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Treat Your Mum This Mother’s Day 2019 in London

Pamper your mum this Mother’s Day 2019, in London. Spend the day in her honor and give her a special outing that’ll make her feel as special as she is. London boasts numerous ways to celebrate for all preferences, and we’ve come across a few options for you to pick from.


Electric Cinema

A lovely way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day is a movie night. The Electric Cinema is one of the oldest working cinemas in the country where you can watch movies with a wonderful glass of red wine in a leather armchair or even book a double bed in the front row. A super comfortable experience that is greatly recommended.

Prices: £13.50-£22.50.

Address: 191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED


Museum of Brands

Motherhood in Advertising – Sunday Talk

An alternative way to celebrate this year is a 40-minute talk on the world of advertising and how mums have been portrayed throughout the times. Whether playing family games in Edwardian times, gathering around the 1920s radio, or promoting everything from biscuits to cleaning products, the Museum of Brands will be an interesting trip.

Sunday 31 March 2019 at 2pm.

Tickets to attend the talk cost £14 for adults and £11 concession, plus booking fee.


Kew Gardens

Walk around London’s outdoor sensational Kew Gardens to give your mum a peaceful and magical outing where you can smell the fresh scents and view all the flora.

You can also visit the rose garden in Regent’s Park for a full day of garden fun.  


Borough Market

An amazing place for lunch and a variety of food, Borough market is an exciting location to walk through and even pick up natural ingredients if you choose to cook her something special.


R Chocolate London

A place of luxury and chocolate indulgence, head to R Chocolate, the magnificent chocolatier to treat her sweet tooth. Expect a delicate, beautiful and enormously rich tower of cakes at the chocolate afternoon tea. Everything chocolate is always a gorgeous gift.

The Sloane Square location,

Price: £35 a head for the chocolate afternoon tea, or £45 each with a glass of champagne.

198 Ebury Street, SW1W


Gintonica at The Distillery

Gintonica, 186 Portobello Road, is a great place for gin and tonics if that’s the preference of joy.  Bound to be a day of relaxation and good laughs, the G&Ts come in a huge copa de balon that really let the various gin’s botanical aromas roam free. A list of their favourite gins from around the world is available to help give you a worldly experience. Choose from high end tonic waters and innovative garnishes, from mango, black pepper and basil, to juniper berries, apple and mint.

186 Portobello Road, W11


Wherever you feel like venturing out tothis Mother’s Day, we at Mowbray Court Hotel in Kensington, London, have all the great tips and details to get you where you want to go to truly show your mum appreciation. We wish you a fabulous day of celebration and hope our choice of destinations bring a smile to your mum’s face. Happy Mother’s Day.

Exploring one of the World’s Greatest Gardens



A totally different world awaits you just a short distance away from London. This is a world of calm tranquility, of extensive lawns and flowers with unexpected treasures such as a tree top walk and a royal palace.  Kew is one of London’s hidden secrets.

The wide expanses of parkland make you feel as though you are far away from the busy London streets, which on a hot humid day can be a real treat. London’s green spaces have always been highly prized and Kew is no exception.

But before we delve into the enchanting world of botanical wonders, let’s talk about something equally important for a family adventure: finding the perfect place to stay.  Lucky for you, there are plenty of family-friendly hotels near Kensington, ensuring that your exploration of this green oasis is not only memorable but also comfortable and convenient. 

Kew Gardens is the largest and most diverse botanical garden in the world, housing hundreds of thousands of different flowers, many of which are rare and endangered in the wild.  The gardens are so important that they are UNESCO listed and contain acres of beautiful scenery.  You can explore on your own or join one of the many free walking tours that take place daily.  It is full of surprising hidden corners such as the Minka House, which was originally a farmhouse near Okazaki City in southern Japan. It was donated to Kew as part of the 2001 Japanese Festival.

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Hunt out the Badger Sett, home to several badgers who live underground; and the incredible willow sculptures by Tom Hare, which line the walkways near the Main Gate. Designed to resemble giant flowers, the sculptures include horse chestnut and a giant star anise. This is something for everyone who resident at hotels near Earl Court and especially, Artists may enjoy visiting the Marianne North Gallery lined with hundreds of paintings of flowers, landscapes, animals and birds from all over the world.

Don’t forget to explore the massive glasshouses containing thousands of exotic plants.

Then there is the meandering Tree Top Walkway where you can get a bird’s eye view of the gardens but beware – you do need to climb over a hundred steps to reach it.  How about exploring a Chinese Pagoda?  Tucked away in the furthest corner of the grounds is a magnificent Chinese Pagoda complete with dragons, which was built in 1762.

Equally unusual is The Hive.  This is a giant translucent building that resembles the interior of a beehive. You can actually step inside and find out what life is like for the busy bees who live within hives. Constantly changing lights and sounds create a multi-sensory experience.  

To complete your visit to Kew which is well connected from Mowbray Court Hotel Kensington, head for the smallest royal palace in the country. Kew Palace was a royal retreat popular with the royal family in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  You can visit many of the rooms, which are beautifully proportioned and decorated, as well as the stunning Royal Kitchens.  Recently restored, the Royal Kitchens include numerous preparation rooms and the massive Great Kitchen which would been at the heart of the culinary activity, preparing extensive meals every day.