Mother’s Day is always a great day to show the mothers in your life how much they mean to you, and treat them to an extra special pampering. Whether it’s a parent, partner, relative or friend, the mothers we know always go that extra bit further to take of others, so it’s only fair that they enjoy a little care and attention in return.
With plenty of special things to experience around the city, a trip to London is a wonderful way to treat someone on Mother’s Day. Check out some of the best London hotel deals around to plan a great value stay in the city, and read on for some inspiring suggestions on lovely ways to show them you care on this special day.
Enjoy a charming afternoon tea
Afternoon tea is the perfect blend of elegance and indulgence, with the classic spread of cakes, savoury snacks, and plenty of fragrant teas to wash it all down with. The tradition itself spans back to the 19th-century elite classes, who craved something delicious to satisfy their peckish cravings in the late afternoon. It soon took off, and the ritual of sitting down to afternoon tea is something you can now enjoy all over London.
Take your pick from some of the great afternoon tea London deals available around the city. While a typical afternoon tea might involve traditional sweet treats such as scones, clotted cream and jam, alongside delicious classic cakes and sophisticated sandwiches, you can now also choose from more novel themed afternoon tea options too. An Indian Afternoon Tea, for instance, will often feature delicately spiced savoury snacks taking their inspiration from Indian cuisine, as well as spiced chai and delicate tea brews, while a Chocolate Afternoon Tea will, unsurprisingly, feature plenty of delicious chocolate on the menu.
With plenty of choices out there, an afternoon tea experience is a wonderful indulgence on its own, or a great way to start a special day of celebrations on Mother’s Day.
Take in a wonderful West End show
London has a long history of fantastic theatre, dating back centuries, and its West End is one of the world’s most renowned theatre districts. With several outstanding theatres that stage sell-out performances every day, a visit to the West End can be a wonderful way of treating someone on Mother’s Day.
You’ll find plenty of different shows to choose from, with something on offer for every taste. For spellbinding entertainment with a great feel-good factor, it’s hard to beat one of the city’s top musicals. The West End features several classics that have been running for years, including The Lion King and Wicked, which have attracted thousands of visitors, drawn to their fantastic combination of incredible stage design, costumes and memorable songs, as well as great storytelling to captivate you through every moment.
If great drama is more appealing, then the West End is the best place to get to see some of the world’s top actors on the stage, performing both classic plays from celebrated playwrights and contemporary productions from leading writers. The Globe Theatre is a great place to head to if you’re treating someone who is a serious Shakespeare buff, while smaller theatres, such as the Donmar Warehouse or the Almeida Theatre provide the opportunity to see outstanding plays in smaller and more intimate venues.
You’ll also find a great selection of restaurants West End London, where you can enjoy a delicious pre-theatre dinner, before heading out to a special night out. With some of the city’s most highly lauded restaurants located within the West End, you’re spoilt for choice for finding the perfect place to eat. Just make sure that you make a reservation ahead of time, as this is a highly popular area to dine in.
With the stylish Piccadilly Hotel London located close by many of London’s best theatres, it’s the perfect place to stay if you’re planning to treat someone special to a theatre show for Mother’s Day.
Visit some of the city’s top attractions
If you’re taking someone to enjoy some time in the city, then check out great London hotel deals and plan a day of sightseeing around some of the capital’s most special sites.
There is plenty to choose from, including magnificent regal history, culture, art and more. It’s hard not to feel awed by a visit to the beautiful State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, or admiring the elegance of Kensington Palace. History fans might also enjoy a visit to the Tower of London, where you can take a close look at the stunning Crown Jewels, as well as learn more about the darker history of the historic fortress.
As well as plenty of regal history across London, no sightseeing trip to the city is complete without taking in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Take a ride on the London Eye, where you can enjoy a scenic ride around the wheel, while enjoying the brilliant views over the city skyline, or take a walk along the River Thames, where you can see the unmistakable sight of St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and other major buildings.
Try something a little different
If you fancy doing something a little more unusual and different on Mother’s Day to show how much you care, then London has some fantastic novel treats to enjoy together. Animal lovers will love to visit the ZSL London Zoo, where you can see a great variety of different creatures, both large and small. To make the day even more special, book in a special encounter within the penguin enclosure, where you can enjoy an unforgettable and intimate time with these adorable animals like never before.
Or if immersive adventure sounds like the perfect gift, book tickets for a fun and exciting immersive theatre or cinema event. Instead of watching from the sidelines as a passive audience member, you’ll get to be part of the action and enjoy a truly memorable experience.