London is a great destination for celebrating Mother’s Day, with plenty to see and do. Here are ten of our favourite events and activities for Mother’s Day 2020, ensuring you’ll have lots of inspiration!
Go for a spin on the London Eye
One of the most popular tourist attractions in London, the London Eye is also a beloved part of the city skyline. This enormous Ferris wheel was installed to celebrate the turn of the new millennium, and while it was intended to be temporary, it proved so popular it remained.
If you really want to celebrate in style this Mother’s Day, book a private pod for you and your mum and book in advance to avoid getting stuck in a queue.
See a West End show
London’s West End is famous across the world, notorious as the home of the city’s thriving and historic theatre scene. Here you can see a wide variety of different plays and musicals, ranging from the latest new releases to shows which have been playing for decades.
The theatres in this district are just as diverse, with a mixture of both heritage and emerging venues. We strongly recommend that you book your tickets before Mother’s Day, as this is likely to prove a popular way to celebrate the occasion. Grab some dinner at the Montcalm at Brewery London before heading off to indulge your love of all things theatrical.
Learn to dance at Pineapple Dance Studios
This is a great idea for active mums and kids. At Pineapple Dance Studios, you have the option of either booking a private dance session or simply joining one of the daily classes which take place throughout the week.
It’s an unusual way to celebrate Mother’s Day, but it’ll also certainly be memorable! There’s also a wide variety of different dance styles on offer for you to try, so you can really let your imagination run wild while staying at suites in London.
Treat your mum to a trip along the Thames
The River Thames is without doubt one of the most iconic parts of London, and it also runs adjacent to many of the city’s most important buildings. If you fancy trying out your boating skills, there’s a variety of different ways to achieve this goal, suited to every personality and activity level.
Some trips along the Thames can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, with many offering a meal or a drink while you pass by some key monuments and historic spaces in the city. Others may wish to trip something a little higher-octane, such as a RIB tour which travels along the river at breakneck speed. Whatever you choose, you can be sure of a fun Mother’s Day treat.
Venture to the Sky Garden
If your mum loves a nice view, then the Sky Garden might just be the perfect way to celebrate this mum-friendly day. The Sky Garden is comprised of a large glass dome and includes three storeys of manicured gardens and great restaurants and spaces made for socialising. There’s an array of observation decks available, as well as the chance to visit the open-air terrace. From here, you can see panoramic views of the City, allowing you to appreciate London in a whole new light.
Due to demand, places are limited and all visits must be booked in advance using the official website. This will help you to plan the rest of your Mother’s Day celebrations while staying at business hotels in London.
Indulge your love of design at the V&A
If you and your mum are big fans of design, then a trip to the Victoria & Albert Museum is an absolute must. Here you’ll be able to discover a world of design history, including everything from historic fashions to pottery.
There are regular exhibitions here which help bring the space to life, and it’s one of the most popular of all London museums. The V&A is also renowned for being particularly refined and luxurious, ensuring that your mum will feel she is being suitably pampered on this special day.
Have a picnic in a Royal Park
If you’d like to keep it simple yet still show how much you care, treat your mum to a picnic in one of London’s stunning Royal Parks. This is a flexible event which can be adapted to suit your tastes.
Some people might choose to simply bring along a picnic blanket and a few sandwiches, while others could invest in a lavish hamper and head for a location like Primrose Hill adjacent to Regent’s Park, noted for its great views and suitability for picnics.
Spend the day at Kew Gardens
When it comes to the natural world, there are few more spectacular places to discover new sights than Kew Gardens. This beautiful space is filled with exotic and local flora and fauna, as well as a range of exhibitions which change throughout the year.
On Mother’s Day, a trip here would provide the ideal backdrop for nature-loving mums who want to see plants they might otherwise never encounter, particularly with a trip to the famous Temperate House, noted for its dramatic glass structure. Book your stay at hotels in London city centre and enjoy the freedom to roam thanks to London’s fantastic transport system!
See London from above on a helicopter tour
Certainly not one for anyone with a fear of heights, but it doesn’t get much more luxurious than this! There’s a variety of different tour operators offering to give you a view of London from above, and this is yet one more memorable way to celebrate the day.
Go shopping on Oxford Street
Sometimes nothing beats a classic idea – and enjoying a little retail therapy in one of London’s most famous shopping spots, Oxford Street, is the ideal way to do just that. Explore a range of both high street and high-end stores and pick up a few gifts and souvenirs.