Mums in London - What to do in the city this Mother's Day
Seeing as I’m heading home this weekend to spend Mother’s Day in the Buckinghamshire countryside, I thought it might be a nice idea to put together a list of all the places I would take my Mum, had she wanted to spend Sunday 15th March in London. Some of these places have already been tried and tested by Mummy Blundell, but I’ve also popped in a few I think she – and any Mum – would enjoy...
Café Boheme, Soho
This lovely little café in the heart of Soho was one of the very first places I took my Mum when I started working in London - and she’s loved it ever since. Their brunch menu is wonderful; the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for £9 and the Eggs Benedict for £9 have been firm favourites of ours for a long while. Or, if you want to push the boat out a little more, the Hamburger with frites for £12 or Bavette steak for £15, are even more mouth-watering.
Columbia Road Flower Market
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll remember that not too long ago, I wrote a post about a wet and windy afternoon at Columbia Road Flower Market. Thankfully, the weather has gotten a little bit warmer the last couple of weeks and if we’re lucky enough to enjoy a rain-free Sunday, this is one of the first places I’d take my Mum to choose her own Mother’s Day bouquet.
Hampstead Heath / the Garden Gate
If you hail from the countryside, there’s no better place to be reminded of home than Hampstead Heath. My friends and I have trudged through its woods many a time and one of our favourite routes leads us to the beautiful Hampstead Pergola and then out to the Garden Gate in Hampstead town (you can read about it more here), where we wind down in the garden over a hot lunch and a cold glass of wine. What Mum wouldn’t love that?
Crafternoon Cabaret Club – Mother’s Day Special
This is something that all crafty Mums will love - the Crafternoon Cabaret is back at the Hospital Club for a Mother’s Day treat. You’ll learn how to create beautiful embroidered lavender sachets to make your clothes smell divine, with musical cabaret from the "charming, accomplished and thoroughly loveable" Tricity Vogue. It’s a wonderful chance to learn something new, enjoy some musical entertainment and spend some quality time with Mum. Standard tickets are just £15 and include all materials to make your sachets OR for £25 you can add afternoon tea. Book now though, tickets are sure to sell out soon.
Old Spitalfields Market
Take Mum to one of London’s most famous Sunday markets (if she doesn’t mind the crowds) and spend the day admiring the fresh new work from budding, young designers. You’ll get the chance to see still-drying prints, t-shirts by fashion graduates and stalls piled high with showcased fabrics. Not to mention the abundance of organic food, accessories and even furniture you can buy - there are bargains galore!
Camden Market / Honest Burger / Primrose Hill
My Mum loves nothing more than a jaunt around London and this route in particular is one of our personal favourites. Start off with a wander around the stalls of Camden Market, pick up the best cheese burger you’ll ever have for £7 in Honest Burger’s pop up restaurant and then walk it all off up Primrose Hill. Believe me, the views are worth all the huffing and puffing, it’s a great workout and once you get to the top and take in that view, it’ll make you realise just how bloody brilliant this city is and your Mum is totes going to be proud of you for conquering it. Go you!
Have I missed any great locations? Let me know in the comments section!
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