50 things to do for a mother and daughter weekend in London

Last winter, I had the pleasure of having my mum over for a mother and daughter weekend in London. I had this weekend planned in my head forever before she arrived. I wanted to show her all the cool things I love about my London life and take her to places my Dad and brother would have probably found very boring but even though we had the best time, I realised you can’t take your mum absolutely everywhere. Super cool australian brunch places with super loud music and barely nothing else than eggs on toast for breakfast was NOT a good idea for a French mummy from south of France attached to French food. Oh well, next time I ll pick things from this list!

50 things to do for a mother and daughter weekend in London

  • Go for a stroll in Little Venise
  • Buy flowers at Columbia road flower market
  • Cycle by the canal
  • Treat yourself for afternoon tea at the browns hotel
  • Go for shopping at Liberty
  • Brunch at Clifton Nurseries
  • Shop at the antique shops along Portobello market
  • Pamper yourself at Zen Spa at Notting Hill
  • Buy farmer’s food at the Clapham Junction market at weekends
  • Stroll in Borough Market
  • Visit the national Gallery before a stroll at St James Park
  • Stroll in pretty Primrose Hill and Chalcot Square
  • Take the boat to Greenwich
  • Admire the roses gardens in Regent’s Park or Greenwich Park
  • Eat Tartines at “Chez Antoinette”, the cutest French restaurant in London
  • Go shopping in Covent Garden
  • Go for a walk by the southbank
  • Buy plants at Clifton Nurseries or Neals Nurseries in Wandsworth – And listen to your mum’s advice to keep them alive..
  • Stroll in the pretty streets of Hampstead Village
  • Have a drink at the Sky Garden
  • Brunch at Duck and Waffle with a view over London
  • Go for a colourful houses stroll in Chelsea
  • Have a healthy diner at Redemption, one of the best veggie restaurant in London
  • Lunch in a pretty gastro pub
  • Take the french “apéro” (drinks and nibbles) at Champagne + Fromage
  • Take a look at the Japanese garden of Holland Park
  • Go for binge shopping at Westfield
  • Simply sit down at the top of a double decker bus and have a never ending chat
  • When sunny, drink a Pimm’s in one of London’s best terraces
  • Go for a day out in Cambridge, Brighton or Oxford
  • Go up the London Eye
  • Buy vintage decorations at Camden Market
  • Enjoy the summery vibe by a sunny day by the river at Richmond upon Thames
  • Or walk in Richmond Park with the deers
  • Visit Kew Gardens
  • Go for an indian meal at Tooting
  • Go up the 70th floor of the shard, the highest view over London
  • Assist to a concert at the Royal Alber Hall
  • Stroll in Hyde Park
  • Have lunch at the canton Arms with a group of friends and share a big meal
  • On sundays, take a look at the Barbican conservatory
  • Go for graffiti hunt in Old Street and Shoreditch
  • Have dinner in one of my favourite places to eat and drink in London
  • During summer, enjoy the secret garden of Metro Clapham
  • Eat the best English Breakfast at the Parlour, lovely gastro pub in Kensal Rise
  • Go for healthy food shopping at Whole Foods Market
  • Watch a musical
  • Shop organic cosmetics at Neal’s Yard
  • Drink a glass of champagne at the Vertigo 42
  • Buy tea at Harrod’s
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Elodie

Elodie, happy "French londonienne" for almost 4 years. I share my London discoveries, expat life thoughts and reflexions on beeing a 30 year old. “Les petites joies de la vie londonienne” means “The little joys of London” so let’s make sure we make the most of this incredible city.

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    Claire

    Ma Mere est venue deux fois depuis que je suis à Londres, mais c’est fou comme on a déjà fait une bonne partie de la liste !! Vraiment un weejend Mere-Fille à Londres il n’y a rien de mieux !

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    Madara

    Hey, great post. The pedalos in Regent’s Park could be another great idea for a mother’s day outing. Check out my video of my day out there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc9gVmM48yQ hope you enjoy! :)

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    Joanna

    Great post! I have been living in London for nine years now but as crazy as it seems a lot of the things on the list are an unfinished business for me!

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