Self guided walks in London

Mothers’ Day in London

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Mothers’ Day must be every mother’s favourite holiday: the hugs, the kisses, the blooming flowers, the homemade cards and macaroni noodle necklaces . . . it’s a time for you to treat your mum to something special.

If you would like to treat your mother with something special this year, how about a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Marks and Spencer? Or a fabulous outing in London? It’s a lovely time of year to enjoy some sites of the city. Here are a few ideas for a fun day:

EDF Energy London Eye

The world’s highest observation wheel is an exciting feature of London’s famous skyline. Climb aboard one of 32 capsules that hold up to 25 people, and get ready for incredible views of the city that will no doubt leave you breathless. You can see more than 50 famous London landmark during the 30 minute experience.

Wallace Collection

On Manchester Square just north of Oxford Street is the Wallace Collection, housed in a beautiful historic mansion. The collection of 18th century French paintings, family treasures and armoury was bequeathed to the nation by Sir Richard Wallace in 1897. Head to the Great Gallery to see the 17th Century Old Master paintings. Set in the beautiful courtyard is a cafe/restaurant run by Peyton and Byrne.

Sherlock Holmes Museum

If your mother loves a good mystery, she may be a fan of the Sherlock Holmes Museum, which depicts the living quarters of fictional characters Holmes and Doctor Watson. Discover waxworks and a charming gift shop that offers a variety of collectibles and souvenirs.

Kew Gardens

Beautiful at any time of year but especially so in spring time. Take your mum to see over 5 million flowers that come into bloom about now.

Afternoon Tea

Treat your mum to a decadent afternoon tea in one of London’s finest eateries. The Covent Garden Hotel, Fortnum and Mason, The Wolesey, The Langham and of course The Ritz are all great choices.

St Paul’s Cathedral

One of the most significant icons in the city, St. Paul’s Cathedral is beautiful place to visit. Climb to the top of the dome (530 steps!), walk around the ground floor, and visit the crypt for the full experience. Prince Charles and the late Lady Diana were married in this famous cathedral, an historic event that many will always remember.

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