How to Plan the Best Mother’s Day in London

Mother and daughter shopping in London

Mother’s Day is one of the most important dates in the calendar – crucial for showing the mother in your life the gratitude they wholly deserve. Whether it’s taking them out for a cultured sightseeing extravaganza, or enjoying one of the many five star hotel afternoon teas available, there is nothing quite like Mother’s Day in London. Here at Central London Apartments, we have compiled a diverse and extensive list for those of you who are struggling to find things to on Mother’s Day in London – so read on and worry no more!

Shopping

Neal's Yard for Mother's Day in London
The colourful and vibrant Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden

If there’s one thing that goes hand in hand with London, it’s shopping. The plethora of high-end boutiques that line the streets of London is perfect for finding a special Mother’s Day gift. The famous Oxford Street and Regent Street allow for all of London’s top brands to be perused in style. A short walk away from the centre of London is the popular Covent Garden. With far more independent shops on offer, Covent Garden is considered to be the place to find unique hidden gems. The colourful enclave that is Neal’s Yard and the mystical Covent Garden Market are two areas which draw a lot of attention for their shopping and aesthetic charm, ideal for Mother’s Day in London.

Harrods could be a great option for Mother's Day in London
Harrods is the most popular department store in London

If your mother is a shopaholic and you are looking for things to do on Mother’s Day in London, it’s certainly worth exploring the luxury department stores the city has to offer. Starting off with the most famous of them all, Harrods in Knightsbridge brings in tourists from far and wide. With its abundance of quality items and departments, the price tag tends to be justified by the quality and exclusiveness of the product. A trip to Harrods on Mother’s Day could be followed by a trip to Selfridges, boasting a range of floors consisting of a variety of products and brands. With a cinema room, personal shopping and a host of restaurants and bars, Selfridges on Oxford Street is a brilliant place to find a Mother’s Day present.

If shopping is how you’d like to spend Mother’s day in London, then find a more detailed overview of ‘The Best Places to Shop in London’.

Afternoon Tea

A classy afternoon tea could be perfect for Mother's Day in London
Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British thing to do throughout the year

London is famed for its wonderful array of restaurants and venues serving afternoon tea. Offering some of the finest tea, sandwiches and sparkling wine in the city, this could be the most sublime way to spend Mother’s Day in London. Some of London’s most luxurious hotels offer exquisite afternoon tea including The Savoy, The Ritz and The Lanesborough. All offering afternoon tea with a unique twist, these hotels offer cake and sandwich stands complemented by a glass or two of champagne and of course a multitude of different teas.

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate has wonderful afternoon tea
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate offers luxury serviced accommodation in the heart of Westminster

One of our partners for luxury serviced apartments, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, also offer first-class afternoon tea in the heart of Westminster. This followed by a stay in one of their opulent serviced apartments would be one of the most exceptional things to do on Mother’s Day in London. Mother’s Day in London can also be topped off at one of the most decadent department stores in the country, Fortnum & Mason. Not only does this store have an abundance of teas, spices and dried fruits, but it also has its very own afternoon tea restaurant called the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.

Sunday Lunch

If your mother prefers to immerse herself in traditional British culture, then it may be worth taking her out for a delicious Sunday roast lunch at one of London’s finest pubs. If you’re looking for quality food this year for Mother’s Day in London, then not many look past the Harwood Arms. London’s only Michelin Starred Gastropub, it offers a set Sunday Lunch menu costing £49.95 for three courses, with roast options including Tamworth Pork and a 45-day old roast sirloin for a £7.50 supplement. Be sure to book early though as there is no doubt that tables will fill up incredibly quickly for Mother’s Day in London.

If you’re looking for a more formal setting, then The Guinea in Mayfair is part of a restaurant and has been situated in Mayfair since 1423. With their beef locally supplied by Godfreys of Finsbury Park, The Guinea still is instilled with tradition and would bring the wow factor for Mother’s Day in London. If you want more things to do on Mother’s Day in London, why not stay around Mayfair and use our ‘Mayfair Area Guide’.

Royal Parks

Victoria Tower Gardens are situated in a wonderful setting
Victoria Tower Gardens have a beautiful backdrop of the Houses of Parliament

London might be well known for being a concrete jungle in parts, yet it has 10 gorgeous royal parks to explore. If you are located in the central areas of the city for Mother’s Day in London, then St James’s Park, Hyde Park or Victoria Tower Gardens are the most accessible destinations for you. In order to find out more about what Hyde Park has to offer at this time of the year, head over to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Hyde Park Covering all Seasons’.

Richmond Park is brilliant for a walk on Mother's Day in London
The deer of Richmond Park can allow for some simply stunning scenery

If you’re around Twickenham or Richmond and looking for things to do on Mother’s Day in London, Richmond Park is one of the most fabulous parks to wander around. A garden full of flora and fauna, discover the majestic deer at Richmond Park, a truly magical experience and perfect for Mother’s Day in London. If this sounds tempting, then found out how to ‘Reign Like a Royal in Richmond with our Ultimate Guide to Richmond Park’.

Shaftesbury Avenue

A trip to the theatre could be perfect for Mother's Day in London
Shaftesbury Avenue is full of brilliant and wonderful musicals

Shaftesbury Avenue in Soho is lined with theatres such as The Palace, Sondheim and Apollo Theatre, showing some of the world’s most impressive and critically acclaimed musicals.  One of the most popular things to do on Mother’s day in London, Shaftesbury Avenue is also full top-quality restaurants. If you are looking for the perfect dining venue, read our countdown of the ‘6 of the Best Restaurants in London’.

The Chinatown Gate in Soho, London
The Chinatown Gates is one of the most famous landmarks in Soho

This mystical and magical avenue also provides immediate access to London’s Chinatown. Full of incredible restaurants and culturally rich shops and streets, Chinatown could be a brilliant way to spend Mother’s Day in London. Full of scintillating spectacles, ‘A Day in Soho: What to See and Do in this Vibrant District of London’ gives a detailed rundown of all things to do in the area.

We have the perfect luxury accommodation for visiting London on Mother’s Day this year. Here, you will find London’s most extensive portfolio of 5 stars serviced apartments. With availability, all year round, enquire here for any future dates you may have in mind.

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