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
Situated equidistant between Fulham Palace Road and North End Road, and just around the corner from The Queen’s Club, The Colton Arms was always a pub for locals and luvvies. Manys the time Billy Connolly held court over in the corner, and his first road manager is still a regular of an evening. Once known for being one of the smallest pubs in London with, surely, the oldest landlord, and a reputation for hardy drinkers regularly emptying the optics within an hour of opening, things hit a downward spiral after the owner’s demise, and eventually the pub had to close its doors. But this is now a built-up area devoid of any boozers, and so it seems a no brainer to re-open with a couple of ‘minor’ adjustments. For those who have been before, the front of the bar remains, but a light and airy extension leading to a small, paved garden has been added. The layout and set up confirms food is the way forward for this venture. But is it any good? It won’t knock your socks off, but it’s fine and typical pub fare. Cod could’ve been chunkier, chips couldn’t have been crispier, roast pork came recommended and hit the spot with a faint five-spice seasoning and so on. Puddings were rapidly struck off the menu halfway through the evening, suggesting that the locals are with the programme. Staff are friendly and fun, but the beer choice is below average – on my visit Timothy Taylor’s Landlord was ‘off’, leaving only two choices of ale. Despite that, if you’re in the area and this is your o
Venue says: “On the hunt for a quiet spot for a long, leisurely lunch? Two-course set lunch menu for £10.”