It may be only January, but you needn’t wait until mothering Sunday to treat that special woman in your life. Mothers really are worth their weight in gold, from the endless encouragement, countless favours and maybe even babysitting at the drop of a hat, the truth is, we’d be lost without our mums. If you really want to show your mum how special she is to you, there’s no better gift than spending some quality time together, and no better place to do that than in London.
If your budget (and hectic lives!) will allow it, consider making it a trip to remember with an overnight stay too. There are many hotel deals in London available all throughout the year, so be sure to do some research before you commit to a booking, in order to get the best price available. Whilst some people may want a central hotel, others may be more concerned about the star rating, or spa facilities, so try and decide what is most important to you before you begin to search for your accommodation.
Once in London, there’s so much to see and do, that there’s bound to be somewhere absolutely perfect for you and your mum to enjoy together. Whether you want to make memories seeing a west end show together or discover ancient history at one of the city’s fantastic (and free!) museums, London will be sure to delight and entice you. You could probably fit two or three different attractions or venues into a day if you plan meticulously, before topping the day off with an exquisite meal at the Grand Restaurant Paddington. After a sumptuous meal, you’ll be ready for a fantastic night’s sleep at your hotel before rising to discover more of the city’s sights the next day.
Before you check out, be sure to take full advantage of the breakfast facilities that your hotel provides. The Park Grand hotel Paddington Court offers free breakfast to all its’ guests, so eat like queens before you leave- doing so will fuel you up and prevent you spending unnecessarily on snacks throughout the day. It’s also the perfect opportunity to have a good old natter about the previous days’ activities, looking back on a day that will soon become a treasured memory.
If the weather’s kind to you on your day of departure, you could venture out to explore one of London’s well-loved parks. Hyde Park is one of the largest green spaces the city boasts, and its beauty is obvious to all regardless of the season or time of year. A walk around the lake at Hyde Park will also help if you accidentally over-indulged on the pastries at breakfast too!
Wherever you decide to visit within the city, you’ll be guaranteed to come away with memories that will last a lifetime. The only challenge may be finding a time that suits you both to return to discover more of lovely London.