Football in Britain evokes a feeling of passion amongst its fans that is totally unique. Nothing gets more of a reaction in the stands than when a city is divided into two halves for a classic derby day battle.
1. Everton Vs Liverpool
Liverpool is a lively city that offers so much in terms of culture - plus it’s home to one of the most passionate derbies in the footballing calendar. The Merseyside Derby is the longest running top-flight game and sees Everton and Liverpool F.C. battle it out on the pitch twice every Premier League season. It’s often referred to as the friendly derby as many families from the surrounding area like to watch the game together - but that doesn’t make it any less feisty! Everton play at Goodison Park and Liverpool play at Anfield, where you’ll no doubt hear the Liverpool fans singing a roaring rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone at the top of their lungs! The Camp and Furnace on Greenland Street is a great place to relax and watch a game with food or head to a traditional pub like Shenanigans to watch with a pint.
Next derby date: 19th December 2017
2. Manchester United Vs Manchester City
The Manchester Derby undoubtedly provides fans with two of the most exciting Premier League games of the season. Manchester City and Manchester United are both always amongst the top 5 in the Premier League table, and it’s a date in the diary that every football fan has noted down. Take a trip to City’s home at the Etihad Stadium in the Sportcity area of Manchester and grab yourself some quality pie and mash for your tea; or you could visit United at Old Trafford to see the Theatre of Dreams up close. If you’re looking to watch the game in an authentic pub, head to the bustling Northern Quarter, where you can settle in at Dive HQ or to the Tib Street Tavern and soak up the atmosphere amongst the locals.
Next derby date: 25th February 2017
3. Arsenal Vs Tottenham Hotspurs
Although there are many clubs in London that compete in the Premier League, none provides as fierce a rivalry as a Gunners Vs Spurs clash. The classic North London derby rallies fans from all over the world, the result is usually always tight, and the game provides fans with a real theatre of sport. Book a tour around the infamous Emirates Stadium and the home of the Gunners (Arsenal), or take a trip to White Hart Lane to discover more about Spurs. It’s a great day out for the entire family, and you’ll learn a lot about London in the process! Did you know that Arsenal was originally based in South London and only moved to North London in 1913?
Next derby date: 25th April 2017