Thursday is the new Friday, Wednesday is the new Thursday and Sunday is the new Saturday? Or something like that. In truth, London’s just bursting with loads of stuff to do all the time so if you’re intent on squeezing every last drop out of your weekend, book into one of these Sunday session and load up on Alka Seltzer come Monday morning.
If you want to get absolutely off your chinos with Fulham types head to Wandsworth’s infamous Ship. Sundays and Bank Holidays can get particularly debaucherous – apparently the police have had to shut the place down a few times. Yuh, yuh really.
Great for a Sunday sesh, just go easy on the Côtes de Provence.
The Ship, 41 Jews Road, Wandsworth, London SW18 1TB
Quirky cocktail bar Mr Fogg’s have a Sunday sesh suitable for those after a slightly tamer affair. Their Socie-Tea will take guests on a tipsy tea journey discovering sweets, snacks and boozy teas from around the globe.
Pour heady tipples such as the South America – Bacardi Añejo Cuatro rum, spiced tea cordial and citrus; or the Europe – Russian Standard Original vodka, Earl Grey tea cordial and honey, topped up with Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial N.V. Champagne, and tuck into delights such mini scotch eggs, scones and trifles.
Oh, and it’s all set to a soundtrack of timeless classics performed on the piano and intended for everyone to get involved and sing along.
When a place is named after Berlusconi’s unsavoury sex parties you know you’re in for a savage Sunday. Actually, Battersea’s Bunga Bunga offers a far less raucous party but a fun one, nonetheless.
Book in for the Singo Bingo, hosted by the loose-lipped Mamma Bunga and her son Luigi, for a night of dancing, bingo, confetti, pizza and madness.
There’ll be plenty of prizes on offer, from shots of limoncello (we’re sure Berlusconi would approve) to a Fiat 500 (WTF?).
And in a twist of bingo magic, the first ball picked will determine which table gets to take to the stage for some singing. Bring your dancing shoes, singing voice and make sure Monday’s booked off.
Bunga Bunga, 37 Battersea Bridge Rd, Battersea, London SW11 3BA
Phonox’s Sunday soundtrack will have you thinking it’s still Saturday with their hand-picked selection of DJs and global dance music. Doors open at 4pm and close at 10pm, so you can still get your eight hours in before work the next day.
Phonox, 418 Brixton Road Brixton London SW9 7AY00
If you want to kill two birds with one stone, those birds being finding a significant other and getting on it this Sunday, head to The Inner Circle at The Curtain. The luxe dating site has teamed up with the cool east London hotel to put on a Sunday session for singles.
Between 4pm and 9pm, there’ll be plenty of boozy drinks, tasty bites, DJs Ben Noke and Dom Booth laying down some tunes and (hopefully) sexy singletons giving you the eye.
The Curtain, 45 Curtain Rd, Hackney, London EC2A 3PT
There was absolute uproar from London’s ravers in 2016 when notorious nightclub Fabric lost its license and had to shut down. The club eventually struck a deal with Islington council and five months later it reopened.
Every day is a sesh at Fabric but they take their Sundays very seriously with a weekly, ever-changing line up of top DJs.
Definitely not one for the faint hearted.
Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ
If your idea of a Sunday sesh involves dining more so than DJs, head to The Ned. Served across Millie’s Lounge, The Nickel Bar and Lutyens Grill, expect lobster, oysters, roasts with all the trimmings, brunch dishes and salads, plus a cheese and dessert bar with plenty of puddings. There’s also a Bloody Mary cocktail corner and a Mimosa trolley if you’re after a hair of the dog.
Beats a rubbish roast from the local any Sunday. Oh, and did we mention it’s as much food as you can eat for £55?
The Ned, 27 Poultry EC2R 8AJ