London has found tons of ways to achieve a Monday hangover. From proper smash-ups to kicking back with a Scotch to come live jazz, go beat the Sunday night fear.
You won't find any Sunday night dread on the Southbank, baby, cos for the rest of 2021, Lyaness is bringing back their Sunday Lyan series, partnering with the mixer legends Fever-Tree to collaborate with a host of exciting and contemporary partners, including some of the best bars, restaurants and brands from around the UK for each Sunday Lyan menu. They kicked things off in June with AMASS gin and brand ambassador Sim Edwards, and in July they took us to Sri Lanka with a kick-ass collab with Hoppers, serving epic creations showcasing innovative Sri Lankan and South Asian flavour combos, like the Dahl Gibson Martini and We've got the low-down of what's yet to come over here.
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD
If you want to party hard, then Keystone Crescent’s where it’s at - open til 4am on a Sunday. Pow. You’ll be hanging with mostly bar industry types who come here to let their hair down - we say it never hurt to make friends with a barman. Entry: It’s a member’s club, and usually you gotta pay... When the magic happens: Open on Sundays from 8pm-4am
28 Keystone Crescent, London N1 9DT
Renowned for its happy hour, Simmons Bar Soho is where BarChick heads to get serious on a Sunday. From 2-8pm you can get ridiculously cheap booze - like two cocktails for £10. Booyah. Drinks from £2.50. Watch out London. When the magic happens: Open from 3pm-10.30pm. (Happy Hour 2pm-8pm)
2 Bateman St, London W1D 4AE
Think less sing-a-long, more freestyle musical, put on by die-hard locals. They turn up every Sunday to smash out their favourite tune, accompanied by a superstar pianist lady. Just rock up, but if you want a seat smack bang in front of the piano, you'll want a reservation. Or get there early. And it's free entry. Waaay! When the magic happens: Open on Sundays from 12-10.30pm. Sing-a-long is from 8.30pm-10.30pm
38 Connaught St, London W2 2AF
This secret gin bar does a banging Sunday Social, with special priced tiki cocktails (£6.50) and if you’re rocking a dirty hangover, try the Two One Four Sunday staple - the bar’s twist on a Bloody Mary. You can also get your hands on selected G&T’s & rum & mixers for a fiver, or play guess the gin with their killer gin flights. When the magic happens: Deals run from 4-10.30pm every Sunday
214 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3TJ
Go civilised-ish with a Victorian Themed Tipsy Tea at Mr Fogg’s. We’re talking bottomless tea-infused gin and champagne cocktails served in teapots and then sandwiches and Victoria sponge presented on three-tiered stands and and fine china. A Sunday sesh your gran might almost approve of. Single Pot of Tea or Champagne £44 per person. When the magic happens: Precisely 3:01pm - 5:01pm
15 Bruton Lane, London W1J 6JD
Or you go all vintage chic with a garden party in Soho’s underground tube-themed bar. Descend into the 1940s, sit back and fill your boots with spiffing cocktails served in cuppas and a smashing selection of retro sweet treats – all while you enjoy live swinging music performed by their musically-talented Scoundrels on the platform. It’s all immersive theatre style, so prepare to be greeted by the station master, who’ll set you up with your rations. If you really want to get involved, there’s a fancy dress box. Cocktails, Cupps & Cakes starts at £28pp . Every Sunday.
13 Kingly St, London W1B 5PG
If you wanna start early doors, try Dean Street Townhouse - it opens at 8am. This is a Sunday spent in style - brought to you by the Soho House gang (but you can actually get in here without bringing your membership holding mate). The breakfasts are banging and the Bloody Marys are awesome. If you just can’t bear the trip home after a mega session, the rooms are surprisingly affordable 'cos you can snag one for fifty quid if it's going spare. Pow. Cocktails from £11 When the magic happens: 8am-11pm
69 - 71 Dean St, London W1D 3SE
If you happen to be around Bank on a Sunday (you workaholic you) then go big balls and get up to Coq D’Argent, a rooftop paradise in the big dawg city. And, surprisingly, for bankerville, they’re open on the weekend. BarChick could happily spend a sunny day here hanging on the rooftop supping the extensive cocktail menu. When the magic happens: 12pm-5pm
1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ
Party in the jungle each Sunday at Bourne & Hollingsworth - think white-washed warehouse space meets garden centre chic - hanging baskets, palms and fully grown trees, all that’s missing is a squawking monkey. Team up the outdoorsy, leafy vibe with Sunday brunch faves and unlimited Sunday cocktails, and you’re on to a winner. Bottomless Bloody Marys or Bellinis from £17. When the magic happens: 10am-4pm.
42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU
For bloody good caveman-like feast, head to this basement in Soho, brought to you by an ex-Hawksmoor guy Gorden Ker, who sure knows how to cook a bit of meat. Sundays are jolly here. It’s all about the roasts, with meat cooked over English oak, served up with duck fat-roasted potatoes. Drool. Then there’s the £5 Bloody Marys - or the £7.50 Breakfast Martini, if you like to start your day with a kick. Oh and don’t miss out on the drink trolly action with a selection of decanted cocktails - if you just can’t move after your feed. The roasts start at a meat-free tenner through to £20 for the works. Cocktails from a fiver. When the magic happens: Open Sundays 12pm-5pm
24 Great Windmill St, London W1D 7LG
This kickass spot manages to balance nicely between modern/trendy and charming/traditional. Not an easy task, especially for a pub that first opened in 1929. Not a problem for these guys. They've mixed neon signs, creative cocktails and weekend DJs with antique mirrors, distressed walls and curtained booths. Winning. Weekends are when The Gun really comes into its own. The killer Bloody Marys and food-coma inducing roast dinners make this the ideal place for a Sunday sesh. Add a DJ and the very pretty indoor tree twinkling away, and you’ll be coming back time and again.
54 Brushfield St, Shadwell, London E1 6AG, UK
You'll find a fantastic bottomless Sunday feed at this sexy underground dig. Knock yourself out with a cocktail on arrival, chips, dips and edamame, unlimited hot and cold dishes, flesh and buns (course), dessert and best of all - unlimited Prosecco, red or white wine. Well, as much as you can cram in during your two hour table slot. £39 or £46pp. When the magic happens: 12-5pm
41 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LX
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