Mother’s Day is an event worth celebrating, as many mums would agree! If you’re headed to London, then you’ll be spoilt for choice – with a huge selection of distinctively British ways to celebrate.
Trip to the Theatre
The theatre scene in London is truly world-class, with a host of great talent to discover. In addition, a trip to the glitzy West End (the hub of British theatre) is a chance to experience an area of London like no other, dotted with beautiful theatres and fantastic productions.
Some of the shows on offer can run until quite late in the evening, so we recommend you have your accommodation organised with a Triple Room in London. Then you’ll be free to enjoy all the wonderful entertainment you like, and be truly dazzled by the magic of the West End!
Lavish Afternoon Tea
Mother’s Day ideas don’t get much more traditionally British than afternoon tea, so if you’re staying at the Royal Hotel London then it would be a shame to miss out. The tradition originated as a way for society ladies to keep their hunger pangs at bay until a late dinner, so you could try following suit. Even if this is the If you want to really impress your mum, we recommend opting for a lavish afternoon tea at one of the top venues in the city.
There are a variety of different places where you can try afternoon tea together, leaving plenty of scope to adapt the occasion to suit your mother’s tastes. Some venues keep it all very traditional while others opt for a more elaborate and unconventional take on the classic.
Whatever you choose, you can be sure that your gift will be appreciated – and remembered long after the tea, cakes and delicate sandwiches have all been finished.
Who doesn’t love to indulge in a little retail therapy? A shopping spree might be the ideal way to show your mum how much you care. Take her to one of the best shopping districts in London (we recommend Oxford Street) and let her choose a few things she loves. We recommend that you have an idea of the budget you’d like to set for this, if you’re the one doing the paying – and maybe even select a few shops you’d like to take your mum to.
Oxford Street is London’s most popular shopping street, famous for its variety. There’s no better place in the city to find something truly special.
Trip to Kew Gardens
London has a number of incredible green spaces, but none are quite as beautiful as Kew Gardens. This location is comprised of acre upon acre of manicured gardens, as well as elegant tearooms and delightful exhibitions, all of which are ideal for treating your mum to a day out this Mother’s Day.
Kew Gardens is one of London’s most popular natural spaces, and in good weather it is particularly magical. If you know your mum loves the natural world, consider taking her on a trip to this distinctly British location while staying at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel.
Luxurious Pampering Session
Alternatively, you can experience the luxurious side of life by treating your mum to a pampering session. This is a particularly popular option for mums who rarely treat themselves, as it gives you the chance to show how much you care.
A bit of pampering will always be welcome, and can help your mum relax and unwind in style! There are lots of places in London where you can treat your mum to a massage or a few spa treatments. We recommend shopping around for the ideal venue, which provides the combination of choice and luxury you really need.
If you can’t quite make up your mind, then it’s always a good idea to call a few places and see which one you like the most. You could even visit in advance and scope out the place, before making a commitment. Stay at hotels near Queensway Station to ensure you’re close to all the transport links you need, and arrange to meet with representatives from some of your favourite spas.
Art Gallery Expedition
Art lovers have plenty to enjoy in London, so if this description matches your mum, then why not take her to one of the city’s best art galleries? The Tate Modern is just one of many superb galleries you could choose from, particularly if her preferences are more contemporary. The Serpentine Gallery is a scenic alternative for mums who prefer to keep things classic.
At many of these art galleries you can discover more about the lives and work of the artist, which should prove inspirational to anyone with an arty streak!
Traditional and a beloved way of showing you care, a celebratory dinner is something your mum won’t forget in a hurry. You can choose from an almost limitless variety of food options thanks to the thriving foodie culture in London, ensuring that there’s always something new and exciting to discover.
Perhaps your mum has a favourite type of meal, or you’ve found a charming restaurant where you can throw her a party? If you have something particularly special in mind, get in touch with your venue of choice and see if they can accommodate.
A trip on the London Eye is about as British as it gets. This enormous Ferris wheel perches by the side of the Thames, providing incredible local views of some of the city’s major landmarks. A spin takes around half an hour to complete, and you can either share a pod with other people, or book one specially for you and your mum – adding a few extras (such as a glass of champagne) to the experience. For anyone who has ever wanted to ride the London Eye but hasn’t had the chance, this is sure to be a Mother’s Day dream come true.