Our PAs have been thinking about how to treat their Mum’s this Mother’s Day. From afternoon tea to personal shopping and extraordinary evening entertainment, here are just a few of our suggestions.
Church Lane, off Petersham Road, Richmond, Surry TW10 7AB
Internationally prized garden centre, Petersham Nurseries have created a tranquil oasis away from the bustle of London. Invite your mum to dine in their beautiful glasshouse restaurant, browse plants in the nursery, find antiques and gifts in the shop, or sit, wander and enjoy seasonal food and homemade cakes in the teahouse. Have your Buy Time PA make a booking for you.
3 White Hart Lane, London SW13 0PX
Set in the small but perfectly-formed Thames-side village of Barnes, at Orange Pekoe they love tea and everything about it and have put together a selection of the finest, most feminine teas especially for Mother’s Day. For the true tea connoisseur, Afternoon Tea at Orange Pekoe is an informal affair. There is no fuss, no dress code, no minimum spend.
86 Mill Lane, West Hampstead, NW6 1NL
A unique hideaway in West Hampstead, described as magical and simply darling. Featured in The Times, Boo’s Morning and Afternoon Teas have had a Mother’s Day makeover. Included in the menu are a delicious range of speciality cakes and treats free from the common allergens of wheat, gluten and dairy, suitable for coeliacs, and allergy and intolerance sufferers. To ensure a spot at this favourite tea shop, have your Buy Time PA call ahead.
Price: On Mother’s Day weekend, Morning or Afternoon Tea starts at £19 per person.
Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Multiple winner of the UK Tea Council’s Award of Excellence, Céleste has paired with the charity mothers2mothers to make their Afternoon Tea a charitable affair. £5 from every booking goes directly to the charity, which trains, employs and empowers mothers in Africa to help end paediatric AIDS.
Served daily in the majestic, naturally-lit surroundings of the hotel’s Venetian dining room, and as the piano softly plays in the background, Céleste’s afternoon tea presents freshly-baked scones, thick, velvety clotted cream and home-made fruit preserves, served with all the beloved trimmings. Gluten-free and Vegetarian Afternoon Tea are also available upon request – your dedicated Buy Time assistant can make them aware of this for you in advance.
Price: From £48 per person.
5th Floor, 30 Argyll Street, London W1B 3BR
Cava corks will be popping at Aqua Nueva, as they raise a toast to how wonderful all mums are and with a Sunday Set menu, the ideal way to spend Mothering Sunday with family and friends. Delight in unlimited cava and choose any four dishes from their menu including chestnut & black truffle terrine with wild mushroom raviolis and citric pumpkin, grilled hand-dived scallops served with San Sebastian crab gratin and a full range of decadent desserts including white chocolate bavarese with cherries and rose-perfumed sorbet.
To end your celebrations all mums dining in Aqua Nueva on Sunday 6th March will be given a bag of homemade chocolate truffles to enjoy.
Price: From £55.00 per person
A Spa ReTREAT
171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW
The Bulgari Spa focuses on overall wellness and offers a programme based on treating the outside in order to harmonise the inside. Their specialised Mother’s Day Holistic Vitality Facial is a 90-minute treatment that revitalises the complexion and renews clarity and focus to the mind and body with guided meditative breath-work.
Price: £250, available to purchase up until 6th March.
Or, why not dedicate an entire month of wellbeing and recreation to your mum this Mother’s Day, by treating her to a Mother’s Day Spa Membership? Available in March only, this monthly Membership programme offers unlimited access to the Spa for one month and is combined with a course of weekly personalised treatments, which can be scheduled by your Personal Assistant.
Price: £2250, available to purchase until March 6th.
66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Book a Diamond Utopia Facial at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. This Mother’s Day offer is available until the end of March and includes a 50-minute facial plus 45-minute make-up consultation. The pièce-de-resistance of this therapy is the diamond collagen infusion mask, which encourages regeneration of skin cells and infuses your skin with a luminescent radiance. Remember to make use of the Vitality pool, Amethyst Crystal Steam Room and Senses Relaxation Loungers while you are on site. Have your Buy Time Assistant arrange childcare so that mum can relax and unwind.
The Langham, 1c Portland Place, London W1B 1JA
Invite your mum to step through the Moon Gate and into the Contemplation Corner at Chaun Spa, where therapy is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and designed to restore peace and harmony to the five senses. Once your therapist has determined which of your Five Elements is out of balance, he or she will prepare a specially scented incense, essential oil and tea to help you regain your equilibrium.
The spa therapy room will delight, with fragrant candles and ethereal music to calm your mind while your therapists’ expert hands gently knead away the knots, cords and tensions in your body.
Something a Little Different…
27-29 Endell St, London WC2H 9BA
What Mother’s Day treat would be complete without an afternoon at the Circus? Complete with levitating elephants, a mouth-watering three course Sunday feast and a whole host of beautiful beings showcasing their extraordinary talents atop a 28 seat ‘stage’ table. Your Buy Time PA can help you to arrange a babysitter.
Price: £60.00 per person
111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, W11 1QT
Free with standard admission, this super sweet workshop gives little ones the chance to design and make chocolate boxes for their mums this Mother’s Day. Feast your eyes on the history of consumer culture and enjoy a ten percent discount in the cafe this Mother’s Day.
2nd Floor, Selfridges, 400 Oxford St
Catering to the most discerning of mums, each 2-hour appointment with one of Selfridge’s talented style consultants is entirely bespoke and sure to leave your mum feeling truly spoiled.
Customers are invited to sit back and relax in the comfort of the luxurious private shopping area- each suite inspired by a female cultural icon of the 20th century, while a team of consultants use their in-depth knowledge to select a carefully curated edit of products.
Price: A minimum spend may apply.
If you are would like to make a booking for any of our Top Picks or would like us to research the perfect Mother’s day for your mum, just get in touch with your dedicated assistant or contact us on 0203 292 0566 or firstname.lastname@example.org