My trip to watch World Cup semi-final at Moroccan restaurant in London | World Cup

Where to watch with a true Morocco flavour and fervour without getting on a plane to Casablanca? The advice was to head to Edgware Road in west London and a large shisha restaurant called Dar Marrakesh.

It did not accept bookings and I was told to arrive when it opened at 5pm to secure a seat. This I did to be greeted by several security men. I was pulled to one side. The World Cup rules were to guarantee a £50 spend and that once inside I would not be allowed to leave and come back again. There was a man with a clipboard checking that numbers did not exceed capacity. It felt less like an outing to a bar to watch a football match

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