54 things to do on Mother's Day in London 2025

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Treat your mum to her favourite activity in the city on Mother’s Day or get her to try something completely new.

In the UK, Mother's Day is celebrated three weeks before Easter Sunday, which means that in 2025, it falls on 30 March.

Browse Mother’s Day ideas in London below to find top things to do with your mum on Mother’s Day 2025.

For the perfect Mother’s Day in London, you can treat your mum to afternoon teas and walks in the park, alongside shopping, bowling, cooking classes and even perhaps a speedboat ride.  

Days out for mum in London

A couple pose of photo with a glass of sparkling wine in hand while on the London Eye, with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in the background.

  1. Give your mum the Total London ExperienceMake memories to last a lifetime by spending the day at the capital's most popular attractions.
  2. Or treat your mum to a Merlin London Attractions Pass: Save money on six must-see London attractions within a 90-day period.
  3. Admire the city’s sights from The View from The ShardEnjoy panoramic views of London from a sky-high attraction.
  4. Experience epic views of London in an IFS Cloud Cable CarAdmire the spectacular London skyline as you glide above the Thames.
  5. Or take a ride on the London Eye: See how many of London’s most famous landmarks your mum can spot.
  6. See the first spring blossoms in beautiful Kew Gardens: Discover one of London’s most peaceful and picturesque spots.
  7. Visit the stunning Queen’s House during a day out in GreenwichEnjoy art, architecture and royal history at the Queen's House.
  8. Head to the newly opened Battersea Power StationTreat mum to the ultimate cinema experience or enjoy epic views of London from Lift 109
  9. Explore the Victoria and Albert MuseumAdmire an exquisite and fascinating collection of art and design.
  10. Visit Kenwood House and enjoy the views from Hampstead Heath: Explore the area before stopping for a drink in a cute cafe or pub in Hampstead.
  11. Go on a guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe: Discover how the famous playwrights stories are brought to life on this iconic stage. 

See more of London's top attractions

See a West End show on Mother's Day

One of the Queens performing on Six The Musical is surrounding by other Tudor Queens that were once married to Henry VIII.

  1. Sing along to iconic songs at a top West End musical: Defy gravity with Wicked tickets London, or see the award-winning Lion King West End.
  2. See a show fit for the whole family: Discover the best London theatre shows for kids.
  3. Laugh the night away at a hilarious comedy show: Watch side-splitting plays and musicals this Mother's Day.

Discover all shows playing this Mother's Day. 

Take mum on a day trip out of London

A group of people go punting on a narrow boat down the river thames on a sunny day in Oxford.

  1. Spend the day exploring the royal town of WindsorSee the iconic Windsor Castle and wander through the town's charming cobbled streets. 
  2. Uncover the historic secrets of the city of Oxford: Visit the many impressive museums and galleries and take a picnic punting trip down the Thames.
  3. Discover UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Bath: Marvel at the beautiful Georgian architecture and visit the filming locations of many iconic books and movies.
  4. Solve the mystery of Stonehenge: Explore the ancient site whose origins have had historians scratching their heads for years.
  5. Escape to the countryside on a tour of the Cotswolds: Visit charming villages such as Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water.
  6. Take mum back to the Golden Age of Travel Aboard Bellman British Pullman*: Enjoy a five-course dinner as you journey through the English countryside. 

Discover more day trips from London. 

Mother's Day dining and foodie treats

A table full of delicious food and cocktails at the Mrs Fogg's Dockside Drinkery and Distillery brunch in London.

  1. Enjoy a London dinner cruise with your mum: Or book it as a mum-to-be Mother's Day surprise! There are options to suit all budgets.
  2. Treat her to a Mother's Day afternoon tea tour: Tuck into sweet and savoury treats while spotting iconic London sights on an afternoon tea bus tour or cruise.
  3. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch in London: Treat your mum to an indulgent brunch in an iconic London restaurant.
  4. Satisfy her sweet tooth with a Chocolate Making Workshop*: Create a feast of truffles, chocolate slabs and a chocolate martini.
  5. Sample cuisine from around the world on a Shoreditch Food Tour*: Try everything from fiery Indian flavours to the best bagel on Brick Lane. 
  6. Combine culture and cuisine at the Balconies Restaurant at the Royal Opera HouseDine in style before treating mum to a ballet or opera show.
  7. Enjoy lunch with a view at Sky GardenSoak up views of the city from a scenic location.
  8. Splash out for dinner at one of London’s Michelin-starred restaurantsRaise a glass as you enjoy dinner in a world-class venue run by a famous chef.
  9. Sip on cocktails or champagne at a top London bar: Seek special Mother's Day concoctions created for the day.
  10. Bring the whole family together for a delicious Sunday roast in LondonTuck into a tasty roast as you make a Mother's Day toast.

Explore more of London's incredible food and drink scene. 

Mother’s Day afternoon tea in London

A person pouring tea into a glass, with afternoon tea nibbles displayed on a table around on Mother's Day.

  1. Tuck into a traditional afternoon tea in London on Mother's Day: Feast on dainty sandwiches and colourful cakes.
  2. Or try an unusual afternoon teaDelight in sweet treats with a twist as you celebrate with mum.
  3. Check out these cheap afternoon tea options for those on a budget: It doesn't matter how much you spend, mum will still appreciate your gift.
  4. Fans of bubbly can treat mum to an indulgent champagne afternoon tea: Splash out and sip on champagne in stunning surroundings.

Discover more options for Mother's Day afternoon teas in London.

Mother's Day activities in London for some quality time together

A neon purple golf obstacle with multi-coloured light boxes and a wall covered with black and purple checks in the background

 

  1. Treat your mum to an unforgettable helicopter tour of London: Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with spectacular views of London.
  2. Whizz under Tower Bridge and see the sights on a river tour: Take to the Thames for an exhilarating Mother's Day boat ride.
  3. Learn something new together at a masterclassFrom cocktail-making to arts and crafts, discover a new skill with your mum.
  4. Go on a Segway rally adventure*: After your training session, put your Segway skills to the test on a specially built off-road course.
  5. Have mum make a signature scent at a Design a Bespoke Perfume Experience*: Build a personalised fragrance of her favourite blends.
  6. Combine all of mum's favourite things at a Puppies, Painting and Bottomless Cocktails experience*: After a cuddle. pick up a brush and paint your new puppy muse.
  7. Swing into your mum's good books with urban golf or enjoy other top activity bars: Mix cocktails with friendly competition on a fun day out.
  8. Book a private dance lesson at Pineapple Dance StudiosKeep your mum on her toes at London's largest dance studio.

Check out more of London's top experiences, from activities for the adventurous to more unusual immersive experiences

Shopping for Mother’s Day gifts in London

A wicker basket Mother's Day hamper with the logo "F&M" written on it in black, with various jars of jams, pickles and condiments, plus bottles of wine and sparkling wine, tins of biscuits and other food on and around the hamper.

  1. Spend the day shopping til' you drop at Bicester VillageBag mum a gift from a luxury brand at this shopping haven just a short journey from the city.
  2. Treat your mum to a lavish food hamper*Give a gift that's fit for a queen with a Fortnum & Mason Mother's Day hamper*.
  3. Pre-book a luxury experience in London to enjoy together: Choose from a helicopter ride, a luxury dining experience and more.
  4. Send mum for a pamper session at AIRE Ancient Baths: Unwind in this luxurious London spa, enjoying everything from body massages to thermal baths. 
  5. Order a bunch of blooms from a London floristFill the day with fabulous fragrant flowers.
  6. Indulge in sweet treats from the capital's top chocolatiers and cake shopsSpoil your mum with some sweet treats.

Outdoor spots to explore together

A water fountain in front of formal Avenue Gardens at Regents Park on Mother's Day

  1. Explore the grounds of London's royal attractionsFollow in the footsteps of royalty as you stroll through spectacular gardens.
  2. Go on a walk around London's beautiful parks: Spot daffodils and crocuses blooming all around.
  3. Or admire flowery spring arrivals in London's picturesque gardensStroll through spectacular gardens and green spaces.
  4. Discover new sights on two wheels with Santander CyclesFind London's hidden gems with TFL's easy-to-follow, self-guided routes.
  5. Soak in the gorgeous hues of pastel pinks as cherry blossom takes over Greenwich ParkImmerse yourself in the beautiful spring scenery.
  6. Watch the sunset at London's Instagram-worthy spotsAdmire magnificent views as you make memories with mum.

What are the most popular gift ideas for a Mother's Day day out?

Days out for Mother’s Day can include:

  • Day trips out of London
  • Theatre tickets
  • Afternoon tea 
  • Immersive experiences
  • London food experience
  • Museum or gallery membership

Where can I take my mum for Mother’s Day in London?

If you're looking for some day out inspiration, here are some fabulous Mother's Day celebrations:
 
  • Scenic cruise along the river Thames
  • Relaxing spa day at a top London hotel
  • Cooking classes with a local chef
  • Cocktail masterclass at a trendy London bar
  • Personal shopper experience at Bicester Village

For more ideas on what to do in London this Mother's Day, take a look at this guide to what's on, or find more events taking place on Mother's Day weekend and during the whole of March.

 

For more ideas on what to do in London this Mother's Day, take a look at this guide to what's on, or find more events taking place on Mother's Day weekend and during the whole of March.