Mother’s Day in London: You’ve hit the motherload

It’s Mother’s Day! When mums need to be totally pampered! So if you haven’t had the time to look up something special to do this Mother’s Day then you may have just hit the jackpot! Here are our top 4 places in London to surprise her with this year… but remember… mum’s the word!

Sunday Funday on Mumday

The National Portrait Gallery – Vogue 100: A Century of Style

This is perfect if you have a fashionista for a mum. The exhibition is part of Vogue’s centenary celebrations: Vogue: A Century of Style, and has on display over 280 prints from international collections, plus photography taken from the Condé Nast archives dating back to when the magazine was first founded in 1916. Featured Picture: Kate Moss by Mario Testino, both recent Vogue regulars. Photograph: Mario Testino/Conde Nast Publications. Source: The Guardian

As far as Mother’s Day outings go this is definitely a great way to bond – gives you a chance to hear about your mum’s fashion faux pas or how she recreated some of the magazine’s best looks of her time.

Book tickets online: National Portrait Gallery Vogue exhibition.

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Picture credit: Patrick Demarchelier. Source: Vogue

Magical Lantern Festival

The Magical Lantern Festival is making its UK premiere at Chiswick House and Gardens from 3rd February with it’s big finale on Mother’s Day – perfect timing ey? It’s the UK’s largest lantern festival celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey. Enjoy over an hour of exploring picturesque gardens trails with a dazzling array of life-sized wildlife lanterns, that’ll leave you and your mum totally speechless.

Learn about the Chinese fable of The Monkey King and discover more about the beauties of Chinese culture. They’ll also be a food market and stands selling unique gifts to remember a wonderfully unique Mother’s Day.

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Picture by Annie Bishop. Source: Taking a Break in London

Cannon’s Fish and Chips

If you’re looking for a casual venue a little closer to home then you can’t go wrong with Cannon’s Fish and Chips. Having opened in Crouch End late last year, whether you fancy a night in with a takeaway or a chilled dinner out, they’re a great Mother’s Day treat for a fish-lovin’ mumma!

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Cannons Fish and Chips Restaurant and Takeaway in Crouch End

Downstairs at the King’s Head

If your mum loves a good dad joke and is the comedian in your family then the Comedy Variety Cabaret at the Downstairs at the King’s Head might just be the perfect Mother’s Day treat. Running since October 1981 and put together for the ‘comedy connoisseur’ the Comedy Variety Cabaret has a great relaxed Sunday night vibe with up to 6 performers, from all walks of life, hitting the stage throughout the night.

If you’re looking for a more raucous night out, Saturday’s Comedy Cabaret could be more up your streets! Buy your tickets here.

Downstairs at the Kings Head

King’s Head Pub. 2 Crouch End Hill, London N8 8AA.

After the perfect Mother’s Day at one OR ALL of these hot spots, round off the treats with a lovely Margot gift voucher so your mum can continue the pampering well beyond Mothering Sunday!

Follow the link to purchase your gift card at the salon!