Spoil her this Mother’s Day
Hooray for your mum. You’d literally be nothing without her. So don’t fob her off with petrol station flowers and a bottle of bubble bath. Show her you really care and take her out for the day with one of our 2FOR1 offers.
Confessions of a Chocoholic Afternoon Tea
What better way to treat your mum then to a fancy tea for two at the London Hilton on Park Lane? Have a heart-to-heart while you stuff your faces with fresh sandwiches, chocolate chip scones, chocolate praline spread, cupcakes and mini chocolate fancies. You can even eat the edible chocolate plate. Favourite child status guaranteed.
Cupcake & Macaron Tour of London
See? Not all these ideas are about chocolate. This one’s about cake. Tiny, colourful, perfectly formed little cakes. This tour takes in artisan and dessert boutiques in Covent Garden, Soho and Mayfair including Lorraine Pascal’s Cupcake Bakehouse, macaron experts Ladurée, Hummingbird Bakery and Fortnum and Mason. The tour includes seven tastings but you’re walking around a lot too so it’s practically zero calories.
The Courtauld Gallery
Should your dear mother not be into chocolate and cake, perhaps some artistic masterpieces will delight her instead? The Courtauld Gallery, in the elegant Somerset House, is renowned for its unrivalled Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. There are masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh and Gauguin plus the largest collection of Cézannes in the UK and a major collection of Old Masters paintings.
The Woman in Black
Downtown Abbey’s long gone so give your mum her period drama fix at The Woman in Black - one of London’s longest-running and spine-chilling shows. It’s the 1900s. There’s a mysterious young woman in black but the locals refuse to talk to her or about her. Why? You’ll just have to go and find out. Spoiler alert: it’s quite scary so hug your mum tight!