Before Mother’s Day hits this 2017, you have to be prepared on how to treat your “Mum”. In London, people boast several ways on how to treat the main lady in their lives on Mother's Day. Aside from the usual giving of special gifts, flowers and cards, it's a day of pampering for all mothers in London. Whether you’d like to pamper her on best SPAs in London or take her to a relaxing afternoon tea or book tickets to a theatre show.
Whether you’re mother is a cocktail crooner, craving for a spot of afternoon tea, or more than worthy of some of the city’s most delightful meals, this guide on how to treat your mom on Mother’s Day will lessen your worries and of great help, so you can get all the credit. Check out our best picks for the top things to do for Mother's Day in London.
Top 5 things to do this Mother's Day in London
- For Cultural Mums
If your mum loves cultural shows and has been to all the galleries, museums, exhibitions and theatres in London, take her to Royal Albert Hall or you can even sneak backstage at the BBC, National Theatre. You can even take your mum to Portobello Road in Notting Hill to a Pop Up Screens and you can both watch classic movies with cocktails.
Then you can finish off your date with a tour to one of London's artiest bars, where you can enjoy coffee or cocktails while soaking up the culture.
2. For Foodie Mums
If you have a foodie mum and you’re planning any sort of restaurant trip, London has the best selection of restaurants that can surely satisfy your mum’s food cravings. One of the best “foodie destination” in London is Borough Market. It offers several options for lunch. However, it’s only good if you're eating on the go. The seating selections around the market are limited and particularly a busy place during weekends.
You can take her to dinner with a surprise at Nutbourne, a really awesome place that’s airy and bright. They serve wood pigeon saltimbocca and crispy chicken skin with saffron aioli. On Mother’s Day, they will be serving mums free orange blossom macaroons along with their lunch or dinner.
- 3. For Outdoorsy Mums
Whether your mum loves long walks, long trips and hiking, you can still bring her to lovely places she will surely love and enjoy. You can take her for a river walk, take her to a stroll from Erith to Greenwich. You can also find other London walk routes, including the Capital Ring and the Jubilee Walkway.
You can also take to Hidden Depths Canal Cruises that offers hour-long trips in the King's Cross and Islington area that starts and finishes at Granary Square. Or you can even take her to a picturesque tour of Regent's Canal that also includes the 200 year old Islington Tunnel. Make sure you bring your own food and drinks on board so you can truly enjoy a picnic as cruise.
4. For Crafty Mums
If you have a crafty mum who loves to do everything on her own like DIY, then you can book her or take her to workshops like plant photography workshop at Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The workshop is intended for beginners who are new to their camera and enhance their skills to take better pictures.
If your mum loves to rummage round for items to use in her crafting, you can take her to the Southbank Centre or Classic Car Boot Sale. There will be several vintage clothing, home wares and other vintage items on display as well as vintage cars. You can also enjoy eating at their food stalls or enjoy their street theatres and heritage fairground rides.
5. For Mums with Young Kids
If you're considering a family activity to treat your mum on Mother’s Day, but don’t want to be at crowded zoo or big museums, you can try a trip to a windmill or explore some caves or picnic at the park with the little ones so they can enjoy the sunshine.
If you have little ones to feed, it doesn't mean that you can only dine at a certain pizza restaurants that allow kids. There are also child-friendly restaurants in London like All Star Lanes, Bodean’s, Hix Soho, Stepney City Farm, Tom’s Kitchen, Wahaca and more.
In the midst of all these Mother’s Day preparation, don’t forget that you’re doing this to make your mum, wife, sister, grandmother or mother-in-law special. Whatever you have prepared for her, she will greatly appreciate it and will surely make her day special. There’s nothing wrong with just booking a solidly good restaurant for a lunch or evening or even just preparing a picnic basket food for the entire family will be greatly appreciated and will surely bring joy to all mums out here. If you’re still confuse on how to treat your mum on Mother’s Day, just pick one treat from the top 5 things above to spoil her on her special day.