Remedy that Sunday feeling in the capital with our dose of what to do
Words Julia Krupska
No matter how old (or wise) you grow, there’s one thing that never changes. A dampened Sunday of back-to-work blues induced by a weekend that just keeps on shrinking. If you’ve put Netflix on pause in a bid to make something of the day, but feeling less than inclined to race around the city either, then we’ve got the perfect solution for you. Whether you’re nursing the effects of the night before or simply feeling slightly static, have a browse through our guide of lazy Sunday ventures.
Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel
Brown’s hotel will wholesomely spoil you with their afternoon tea – a veritable choice if you’re searching for something quintessentially British. Put to rights your weekend tipples with a healthy Tea-Tox spread, or completely indulge in a seasonally-prepared festive feast, it’s an award-winning menu that caters for all.
Le Caprice Jazz Sessions
Bringing sultry tones to the ears is Le Caprice, sister to The Ivy. Prepare to not only savour a delightful menu, but also the soothing sound of jazz; a well-known band of artists performing before a discerning crowd.
Antara Signature Spa Day
A Sunday well spent brings a week of content and where better to recharge and rejuvenate for the week ahead than in the home of self-indulgence. Grab a friend or partner and head over to the Chelsea Health Club’s Moroccan-inspired Antara Spa for the day, where holistic harmony awaits in a vigorous exfoliation of the mind, body and soul.
Columbia Road Flower Market
London life is incomplete if you still have yet to visit this blooming haven. Since 1869, Sunday’s on Columbia Road consist of vibrant floral activity; fuschias, peonies, carnations and herbs taking centre stage. Whether you’re looking to brighten up your home or gift to a loved one, take sanctuary amongst the sweet smells and fresh cuts.
Tipsy Tea at Mr. Fogg’s
Afternoon tea takes on a whole new meaning at Mr. Fogg’s. A Victorian theme sets the tone for a civilised social; sandwiches, cakes and macaroons providing sweet nibbles. The key is in the crockery, where gin-infused teas and champagne cocktails herald the type of Sunday session your grandmother would be proud of.
Sunday Upmarket at Old Truman’s Brewery
Akin to a life-size Etsy store, the Sunday Upmarket in Shoreditch is the perfect place to grab everything from authentic street food to unique accessories. Known for harboring a host of emerging artists and designers who curate everything from fashion, handmade jewellery, artwork and hand-drawn stationery, it’s a bonafide treasure trove.
Sunday Roast at Blacklock
The lovechild of Hawksmoor and British Sunday roasts, Blacklock is an almighty indulgence opening its doors every Sunday for all foodies across the capital. Succulent meat, enormous Yorkshires, ultra-crispy roasties and a heap of seasonal veg is enough to turn heads just at the thought. Come famished to make the most of the generous helpings.