To be invited to 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.
Receive a bespoke invitation
All our events are invitation-only and carefully considered. As a member you will only be invited to events that are relevant to you, with a carefully selected 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
We invite two pioneers or vanguardists to bounce ideas around a specialist theme with a small, informed group of members. You will have the chance to listen, question views, join dots, meet other inspiring, 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.
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.
Three short, stimulating briefings form the core of HB Talks, where we invite experts to offer the low-down on contemporary issues, cultural phenomena, historical insights, scientific learning and anything else that is interesting and enriching. As ever, the 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.
Whether micro or macro, the small group invited to this Hot Breakfast are all working on pioneering environmental and social programmes. Operating in sectors that range from energy through to finance, they have different skillsets, complementary mindsets and similar visions. We are creating a space for them to share their insights and experiences, test ideas and projects, pool their networks, and stimulate fresh thinking.