The Hot Breakfast is a HUB THAT CONNECTS & SUPPORTS inspiring Londoners.

We create bespoke, intimate breakfasts for our members, where small groups of people with shared values and different skillsets can meet, connect and feed their ideas.

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How It Works


Apply to join

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

The Stories

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 Tables

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.

The Talks

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.

The Walks

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.


Next breakfast

There's quite a frontier between being an early-stage, seed-funded start-up and operating as an established player. How is that best bridged? How do you remain innovative and agile when scaling from small to significant? How should the many spinning plates be triaged? And how do you transition from being founder to CEO, and your team grow from being jacks to masters?

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What People Are Saying

“Thank you so much for a fabulous morning – it really was so inspiring to meet such interesting people and I’m sure we can all learn from and support each other!”

Danielle Green, Business Analyst

“I had a fantastic time today... I felt like we were in a podcast! I absolutely loved it and would definitely come again”

Chris Banks, Creative Director

“I was really inspired and energised by what an interesting bunch of people they were… The Hot Breakfast made me zing all morning!”

Georgina Smee, Social Entrepreneur

“I cycled back buzzing ... and it was hardly 9am – thank you for pulling the grey cells out of their normal confined patterns and into new realms”

Hal Stockley, Strategist and Entrepreneur

“Breakfast was AMAZING. Thank you. I wish every day could start like that.”

Alice Broderick, Publisher