Want to no longer feel guilty about your drinking habits? Come to London. Londoners love drinking, specifically day drinking (and I'm talking 7 days a week, not just on the random Sunday Funday).
So, I walk past these old Londoners drinking at 10 in the morning, and you know what? I pass them again coming back from yoga at noon. And then at 3, when I had to go to the store? I pass them yet again! Still drinking their day away! Some of them are playing cards, some are with their dog, some are by themselves, reading a book, but they are ALL drinking massive amounts of booze.
The nonworking crowd isn't the only one that likes to drink all day long. You pass a city pub around 11 am, and the tables are FULL of suit-wearing men and women, knocking down as many pints as they can manage in their 1 hour lunch break. Pass that pub again after work, and they are still full! Sure, those people took a few hours break, but you better believe that they continue where they left off come 5 pm. And they stay out all night, even though it might be a Wednesday and they'll have to show up at work with a hangover!
Now that I have been here for over 6 months, I can say with confidence that day drinking on a weekday is a very normal occurrence that Londoners fancy very, very much (don't worry, not me! I won't drink until after I've had my second meal of the day, and only if it's the weekend. On weekdays, it's only with dinner. Even this Texas girl has standards, people.).