Plan for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day will soon be upon us, and instead of leaving it to the last minute to get her some chocolates and flowers from the local supermarket, why not plan a lovely weekend away in London with the family?
There are always the traditional afternoon teas and theatre trips. Still, you can change things up and head to an afternoon of baking and decorating biscuits, a West End theatre café, a fantastic orchestra performance, or a Sunday Roast.
The Belgrave have you covered, so you’ll be the favourite, at least for a few weeks, and you can plan the best Mother’s Day.
Treat your mum to a spa day; it’s a great idea if your mum loves a good pamper session, and she absolutely deserves it. There is nothing like having a glass of bubbly as you’re chilling by the pool. A spa can also be the perfect way of providing a bit of much-needed self-care to a new mum.
Bring the family group together and get everyone in on the action; change into one of the snuggly white robes, grab that prosecco and celebrate your mum for being great.
Our favourites nearby are The Gloss and Thai Square Spa. The Gloss, in Knightsbridge, is a more traditional spa with more conventional wellness treatments. Thai Square Spa in Kensington offers a range of spa treatments, from massages, facials and body wraps. However, both spas are excellent choices and ideal for a Mother’s Day treat.
If your mum loves a good musical, then why not treat her to a West End show? There are plenty of shows on and so you’ll easily find something that will suit her tastes. With classics such as Dirty Dancing, The Lion King and Mamma Mia available to something a bit different like Heathers, Newsies or Bonnie and Clyde, there’s something for everyone.
With a theatre trip, you can often get a dinner and show ticket deal which is always going to go down well. We recommend getting in early and booking as soon as possible as seats and tables will fill up, certainly in the more popular restaurants in the theatre district.
Get tickets from the London Theatre Direct website for the best offers, and possibly see if you can fit in a couple of shows over the length of your stay.
For an easy win, and something that can be done in a few hours so you can explore the city or as a last activity before you go home. There are so many varieties of afternoon tea within the city that it would be hard to list them all.
Our favourite is at The Ritz, the classy traditional option. Afternoon tea here has been running since 1906 and is still as popular today as it was back then. The sandwiches are incredible and well worth it as well as the little cakes and pastries. Sip on the finest champagne or some Darjeeling tea while the resident pianist keeps you entertained with some light music in the background. The ballroom where the tea takes place is fantastic and everything comes together to make it an ideal Mother’s Day present.
The Holy Carrot and The Savoy are also great options for different budgets and afternoon tea options. Holy Carrot is vegan and gluten-free and has a delicious menu, whereas the Savoy is British to its bones and is classed as an institution to many.
For something a little different but so much fun, book into the Biscuiteers Icing Masterclass. You’ll learn how to design and ice your biscuits perfectly so they’ll be the perfect treat to take home, and you get a discount in the main shop afterwards.
A nice group activity or perfect for just you and your mum to have a bit of fun and not a traditional day out. Grab some goodies from the shop before you head out (and they also do afternoon tea if you haven’t had enough).
A great quirky idea that works well when you think you’ve done everything else over previous years.
For the mums who want a different night out, and are going out together, why not gift them a table at The Courtesan? With daily Burlesque shows, the Mother’s Day performance is not to be missed.
A lovely restaurant and bar that turns into an amazing venue at night, make sure the mums group does not miss out on this women-empowering, spectacular event. Join a musical star and a stunning cast for a great night out.
For the history-loving mum, why not take her on a little tour of some of her favourite museums? London has some phenomenal museums covering a range of subjects.
The V&A museum has some wonderful exhibitions on at the moment, including one about re-imagining musicals and women printers from history. You can get completely immersed in the exhibits here, and we’ve often lost track of time trying to see as much as possible.
The Natural History Museum is an obvious choice, but it’s just bursting with things to see, great if you have inquisitive children as well. A family option if needed with cafes and plenty to keep everyone entertained throughout the day.
We hope these ideas have sparked your imagination to help you make Mother’s Day one to remember for the mums in your life. Staying at The Belgrave makes it easy to get around with our links to the tube station and buses. Book your Mother’s Day weekend stay with us to show your mum how special she is.