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Mother's Day 2018

If you are looking for divine inspiration for something to do this Mother's Day (it's Sunday 11th March, in case you forgot...) then look no further! We have found the best activities to do in London that will leave your mum grinning form ear to ear, and you firmly in her good books. From art exhibitions, afternoon tea or a trip  to the theatre, we have you covered. So read on for our top tips on how to treat your mum this weekend! You can thank us later...


Colombia Road Flower Market

If you’re looking for a way to brighten up Mothering Sunday, then look no further than the Colombia Road Flower Market. From 8am onwards you’ll be surrounded by some of the best and cheapest flowers and plants around. You’ll be spoilt for choice with flowers from every corner of the world from the friendliest of sellers, some being up to 5th generation in the markets. Once you’ve finished browsing there are plenty of brilliant cafes in the area to hit up for a lovely Sunday lunch.

[Photo Credit @poppysq87]

 [Photo Credit @poppysq87]

Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart

A local favourite, Wild at Heart provides the floral arrangements for Liberty and is an ideal place to visit with mum in tow. Selling homeware and gifts too, the long running florist is easy to spot from afar with its vibrant turquoise tiles, and beautiful displays of seasonal flora. 

Wild at Heart

Afternoon Tea

The Savoy

Take a traditional tea, complete with finger sandwiches, scones and homemade jams and curds, and a selection of cakes and pastries. Washed down with a traditional cup of English tea, you can't go far wrong with an afternoon pitstop at the Thames Foyer in the Savoy. With its domed glass roof and sumptuous furnishings, its the perfect way to treat mum this Mothers' Day.

[Photo Credit @thesavoylondon]

[Photo Credit @thesavoylondon]


Tuck into exquisite biscuits perfectly paired with a pot of tea at Biscuiteers Icing Cafe. They have two locations in both Notting Hill and Battersea, but be sure to try and book a table in advance so you can dine in complete comfort. For an addition £10.00 you can even ice your own biccies in their icing workshop, and of course you can take them home with you. 

[Photo Credit @biscuiteersltd]

[Photo Credit @biscuiteersltd] 



A veritable mecca for chocoholics, head to Carnaby Street to check out this glorious cafe's chocolate art. You'll love walking round the store and seeing their elaborate chocolate sculptures and cakes, which make perfect gifts, or pop into the cafe upstairs for a sweet treat. We' recommend their dipping selection -- think chocolate fondue with all the trimmings. You may leave feeling like you never want to see chocolate again, but for a special occasion it's so worth it. 


Hawksmoor Seven Dials

Looking for a traditional pub roast? Look no further than Hawksmoor, a fruit warehouse converted into a high-end restaurant and cocktail bar. Their express menu is an absolute steal, offering two courses for £25 or three for £28, and on Sundays they do a smashing roast dinner for a mere £20!


ABBA: Super Troopers

Mamma Mia! As part of the Southbank Centre's Nordic Matters season, enter the world of the iconic band in an immersive exhibition recording their chart topping hits, ear-worm lyrics, and their influence around the globe. Brought over from ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, the exhibition will display never before seen photographs, sketches, as well as the original costumes, handwritten notes between the band, instruments and other artwork. 

[Photo Credit @southbankcentre]

[Photo Credit @southbankcentre]

Illuminating India

The Science Museum is finishing its celebration the global scientific and cultural contributions of India this month. There are two main exhibitions about science and innovation, and photography, as well as a showing of Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire followed by a Q&A with the director, a tea blending workshop, and several talks by influential Indian speakers. Most of the season is free, however a few exhibitions are ticketed. 

[Photo Credit @tgmjoes]

[Photo Credit @tgmjoes]

Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy

This is the first Picasso exhibition ever held at the Tate Modern, so of course you must go! The year 1932 was pivotal in Picasso's career, and was the year in which he created many of his most known paintings, drawings and sculptures. The Tate Modern has a collection of 100 of Picasso's works, displayed in chronological order, to portray a visual tour of his most creative year. 

[Photo Credit @tate]

[Photo Credit @tate]



Check out our neighbourhood blogs to help you decide where to stay for your 2018 vacation, or browse our full portfolio. If your head’s still spinning from all these options on the best area to stay in London, just contact our enquiries team for a helping hand and they’d be delighted to assist you in finding your ideal holiday apartment. Please email [email protected], call +44 20 7349 7016 or submit our enquiry form and we'll be in touch.

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