Formerly the Hooden on the Hill, this Grade II listed smokehouse was restored and re-named after it was gutted by fire in 2016.

The popular pub will be screening all World Cup matches outdoors, in a covered area designed to protect guests from the elements.

Garden bar, the Hooden Shack, will also open during England games. For more information, visit the pub's Facebook page

Bluewater Shopping Centre, Dartford

A giant popcorn trophy will be at Bluewater to celebrate the 2018 World Cup
A giant popcorn trophy will be at Bluewater to celebrate the 2018 World Cup

For those determined to catch the football on the big screen, Bluewater's Showcase Cinemas are showing all World Cup games, free of charge.

Kicking off today at 4pm with Russia vs Saudi Arabia, matches will be screened in HD and surround sound.

The cinema has also commissioned a life-size World Cup trophy, made entirely out of popcorn.

The impressive artwork, created by food artist Prudence Staite, took more than 50 hours to create and contains more than 2,000 pieces of popcorn.

To reserve your tickets, click here

Casino Rooms, Rochester

Casino Rooms in Blue Boar Lane, Rochester, will be showing every England game. Picture: Peter Still
Casino Rooms in Blue Boar Lane, Rochester, will be showing every England game. Picture: Peter Still

Fans looking for a slightly louder experience can visit Casino Rooms nightclub, which be screening every England match.

The game will be available on HD screens around the bar, with DJs on hand to blast Britain's favourite football anthems.

Entry is free and sportswear will be allowed. For more information visit the Casino Rooms website

Cramptons, Broadstairs

Cramptons in Broadstairs. Picture: Google Street View
Cramptons in Broadstairs. Picture: Google Street View

Situated at the top of Broadstairs High Street, Cramptons is a long-standing favourite with east Kent's sports fans.

The bar, which couples as a diner, will be showing all World Cup games on screens inside and outside.

For more information, visit the Cramptons Facebook page

Cargo Bar, Gillingham

Student-friendly Cargo Bar in Pier Road, Gillingham, is inviting people to come and support their team
Student-friendly Cargo Bar in Pier Road, Gillingham, is inviting people to come and support their team

This student-friendly bar has seven screens and will be showing every 2018 World Cup match.

Special deals and promotions will apply when England are playing, and everyone is encouraged to go and support their team.

For more information, click here

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