WIFI NETWORKS MAY NOT BE the open, anonymous free-for-alls of a few years ago, but London is still full of venues, restaurants, and retail outlets with free access. Wherever you’re watching the games, you can find wifi nearby or on the way.
- BT wifi hotspots: BT hotspots are provided throughout London via partnership with British Telecommunications, one of the UK’s largest telecom providers. Their public wifi hotspots are offered free of charge to customers of their broadband service and to customers of mobile carriers who’ve made agreements with BT. To visitors from outside the UK seeking free wireless, these hotspots are virtually useless. You’d need to purchase pre-paid vouchers to access the Internet.
- The Cloud wifi: Many London businesses offer free wifi in partnership with The Cloud. It’s entirely free of charge, but may require you to create a free account and register your email and/or mobile phone number.