London’s lovely Mother’s Day happenings to spoil her throughout March
Words Helen Brown
Show mum you care with one of London’s Mother’s Day offerings. This year, her special day falls on Sunday 26th March but you can treat her all month with our round up of the city’s loveliest treats. From special teas and floristry; to Mother’s Day menus and pamper sessions, there is something for every lovely Mum.
Afternoon Tea at The Savoy
The Savoy have teamed up with luxury British perfumers Penhaligon’s to create the ultimate indulgent Mother’s Day treat. Mothers will be treated to a traditional afternoon tea, as well as a stunning bouquet of flowers and Penhaligon’s new eau de parfum, Savoy Steam. This is a soft springlike scent, with notes of aromatic rosemary, fresh geranium and delicate rose.
£200 for two people; fairmont.com/savoy-london
Orchidya Pop-Up at The Bloomsbury
The Bloomsbury has partnered with Orchidya to create a wonderful mother’s day gift. Treat your mum to a floral masterclass for two people on 26th March. Here they will learn how to craft the perfect hand tied bouquet to take home. They can sip champagne and indulge in delicious ‘Afternoon Tea Bites’ from The Bloomsbury.
£100 for two people; doylecollection.com
The Ultimate Blow Dry at Duck & Dry
Duck & Dry will be treating mum’s with a blow-dries and a tasty afternoon tea. Their famous blow-dry will leave hair feeling fresh, bouncy and smelling divine. The Niche Company is on hand to leave you feeling and looking great. Their teas use medicinal natural herbs, because what you put on the inside shows on the outside. Take your pick from a range of mind, body, skin and hair-boosting teas and follow with delicious sweet treats and artisan cakes. This indulgent day of pampering will be available across both locations.
Festa Della at Mercante
Italy is recognised worldwide as being a nation that adores their Mammas so this Mother’s Day, Mercante is bringing to life some Italian traditions. The marketplace-inspired restaurant will be celebrating the Italian Festa Della Mamma. Along with the Mercante’s tasty Italian menu, they will be gifting Mammas with traditional heart-shaped Festa Della Mamma cakes. They are made with love, fresh raspberries and heartwarming chocolate. This delizioso sweet treat is inspired by the classic cake given to Italian mothers every year by their families.
Mother’s Hour at Bulgari Hotel Spa
Let your mum truly relax, not just on her special day, but throughout the month of March. Bulgari Hotel London Spa have an exclusive getaway to tranquillity for mums looking for something to do during “Mother’s Hour”. Those moments of quiet when the kids are in school. The day involves a swim, steam, sauna; as well as a deeply relaxing neck and shoulder muscle release massage. Last but not least, is the option to choose from either a Manicure or Pedicure. A full-on pamper session for deserving mummas.
Available throughout the month of March, Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 12.00pm. Price from £150.
Sunday Lunch at Number 90
Number 90 Bar & Kitchen is throwing its biggest birthday party to date to celebrate turning the grand old age of three. The birthday weekender will include special guest DJs, live bands and performances, art installations, delicious food offerings, creative cocktails. It’s a four day celebration ending with Number 90’s renowned Sunday roast. Revellers can satisfy appetites to a relaxing soundtrack provided from Chris P Cuts, ELLES and more. A flea market with a tempting array of trinkets and goodies will be up and running too. The event for leisurely day of drinking, dining and browsing.
St. Paul’s Knightsbridge Festival Choir 80th Anniversary Concert
Treat Mum to the fantastic 80th anniversary concert from St Paul’s Knightsbridge Festival Choir. They are performing JS Bach – St John Passion in the grand setting of St Paul’s Church.
Saturday 25th March, 7:30pm
Tickets £18 at the door or £15 through choir members.
Tickets also available online at billetto.co.uk
More information at spkfc.com
Mother’s Day Menus at Benares
This Mother’s Day, Atul Kochhar’s Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in Mayfair will be celebrating with two limited-edition menus. The first of Beanres’ special offerings is a six-course tasting menu. Dishes include Indian Five Spice Pickled Prawns and Tandoori Chicken Tikka Pie. Further to this there is a divine mixed berry chutney to share and Dal Makhani. Mother’s that choose this menu will also receive a complimentary champagne cocktail. There will additionally be the option to enjoy the meal with a specially curated wine-pairing. Secondly, and equally as indulgent is the a la Carte menu. It will showcase dishes such as crispy soft shell crab with chickpeas, curry leaf and a coconut and tamarind dressing. All mother’s that dine at Benares will then receive a box of chocolates and Indian gifts to take home. Top tip; those that quote ‘Mum’s the word’ will receive a complimentary cocktail on arrival.
Afternoon Tea at the MaE Deli
Deliciously Ella’s cafes are also celebrating Mother’s Day with an Afternoon Tea on Sunday 26th March. Held at both the Weighhouse Street and Seymour Place branches, guests will be treated to a selection of dishes including Seared Polenta with Sweet Potato & Cashew Paté and Avocado on Homemade Buckwheat Blinis. To end, their deliciously indulgent but not-too-naughty Fudgy Brownie Bites. There will be two sittings at the Weighhouse Street branch at 3:30pm and 4pm and a single sitting at Seymour Place at 3:30pm.