Covent Garden is the best destination in London to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, with an array of treats on offer. Visitors can stop at the brand new Dominique Ansel Treehouse on Floral Street and their ‘Mother Nature's Gifting Tree’ on the Piazza, or visit some of Covent Garden’s extra special dining destinations - from Henrietta Bistro, Ivy Market Grill, or Mariage Frères for afternoon tea and Mother’s Day experiences. Shoppers looking for gifts can also visit brand favourites including Chanel, Tiffany & Co., Jo Malone London and Godiva for a selection of exclusive products and experiences.
From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March, visitors to Covent Garden can discover the enchanting four metre high Dominique Ansel Treehouse ‘Mother Nature’s Gifting Tree’, in front of the Market Building. Visitors will be encouraged to pick an envelope from the tree, for the chance to win gifts, including a free sharing dessert at the Treehouse.
For the best selection of afternoon teas in London, Covent Garden is the ultimate spot. Exclusively for Mother’s Day, Henrietta Bistro will offer a ‘one-day-only’ Parisian Tea Time menu on Sunday 22nd March, complete with tiers of Tartlette Citron, Moelleux au Chocolat and delicious macarons. For an afternoon tea that’s almost too pretty to eat, Covent Garden’s Ladurée is a must-visit, and for a tea-loving mum Mariage Frères offers ornate cakes infused with tea alongside delicate French pastries.
Spoiling mums with bouquets, Balthazar will be gifting bunches of flowers from Flower BX and serving up a delicious selection of desserts and cocktails on Sunday 22nd March, whilst The Ivy Market Grill remains an ever popular dining spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner across the weekend. Inviting guests to dine amongst stunning botanic arrangements overlooking the central courtyard of Floral Court, guests of The Petersham will be welcomed with a seasonal bellini when opting for the exclusive Mother’s Day set menu, whilst diners at La Goccia can expect delicious mains of roasted spiced cauliflower, fillet of hake with brown butter and capers, and Haye Farm beef rump. Frenchie will serve its iconic freshly baked bacon scones alongside signature Parisian dishes and Carluccio’s will dish up an extra special Mother’s Day menu for diners - the ‘Festa Della Mamma’ - filled with classic Italian dishes inspired by the chef’s mother.
With an extensive selection of luxury experiences, from fashion and jewellery, to beauty and fragrance, shoppers wanting to delight with a gift this Mother’s Day can look no further than Covent Garden. For a personalised present, shoppers should visit Tiffany & Co.’s Style Studio where gifts can be embossed or engraved, or Floral Street Fragrance for a bookable 45 minute fragrance immersion that can be enjoyed alongside a glass of Prosecco. Anyone looking to enjoy an experience with their mother should explore Penhaligon’s fragrance profiling sessions, or visit Chanel for creative calligraphy and personal illustration classes or visit the newly opened Chanel School of Makeup. Throughout the month of March, Jo Malone London invites visitors to a series of floral workshops to select and decorate the perfect gifts, while Charlotte Tilbury will host an exclusive makeup masterclass on Sunday 22nd March, served with a complimentary mimosa.
For the chocolate connoisseur, Godiva’s special Mother’s Day Floral Gift Box will feature 24 mouth-watering chocolates to delight Mum. For the tea-lover, Whittard has launched the Queen of Hearts Tea-for-One, a limited-edition fine bone china which features reimagined illustrations from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. New to Covent Garden, quintessentially British handbag brand, Lulu Guinness will offer a chance for shoppers to pick a gift for those with individual style. Renowned for their dramatic and impressive arrangements, Petersham Nurseries will be running floristry workshops on the 18th and 25th March for guests who wish to learn the art of arranging and tying seasonal bouquets. Many more unique, classic and extra special gifts will be available at Covent Garden’s L’Occitane, NARS, Tom Ford, Atelier Cologne and more, especially for Mother’s Day.