So maybe you don’t want to go out on the lash with your mother dearest, but going for a wee tipple together can be quite the treat, especially in one of London’s top bars. Our tip is to ditch the typical afternoon tea trips and instead grab a fancy drink with your ma in the kind of bar she’s bound to go giddy for. Whether she’s into fine wine or uplifting cocktails, she’s sure to love these fitting locations.
The most mum-friendly bars in London
An Andalusian-themed bar dedicated to fortified wine. Match glasses of sherry with disco tunes (both of which any true mum should love) – it’s hip rather than hip replacement.
Mum got green fingers? Book ahead and bring all the family to the roof of Aldgate pub The Culpeper. The greenhouse hosts private parties in among plants and veg being grown for use on the menu.
Plush, pink, posh hotel bar serving English sparkling wine. Treat the old gal to a glass of something fizzy and fabulous.
Some bar menus can be a bit perplexing. Not at Humble Grape, where they have a knack for explaining wine flavours in layman’s terms. Mum’s gonna love that.
What’s that, dear? Sofas, champagne and soft acoustics at this living-room chic bar in Marylebone. Consider it a home away from home. But with better drinks.
Venue says From just £33 per person, our award-winning afternoon tea is a must try!
The art deco flourishes and dimly lit extravagance of the American Bar at the Beaumont make any occasion special. Cocktails are strong and liberating: one for the lushes out there.
There’s actually a beautiful mother-daughter story at the root of this wine bar in Shepherd’s Bush. Ask staff all about it over a carafe of Chablis with your own old dear.
Take mum on safari at this quiet, decadent Mayfair bar decked in chic animal prints. Dickie’s specialises in mind-blowing cocktails described as defining ‘farm to glass’ drinking. It’s practically ‘The Good Life’ in here.
A neighbourhood wine bar on the backroads with incredibly personable service, cute posies on each table and rare interesting wines to quaff. If she loves a bargain, share a cheese platter and carafe of house red for £20.
Show her a blooming good time at Bluebird, Chelsea’s pretty, plant-filled bar and restaurant. The King’s Road location is upmarket and the setting is sweet.
Top-notch table service, snug seating and a Kensington town house setting. There’s a menu of cocktails that honour classic desserts, perfect for any mums with a sweet tooth.
A buzzy, warm atmosphere, fruity and flavourful cocktails and wine galore – Nickel Bar is a total find. Sit up by the window, share heavenly small plates and watch the well-heeled world of N8 go by.
So you still liked the idea of taking mum for afternoon tea? Do it at this cute Covent Garden bar, which doubles as a specialist loose leaf boutique. All the clever cocktails served here have tea at their base, but some drinks, like the Ginger Snap, also manage to indulge that sweet tooth.
This outpost of Vinoteca just off the Chiswick High Road sells up to 300 varieties of vino in a refreshingly unpretentious way. It’s an elegent, slender room with bottle green upholstery that’ll make her feel like royalty.
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