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 11 2018) 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 2018.
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The best Mother's Day events in London
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.
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.
Or take mum out for tea and cake
JRC Global Buffet
A buffet-style dining room offering cuisines from across the globe. There are more than 300 dishes on offer, from Italy, America, Brazil, France, Great Britain, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain and Thailand. Dishes range from sushi, dim sum, teppanyaki grills and salads to burgers, hot dogs, BBQ ribs, crispy aromatic duck, sweet and sour chicken, paella, pizzas and pasta. There are more than 20 desserts available, too. It's an all-you-can-eat basis, so diners are charged one price at the door, depending on days and times.