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Feb 28, 2006 03:26 PM

London 7:30 a.m. at Euston

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A challenge for our London hands. We pull in at Euston Station, famished and sleepy at 7:30 am aboard the Caldonia "Sleeper" from Edinburgh. It is Saturday. This Saturday, three days hence. Any suggestions for breakfast at that hour? I'll steer you right in Copenhagen. Thanks, all!

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  1. where are you on your way to?

    or do you have to eat in the vicinity of euston station itself?

    6 Replies
    1. re: howler
      Daniel Meyerowitz

      We're looking for a place to stay, so I'm not sure where we're headed. But where would you have breakfast in early morning Saturday London? Thanks, D

      1. re: Daniel Meyerowitz

        smithfields market - at that hour on a saturday - is about a 10 minute taxi ride from euston station.

        i'd go there to the hope and anchor - check out the link below.

        one thing though - if you like your eggs fried with runny yolks, specify that to your waitress.

        depending on your budget, there's plenty of decent places to stay around there too. but you probably want the west end, no?


        1. re: howler

          The Fox and Anchor has my dream breakfast, with kidneys, fried bread, fried tomatoes, meaty bacon and of course eggs, all cooked lovingly!

          1. re: crowsonguy

            I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but doesn't it say on Fox & Anchor's home page that they are closed ALL day Saturday!?

            1. re: JBC


              you are right, of course.

              1. re: howler

                You can go to Smiths of Smithfields instead ( They open really early and do great weekend brunch. It probably won't be crowded that early in the morning like it is around 11am.

    2. If you have a few hours, I would head over to the Borough Market, on the south bank near the London Bridge tube station.

      1. Borough's a good recommendation if you can face the hack over to London Bridge - but it's mostly stalls serving food you eat on the run. The Wolseley in Piccadily does really good breakfasts (but not cheap...) in a great venue - but doesn't open until 9 on Saturdays (of course, with the famed reliability of our trains, that should probably work out just right!). Patisserie Valerie does a good breakfast (plenty of branches around - they have one in Bloomsbury, and one on Marylebone High St, both near Euston) or the original in Soho's still good. Marylebone High Street also has Paul and a Pain Quotidien - both have very good bread and patisserie.