Daytime Events in London
With the sales of sun cream going through the roof and record-breaking pollen levels, the Summer has clearly arrived. Back in the day, daytime Summer events would mostly involve going on picnics and chasing the ice-cream van in a frantic quest to get the perfect 99. But now the city has diversified and offers Londoners hundreds of different things to do in the sun. If you're looking for a way to soak up some extra Vitamin D, or just fancy topping up your tan, look no further; we've compiled a list of daytime events that are happening across London over the next few months.
Last updated on 26th April 2017
It’s time to embark on a fantasy adventure! A fabulous theatrical troupe will keep you entertained with all your favourite fairy tale songs, while you sip bottomless cocktails and sing along. Arriving in costume is heavily encouraged and there will be prizes for best dressed…
If there's one name that you need to know on the London beer scene, it's Crate. And if there's one brewery tour that you need to go on in London, it's the one at Crate. Join these beloved brewers as you experience the process for yourself alongside tasters, insight and platters aplenty.
Get yourself down to Ma Plucker’s Bird & Bubbles Brunch for a meal that does exactly what the title suggests. You’ll receive unlimited prosecco and a whole rotisseries chipotle rubbed & roasted chicken, alongside your choice of two bases, two sauces, fries and a pot of Ma’s Mini Doughnuts for dessert. Now that’s a good way to spend your day in London.
Party all day at Bernandi’s lock in party. There will be happy hour drinks, discounted prosecco and tonnes of Italian food available for you all day long, until night descends, and the DJs will be coming out in full force. We promise that you’ve probably not had a lunch this fun before.
Filling their venue with wonderful props, enchanting furniture and a few mad hatters, the team at Drink Shop Do have paired up with the team at Impossible Things Entertainment, serving a fairytale themed brunch that's sure to leave you full of nostalgia. Sing along to all your favourite ballads, win free shots during the quiz and lose yourself in fond memories of your wonderful youth.
Footy fan looking for the ideal relaxed set-up to watch all the action on a Sunday? Nordic have the answers; serving up a delicious brunch spread helped down by a two-hour slot of bottomless beer and Bloody Mary’s. All of the action will of course be live on the big screens - a cracking way to while away the hours for a chilled (albeit quite a boozy) Sunday session.
This beginners foraging experience takes place in the beautiful Hackney Marshes. Join urban foraging pros for coffee, exploring and then light snacks made from the wares of your trip back at Shane's on Canalside.
If you're looking for a wonderfully bizarre way to spend your Saturday afternoons, be sure to check out the Hip Hop Brunch. The winning combination of delicious, Southern-inspired food with the lifetime work of 2pac and Notorious B.I.G. will leave you feeling fresh and full of swagger. To round off the afternoon, you'll have the chance to practice your best Missy Elliot impression and rock the mic during Hip Hop Karaoke. Delicious food, fantastic drinks and even better music... could it get any better?
East London's Map Maison bar are hosting a series of cocktail masterclasses, all revolving around a different spirit. Armed with an arsenal of brands, fruits and liqueurs, the bartenders will talk you through a number of different techniques and recipes used to create both signature and classic cocktails, offering guests the chance to hone their mixology skills. At the end of the event, guests will be given an e-recipe of their favourite cocktail on the day, so that they can continue improving their blending skills.
Taking place in South London, Studio Masterpiece is an art experience with a difference. This April they will be showing you how to paint in the style of Hopper, bring your own drinks and nibbles and get ready to take a masterpiece home.
Summers in England were made for chilled out vibes and day-time cocktails, and that's exactly what Brixton Beach in South London is bringing. The huge pop-up returns for another killer season with a real sand rooftop venue, amazing DJs, street-food and hours of partying; get ready for summer's hottest destination.
Everyone gets bored in the day trying to negotiate when it's acceptable to crack a drink out. There's none of that at Flight Club now they bring you their very own brunch sessions across the weekend in Shoreditch and Bloomsbury. Think of it as a pizza party fuelled by prosecco interspersed with some serious darts throwing. WOW, that's how to spend your daytime in London right.
London loves brunch and Sanctum Soho's event is no exception as they invite in a DJ, pour bottomless prosecco and whip up delicious breakfast plates. Taking place on Saturdays, the brunch event will feature classic dishes such as Eggs Royale, along with the likes of goats cheese and beetroot pots.
For a completely bespoke day of frivolous fun in the sun, look no further than the Canal Boat Party. Whether you're planning a day out with the family, or just fancy a boozy boat trip with your mates, this canal boat caters to all. As the Captain steers you down the Regents Canal from Kings Cross to Camden, you'll have complete control of the boat for two hours, playing whatever music you like and drinking anything that you can carry on board. A great place to top up your tan, you'll struggle to find a better daytime activity than this.
The 90s Brunch Party brings an off-the-chain retro-inspired daytime event to London. Taking us way backstreet back (alright!) to this glorious decade, indulge in something a little different as delicious platters of 90s inspired food are served alongside an hour of bottomless cocktails. The fun doesn’t stop there either, with lip-sync battles and a poppin’ playlist of 90s classic hits to have a dance to.
Each and every Sunday, Mommi get down to some serious boozy brunching from their quirky home on Clapham High Street. Forget the excesses of the night before over a three-course, decadent Nikkei brunch featuring all kinds of delicious and interesting flavour combo’s. It wouldn’t be a Mommi brunch without the limitless booze; get a free flow of prosecco and sparkling rose for 90 glorious minutes with low-key DJ sets to keep the vibe nice and chilled!
There’s nothing like spending your daytime on a boat… drinking and eating to your heart’s content! That’s what’s on offer at the Sunday Drunch Cruise with Alfred Le Roy. The bar will be serving a mix of cocktails, beers, spirits and cider and the kitchen is offering a big mix of brunch treats. So kick back and enjoy your Sunday afternoon properly.
The team of chefs at Hanger SW6 invite London's foodies to their Fulham restaurant for a delicious Sunday afternoon feast. Serving each guest a hearty cut of steak, cooked over coals and served with roast trimmings, and a traditional British dessert, guests are guaranteed to leave this West London venue with a smile on their face and a belly full of delicious grub.
Pulling on their best pair of boxing gloves, London's best bartenders will go head to head at the Margarita Rumble in Shoreditch, all hoping to win the award for London's best margarita cocktail. Bartenders from The Alchemist, El Patron, Wahaca and Flight Club will be showing off all their mixology skills as they strive to make the perfect margarita. With a variety of different flavours to try, guests will sample a selection of cocktails before giving each a score.
Start your weekend right with Lululemon and Lady Garden charity as they host Blossom City Workouts at South Place Hotel. Taking place in the hotel's tropical garden, the morning includes a HIIT workout and a cold pressed juice with all proceeds going to the gynaecological charity.
The days may be getting chillier in October, but that in no way means things are cooling down; head over to Truman Brewery in Brick Lane for a huge weekend of tequila and Mezcal. The festival returns for its fourth year with even more street food cocktails and brilliant entertainment.
Brunch doesn’t have to be all smashed avocado and eggs florentine, ya know? Bounce offers something altogether different, with a Sunday session featuring the three P’s (pizza, prosecco and ping-pong). Feast on specialty brunch pizzas, help yourself to bottomless prosecco, enjoy 90 minutes of unadulterated ping-pong antics and have a little sing and a dance while you’re there; the music comes from Hoxton Radio DJs!
Kicking off at 12pm, Broadway House is putting on a huge summer party on their roof terrace. Head to Fulham to enjoy the day with a BBQ that's serving seafood, DJs, a selection of beers and cocktails and hopefully, plenty of sun!
An evening of drama and theatre comes to the Bread & Roses with two special performances of the Blithe Spirit. Follow the fortunes of writer Charles Condomine as he accidentally conjures up the spirit of his dead ex-wife Elivra in this tense, twisted production.
The team at 100 Kensington, based in the suave Exhibitionist Hotel, offer Londoners a charming afternoon tea full of flavour and spice. Alongside duck egg and passionfruit shortbread, guests can enjoy cured salmon and pumpkin spiced scones, washing it all down with freshly brewed tea or perhaps a few glasses of bubbles.
The Larder group is hoping to transform your Spring, hosting a series of live music, tasting and dining events at their two venues. From jazz performances in Bethnal Green to piano recitals in their Wandsworth venue, the mastermind behind the Larder brand are certainly no amateurs to hosting daytime events in London.
Experience a yoga class like you never have before, as Sunrise Yoga hosts an all-abilities class surrounded by the beauty of the Sky Gardens and the sun itself. After the class, which takes place on the idyllic Fenchurch Terrace, you’ll be treated to a healthy buffet breakfast at City Garden.