From foodie pop-ups and an exhibition dedicated to vinyl to ways to spend Mother’s Day in the city, we’ve rounded up the best ways to see out this weekend.
Is Mum visiting this weekend? Spoil her rotten by booking for one of London’s quintessential afternoon teas or stroll down Columbia Road Flower Market to pick up a bunch of posies for the special lady in your life. For the chocolate lovers there’s also a must-visit Cadbury pop-up giving away free choccie bars all weekend long. Read on to find out more…
Treat Mum this Mother’s Day with a free beautiful bouquet from Uber and Bloom & Wild
Helping you to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day is Uber and their exciting partnership with online florist Bloom & Wild. This Sunday they’ll be offering a free bouquet of flowers to some lucky riders who book one of Uber’s premium products on the day.
Available exclusively on Sunday 27th March, order an Uber Lux or Exec vehicle in London and you might be lucky enough to be surprised with one of Bloom & Wild’s beautiful ‘Ellen’ bouquets worth £25. Expect stunning stems of alstroemeria, chrysanthemums, solidago, tulips and pitto that Mum will love.
Go the extra mile and treat Mum to a special day out with a little help from Uber. Bloom and ride…
Book a last-minute Mother’s Day lunch in the City
Forgotten to book your mum in for lunch this Sunday? Don’t worry, we won’t tell. Get a last-minute reservation at the City’s culinary destination, the Bloomberg Arcade, where you’ll find an eclectic mix of food and wine offerings. There’s plenty to choose from whether she’s into bowls of silky pasta – hello Lina Stores; contemporary Scandi fare by Ekte Nordic Kitchen, or posh pizzas by way of Homeslice.
Treat her to lunch and then make the most of a sunny London day when the City is free from the usual crowds.
Forgotten to book your mum in for lunch this Sunday? Don't worry, we won't tell.
Add a touch of theatrics to your Mother’s Day at this London location
It’s Mother’s Day weekend and if you’re still scrambling for ways to treat the special lady in your life, book in for a day of dining, theatre and afternoon tea. Covent Garden’s The Lane is the perfect place to spoil Mum rotten.
Book in for afternoon tea and delight on Lily Vanilli’s Regency-inspired offerings, complete with decadent pink icing, piped flowers, pink meringue adorning chocolate cakes, sticky toffee and a pink lemonade tart. Paired alongside a complimentary glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée MV, you’ll both be celebrating in style. Stay into the evening and book the 5:30pm show of Frozen the Musical.
For more afternoon teas to enjoy this Mother’s Day, check out our guide here.
Visit this Godzilla inspired pop-up before it’s too late…
Heddon Yokocho headed into the month with a monstrous pop-up you’ll want to know about… This month sees the Mayfair restaurant taken over by the iconic Godzilla in a giant immersive movie pop-up.
Running through the month of March, Heddon Yokocho will be taken over by giant Godzilla models, retro movie posters and even over-sized footsteps, taking guests back to the monster’s beginnings. Alongside will be a special set menu inspired by the anti-hero. Expect dishes such as Gojira volcano ramen with miso chicken and pork broth and a Godzilla inspired heat ray spicy sauce. Or, go veggie with the Kaiju volcano ramen filled with veggie broth, spicy sauce, vegetables and ganmo tofu.
There’s also a host of cocktails and desserts inspired by Godzilla too, from the King of the Monsters matcha cheesecake or the Wake Me Up in Tokyo cocktail.
WHEN: 01.03.2022 – 31.03.2022
WHERE: 8 HEDDON STREET, MAYFAIR, W1B 4BU
Take Mum for lunch at one of these beautiful restaurants
With Mother’s Day falling on this Sunday, we’re officially on the final countdown to find somewhere that’s not already completely booked up for the big day. To save you from the impending stresses of Mum arriving on Sunday without somewhere booked, we’ve rounded up London’s best restaurants serving up Mother’s Day specials, menus or just restaurants we know every mum will love.
Catch this new melodrama on stage
Brought to us by Jeremy O. Harris, known for his Tony Award nominated Slave Play, comes Daddy: A Melodrama. On stage at the Almeida Theatre until the end of April, the production follows a young Black artist, Franklin, as he meets an older white art collector, Andre. Their relationship blossoms and quickly develops but his mother’s instinct tells her that he’s in trouble.
PRODUCTION DATE: 26TH MARCH – 30TH APRIL
WHERE: ALMEIDA THEATRE, ALMEIDA STREET, N1 1TA
Check out this exciting new opening
Shaking up Peckham’s pub scene is The Greyhound, a brand new opening joining the Queen House venue family. And let us tell you, this isn’t just any old pub on the corner. It’s been revamped into a trendy spot home to craft beers, vegan street food, cocktails, artisan pizza and even a drag inspired Sunday roast.
Open all day, the Peckham hideout has something for everyone, from on-trend interiors to a courtyard garden and co-working spaces for freelancers and WFH-ers. Come the evening, you’ll find a mix of DJs, live acoustic sets, dance with narrative, sketch comedy and spoken word events happening throughout the week. Having opened last weekend, it’s quickly going to become Peckham’s new cultural hotspot. And if that doesn’t entice you in, the 2 for 1 cocktails from Monday to Friday, 4pm-8pm, will!
Where: The Greyhound, 109 Peckham High Street, SE15 5SE
Don’t miss Cadbury’s plant-based pop-up shop
Still feeling a little sceptical about plant-based products? You wouldn’t be alone. Although veganism has had a major boom in the last few years, there are still many who are steering clear of the movement. But why? To challenge the sceptics, Cadbury has launched a pop-up stocked entirely with Cadbury Plant Bars to see if they can win them over.
Open until Sunday 27th March, it’s the world’s first ‘Mean Tweetshop’, a one of a kind ‘sweet’ shop that’s turning the plant-based hate from social media into plant-based love in the form of delicious free Cadbury Plant Bars.
Each individual bar displays a negative social media post about plant-based products posted by sceptics, inviting internet critics to – quite literally – eat their words and turn plant-based hate into plant-based love. Head down to try either the Cadbury Plant Bar Smooth Chocolate or Cadbury Plant Bar Smooth Chocolate with Salted Caramel pieces.
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Get your groove on at this intimate gig
Thought you were a keyboard whizz? Think again. Ghanaian keyboard extraordinaire, Kwame Yeboah will be showing us how it’s done at his Jazz Club performance this month.
Renowned for his complex sounds that he manages to make look so effortless, he’s toured and recorded with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Cat Stevens, Craif David, Omar and Hugh Masekela. He’s also the brains behind Pat Thomas’s Kwashibu Area Band, so you know us Londoners are in for a treat at this intimate gig.
WHERE: THE JAZZ CAFE, 5 PARKWAY, CAMDEN, NW1 7PG
Get spring ready with this floral pop-up
Balthazar has been given a beautiful spring makeover, complete with a fanciful French theme floral installation, pop-up flower shop and spring specials created in partnership with Grey Goose Vodka.
The flower pop-up shop will be running until Sunday 27th, making it the perfect stop off for Mother’s Day essentials, while the colourful Monet-inspired floral installation which will cascade over the restaurant’s entrance until 15th May.
Head down this weekend with Mum or bookmark this spot for a later date with the girls and enjoy the likes of dressed crab with herb mayo and lemon; Cotlet de port Iberico grilled cutlet with honey glaze, merguez
sausage, roast peppers and spicy tomato sauce; and Rum Baba with strawberries and Chantilly cream.
When: Until 15.05.2022
where: 4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5HZ
Take Mum to one of London’s best flower markets
Mother’s Day weekend isn’t complete without a bunch of posies. While she’s visiting town this weekend, why not stop by one of London’s legendary flower markets and impress her with the prettiest bunch around.
From the ever popular Columbia Road Flower Market to London Fields’ Broadway Market, these are the six worth exploring this weekend.