To attend a Hot Breakfast you need to be a member. It’s free to join. Membership is offered to everyone who is aligned with our philosophy, the community and its balance of professions and interests.
Await a relevant topic
Each event is focussed around a particular topic. The Walks and Talks are open to all members. Our Tables and Stories are invitation-only: you will only be invited to these when they are relevant to you, with a group of people we specifically think you ought to meet.
Rise bright and early
Hot Breakfasts take place between 7.15-9am on weekdays in central London. We partner with the city's best independent cafes, boutique hotels and clubs. Turn up with an empty belly and an open mind, and let us nourish both.
Types of breakfasts
At these intimate, invitation-only events we invite an experienced mentor or expert to share their story and insights with a small group of handpicked members. You will have the chance to listen, question views, join dots, meet like-minded members, push the edges of your thinking – and eat a delicious breakfast.
The original format, and how The Hot Breakfast all began! These breakfasts prize the connective power of proper conversation above all else. Just seven members are invited, all handpicked because of their knowledge and curiosity about a common issue or subject, which they approach in quite different but complementary ways. The discussion is facilitated by one of our experienced hosts. It’s fun, enlivening and the most personal setting in which to meet, eat, listen and think.
A stimulating, early morning burst of practical knowledge designed to support your personal or professional development. We invite an expert to enrich your thinking with new ideas while your mind is at its freshest. These events are invitation-only: we will ensure that you are introduced to a carefully chosen selection of other members, even as we fuel your body and mind.
Don’t you find you have wonderful conversations walking with people? And don’t you wish you got out and saw more of the city? Following in the (metaphorical) steps of Dickens, Woolf and Johnson, these events entail early morning walks in the best company while both the city and your mind are still fresh. We start and end at a vibrant, independent café, with a breakfast you will have earned.
From boardrooms to broadcasts, stages to stories, and politics to panels, how do we get new, unusual, perhaps unorthodox voices heard? How do we do so without adding yet more noise to a cacophonous world? How should they be supported? Who's not listening and what might persuade them to pay attention?