What better time to celebrate mothers than in the same week as International Women’s Day? Whether you’re looking to present her with a little token or you’re planning to indulge her in something significantly more luxurious, there’s sure to be an option to suit in this season’s gifting edit. What’s more? We’ve sourced a couple of London-based activities happening over the weekend to make marking this red-letter day all the more special, so if booking something has been left a little last minute then consider the following options and our suggestions of what to wear to each.
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AFTERNOON TEA AT BUTTERSCOTCH TEA ROOM
Mother’s Day or not, afternoon tea is an ideal Sunday choice, as is trying a new venue. Team the two together and you’ll find Butterscotch Tea Rooms, the new, beautifully designed St. James’ dining spot. Opened only this week and furnished with sleek white marble tables, rose-gold accents and a flower feature wall, this feminine destination is set to be a hive of activity come Sunday the 11th March. Expect a menu that covers all the usual delicacies as well as white chocolate blondies and mini meringues, all served with your choice of tea and priced at £22.50.
56 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1HF
PAMPERING AT DUCK & DRY
One of the first blow dry bars to come to the city, the King’s Road hotspot Duck & Dry has opened a second branch in Soho, so it’s located close to just about any bar, café or brunch spot that you might want to consider as a post-pamper stop-off. That said, their 2018 Mother’s Day offer incorporates a delicious brunch at Farm Girl just across the street. For £40, you’ll enjoy a blow dry, a glass of prosecco and one of the dining establishment’s main dishes. Ticking the box for a little pampering, some beautifully presented food and interiors that might just make you want to re-vamp your own living space, there’s little whim that this combination doesn’t cater for.
1 Carnaby St, Carnaby, London W1F 9QG
LUNCH AT THE SAVOY
Lunch at The Savoy’s eponymous seafood restaurant, Kaspar’s, is the place to book if you really want to mark the occasion. Inspired by the 1920s and 1930s, the interiors are luxurious but with an Art Deco-inspired twist and they complements the menu in a way that feels tasteful, considered and just a little indulgent. Designed as an all-day dining destination, it’s lunch that we suggest booking in for next Sunday as the restaurant’s iconic location on The Strand welcomes a wander around the city pre or post booking.
The Savoy, Strand, London, WC2R 0EU