Mother’s Day weekend is the perfect time to thank your mum for putting up with you for all these years. But when London is so chockablock with fantastic activities, why present the woman who literally gave you life with a standard bouquet of flowers or box of chocolate? From tea tasting events to special guided walks, here are seven unusual (and relatively cheap) London Mother’s Day events that are sure to impress.
Embark on a tea tasting adventure at Whittard of Chelsea’s Covent Garden Store. Sample a selection of the iconic brand’s best-loved teas while learning about your drink’s journey from tea garden to teacup.
Timing: 6 pm-7.30 pm, Sunday, March 22nd
Singalong Mamma Mia
Here we go again! Head to infamous south London party venue the Clapham Grand for a special singalong screening of Mamma Mia. Get your hands on a ‘Mamma & Me-a’ ticket to bring your mum in with you at a discounted price. Grandparents, fathers, siblings and friends are welcome too.
Timing: 6:30 pm–10 pm, Saturday, March 21st
Paint Mate art class
Paint Mate is an art class for people who want to have fun, rather than those with any actual artistic talent. They’re holding a Mother’s Day special at Rotate, the multi-purpose cafe/bar in central Shoreditch. A soulful R&B soundtrack and unlimited prosecco and punch make this popular London Mother’s Day event a surefire winner.
Timing: 2 pm–5 pm, Sunday, March 22nd
Price: From £25.00
Zero waste workshop
On the slightly pricier end of the scale is a Zero Waste workshop, held at Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant and Castle. Led by Bottega, the plastic-free beauty brand, you and your mum will learn to make natural lip balm, roll-on perfume and bespoke moisturising cream. You can then decorate and personalise each product to suit your taste.
Timing: 3 pm–5 pm, Saturday, March 21st
Mother’s Day fair
Head to Stoke Newington Methodist Church for a special Mother’s Day fair. Designers, brands and artists are coming together to sell an array of crafty goods, which can be browsed for free.
Timing: 12 pm–4 pm, Saturday, March 21st
City Garden walk
Footprints of London, the guided walks for and by those who love London, is offering a special ‘City Garden’ Mother’s Day walk where mums go free. Explore London’s unusual hidden parks and gardens, and learn how they came into existence and why they’re so crucial to the city.
Timing: 11 am-1 pm, Sunday, March 22nd
Cost: £12.00 (mums go free)
A Vagina Museum party
It feels strangely appropriate to celebrate Mother’s Day at the Vagina Museum, don’t you think? It’s three years since Florence Schechter, the museum’s founder, tweeted on a whim that the world should have a vagina museum—and now there is one! There will be live music, a badge-making workshop and other crafts activities, a raffle and a special tour from the museum’s director.
Timing: 7:30 pm–10 pm, Friday, March 21st