The 30th March 2014 marks Mothering Sunday in the UK, so say a big thank you to your mum and treat her to a special day. We have researched the best of the best events and treats around London, whatever your mother is in to…..
Gardening with your Mum in North London:
Planting its seeds for the first time in London this March, The Edible Garden Show is a must for all green-fingered mums. This event at Alexandra Palace focuses on sustainability, with grow-your-own plants, fruit and vegetables taking centre stage. As well as the chance to pick up the latest equipment and mingle with fellow horticulturists, there are plenty of talks and tips from experts. Leading the line-up of celebrity gardeners is every mother’s favorite, James Wong, presenter of the BBC’s Country File and radio show Gardeners’ Question Time.
Shop with your mum in East London:
For mums who love to shop, head to east London’s newest kid on the block, Qbic Hotel London City. Opened in November, Qbic is located close to the markets and shops of Shoreditch, quirky east end boutiques as well as renowned shopping mall Westfield Stratford City, offering the perfect base from which to enjoy an Mother’s Day shopping trip. The area around Brick Lane and Old Spitalfields Market offers fashionable finds and pioneering galleries to satisfy the most trend conscious seeking up-and-coming designers and artists. An innovative cultural hub, east London has also become increasingly famous for its street food, along with its pulsating nightlife. So whether mum is more at home wandering around bohemian boutiques, exploring the foodie scene or scouting the latest musical talents in E1’s coolest gig venues, there is sure to be an east end corner that suits. To recover from a hard day’s shopping, there is complimentary tea and coffee to be enjoyed on the comfy sofas in Qbic’s cosy lounge. This design-led hotel has rates from just £69 including breakfast and free Wi Fi, and each of the spacious 171 rooms feature a futuristic ‘Cubi’ living space.
Pamper your Mum in South London:
When was the last time your mum truly pampered herself? Our very own Spa in Dolphin Square has put together an extra special Mother’s Day pampering treat. For just £55 you can spoil rotten with a steam, choice from a delicious range of 55 minute facial, bubbles and chocolate dates, plus 25% off a product of her choice. Make her day and book yourself in too for half price.
Kensington Palace, a palace of secret stories and public lives has been influenced by generations of royal woman. How better to while away the afternoon than to stroll around Kensington Palace and its gardens, then join-in with the ladylike pursuits at a Georgian-style tea party. For those looking for an even more regal experience the Kensington Palace Oranagery will also be serving afternoon tea at 2pm-5pm (£24-£34 pp)