It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and what better way to treat your mum than whisking her away on a family weekend to London? There is plenty to do and see in this bustling city, from learning about tea to soaking up the spring sunshine along the River Thames to exploring the galleries and exhibitions at Somerset House. Here are three of our top choices for Mother’s Day on the Strand, all within walking distance of Strand Palace Hotel.
Explore Somerset House
This beautiful neoclassical building on the Strand is home to many events throughout the year. The16th-century mansion is now a major arts and cultural centre and is open to the public. This Mother’s Day, there are a number of exhibitions and activities taking place. Try your hand at designing a jumper and having it made in front of you, or explore the display of fashion-related ephemera associated with one journalist’s experiences of covering catwalk shows. Strand Palace Hotel is near to Somerset House – less than five minutes’ walk away – which makes it an ideal place to spend some quality time with your mum.
Discover the Twinings Museum
If your mum likes English tea, she is sure to love the fine flavours of Twinings. At 216 Strand, you will find the quaint little Twinings Museum. The historical tea shop is over 300 years old and now houses the small museum, showcasing the history of Twinings and its origins. It is the oldest shop in the City of Westminster and still trades on the same site with the same family and same products. Take your mum to sample Twinings’ finest teas at the Loose Tea Bar and then mosey around the museum to see old teapots and decorative caddies, as well as pictures of the Twinings family. If you’re looking for hotels near the Twinings Museum, Strand Palace is less than 10 minutes’ walk away.
Enjoy the River Thames
After checking out some of the activities and exhibitions at the beautiful Somerset House and a nice cup of warming Twinings tea, head down to the River Thames for a lovely afternoon stroll and some fresh spring air. If you head south from the hotel along the river for about 15 minutes, you will come to the Thames River Service where you can treat your mum to a boat trip and soak up some of the city’s most iconic sights, including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Docklands, Canary Wharf and Greenwich.
After a big day of exploring, head back to Strand Palace Hotel to enjoy our exclusive Mother’s Day menu at the Carvery and Grill. The meal features classic British dishes and there will be a surprise gift for your mum to top off the day.
If you’re looking for hotels in London this Mother’s Day, head to Strand Palace to ensure you’re right in the heart of the city — the perfect place to spoil your mum.
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