Mums. We love them. The scary ones, the soppy ones, the ones who leave messages all over your Facebook wall. So go the extra mile this year and treat your mum to something special on Mother's Day (Sunday March 11 2018). Luckily for you, we've put together a comprehensive guide to help plan the perfect day, whether you want a fancy afternoon tea or Sunday lunch at one of London's best restaurants, a saunter around an art exhibition or a stroll in one of London's major parks, it's all here. So show your mum the mother of all Mother's Days this year (and give her a high-five from us).
Ideas for Mother's Day in London
Wine and dine mum on Mother's Day
Spoil your mum silly...
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Five fancy spots to get mum pissed
If you’re racking your brain for ways to treat the old gal this Sunday, why not let somebody rack up drinks for the pair of you instead? Why shower her in love when you can shower her in shots? Okay, okay – prosecco. Here are five great Mother’s Day drinks deals. The Black Penny Let's start things off gently. This Covent Garden restaurant is pairing light brunch dishes – the likes of wholesome salads and ceviches – with a complimentary glass of prosecco for all the mummas out there. We’re not quite sure how they’ll check the old dear’s mothering credentials, but we’re told fakers will be frowned upon. Book a table and get her to bring the family photo album, we reckon. Union Street Café There seems to be a theme this Mother’s Day, as Union Street Café is also offering prosecco for mumsy. The Gordon Ramsay venue has unlimited fizz for two solid hours as part of its two-, three- or four-course lunch. And mums get a complimentary gin cocktail on arrival, too. Don’t know about you, but last time my mum went on a two-hour session, bad things happened. Buckle up. Piquet Hooray, it’s fizz of a different variety at Piquet – cava! The stunning French restaurant in Fitzrovia is launching its bottomless cava menu on Sunday, and mum’s bound to love the traditional carving trolley that’s wheeled around to serve up slices of lamb or beef, table-side. Brings a whole new meaning to getting trollied together. Cahoots Head along for a 'squiffy picnic' at the Kingly Court bar with a
Lady Chastity's Reserve, Hackney
This marvellously silly immersive team puzzle (a sort of cross between an escape game and the 'Mumsy' challenge in 'The Crystal Maze') has already spooked and amused many a team at its original venue in Battersea, but will now be challenging the people of Hackney from a dark corner of the People's Park Tavern. It's from the Handmade Mysteries team that does this kind of thing at venues across London. They know what they're doing. Expect plenty of surreal slants to challenges that can be pretty, well, challenging, and don't be surprised to be surprised either - we're told the immersive elements can be pretty interesting. They promise to let you out - or help you out - if you get really stuck but still, it might be best to bring some brains and leave your dumbass friends out of it.
Venue says: “Venture through an hour of hilarious clue-solving as you and your team attempt to win Chastity's fabled aphrodisiac wine.”