Mother’s day in London
Mother’s day is coming, so we collect some ideas for you to make this day unforgettable both for you and your mom. You can choose between various activities your mom loves or even try something completely new.
Walks in the parks, dinner at some beautiful restaurant, shopping or cooking, speedboat rides, and many other activities are waiting for you this March in London. But let us focus on the best ones.
Top 5 places to have a Mother’s day dinner
One of the best ways to spend Mother’s day with you mom is to treat her with some tasty food or try some cocktails or champagne together at some of the top London’s bars. There are actually a lot of places in London where you will be served delicious meals and will be pampered with the warm and friendly service provided by the staff. Not to frustrate you, we would like to focus on the best five. So here they are.
WHAT: City Cruises
On 26th of March City Cruises will treat your mom in a special way to show her how important she is. Join one of the cruises to have a wonderful time with your mother and your family. Enjoy jazz music and try some perfectly cooked meals while watching the beauties of London from the board.
The premium dinner cruise that sails from Westminster past Tower Bridge to Greenwich offers you great views, food, and drinks, as well as live music and performances. Here you can also spend the evening dancing on the riverboat disco. There are 4 main options available:
- Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise
PRICE: from £45 per person
The pack includes delicious lunch, live jazz music and great views of London, including the Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and much more.
- Mother’s Day Afternoon tea
PRICE: from £45 per person
If you want to drink traditional Afternoon tea while watching breathtaking views of the city of London set in lights from the board, this pack will meet your requirements. Furthermore, your cruise will include top jazz music, so come and enjoy!
- Dinner Cruise on Mother’s Day on the London Showboat
PRICE: from £80 per person
One of the best options provided by the City Cruises is a Thames dinner cruise. It includes a complete night with live hits from West End musicals, amazing views, dancing till before the dock and great food with half a bottle of wine served by friendly waiters.
- Thamesjet on Mother’s Day
PRICE: £59.00 per person
If you want to combine a cruise adventure with some lovely lunch including dainty sandwiches and cakes served with a traditional Afternoon Tea, consider this option.
WHAT: Chocolate Dreams Afternoon Tea at The Den
Starting from the 1st of March to 31st of March, the Den at St Martins Lane will treat you with the delicious unlimited hot chocolate. So if your mom loves sweets, it is a great option to consider.
The Den is a snug designed in a classically British style. It is a perfect place to have some afternoon tea with your family or friends, to play a game of backgammon, drink some alcohol drinks or just to hang out with a book. It is perfectly located in the heart of
Covent Garden creates the atmosphere of beauty and joy with its comfortable leather sofas and warm lighting. Though the bar is designed in a classic style, its walls are richly decorated with surreal pieces of art. By the way, the Den won two awards in Brand Expression and Graphic Design categories.
The Den is ready to offer you a new afternoon tea menu with fresh savory bites. An average price is £29.50 per person but is you would like to have some alcohol drinks, you can add a Gin & Tonic for £39.50 per person. When it comes to Mother’s day, champagne is very popular and will cost you around £42 per person. Still, if you are about to drink something stronger, the Den can offer you a special Gin & Tonic menu with each drink reflecting an element of the Den’s unique decor.
Throughout March, the Den, working together with British cocoa growers Hotel Chocolate, is ready to introduce you to an exclusive afternoon tea. It will include serving the best chocolate treats and various hot chocolate options. You can choose between classic hot chocolate made from the best dark chocolate (70%), milky hot chocolate made from 50% milk chocolate. If you want something special, you can order a caramel hot chocolate with salt.
To celebrate a Mother’s day, you can come for an afternoon tea and get the unlimited hot chocolate drinks. The price will be about £40 per person.
WHAT: Sky Garden
Take your mom to the highest garden set in a glass dome on the 36th floor with a spectacular view of 20 Fenchurch Street. There are various seasonal treats you can buy there: classic prawn cocktail, fish and chips or venison pie. The Sky Garden is available all day long, so you can come here anytime to enjoy your meal, or grab a drink at the relaxed bar. Still, if you want to see the Sky Garden, including Darwin Brasserie, you will have to book a free ticket on the official Sky Garden’s website.
WHAT: Clos Maggiore
Clos Maggiore is an ideal place to celebrate Mother’s Day. Actually, the restaurant was crowned as London’s ‘Most Romantic Restaurant’ at the Mills & Boon Romantics Awards, so the atmosphere here is absolutely magic. It is a real oasis of tranquility and charm among London’s best restaurants. The place takes you to a fairytale with its cozy fireplace and an amazingly beautiful ceiling covered in white blossom. Here you can try some special cuisine with an individual style cooked by the Chef Marcellin Marc.
On March 26th the restaurant offers a special four-course menu created the head chef special for Mother’s Day, so you can be absolutely sure that your dinner will be brilliant. Usual Sunday menus will be available as well. If you want to have a memorable meal, try some exclusive wine pairing packages including rarer wines from the world’s award winning list. By the way, all mothers will receive a personalized chocolate present, so do not miss a chance to make the celebration of Mother’s day perfect. For more details and prices, check the official website of Clos Maggiore.
WHAT: Cupcakes on Mothering Sunday at Betty Blythe
We do know your mom loves vintage. Nearly every woman does! So how about spending the Mother’s Day at the Betty Blythe’s vintage tearoom? It will bring you back to 1920s with its black and white photos and vintage dressing-up box. Of course, vintage look is optional and you can look the part in the above-mentioned box.
Betty Blythe serves a great afternoon tea, including famous Glamorous Great Gatsby Afternoon Tea and cakes. Here you can also try the best cupcakes ever! Yes, generally women are in love with cupcakes, especially those served by Betty Blythe. For more details, go to Betty Blythe’s official website.
Top 3 Outdoor Spaces to Visit on Mother’s Day
If you want to take your mom for a walk on Mother’s Day, we provide you with the best 3 outdoor spaces to spend this lovely day.
WHAT: London Wetland Centre
WHERE: Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London
When flowers begin to bloom, it is an ideal time to visit London Wetland Centre. Spend Mother’s day with your mom watching ducklings waddling after their mothers and nature awakening. Here you can watch a wildlife all day long while enjoying your walk through beautiful gardens and meadows. On Mother’s Day, your mom can come for free in case she will come with paying child or adult. Just do not forget to say at admissions sacred words – ‘Mother’s Day’.
London Wetland Centre also offers you some refreshments in Water’s Edge Café. So if you would like to have some afternoon tea, consider this option. Pot of tea for two persons will cost you around £16.95.
For more detail visit the official website of WWT London Wetland Centre.
WHAT: Hampstead Heath
WHERE: Hampstead, London
Four miles from the center of London, Trafalgar Square, there is one of the greenest places in London, Hampstead Heath. It can offer you the best views of the city, including various entertainments for everyone, from visiting Golders Hill Park with a zoo and a butterfly house to a lovely an open air Lido where you can treat your mom with some food and drinks. Hampstead Heath has enough of green space to offer, so you can feel absolutely isolated from the noisy city life. It is an ideal place to spend Mother’s Day with your family.
WHAT: Columbia Road Flower Market
WHERE: Columbia Rd, London
WHEN: every Sunday from 8am-3pm
If you want to take your mom to a real wonderland of flowers to buy her a bunch of the most beautiful ones, consider coming to Columbia Road Flower Market, situated in London’s West End, near Brick Lane and Spitalfields.
Here you can find 60 independent shops. Furthermore, after you will find a bouquet, you can visit some small art gallery at a vintage clothing store to make your mom absolutely happy. Columbia Road Flower Market is full of various pubs, cafes, and restaurants, so if you would like to eat or drink something, it will not be a problem.