With Mother's Day just around the corner, many London locals and visitors to the city are eager to find out where to go and what to do to celebrate this year. Whether you want to treat your mum to a spot of pampering, fine dining, shopping or more – here's our complete guide to a fantastic Mother's Day 2020...
Enjoy Afternoon Tea
There are a number of great spots for indulging mum with an afternoon tea this Mother's Day, thanks to the major resurgence in the tradition's popularity in recent years. If you're looking for a delicious afternoon tea, then look no further than Montcalm Hotels London, where you can enjoy a variety of different spins on this classic in comfort and style, or stick with tradition and sample a range of cakes and teas with a glass of champagne to add extra flourish!
Visit the Orchid Festival
Kew Gardens is one of London's most incredible spaces, and its yearly flower festival provides a chance to see what this destination has to offer in a whole new light. This year the focus is on the Columbian orchid, where visitors can see an array of orchid-themed displays, take part in a wide variety of fun activities with a Columbian theme (including carnival headdress-making) and witness the 'carnival of animals' which features a turtle, a toucan and even a sloth figurine. There are 6,200 orchids visible throughout Kew, so if your mum likes gardening, be sure to take her along to the mother of all gardens during your stay at Montcalm hotels in London.
Treat Mum to a Drink at a Rooftop Bar
Whitechapel's Culpeper Roof Garden is part of delightful local pub The Culpeper. It's a truly beautiful space, with a greenhouse which regularly hosts private events. This is a lovely spot to visit for a relaxing evening while you stay at hotels near Old Street Station, and can be easily reached by Tube for extra convenience during your visit.
Find the Perfect Bouquet
Columbia Road Flower Market
Flowers are a traditional gift for Mother's Day, so why not take mum along to one of London's top florists, and find something she'll really love? A Sunday morning trip to Columbia Flower Market is a particularly lovely way to grab incredible floral arrangements, with your pick of an enormous range of bright blooms for sale in this stunning weekend market. Other top picks for great floristry include the Botanique Workshop, which also contains a range of handmade jewellery and cards, and Fitzrovia's Orchidya, which (as the name suggests) focuses less on the traditional roses, and more on exotic floristry like orchids.
Explore a Royal Park
As the weather improves, now is the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy London's many scenic royal parks. From the sprawling Hyde Park to the manicured beauty of Kensington Gardens, this is a sure way to impress your mum this Mother's Day.