Things to do in London on Mother’s Day
To show Mum just how much you love her, there are plenty of things to do for Mother’s Day in London. It falls on Sunday 31st March 2019 and is the perfect opportunity to treat your mother. Walk through a beautiful park, see a show in the West End or indulge in a traditional afternoon tea in London.
If you’re planning to treat your Mum this Mothering Sunday, make the most of your day with the addition of a hop-on-hop-off bus ticket from The Original Tour.
Relaxing Spa Days and Treatments
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the capital so relax, unwind and float away on a spa day in London.
Hotel Cafe Royal
Hotel Cafe Royal is an Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre. Their spa day packages include access to all spa facilities such as a large pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym, with prices starting from £165. They also offer many treatments for the perfect pamper session.
ESPA Life at Corinthia
The Corinthia Hotel is in the centre of London, just minutes away from the West End and River Thames. Stay over on Mothering Sunday and wake up to a full spa day, including a personalised massage and access to the Thermal Floor spa facilities, from £696 for two people.
K-West Hotel & Spa
K-West Hotel and Spa is a cosmopolitan oasis in Shepherd’s Bush. If you’re looking for a relaxing spa day for you and your Mum, opt for the ‘Two’s Company’ spa day package. It includes a candle-lit massage, dry floatation and afternoon tea from just £345.
Spa Experience has a number of venues across London with 3-hour spa sessions for just £26, which is perfect if are working with a tighter budget. The spa experience incorporates hot and cold therapies which work together to relieve aches and pains and detoxify the skin.
Shop Til You Drop
Do you struggle to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Take your Mum on a spending spree this Mother’s Day so she can choose her own gift from one of these shopping hot spots.
If your Mum loves luxury, take her to Knightsbridge where you’ll find department stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Visit Sloane Street, packed with high-end designer shops, and the Belgravia district boasting over 300 luxury boutiques and businesses.
Around the corner from Notting Hill is the vibrant Portobello Road Market. You’ll find food, drinks, fashion, antiques and street performers and it’s a great place to find a quirky gift or rummage through the markets. Head there on Saturday when the market is in full swing and get lost in the stalls!
If you and your Mum love to shop, head to Oxford Street and let her choose the perfect gift. There are over 300 high street shops, outlets and department stores as well as plenty of bars and restaurants for you to chill out once you’re done with the shops.
Covent Garden is made up of a high street and indoor shopping arcade with three markets. From high-end brands to handcrafted products, you are sure to find something in Covent Garden. When you need a break from shopping, there are loads of bars and restaurants in the area.
Make Your Own Mother’s Day Present
Struggling to find the perfect gift or bored of buying the same present each Mother’s day? Give your special Mother the gift of time and spend the day together at a crafty workshop.
Create your own Jewellery
Rather than buying jewellery for Mother’s Day, attend a jewellery making workshop together and learn a new skill. Create handcrafted jewellery such as charm bracelets, earrings, rings or pendant necklaces from just £45 and contact Kat and Bee to arrange a workshop.
Cook up some delicious chocolates
If your Mum is a chocoholic, what better way to spend Mother’s Day in London than by taking her to a chocolate workshop? The Original Chocolate Making Workshop starts at £50 per person and is suitable for kids aged 8 and over, so spend some quality time together.
Blend your own perfume
Create your own perfume with a fragrance experience from The Perfume Studio on Mother’s Day weekend. With prices starting from £49 per person, you will learn about perfume blends and sample and combine scents to create a signature bottle of perfume of up to 30ml.
Don’t just buy another supermarket bouquet this Mother’s Day; treat your Mum to a flower arranging experience instead. At The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers, you can spend the whole day together at a flower arranging masterclass and prepare your own handmade bouquets for £220.
Activities and Exciting Experiences
If Mum would rather spend time on an adventure with the kids this Mother’s Day, why not consider some outdoor fun or indoor excitement?
Sky high city climb
If your Mum is a thrill seeker, try some urban mountaineering and climb the O2 Arena this Mother’s Day. Tickets start from £30 and you can add to the experience by celebrating with a glass of bubbly when you reach the top or dine from the rooftop restaurant.
London Eye Experiences
Treat your Mum to a ride on the London Eye this Mother’s Day and make the experience extra special. Select extras such as chocolates, champagne or wine tasting or even a private capsule so your family and friends can join you too.
See a West End Show
Take your Mum to see the ultimate mother-daughter musical in the West End. With upbeat songs from Abba and a feel-good storyline, Mamma Mia celebrates the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter. Tickets range from £19.75 to £152.25 and you will be in for a treat!
Bowling and Bottomless Brunching
Bowling is fun for all ages, so spend quality family time this Mother’s Day at All Star Lanes in London. A game during peak time is £9.95 for an adult and £6.95 for a child. Or , consider Bottomless Brunchin’ for an extra £20 per adult where you can wine and dine as you bowl.
Unique Restaurants and Bars
You can’t go wrong with food and drink so treat your Mum to a nice meal, a cheeky cocktail or a special afternoon tea this Mother’s Day in one of these quirky restaurants.
Mr Fogg’s Afternoon G&Tea
Mr Fogg’s afternoon G&Tea combines gin with aromatic tea flavours with sandwiches and cake for £44 per person. Mr Fogg’s experiences in Covent Garden include Tipsy Tea and a gin tasting masterclass, or visit the gin parlour and choose from over 300 types of gin.
Cahoot’s Bar and Restaurant
Step back to the 1940s and visit London’s ‘Underground’ in Kingly Court to embrace the spirit of the Blitz. Cahoot’s Londonoffers unique experiences including a Squiffy British Picnic every Saturday and Cocktail’s, Cuppas and Cakes every Sunday, with live 1940’s music.
The Blacklock Sunday Roast
Treat Mum to a traditional Sunday roast dinner in London so she doesn’t have to cook this Mother’s Day. The Blacklock Sunday roast comes with beef, pork or lamb or a mixed roast for £20 per person. Head to Soho for Blacklock Sunday’s and enjoy a Sunday roast this Mother’s Day.
Oystermen Seafood Restaurant
For delicious seafood in London without the hefty price tag, try Oystermen in Covent Garden. Sample a variety of oysters, sourced from the UK coastline, served with different dressings to suit your taste. There’s also a number of seafood dishes and you should make a reservation at busy times.
However you decide to treat your Mum in London on Mother’s Day, make it extra special by taking her on a bus tour. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with The Original Tour and hop on and off at your favourite spots to make the most of the day.