We love our mums here in London! So on the fourth Sunday of Lent, we celebrate Mothering Day (more commonly known as Mother’s Day). So if you’re in London for Mother’s Day, here’s where to go and what to do to spoil any of the mothers in your life!
First of all, you have to find the perfect gift. Trust us when we say that you can’t go wrong with flowers, chocolate, or jewelry. For some truly elegant floral arrangements, place an order with McQueens located in the center of London, but make sure to place your order by 5pm Friday because they are closed on Sundays. For some last-minute but still spectacular blooms, try the Flower Station, which takes orders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you’re in search of something truly decadent, look no further than chocolatier William Curley, whose Belgravia location is five minutes from the Sloane Square tube station. And for some magnificent necklaces and exquisite earrings, check out the award-winning jewelry boutique EC One at either their Clerkenwell or Notting Hill shops.
Now that you’ve gotten your gifts wrapped up, it’s time to relieve mum of her cooking duties and take her out for brunch and afternoon tea. For brunch, you would be smart to consider The Modern Pantry Cafe Bar in Clerkenwell, where chef Anna Hansen presents a variety of the staples as well as some eclectic dishes with extra personality such as the tea-smoked salmon and poached eggs. And then spoil her with some afternoon tea at some of London’s best tea rooms, including the Foyer at Claridge’s or the Thames Foyer at the Savory Hotel. Make sure you book these in advance, however, because they book up quickly.
Then, of course, is the question of how to fill the time between your meals. All things considered, that’s a relatively easy task because London offers plenty to do! Indulge your mum with a shopping trip for the latest fashions and accessories at Kensington High Street shopping center! If your mum enjoys flowers and gardens, take a trip just outside of London to either the Hampton Court Palace or Kew Gardens, both of which have delightful displays of colorful blossoms for Mother’s Day.
Or if walking through shopping districts or gardens doesn’t interest her, then treat her to a treatment at some of the best spas in London. Or recommendations include the rooftop garden Spa at The Bereley in Knightsbridge and the Spa at the Brown’s Hotel. In the evening, head down to Theatereland in the West End to take in a London show at one of the city’s historic theaters!
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And to all our mums out there, Happy Mother’s Day!
Where to Buy Your Mothering Day Gifts in London
McQueens Flowers, 70-72 Old Street, london, 020 7251 5505
Flower Station, Park Road, London, 020 7724 7525
William Curley, Patissier Chocolatier, 198 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, 020 7730 5522
EC One Jewllery, 56 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London, 020 7243 8811
Where to Eat with Your Mum in London
The Modern Pantry, 47-48 St. John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London, 020 7553 9210
Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair, London, 020 7629 8860
Afternoon Tea at the Thames Foyer in the Savory, Strand, London, 020 7420 2111
Things to Do with Your Mum on Mother’s Day in London
Shopping at Kensington High Street
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, 020 3166 6000
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, 020 8332 5655
Spa at the Berkeley in Knightsbridge, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, 020 7201 1699
Spa at the Brown’s Hotel, Albemarie Street, Mayfair, London, 020 7493 6020
Take in a show at a West End theater