Once a year, on Mother's Day, we all get the chance to honour our amazing mums. It's a day to recognize all the things they have done for us throughout our lives and treat the fantastic women who have inspired us and taken care of us in so many ways.
The date of this special day varies in many countries, but the occasion is celebrated in much the same way around the world with abounding love, gratitude and respect for all mothers. In the United Kingdom, Mother's Day, also known as Mothering Sunday, is set exactly three weeks before Easter and is not officially a bank holiday. This year it falls on the 10th of March.
A trip to London may be something your Mum has always wanted. Why not surprise her and book a spacious Central London apartment so that you can bring the whole family too.
Already in London? Then you really have a zillion choices and no excuses to show her she truly means the world. Almost every shop, department store and attraction in the city has a promotion or deal available in conjunction with Mother's Day with something that would appeal to every type of mum out there.
And here are some of our top Mother's Day things to do in London:
For the fashionable mum
Splash the cash in Selfridges or explore the chic and trendy corners of Spitalfields market.
For the mum with great taste
Sunday Jazz Brunch at La Portes Des Indes or an award-winning Afternoon Tea at The Atheneaum.
For the art-loving mum
The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea or Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair at the National Portrait Gallery.
For the mum who loves to be entertained
Book tickets to Mama Mia Musical or enjoy the floral extravaganza at Florimania at Hampton Court Palace.
For the mum who loves to be pampered
Luxury massages at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape on Park Lane or authentic Moroccan rituals at The Spa, Dolphin Square.
But maybe you live a plane or long train ride away from your mum and sadly you will not be able to be with her on the day. Some of us here in Check-in-London are in the same situation, but we still want to remind our mums of how special they is so here are some of the things that we have planned:
Personalised cards via Moonpig.com
Great website for customising and personalising greeting cards.
A long phone call back home
Using Skype or Google Hangouts to catch up over a video call with mum.
Her favourite flowers
Have a local florist deliver her favourite flowers on the day.
Send her gift vouchers to a local spa or resort where she can be pampered and spoilt all day long.