Mothers are some of the hardest working people in our lives, dedicating much of their lives to taking care of others. So it’s only fair that we treat them to something a little special when it comes to Mother’s Day, and show them just how much they really mean.
If you’re wondering how to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, then a trip to London might be one of the loveliest ways to do it. London always has plenty to offer, from a wealth of culture and heritage to explore together, to fantastic places where you can indulge in some of the finer things in life. With excellent 4 star hotels Paddington London UK on special offer, it’s the perfect time to plan a trip to the city.
Read on to find out why it’s worth booking in at the stylish Park Grand Hotel Hyde Park and heading to London to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, with some great ideas on what you can do in the capital.
Discover London’s beautiful blooms
Flowers are undoubtedly one of the most popular gifts to share on Mother’s Day, but if you’re staying at the Park Grand Hotel Hyde Park in London this year, then you can go the extra mile and treat your mother to a more innovative and impressive floral display.
London has some magnificent gardens, showing off the full spectrum of nature’s beauty. With several beautiful curated gardens, featuring impressive displays of plants and flowers, heading down to one of London’s top botanical spots is a great way of celebrating Mother’s Day.
While it closes a little earlier than the official Mother’s Day celebration in London, the renowned Kew Gardens in Richmond will be showing off the beauty of orchids, with their captivating Orchid Festival. Running until March 8, the festival focuses on Indonesia, and will show off a huge variety of colourful, delicate and awe-inspiring orchids in every possible shade, and is the perfect place to head to for a green-fingered mother.
If you’re looking to treat your mother to a special bouquet of flowers instead, then there are plenty of outstanding florists in the city. But one of the all-time best places to pick up flowers in London is the Columbia Road Flower Market. Over in East London, it’s worth making the journey across the city for, and it’s reasonably easy to get to from 4 star hotels Paddington London UK, by public transport. Once there, you’ll be greeted by the sight of dozens of stalls from flower and plant sellers, selling an unbelievable variety of blooms every Sunday morning. It’s the perfect place to handpick the most beautiful bouquet ever.
Treat her to something delicious
A delicious meal out or a fun night of cocktails can be a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day together, especially if you’re planning to mark the occasion with other friends and family. You’ll find some lovely locations across London to enjoy a great time out, including plenty of special bars near Hyde Park, excellent restaurants and stylish cafés and eateries, serving up everything from relaxed brunches to elegant High Tea experiences.
As a food lover’s capital, London has a huge diversity of food and drink on offer, and you won’t find it hard to choose a place that will make her happy on this special day. For someone who has a serious sweet tooth, venture out to some of London’s most exquisite patisseries, such as the stylish and utterly tempting small chain, L’Eto. This fantastic café serves up a spectacular variety of impressive cakes and desserts, as well as special drinks to enjoy a lovely sweet treat together.
If savoury treats sound like a better option, then check out some of London’s renowned restaurants, where you can choose everything from exceptional sushi, Mexican cuisine, elegant French or sumptuous Spanish tapas. As a hub of great culinary talent, you’ll also find many incredible chefs in London who serve up innovative takes on modern dining, taking inspiration from a variety of cuisine.
Take her out to a fabulous show
For mothers who love a night of entertainment, spectacle and inspiring drama, then a trip to the West End might just be the perfect way of celebrating Mother’s Day.
London has long been the home of outstanding theatre for centuries, and boasts some special theatres, such as the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, that have stood the test of time for hundreds of years. You’ll also find a huge number of equally impressive, albeit a little younger, theatres across the West End and further afield, where you can choose from some of the best shows in the city.
Choose from uplifting musicals that will leave you singing and toe tapping long after the last curtain call, thrilling dramas, or impressive dance and circus performances that will have you spellbound and gasping in awe. Whatever you do decide to see, it’ll be an undoubtedly memorable experience for Mother’s Day.
Indulge her with a special shopping trip
If you’re still trying to find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, step away from the tired and boring usual gifts, and instead treat her to a special shopping trip in London.
For shopoholics, London is an absolute paradise, and you’ll be bound to find whatever you’ve been looking for. If you’re hoping to treat your mother to a little taste of luxury, head to Bond Street where you can explore some of the most exceptional luxury boutiques in London, and pick out some of the finest designer accessories and garments.
For mothers who love unique and special treasures and antiques, then a trip to some of London’s best markets might be the perfect way of finding the best gift for her. Check out the iconic Portobello Road market on Fridays and Saturdays, where the city’s antiques dealers head to Notting Hill, to show off their wares. While you might need a sharp eye, you could come away with a special treasure for Mother’s Day.