London breakfast

This is my tenth trip to London, and I have splurged on a nice hotel, but they charge $50/pp for breakfast. Anybody know places that would be open early (8am) for a hearty English breakfast? thanks

Posted by Norma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3403 posts

You'll need to tell us where in London you want to have breakfast.

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7954 posts

Probably at the east end of Hyde Park or around Cavendish Square Gardens judging by the price of morning grub.

Posted by Martha
Vineyard Haven, MA, USA
5 posts

oh right. apparently near the Whitehall neighborhood, and the embankment. We will want more than tea and toast! thanks for your help.

Posted by Cynthia
Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
1202 posts

There are Pret a manger shops all over the place. The food is good and reasonably priced. They don't have "full English" breakfasts, but you can get slices of quiche, filled croisants, etc. Ample ballast for walking around until it's time for a pub lunch.

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7954 posts

Bingo! All-Bar-One. Corner of Henrietta and either Bedford or Carrick, the street changes names right there somewhere. Bust your gut for ten bucks.

Posted by Keith
United Kingdom
678 posts

If you want something "institutional" there is a Wetherspoon on Whitehall, they do a pretty adequate breakfast. But I would follow Alan's advice and just find a local caff.

Posted by Darren
Galt, Calif., UK
135 posts

Without a doubt, the Regency Cafe on Regency street and it is pretty close to a full english breakfast for cheap !

Posted by Darren
Galt, Calif., UK
135 posts

Without a doubt, the Regency Cafe on Regency street and it is pretty close to a full english breakfast for cheap !

Posted by Stacey
Kansas City
111 posts

Near Embankment, and on Whitehall across from the Charles I statue is Little Frankie's. Says it is a New York Italian style restaurant, but the serve English breakfast for just £5. Any breakfast. I haven't eaten there yet, but I plan on it in May. Here's the breakfast menu http://www.frankieandbennys.com/menu/breakfast. If it doesn't look like your kind of place once you get there, there's a Pret next door.