Daytime Events in London
Not everything has to be about partying until the early hours of the morning and while London's nightlife industry has never been better, sometimes you just can't wait. There are so many different things to do during the day in London, from bottomless brunches to plays and immersive experiences, that just like bars there's always something for anyone to do. If you're feeling a bit bored, check out this list of daytime events in London and have fun 24/7.
Last updated on 22nd June 2017
The Afro-Vintage Day and Night Garden Party returns to Tottenham Hale this summer, bringing with it another great line-up of London-based DJs. With the likes of Buyers Club, Champagne Funk back and special guests Quinton Scott controlling the tunes, guests will be treated to the very best Afro-beat and hip hop songs throughout the day. With all your favourite drinks served at the bar and plenty of great BBQ grub available to keep things on an even keel, this is one daytime event well-worth checking out.
Drink, dance and party this June as Afrobeat All Dayer takes over Magic Roundabout at Old Street. The massive event will be full of fun as top London DJs get behind the decks, there's karaoke, dance offs and giant games.
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.
Head over to Mabel's in Covent Garden for a massive bottomless brunch come Saturday. Join the cool and quirky spot as live music plays, huge brunch plates are served and there's an amazing 90 minutes of bottomless drinks including the likes of Aperol Spritzes, bellinis and espresso martinis.
Canada Day needs celebrating properly – and that’s with craft beer and unlimited pizza. You’ll get a choice of meaty, veggie, vegan and gluten free pizzas, all washed down with craft beer and the sounds of Canada’s best recording artists in the background.
The views from the Gherkin should be enough to get you up the iconic building. However, they’ve teamed up with Laurent-Perrier to deliver a wonderfully luxurious brunch. You’ll be treated to four-courses of decadent brunch food as well as a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne, while seated in the exclusive bar itself.
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.
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.
Lively Liverpool Street spot The Crab Tavern is putting their seafood touch to bottomless brunch. Start your weekend off with three courses of delicious seafood brunch, with plates that include crab on toast and moules frites, along with the option for bottomless booze.
Supplying some of London's finest restaurants, Hugo Jeffreys has been curing meat for longer than he'd care to admit. For one day only, he'll be hosting a butchers class for beginners this June, teaching Londoners all about how to use every part of the pig and how to correctly roll out each cut.
Head over to Hackney this July for a huge vegan festival as London Vegan Beer Fest returns for 2017. Now in its fifth year, the event will include a beer hall run by Brass Castle, vegan street food pop-ups and wine.
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.
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!
Sushisamba and Duck & Waffle are joining forces this July, hosting arguably London's biggest brunch session. Guests can choose from two different brunch menus, both offering seasonal dishes that pack a punch. Once the plates have been cleared, the DJs take over - Josh Roberts, Josh Parkinson, Jamie Lisa - playing a medley of fun summer tracks.
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.
Summer Saturdays just got even better as Soul Store West announce their brunch. Go Brunch Yourself is taking place in Kilburn and includes two brunch plates, bottomless booze, giant Jenga, playstation, and DJs.
Looking for a truly memorable daytime event in London? Check out the London Oys'tour, a bar crawl revolving around oysters. Chef and expert shucker Simon Lamont will lead this informative masterclass, taking guests to 4 different oyster bars and teaching guests all about how to properly prepare and enjoy fresh oysters. Including a boozy trip to a speakeasy bar and a visit to a street stall, this is one daytime event in London you're going to be talking about for a while to come.
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.
With bottomless bubbles and loads of brunch plates, Fizbar is putting their take on brunch proceedings. Join them this summer for weekend events at seriously cool spot Lights of Soho, a gallery and private members club.
With hot wing competitions, judging the best buffalo wings in London and live music, London Wing Fest is an unmissable event at the Printworks. The two day event takes place in August and features food from Butchies, Absurd Bird and Wingmans to name a few.
Get your morning off to a glorious start as Digme Fitness host a a HIIT class with a difference. Taking place on the gorgeous Aviary rooftop, the 50 minute session will follow the principles of run, condition and move before finishing with breakfast and smoothies.
Why wait until dinner to have a pizza party? Head to Overdough for an afternoon packed with unlimited pizza, bottomless cocktails, music, light shows, acts, hip-hop karaoke and tonnes of surprises.
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. Now that's how to spend your daytime in London right.
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.
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?
Make the most of summer at the Geffrye Museum as they create a garden paradise. Join the Hoxton spot for Friday and Saturday evenings of cocktails, BBQ food, music and plenty of lounging about on deckchairs.
The W Hotel in Leicester Square hosts the ultimate brunch session every Sunday, serving their guests a retox or a detox meal. Guests can either enjoy a handful of guilty pleasure dishes while enjoying bottomless bubbles or can enjoy a variety of fresh fruit juices and healthy snacks. To complete the fun dining experience and ensure that everyone leaves with a huge smile, the DJs will be on hand to keep things light, playing all your favourite party tracks throughout.
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…
What makes a daytime better? Tequila of course! Get down the Cartel for two hours of bottomless frozen margaritas, frozen tequila coladas and Mexican Kir Royale. Meanwhile, live bands and other Latin Entertainers will keep you amused as you eat a delicious three-course meal of Mexican delights.
Head over to fashionable Stoke Newington for a huge hearty brunch as gastro cafe Zona N16 put their spin on bottomless brunch. The quirky cafe is serving healthy and delicious brunch plates until 6pm every weekend, all washed down with two hours of prosecco.
The team at MyChocolate in East London will be offering Londoners a crash course in how to make stunning chocolate treats. After a quick tasting session, guests will dive head first into making and decorating their very own chocolate buttons and cream-filled truffles. With intriguing ingredients and a number of fun techniques to learn, this is one daytime event you won't want to miss.
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.
Summers in England were made for chilled out vibes and daytime 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.
Don’t settle for any old bottomless brunch daytime event in London, The Bollywood Brunch gives you dances, musicians, henna and singers all in one big party brunch. Expect a day filled with Bhangra-inspired lip sync battle and dance offs, a three-course Indian meal and, of course, an hour of bottomless cocktails.
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!
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.
Learn how to make your own Statement Jewellery only at Drink, Shop and Do. Artist Grace Du Prez will show you how using a 3D Printing Pen, meaning you draw using plastic to create your own floral or geometric designs. You’ll receive the materials to make your creations, as well as unlimited tea, a slice of cake and a free tote bag to take your creations safely home.
In true East London fashion, the Last Days of Shoreditch delivered one of the best street food markets before it was even cool to have one. Now, several years on, they are bigger than ever, bringing better food, music and art for the sixth year in a row.
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.
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.
What is summer without a festival and Strongroom Bar & Kitchen are making theirs a goodie with a celebration of cider and cheese. Join the Shoreditch spot for a four day bonanza which sees more than 15 types of cider, live music and DJs.
For the ultimate Saturday daytime experience, head to the Lock-In Lunch and take part in one of London's wildest parties. Starting with a cocktail welcome in the basement, guests will then be lead upstairs to the restaurant area. Once the multi-course dinner has been cleared, the after-party kicks into action; the resident DJs will be playing all your favourite party tracks while the bar continues to serve ice-cold drinks throughout the evening. Trust us, there aren't many daytime events in London as fun as this.
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.
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.