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Things to do on Mother's Day in London

Treat your mum to the mother of all Mother's Days at one of London's best mumsy events

Three cheers for mums! Without whom none of us would be here. If you're looking for something to do this Mother's Day (Sunday March 26 2017) but stuck for ideas, don't worry, we've found the best mum-friendly events in London so you don't have to trawl the internet. You could take mother-dearest to one of the best new art exhibitions or a great new theatre show, or for a spin around London's best shops and then a spot of sunday lunch. Whatever you decide on, get it spot-on with our round-up of the best events in London this Mother's Day 2017. 

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The best Mother's Day events in London

Blind Date With A Twist

Improv comedy duo Leanna Wigginton and Angela Pollard are bringing back a Saturday night TV classic… with a few tweaks. In this live rendition of the game show the hosts will present 'Spring Equinox Blind Date With A Twist', celebrating the mothership. All mums go free for what's guaranteed to be a Mother's Day like no other.

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George Tavern , Shadwell Saturday March 25 2017

Mother's Day at the Museum of Brands

This Mother's Day talk at the Museum of Brands explores the image of 'the mother' in media, an emblem that has been used to promote everything from spanx to soap. Go on a nostalgia trip through the Museum's unique collection and revisit the 'mums' who offered a face to brands like Kellogg’s County Store and Lyon Maid ice lollies.

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Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising , Ladbroke Grove Sunday March 26 2017

London Shell Co. Mother's Day Cruise

Push the boat out for Mother's Day by taking her aboard the floating restaurant London Shell Co on The Prince Regent for a seven-course seafood menu. You can hit the high seas (well the erm, Regents Canal) for £45 per person, which includes the full lunch/dinner and an 'Earl Grey Sparkler' welcome drink.

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London Shell Co. , Marylebone Saturday March 25 2017 - Sunday March 26 2017

Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place

A good one for last-minute plans, Kew's newest exhibition charts British botanist Joseph Hooker discoveries through botanical drawings and has the earliest western illustration of Mount Everest on display. Once you've schooled up on the latin names for daffodils and crocus, you can stroll through the largest display of spring flowers in the country.

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Kew Gardens , Kew Saturday March 25 2017 - Sunday September 17 2017

Mother's Day Biscuiteers Afternoon Tea

Treat your ma to a biscuit-filled afternoon tea this Mother’s Day. Tuck in to perfectly iced cookies and a nice cup of Rosy Lee at both Biscuiteers Icing Cafes in Notting Hill and on the Northcote Road. Book in advance on their website and for an extra £10 you can even ice your own treats before gobbling them down in their DIY icing workshop.

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Biscuiteers Northcote Road , Nappy Valley Sunday March 26 2017

David Hockney

Treat your ma to some culture this Mother's with a trip to David Hockney's major retrospective at Tate Britain. The 80-year old Yorkshireman is a giant of twentieth-century art, a painter with an incredible eye for the iconic. But this show isn’t just some stodgy funereal look back – Hockney is still painting, and he’s still good. 

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Tate Britain , Westminster Until Monday May 29 2017

Mother's Day Hand-Tied Bouquet Workshop, Little Bud x Social Pantry

Does flower arranging and bottomless prosecco sound like your kind of Tuesday. Then your in luck, as this Mother's Day event from Little Bud is offering exactly that. Create a hand-tied bouquet and add flair to your outfit with flower button holes à la 1980s Morrissey. Don't forget to take home your Little Bud x Social Pantry goodie bag at the end of the evening. 

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Social Pantry Café , Clapham Junction Tuesday March 28 2017

Mother’s Day Luxury Chocolate Workshop

Mix up a Chocolate Martini, sample exotic flavoured chocolates, make a giant chocolate daisy and mix, dip and decorate fresh cream truffles in this luxury Mother’s Day chocolate workshop run by My Chocolate’s very own chocolatiers. There’s also a competition for who can make the best chocolate for their mother, with prizes awarded for the best sweet.

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My Chocolate , De Beauvoir Town Sunday March 26 2017

Libreria Bookclub: Scoop

Don't give your Mum the same old bunch of flowers this Mother's Day. Take your ma to Libreria's March bookclub for some intellectual chit chat about 'Scoop', Evelyn Waugh’s classic satire on journalism, and discuss whether the novel is as relevant in today's climate as it was when first written. 

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Libreria , Spitalfields Sunday March 26 2017
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Or take mum out for tea and cake

Afternoon tea in London

The traditional afternoon tea is a thing of beauty when done properly, and it's also the perfect to treat mum for Mother's Day.

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By: Time Out London Food & Drink


Sophie E
Sophie E

You can always consider a new fashion stylist career. It's better than cakes on the hips.

A lot of mums don't want to go back to the same old job instead they love our online fashion training academy. Training, Support and mentoring www.3coloursrule.com/training

Fleur F
Fleur F

Shocked by you view of mothers and therefore woman in general.  flowers, tea and homeware. really!??????


what happens if you dont have that much money. you carnt just go to london for free.

Ley Holloway
Ley Holloway

Old fashioned view of Mum, I'm a Mum and Grandma, my choice would have been the Ice Age art exhibition at the British Museum.