Celebrate Mother’s Day in the heart of London. From delectable foodie experiences, well-earned relaxation to action-packed activities, you can treat the mum or mum-to-be in your life with a new experience, their favourite activity or a special day out. For inspiration, we’ve put together a roundup of some of the top things to see and do in the heart of London to make Mother’s Day in London that extra bit special!

1-    Themed Afternoon Tea

A tried and tested classic Mother’s Day idea, why not treat your mum to an indulgent Afternoon Tea just steps away from Covent Garden?  Be greeted in the refined tearoom at Strand Palace hotel with a complimentary glass of bubbles when you book the Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop Theatre Afternoon Tea which will satisfy any sweet tooth with its fine selection of theatre-themed pastries.  
Inspired by the 100-year heritage of Benjamin Pollock’s Topshop, an independent, vintage toyshop in the heart of Covent Garden known for its pop-up paper theatres, it’s the perfect place to while away an afternoon or rest weary feet when making the most of the brilliant shopping in and around Covent Garden. Or perhaps sip on bubbles and enjoy perfectly made scones after you catch a matinee show in the West End. 

Book a table for Mother’s Day itself or gift a voucher for an afternoon tea experience that can be enjoyed any time of the year. 

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2-    Catch a West End Show

Surprise someone special with an evening of glitz and glamour and grab some tickets for an unmissable theatre show in the West End. From singing along to the much-loved tunes of ABBA, with its story built around the relationship of mother and daughter, to timeless classics or recent hits like SIX, there’s so much to choose from to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day!

Why not make an evening of it and enjoy a pre-theatre dinner at Haxells Restaurant & Bar, offering 2 courses from £22.50 or 3 courses for £27.50 or craft cocktails for two at Gin Palace. 

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3-    River Thames Cruise

There are so many unique ways to admire the city for a memorable day out, from the vertiginous heights of The View from The Shard, to taking a cable car between Greenwich Peninsula and Royal Docks, to a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour. But one of our all-time favourite ways to see London is from the River Thames itself with a Hop-On-Hop-Off river boat cruise. Explore London’s most iconic landmarks as you travel pass the likes of Big Ben and the Tower of London. 

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4-    Shop til' you drop!

Head to the heart of the city and shop til’ you drop in one of London’s most popular shopping neighbourhoods, Covent Garden. Home to a selection of quintessentially British independent stores such as IZIPIZI and Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop to some of London’s most loved brands such as Tom Ford and Mulberry. It’s the perfect place to find a personal gift and spoil your mum this Mother’s Day.

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5-    Stroll Regent's Park Rose Garden

With Mother’s Day in the UK falling towards the end of March, admire the first spring blossoms in London’s most picturesque parks for an afternoon outdoors. Spot daffodils in Hyde Park, stroll winding paths around Chelsea Physic Garden and catch London in bloom at Regent’s Park, home to the city’s largest collection of roses, with approximately 12,000 roses planted within the gardens.  Don’t miss one of London’s best displays of Cherry Blossom right outside St Paul’s Cathedral. 

6-    Mother's Day Mini-Break

Give mum the ultimate treat – a night off! – with a gift voucher for an overnight city break in the heart of London. With Covent Garden, the West End and London’s top restaurants, bars, shops and attractions right on the doorstep, there’s no better location to make the most of all the city has to offer with a blissful night away and fun change of scene. You can also choose to gift a monetary room voucher that can be put towards a trip of any duration, for a special city break. 

Looking for more ideas? Check out our guide and discover the top things to do in London this 2023!

With Strand Palace being set in the heart of London and just a stones throw away from so many attractions, it’s a no brainer to stay with us this year!

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