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 in London on Mother’s Day. Take her for a walk in one of the beautiful parks, 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. Or, if a day isn’t long enough, book a night away in a spa hotel.
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 £95. They also offer a multitude of treatments so you can choose your 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. Or book a day spa from £250.
K-West Hotel & Spa
For a spa hotel with a contemporary feel, the 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 which includes a candle-lit massage, dry floatation and afternoon tea for just £365.
Spa Experience have a number of venues across London with 3 hour spa sessions for just £26, which is perfect if you want to be pampered but are working with more of a 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
Is your Mum really difficult to buy for? Take her on a spending spree this Mother’s Day so she can choose her own gift from one of these shopping hot spots.
Covent Garden is made up of a high street and indoor shopping arcade with three markets. From high end brands to hand crafted products, your Mum is sure to find something she loves in Covent Garden. When you need a break from shopping, there are loads of bars and restaurants for a bite to eat or some cocktails.
If your Mum likes the luxurious things in life, take her to Knightsbridge where you’ll find department stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Close by, you’ll also find 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 Portobello Road Market, known for its vibrant atmosphere and array of products. You’ll find food, drinks, fashion, antiques and street performers and it’s a great place to find quirky gift or just get lost in 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 til you drop, head to Oxford Street on Mother’s Day and let her choose the perfect gift. There are over 300 high street shops, outlets and department stores, including Selfridges, and plenty of bars and restaurants for you to chill out and tuck in once you’re done with the shops.
Make Your Own Mother’s Day Present
Struggling to find that special something or bored of buying the same present each Mother’s day? Give her the gift of time and spend the day together at a crafty workshop.
Don’t just buy your Mum another supermarket bouquet this Mother’s Day, treat her to an extra special flower arranging experience. At The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers, you can spend the whole day with your Mum at a flower arranging masterclass and prepare your own handmade bouquets for £220.
Create your own Jewellery
Rather than buying a new piece of jewellery for Mother’s Day, attend a jewelry making workshop together and learn a new skill. Create handcrafted jewellery in London such as charm bracelets, earrings, rings or pendant necklaces from just £55 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 to make your own sweet treats? The Original Chocolate Making Workshop starts at £50 per person and is suitable for kids aged 8 and over, so it’s a great way to 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 £39 per person, you will have the chance to learn about perfume blends and sample and combine scents to create your own signature bottle of perfume of up to 30ml.
Activities and Exciting Experiences
If your 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, why not join her for some urban mountaineering and climb the O2 Arena this Mother’s Day? Tickets start from £36 per adult and you can add to the experience by celebrating with a glass of bubbly when you reach the top or dinning from the rooftop restaurant.
London Eye Experiences
Combine a ride on the London Eye with a unique experience as you soar above the city. Treat your Mum to a ride on the London Eye this Mother’s Day and make the experience extra special with chocolate, champagne or wine tasting or even a private capsule so your family and friends can join you too.
Bowling and Bottomless Brunching
Bowling is great fun for all ages so spend some 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 £5.95 for a child. Or if you want to bowl in style, consider Bottomless Brunchin’ for an extra £19 per adult where you can wine and dine as you bowl.
Take a walk through Kew Gardens
Mother’s day is the final day to attend the Kew Orchid’s Festival, so instead of buying mum a bunch of flowers this year, take her to see some of the most vibrant Orchids and culture from Thailand. The Royal Botanical Garden’s at Kew are beautiful for a day out and tickets are just £11.50 for adults, £2.50 for under 16s.
Classical Music Concert
If your Mum has a taste for classical music, take her to the Mother’s Day Classical Music Concert at 3pm in Forty Hall. Tickets are £20 each and you’ll be treated to a selection of well known and classical music and a glass of prosecco and cake during the interval.
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 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 and is accompanied with sandwiches and cake for £45 per person. Mr Fogg’s in Covent Garden offer experiences such as tipsy tea and a gin tasting masterclass, or you can visit the gin parlour and choose from over 300 types of gin.
Cahoot’s Bar and Restaurant
Step back to the 1940’s and visit London’s ‘Underground’ in Kingly Court to embrace the spirit of the Blitz. Cahoot’s London offer unique experiences including a Squiffy British Picnic every Saturday and Cocktail’s, Cuppas and Cakes from 3pm-4.30pm every Sunday, with live 1940’s music.
Oystermen Seafood Restaurant
For delicious seafood in London without the hefty price tag, try Oystermen in Covent Garden. They have a variety of Oysters, sourced from around the UK coastline, which are served with different dressings and sauces to suit your taste. There’s also a variety of seafood dishes and they recommend making a reservation at busy times.
The Blacklock Sunday Roast
Treat Mum to a traditional Sunday roast dinner in London that she doesn’t have to cook herself this Mother’s Day! The Blacklock Sunday roast comes with beef, pork or lamb or you can have a mixed roast for £20 per person. So head to Soho for Blacklock Sunday’s and treat your Mum to a Sunday roast this Mother’s Day.
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.