Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to let your mum know just how much you love her. Breakfast in bed always works a treat, but why not make a weekend of it with these fantastic days out?
Time for tea
Why not treat your loved one to a delicious feast with a vintage feel at Soho’s Secret Tearoom this Mother’s Day? The 40s jazz music provides the perfect soundtrack for your goody-filled indulgence and with cream teas starting at £10 per person, it’ll save you a pretty penny too. As its name suggests, this exciting eatery’s exact location is closely guarded, but eagle-eyed visitors will notice brass signs to guide you there from Greek Street. The Crusting Pipe in Covent Garden offers tea with a twist as a diverse collection of street entertainers and musicians keep you amused while you munch on your selection of mouthwatering bites.
Our Travelodge London Covent Garden hotel is just a 7 minute walk away from The Crusting Pipe.
Most mums crave that elusive ‘me time’, so a day at one of London’s top spas is a must. Ajala Spa have multiple locations across London including near Tower Bridge and Covent Garden, all of which offer a multitude of calming treatments at an affordable price. Alternatively, 58 South Molten Street is a hot spot for well-being enthusiasts with experts in all kinds of therapies under one roof. As well as the range of beauty treatments on offer, one of the on-site osteopaths is a specialist in pre- and post-natal aches and pains, so expectant mums can rid themselves of any stresses and strains.
Songs, swotting and stupendous skylines
For a cost-effective day full of culture and discovery, explore some of London’s free museums. The Science Museum, Natural History Museum and The V&A Museum are all a short walk from each other and are some of the most reputable in the Capital. If your mum is a fan of the high life, book an evening at the Sky Garden for panoramic views across London within stunning gardens – all completely free. Days out don’t get much better than a trip to the West End, and with a wealth of theatres within metres of each other you’ll be spoilt for choice with the likes of Wicked and Mamma Mia playing in March.
We recommend staying in one of our hotels in West London.
Wander amongst the wildlife
Sometimes just a rest from the rat race comes as a welcome change for those hard-working mothers, and a wander around Kew Gardens will provide just that. Potter about the gorgeous great outdoors at your leisure and bump up your levels of Vitamin D, or take shelter in greenhouses if that pesky drizzle rears its head. London is home to an abundance of other parks too, ideal for a spring picnic or simply just taking in some fresh air.
Our Travelodge London Richmond Central hotel is just 1 mile away.
Shop ’til you drop
Many successful mother-daughter bonding trips start with a healthy dose of retail therapy and London is the prime location for bagging some beautiful items. The Sunday market on Brick Lane is a fantastic place to pick up vintage and handmade specialities, whereas Oxford Street and Covent Garden are hubs for high street brands and boutiques. For typically English treats head to Fortnum and Mason, or splash out on designer goods at Selfridges. The charity shops in Hampstead or the antique shops in The Camden Passage offer an interesting alternative to the busier shopping spots.
Our hotels in Central London are the ultimate base for superb shopping.