This vibrant and picturesque area of London is home to a variety of exciting activities and attractions that are sure to make this Mother's Day one to remember. Whether your mum is a culture vulture, a foodie or a fashionista, there's something for every taste and budget! Here are some fantastic ideas for what to do this Mother's Day in South Kensington.
On a beautiful Mother's Day morning, treat your mother to cup of coffee and a leisurely walk using our new Footways walking map. It is the perfect way to spend some quality time outdoors and enjoy each other's company, while discovering a little bit of history along the way.
The Royal College of Music Museum contains the earliest known guitar, the earliest stringed keyboard instrument and the most recognised portraits of Joseph Haydn and Farinelli. Learn about these and 56 other fascinating instruments specially chosen from the RCM’s designated collection of over 14,000 items. If your mum is into all things musical, the RCM Museum is a great place start!
You can't go wrong with a trip to CineLumiere! Mothers Day is a perfect chance for your mum to relax and kick her feet up. As part of their 'Women Shaping the World' programme, Institut français addresses the issues and perspectives on women’s rights through a series of events, film screenings and discussions with and about women.
Visit an Exhibition
Going to an exhibition on Mother's Day can be a wonderful way to celebrate the occasion and spend quality time with your mum. In South Kensington, there are many exhibitions and galleries that offer a range of exciting and engaging displays. Here are just a few that on in South Ken this Sunday:
Playing with Wildfires at The Royal Geographical Society- Playing with wildfires is a video and photography exhibition that animates lived experiences of wildfire in Bolivia. This region is home to one of the largest dry forests in the world and is inhabited by a diverse mix of indigenous, peasant, Mennonite, migrant and urban communities. In recent years, this human and ecological landscape has been increasingly scarred by extreme fires.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum- This exhibition is held annually at the Natural History Museum, showcasing some of the most stunning and captivating wildlife photography from around the world. Admire the incredible images on display, each one showcasing the beauty and diversity of the natural world.
Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance at the V&A-The first major UK exhibition to explore the exceptional talents of the Renaissance master Donatello, arguably the greatest sculptor of all time. Experience a fresh vision of the artist and his influence on subsequent generations.
Kumihimo: Japanese Silk Braiding by DOMYO at Japan House- Discover the past, present and possible futures of kumihimo, an intricate, decorative braided cord from Japan, in the first major UK exhibition exploring this ancient yet contemporary Japanese art.
Barbara Chase-Riboud: Infinite Folds at Serpentine Gallery-An exhibition of pioneering artist Barbara Chase-Riboud charts over seven decades of her innovation in sculptural technique, exploring memory, history and power through monumental sculptures and works on paper.
Taking your mom out for afternoon tea is a classic and timeless way to show your love and appreciation on Mother's Day. In South Kensington, there are many charming tea rooms and restaurants that offer delightful afternoon tea experiences.
Plus this mothers day, we are offering you a chance to win an Afternoon Tea for Two at The Rembrandt hotel in South Kensington as well as a 30 minute spa treatment for two- now that would be mothers day treat!
Take a peek inside London's most iconic music venue. Did you know that the Royal Albert Hall once hosted a séance; flooded the auditorium with 56,000 litres of water for an opera concert; and that criminals, as well as musicians and politicians, have graced the Hall’s stage?
South Kensington has something for every mum on Mother's Day. Whether you want to spend the day exploring museums, indulging in afternoon tea, enjoying the parks, or seeing a show, you're sure to create a memorable experience that your mum will cherish forever. And if you want to find even more things to do this weekend, check them out here!