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Family enjoying in a garden at Thistle Hotels

Mother's Day in London

This year, we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 27. It’s a time for saying ‘thank you’ to our mums and matriarchs, and sharing some quality time.

Where better to do that than in one of the world’s most vibrant, surprise-filled cities? Offering a range of wonderful things to do with Mum, London is the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day. Our list of special Mother’s Day ideas can get you started on treating her to an unforgettable experience.  

Finding the best afternoon tea and brunch restaurants in London can be bewildering. Whether it’s a morning treat to kickstart your day or an indulgent Mother’s Day bottomless brunch, London is ready and waiting.

High Tea served in Royal Albert Hall at Thistle Hotels

Afternoon tea at the Royal Albert Hall


The Royal Albert Hall offers culture-loving mums one of the best Mother’s Day afternoon teas in London. Set in the heart of this beloved institution, The Royal Albert Hall pays tribute to the musical greats that have graced the stage. Top it off with a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne to make Mum’s heart sing.

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English Breakfast dish & coffee served at Thistle Hotels

The Black Penny


Ideal for a cheeky afternoon brunch in London, Covent Garden’s The Black Penny offers a perfectly-curated menu of classics. Their full English breakfasts are renowned for their imaginative vegetarian and vegan variants. The vibrant ambience recalls the lively bohemian coffee shops of yesteryear, whilst you and Mum set the world to rights.


Afternoon Tea Bus Tour by the London Eye near Thistle Hotels

B Bakery afternoon tea bus tour

For a Mother’s Day treat with a difference, why not get to know London whilst tucking into your afternoon tea? Brigit’s Bakery offers an incredible range of sandwiches, cakes, and pastries, which can all be enjoyed whilst you take in the city’s most iconic sights on a gorgeously decorated, traditional Routemaster bus.

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Lady having a facial treatment in the Spa at Thistle Hotels

Lush Spa Oxford St


Everyone loves a bit of Lush! Why not make your Mother’s Day shopping trip extra special with a Mother’s Day spa package? Conveniently located in the heart of London’s iconic shopping district, Lush Oxford Street offers a range of re-invigorating treatments, ranging from 25 to 80 minutes.