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
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.
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.
Create a hand-tied flower bouquet beneath the watchful eyes of John Betjeman (well, his statue) at this Mother's Day workshop in the restored Victorian architectural surroundings of The Grand Terrace at St Pancras International Station. With the help of trained florists from Moyses Stevens, attendees will learn to mix and match blooms with evergreen foliage.
Or take mum out for tea and cake
Permanently moored-up on the banks of the Thames, alongside Victoria Embankment and with views of the London Eye, Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament, the good ship R.S. Hispaniola is a floating spot for drinks and food. There are special events, too. The food offering ranges from seasonal a la cartes and bar menus to Sunday roasts, set menus and afternoon teas. The cocktail list includes cucumber martinis, a lavender fizz and a Tennessee Lemonade - Jack Daniels, Chambord, lemonade, lime and gomme syrup. The global wine list - slanted toward the old world - offers 22 bottles by the glass, with 14 of those also available by the carafe.