Speaking to all my London based followers today. If your mum deserves some pampering, treat her to a spa weekend this coming Mother’s Day. Mums work hard all year round to look after their family, often having little time to themselves, so a relaxing massage and refreshing facial might be a welcome surprise for your busy mum this March.
Booking a spa weekend will give her plenty of time to unwind and enjoy having some time to focus on herself, and London spas are the perfect place for a luxury weekend escape; the city is full of glamorous venues for wining and dining your mum this Mothering Sunday.
Keep reading for a guide to some of the best places in town for making your mum feel special.
Based at the five star luxury Langham Hotel, Chuan Spa is an internationally-acclaimed wellness facility with its roots in traditional Chinese medicine and holistic healing. The spa has won awards for its Oriental decor, which is soothing and finished to a high standard.
The spa aims to create rebalance and revitalisation of both body and soul, harmonising the Ying and Yang aspects. To this end, your mum can enjoy a sauna experience, relax in the herbal steam room and enjoy treatments like a deep tissue massage, stone therapy, an oxygen facial, acupuncture and a mud wrap.
If you book a weekend break at the spa, you’ll stay in the exclusive Langham Hotel and visit the spa for your treatments. You might also be able to make use of a special offer as part of your package, such as an extra 30 minutes when you book a 90-minute treatment.
Many eateries in London are putting on special menus for Mother’s Day, but among the best is Smith’s in Wapping. The restaurant dates back to 1958 and is famous for its fish dishes, having compiled some special set menus for a single price to celebrate Mother’s Day. Another option is Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill, which is situated in the heart of London’s West End and boasts elegant Art Deco style along with mouth-watering cuisine.
As part of your pampering break, you could also partake in afternoon tea during the weekend break; there are dozens of venues to choose from, but if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your hotel you won’t need to. The Langham serves a delicate afternoon tea in its beautiful Palm Court, where the tradition was first born over 140 years ago.
The capital is known for its thriving nightlife, so treat your mum to an evening out to visit some of the city’s most renowned night spots. Piano in Kensington is an elegant bar with the added benefit of a pianist to provide musical entertainment, while a jazz band plays live on Sundays.
For a breathtaking experience, call in at Paramount in Soho – the bar is located 32 floors up and boasts a panoramic view of the city below, which you can admire over impeccably-made cocktails.
Of course, there’s no need to go far when searching for one of the capital’s best bars – The Langham is home to its own award-winning watering hole. Artesian is a glamorous bar combining period elegance with modern touches, and the venue took first place in Drinks International’s list of the world’s best bars last year.