If there’s someone in the world that we should be grateful for, it’s our mums! So make sure you’ve put Sunday 22 March in your calendar as Mothering Sunday is the perfect day to spoil that special lady in your life. It doesn’t matter if you’re working in one of the many meeting venues in London, or in a shop or a store, on that day it’s important to take some time to treat your Mum in London. To help you do that, we’ve put together ten top ways you can show how much you love her.
Treat her to a nice hotel stay
It’s nice to get out of the house and no doubt your mum might love to spend some time away. So why not treat her by booking her in for a stay at an Osterley Park hotel so she can enjoy some time to herself. There are many great hotels based around the Heathrow area so your mum can have somewhere to stay, enjoy the amenities that the hotel has to offer and explore the local area easily. If you want to really spoil her, you could even book a mini-holiday and use the hotel so she can stay somewhere before getting a flight from nearby Heathrow airport the next day. Though that would be a really big way to treat your mum for Mother’s Day. If you’re doing that, you probably don’t need to read the rest of the list!
Enjoy an afternoon tea
One of the most quintessential British dining experiences there is. The afternoon tea. And it’s popular with people of all ages, from kids to grandparents, and it makes a great gift. The delicious sandwiches, exquisite cakes and a hot drink to wash it all down make afternoon teas ideal for enjoying company and food at the same time. If you’re searching for afternoon tea near Heathrow, you’ll be sure to find some amazing venues which will leave your mum impressed. So book a place now before it’s too late to ensure you get the best table possible, a tantalising menu and a very happy mummy.
Lunch on the river
London is a wonderful place to visit and there are restaurants, cafes and bars in abundance, so we understand that it can be tricky to find the right place to take your mum on Mother’s Day. So why not head to the water instead? Right down by the Embankment you’ll find a variety of city cruises that serve up lunch, dinner or even the favoured afternoon tea. So you can sit, sail and treat your mum to a sightseeing tour she’ll be sure to remember. There are also other river cruises which instead of focusing on sightseeing will include entertainment such as live music. Let her enjoy the evening with a glass of bubbly and tell her to watch out for the amazing views of London by night via the water. It’s breathtaking.
The foodie’s paradise
Does your mum love creating dishes using only the best of ingredients? Does she enjoy trying out food samples at the market? Then she’ll love Borough Market. Take her there on Mothering Sunday, try out the local delicacies, stock up with ingredients and bring them home and the two of you can create an authentic meal together.
Meal with a view
London’s a city that is impressive on ground view and even more so when you’re up in the air. But you don’t have to take your mum on a small biplane to enjoy those views. Book in advance now and you could treat her to a meal at the Shard, giving her the highest vantage point of the capital, along with a tasty meal. We know that the Shard is hugely popular but this is London, there are other iconic buildings you should check out too. Ones that will leave your mum very impressed. For instance, at Heron Tower you could book in at Sushi Samba or the Duck & Waffle. Each restaurant has its own unique menus and some of the best views of London. You won’t be disappointed. And your mum definitely won’t be.
The green of Kew Gardens
There are lots of outside places to explore in London. Lots of parks where you could just sit and have a picnic with your mum – great if young kids are involved too. Ramp it up a gear by visiting the iconic Kew Gardens, home to the biggest amount of London’s outdoor foliage. If your mum’s green fingered then she’ll love this. You can top it off by heading to nearby Richmond Park and going deer spotting!
Be a tourist, mum
With so many iconic landmarks and tourist attractions in London, find out which ones your mum hasn’t been to and treat her to it. Perhaps she’d like to go up the London Eye or take a selfie in front of Big Ben. Maybe she’d like to see Buckingham Palace or the Houses of Parliament. Or even museums and attractions like London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds or Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Believe us, there are so many things to do to keep your mum entertained.
A simple sit-down meal
Sometimes it can take ages for the whole family to get together and just enjoy a meal. If that’s the case, and that sounds like something your mum would enjoy, then London’s your oyster. There are hundreds of restaurants and different cultural cuisines to try. Perhaps you’d treat her to a stylish meal at a hotel like the Grand Park Hotel in Hounslow? Or how about some great pub grub in one of the capital’s many establishments. Maybe go all out and head to the Ivy? With so many to choose from the only question you’ll ask is “where do I begin?”.
The theatre beckons
You can’t go to London and not see a show. Your mum must know that too. So if you’re taking her out to London, book in at one of the many theatre shows available. From comedy to drama to even thrillers, there’s plenty of choice available. If you book in advance, you could also get some good discounts and special offers such as a meal included.
Mother’s Day isn’t that far away so if you really want to treat your mum this Mother’s Day, start your planning soon!