Mum’s The Word – Top London Events For Mothers Day (March 19th)


Whatever the occasion, London always has an event or activity to match. From walking trails to one of a kind dining experiences, guests of hotel packages in London are spoilt for choice whatever the date in the diary may be. Mother’s Day is one that is a little trickier, for every parent has different tastes and interests.

Much like Valentine’s Day, showing your parents what they mean to you entirely depends upon what makes them tick and what they enjoy doing. Thankfully guests of hotels near Barbican Centre London are ideally placed to enjoy a diverse menu of mum-friendly activities. Here are some of the best coming up this Mother’s Day 2023.

Sky Garden Dining Experiences 

The Sky Garden is free to visit and has several restaurant and bar options on its 40th floor viewing platform and conservatory. The walkways and stunning views go down well with the fine dining fare of the Fenchurch Restaurant. With weekly programming of live music and DJ accompaniment, the Sky Garden is the perfect place to snapshot memories with your mother. 

London River Cruises 

If it’s my mother’s first time at the Barbican Rooms London, a river cruise could be the perfect way to see the sights. With many pickup spots lining the Central London stretch of the Thames, cruise options include classic tours, live music accompaniments and dining cruises, all of which are perfect ways to spend a Mother’s day out on a first time in London. 

Reserve A Place At London’s Best Tea Rooms 

From the innate quirkiness of pop art filled sketch London to the tranquil traditional air of the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, no mother could ever turn down an English afternoon tea with their children. Afternoon tea has been a fun pastime since the 1840s, and remains a great way to relax and rejuvenate in the 21st century. With many options across London hotels and restaurants, afternoon tea often involves pastries or cakes, finger sandwiches and of course, a tea of your choosing, often served on a tiered tray. 

West End Shows To See This Mother’s Day 

The Vaudeville Theatre is the most recent home to Six The Musical, the smash hit West End show retelling the stories of Henry VIII’s six wives in their own words. expect foot stomping ballads in the style of Lily Allen, Beyonce and many more pop singers. Other shows that are perfect for mums this month include Dirty Dancing at the Dominion Theatre, the Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre and Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre. 

Columbia Road Flower Market 

Taking place every Sunday morning in Hackney, Columbia Road Flower Market is the perfect start to your Mother’s Day, offering a thriving and colourful flower market that is as quintessentially London as it is bustling. Famed across the city for its great value prices, the flower market sellers have often been in the game for decades, and sell everything from house plants to bouquets and Christmas trees (though it’s not the season for the latter!). Top off your Mother’s Day morning of flower shopping with a visit to one of the many lovely cafes dotted around the area.