London is well known for playing host to a whole host of world events. Whether it be Christmas in Hyde Park or the new Year’s fireworks display, there’s plenty to see in London when it comes to those special dates. One date in the London calendar which often gets overlooked is Mother’s Day. The reason for this is not that we forget our Mother’s but that it is not a day marked by parades or specific events. Instead, there are countless markets, workshops and deals at hotels and events venues, but nothing which specifically marks the day. This can be a positive thing if visiting the city, it’s entirely up to you how you treat your mother and with the broad range of events taking place on the 31st of March and throughout the next week, it can be the perfect time to enjoy the city.
A day at the V & A
The Victoria and Albert Museum on museum row in South Kensington is one of the best spots in the UK for parent child outings. With a broad range of exhibitions, there’s truly something for everyone here. With the Christian Dior exhibition currently running into September and Rachel Kneebone’s ceramics exhibit displayed in the museums medieval section, mums of all ages will be wowed by the beauty showcased here. On top of this, there is a stellar range of permanent exhibitions alongside beautiful cafe areas in the courtyard, garden and main hall. These cafes offer up a range of light lunches and teas for a refreshing breather.
All About Mum package deals
One of the Shaftesbury’s London hotel special offers is the All About Mum package deal. If you want to treat your parent to weekend in London, then this deal is the perfect place to start. At the Shaftesbury hotels, you can enjoy a night in one of our beautiful rooms alongside a breakfast in the morning for two and a prosecco afternoon tea for two. Not only does this give you the chance to appreciate the company of your parent, but it frames your trip with some special treats between outings. There’s nothing quite like feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy London with an afternoon pitstop at our Hyde Park accommodation.
Afternoon tea at the Shaftesbury International Hyde Park gives you and your mother a chance to enjoy London in a truly British way. With the choice of Indian, Prosecco, chocolate and many more, you can pick and choose the cake and tea selection to suit you whilst also enjoying the company of your parent in a relaxing and classically furnished tea room.
A day on the South Bank
If it is your mother’s first time in the city, it is a good idea to show her the city sights from the South Bank. Not only is their ample entertainment in the form of the National Theatre, BFI and Southbank Centre, but the views over the river towards Westminster can be really rather spectacular. Pair this with a boat trip along the Thames and you’ll have a Mother’s Day that you’ll both remember.
West End shows to watch out for
London’s West End is always showing something magical. Whether it be a trip to the Royal Opera House for Don Quixote or the Lyceum for the all-pleasing Lion King, Covent Garden and Shaftesbury Avenue are home to stand out family shows.