Things to do on Mother's Day in London
Art shows, museum exhibitions and tours – your Mother's Day dilemmas are solved
Treat your mum to a day out in London on March 10. You could spend the day taking in a wonderful exhibition, exploring an Art Deco palace or going on a behind the scenes tour of one of the capital's best-loved buildings. Throw in lunch and you'll have nailed the perfect Mother's Day. To help you plan a perfect Mother's Day outing we've tailored our picks: Art and design features great exhibitions; Museums and attractions includes venues with maximum mum appeal; Tours will help you discover a new part of town or gain a different perspective on an old favourite.
Take a tour this Mother's Day
The concrete-clad, 1960s modernist grandmother of them all: no theatrical tour of London is complete without a visit to the National, whose three auditoriums – Olivier, Lyttelton and Cottesloe – offer a rolling repertory programme, often with a choice of several productions in a week. Backstage tours last about an hour and 15 minutes and cover the three auditoriums and their backstage areas.
Built as a memorial to Queen Victoria's husband in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall's vast rotunda was once described by the monarch as looking like 'the British constitution'.Visitors get a chance to witness technical preparations and rehearsals for the evening's performance as well as visiting the auditorium with its impressive iron and glass dome.
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Fat Tire Bike Tours' 'Royal London' tour covers palaces, parks and Parliament and tales of kings, queens and princesses. The route is smooth and the bikes are comfy. Halfway through the tour there's a break at a traditional pub (refreshments are not included).
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