The best places for brunch in London


A visit to the big city is often spent in a blur, from theatre trips to discovering independent boutiques and breathtaking department stores. Sometimes, you need to sit, take stock and plan the rest of your trip and brunch is the best way to do it!

Brunch has undergone a revolution and it’s back bigger and better than ever. Scrambled eggs and toast step aside for the introduction of stacked pancakes, eggs florentine and grilled sandwiches layered with a selection of toppings – and not forgetting the obligatory milkshake on the side.

Brunch at The Park Grand London Paddington

Whether you prefer a long and leisurely mid-morning meal complete with the morning papers or bargain bites on the go are more your style, here are our top picks from the best of the rest, that you can’t miss!

The Breakfast Club

Aptly named and not one to disappoint, The Breakfast Club is the destination that locals and tourists flock to in a bid to get their fix of excellent morning fodder. With five locations across London, make a pot stop at the popular eatery and indulge in delicious dishes that will tempt and tease you.


Bills serves excellent food from breakfast till bedtime and currently there are more than 10 branches across the capital. The breakfast menu is served until noon during the week and 1pm at weekends, so call in, order a coffee and soak up the atmosphere.

Electric Diner

The all-Americana style diner located on Portobello Road opens from 8am every day and serves up a treat with a breakfast menu to suit every appetite. Served until midday, take your pick from fruit, baked goods and cooked options.

Once you’ve given into temptations and refueled for the remainder of the day, why not shop ’til you drop on Oxford Street, take in some culture at the Tate Modern or watch the street entertainment in Covent Garden?

However you decide to spend you time in the city, make sure a great night’s sleep is top of your priorities with a stay at one of London’s Shaftesbury Hotels.