Perfect Mother's Day days out
Keep mum sweet this Mother's Day with one of our individually crafted, day-long itineraries
A box of Milk Tray just won't cut it this year, so choose one of our hand-tailored itineraries and treat your mum to a memorable Mother's Day. We've pulled together four handy (and potentially life-saving) Mothering Sunday days out that are guaranteed to impress Mum on Sunday March 30. Follow our schedules for culture mum, fashion mum, foodie mum or nature mum and you'll forever be in her good books.
Mother's Day for the fashion mum
All those hours spent stomping around the west end for bargains can play havoc on a style-conscious mother’s heels, so before anything else, take her for some toe-targeted TLC. As convenience would have it, one of the city’s best department stores houses a dedicated foot spa – book mum in for a session with award-winning foot specialist Margaret Dabbs at Liberty and she and her stilettos will be ready to face the day ahead.
- Liberty, Regent St, W1B 5AH
Head up to Harvey Nic's Fifth Floor via the street level lift and you'll find yourselves faced with a fancy neon green bar. Glide through the bar to be seated in the dining room, where you can nibble on mum-sized, light, but full-of-flavour dishes. Be sure to flag down the trolley of Champagne that circle the room to have the perfect 'ladies that lunch' experience.
- Harvey Nichols, (Knightsbridge), SW1X 7RJ
This Design Museum is the ultimate exhibition for any fashionista, young or old. Sir Paul Smith started his career in fashion at the age of 16, with a menial job in a clothing warehouse in Nottingham, and now at the age of 68, he has ammased a clothing empire that spans the world, with over 200 shops in Japan alone. This exhibition recreates his office in its entirety, providing a key to his eclectic tastes and sources of inspiration. It will details his rags to riches career path - rebuilding his miniscule first store in the museum, showing archive collections, and of course, a vast number of the antiques and objects that frame Sir Paul's network of neverending ideas.
If your mum tends to spend family meals commenting on the soft furnishings rather than the starters, take her to Mayfair fashionista magnet Sketch. The venue’s casual-but-still-classier-than-most Gallery dining room was revamped last year, with input from Turner prize-winning artist Martin Creed. Furniture and tableware are all eccentrically mismatched, which – as Mum will no doubt inform you – is so hot right now.
- 9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG
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