Mother’s Day 2018: What to Do, Eat and Drink in London

With the buzz of Valentine’s and Pancake Day already seeming like months ago, the next ‘commercial’ holidays are upon us and will no doubt have us reaching for our purses. Some people love it, some people hate it; but I think any day that celebrates the woman that gave you life, the woman who raised you or whoever the most important woman in your life is – is a good day.

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate our mothers, step-mums and grandmothers. The day of appreciation falls early this year on Sunday 11 March 2018. If you or your mum live in London, or if you’re making a weekend of it, here are a few of the best ways to spend some time in the capital.

Indulge in Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster London, Hyde Park

To celebrate the leading ladies in your life, Royal Lancaster London has created an indulgent afternoon tea available exclusively on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2018, served in the elegant surroundings of the brand new Hyde Lobby Bar. An array of delectable treats includes a Cornetto of Home-Smoked Salmon with Caviar; warm tartlet of Coronation Chicken; fresh Scones (take your pick of plain, sultana or raspberry); Chocolate and Macadamia Financier; and Mango and coconut Éclair. Each booking over the weekend will be entered into a prize draw to win a spa day at K West Hotel & Spa including a complimentary treatment for mum! Available 2pm-5.30pm, priced from £35.

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Relax at the Rose Lounge, Sofitel St James

A selection of calming and nourishing experiences are available at The Rose Lounge, The Balcon and SoSPA at Sofitel London St James exclusively on Sunday 11 March. Enjoy a light afternoon tea (£45) in The Rose Lounge, where a harpist plays every day from 3pm. The room is adorned with fresh blooms, the perfect location for some Parisienne pastries and ‘La Vie en Rose’ teas. All mums will be given 30% off for use in The Balcon restaurant or on a treatment at the SoSPA. Every mum dining in The Balcon will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne or a cocktail of their choice.

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Expect the unexpected at Park Chinois, Mayfair

Park Chinois, the lavish Chinese restaurant and entertainment destination in the heart of Mayfair, is offering a bespoke Mother’s Day treat for you and your mum.  Head Chef, Chef Lee, previously of Hakkasan, has curated a menu with a twist including a handcrafted selection of the restaurant’s best dim sum. Think Scallop and Bottarga Dumplings and Snow Crab and Chive Dumplings. Also on the menu is a glass of Champagne and patisserie desserts. The Mother’s Day menu is available on Sunday 11 March for lunch and dinner.

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Dance at Karen Hardy Studios, Imperial Wharf

For the mum who wants the best of both, head over to Karen Hardy Studios, owned by Strictly Come Dancing Champion, Karen Hardy, for a lighthearted dance workshop and afternoon tea. Greeted with a Champagne reception, mums and all guests will be whisked away for a world-class dance experience, followed by a classic afternoon tea. All mothers go for free when accompanied by a paying guest (£30 for members, £40 for non-members). Available 2pm-5pm on Sunday 11 March.

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Dinner at Goat, Chelsea

Finish a luxurious day with dinner at one of Chelsea’s finest restaurants, and all mums will receive a delicious complimentary Bellini. On the menu at Goat are sophisticated Italian-inspired dishes, including Mushroom Lignuine, Corn-Fed Chicken and Roasted Hake. Mother’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a little sweetness, so why not finish off with a traditional Italian Panettone with custard cream or Chocolate Fondant.


Stay Overnight at The Megaro, King’s Cross

No trip to London is complete with a serene spot to lay your head – made even better by a good brunch the next morning before the journey home. The Megaro in King’s Cross has Mother’s Day taken care of with the ‘Mama’s Day Package’ (in true Italian style). Included in the package is a 3-course brunch, with optional bottomless prosecco, featuring sardines, Cornish plaice and tiramisu. Complimentary late check out and flowers waiting for your mum in the room are also included. If mum’s join the KX Club they can brunch for free. £25 for brunch, from £171 for a Standard Room.

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