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 16th February 2017
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!
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.
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?
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. 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.
Eat and drink your way through a whole heap of delicious goodies at Map Maison as they present their afternoon tea. The sophisticated cocktail joint in Hackney is plying you with pastries, mini-cheeseburgers and baguettes for a scrumptious afternoon of stuffing yourself - along with excellent cocktails and prosecco.
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.
You've got a splitting head ache, you're severely dehydrated and you're in dire need of some delicious comfort food; sounds like you need some brunch in your life. Offering the perfect hangover remedy, the team at the Clapham North invite South London's hungover crowds for a boozy brunch that's sure to revive you. Alongside a classic selection of brunch dishes - Eggs Benedict, pancakes, waffles & chicken - guests can experiment with the 'hair of the dog' remedy with a Berocca cocktail and a few delicious Bloody Marys.
Yoga will never be the same after you've thrown a whole heap of classic disco tunes at your Sun Salutation. Start your Sunday with a fun and upbeat workout before continuing the day bottomless cocktails and a three course brunch, all with a healthy twist.
When it comes to something quirky to do during the day in London, these guys have more than nailed it. Not only can you indulge in bottomless spaghetti and meatballs, there's bottomless booze set alongside cocktails, and you guessed it, a play pit with over 200,000 balls.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
Celebrate like you are in Hawaii at Mahiki, as they commemorate Honolulu festival with a fancy dress brunch party. Tuck into a deliciously exotic brunch menu and sip the complimentary Tiki cocktail served by a master mixologist, all while the interactive performers and amazing DJs keep the party up all day.
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.
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.
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.
Daytimes are infinitely better when beer is involved, particularly beer that has brewed over in Hackney. Howling Hops brewery have been delighting East London for the five past years with their delicious drinks and they're opening their brewery for a weekend to let you see the magical process. Learn all about beer making, ask any questions and drink beer.
Calling all you young Latin Trap fans as Bad Bunny is flying in from his European tour to perform for you at this matinee concert at El Barrio. Strictly 13 – 17 year olds only and purely for those dedicated to the best Latin Trap music. Meanwhile, DJs Eric & Oscar will keep the party going all day.
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.
Up the ante on your weekend at this fun Fitzrovia event that includes endless booze and Southern-inspired food. Taking place in swanky Vanilla, this afternoon brunch includes three hours of rum, vodka, beer and wine as well as some massive brunch plates and a DJ spinning you well into the night with a hot mix of RnB and hip hop.
Transport your children to a land of woodland creatures and magical beasts as Mini Rumpus takes over the Vault Festival. There’s so much for the little ones to do, like dancing till they drop with the euphoric Tell Tale Tusk, wander into a mystical woods with the creatures of Figs in Wigs, or marvel at the jaw-dropping circus acts of Chivaree Circus.