Early mornings are a great time to tour Tower Bridge to beat the crowds and enjoy the morning sun glistening off the River Thames. After a stroll over the historic bridge, meander to the popular London Bridge neighbourhood, where you’ll find some of the best breakfast spots in all of Central London.
Whether you’re interested in artfully crafted espresso drinks or unusual brunches, this selection of breakfast spots in London Bridge has something for every type of hungry traveller.
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is just a four-minute walk from the centre of Tower Bridge and has classic retro-décor. The space has a shiny pink ceiling, classic vinyl chairs, and a bar lined with subway tiles for a traditional American-diner feel.
Choose from a wide variety of hearty breakfast options at reasonable prices. From the All-American pancake breakfast to the Mexican-inspired Huevos Rancheros dish, you’ll be spoilt for choice. For a real treat, order the mouth-watering Disco Fries topped with pulled pork, avocado, hollandaise, beer cheese, and eggs. Yum!
They open at 7:30 am on weekdays and 8am on weekends. Arrive early to get a table or take a seat at the central bar.
London Grind is located in London Bridge above Borough Market. Although typically a popular London espresso bar, this location offers a full restaurant, which recently expanded to accommodate twice its capacity.
Enjoy riverside views among whitewashed brick walls and white marble counters with wrought iron and gold accents. The atmosphere entices local coffee-lovers and hungry Tower Bridge tourists alike.
London Grind offers impeccably crafted espresso drinks alongside fresh juices and smoothies. For breakfast, order a trendy smashed avocado toast, beetroot smoked salmon, or a healthy raw breakfast salad.
They open at 7am on weekdays, 8am on Saturdays, and 9am on Sundays, and accept walk-ins or reservations for large groups.
Oblix at the Shard
If you’re a late riser looking to enjoy a bit of luxury, head up 32 storeys of the Shard to the high-end Oblix restaurant and bar. With breathtaking views over East London and the River Thames, Oblix is nothing if not sophisticated.
Order a multi-course brunch for a top-notch brunch experience, or order from the a la carte menu for a lighter meal. Options include a lobster omelette, breakfast plates complete with caviar, and freshly grilled steak with a side of duck eggs.
Oblix is only open for brunch on the weekends from 12pm to 3pm.
Take in the rich colours, smells, and conversation whilst perusing fresh fruits and vegetables, warm breads of every types, and packaged foodstuffs from all over the world. Borough Market is the perfect place to sample an eclectic selection of food.
The market opens at 10am on weekdays and 8am on Saturdays. Unfortunately, the market is closed on Sundays. You can choose whatever takes your fancy then find a quiet spot in the city to sit and enjoy your breakfast.
As London experts, our team at Premium Tours know a thing or two about where to find the best breakfasts in the city. You can find the best places for breakfast in East London here. Contact us to find out more about our London tours and discover some more handy London food tips.