22nd March 2022
This weekend, Covent Garden will be the perfect destination for celebrating Mother’s Day, offering a range of activities and memorable experiences for the entire family to enjoy from day to night. From cocktail masterclasses and special Mother’s Day menus to pampering and gifting moments, Covent Garden is a one-stop destination in the heart of London.
To celebrate in style, Charlotte Tilbury x Lilly's Café are offering the ultimate pampering experience through a ‘Brush to Brunch’ event on 27th March. Guests will sip on bubbles whilst receiving a full makeup tutorial with a Charlotte Tilbury makeup artist, followed by a visit to Lilly’s Café for brunch with delicious cocktails upon arrival. Guests will also have the opportunity to take away an exclusive goodie bag featuring the latest must-have products. Tickets are £75 per person and redeemable against purchases. Bookings can be made in the Covent Garden store or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covent Garden will also play host to a number of masterclasses this Mother’s Day. For cocktail lovers, Bullards Gin is offering the ultimate experience to take part in a Cocktail Masterclass where they will be guided through a sensory journey, learning about the history of gin and how to make four delicious cocktails with a range of Bullards signature gins. Tickets are £50 per person and bookable via bullardsspirits.co.uk. Petersham Nurseries is offering exclusive floristry workshops to learn how to arrange exquisite floral displays, and create a bouquet to take home and enjoy. Tickets are £85 per person and bookable via petershamnurseries.com/events.
Special limited edition menus and dishes will be available at a range of Covent Garden dining destinations for visitors this Mother’s Day. The Ivy Market Grill has a special sweet offering for 27th March, consisting of a vanilla panna cotta, served with wild strawberries and a shortbread crumb, as well as a beautifully decorated raspberry, almond and pistachio oversized macaron. Cinnamon Bazaar will offer a special set menu with a cocktail on arrival for £45 per person and Frenchie’s head chef has curated a five-course tasting menu with a selection of nibbles to start and petit fours to finish. Peruvian restaurant Floral by Lima has pulled out all the stops with live Latino music, especially for the occasion. Visitors can enjoy a range of day to night dining options such as breakfast and brunch at Avo Bar and Lilly’s Café at 3 Henrietta, delicious afternoon tea from Mariage Freres and Petersham Nurseries or lunch and dinner at Sushi Samba, Cora Pearl, Ave Mario, The Oystermen and more.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Balthazar is launching its new Spring campaign, ‘Le Printemps’, which will celebrate the change in seasons with a French themed floral installation, pop-up flower shop, and spring specials created in collaboration with Grey Goose Vodka. The campaign pays homage to Balthazar London's building, which formerly housed flower cellars, as well as Covent Garden’s ties to London’s historical flower markets. The pop-up flower shop will run until Sunday, 27 March and more exciting activities including live jazz performances will be taking place throughout April.
For visitors seeking the perfect gift to show appreciation, Covent Garden has shopping options for all tastes and budgets. For a luxury gift, Tiffany & Co, Vashi, Bucherer and e&e, offer personalisation services in store, giving guests the option to customise a unique piece of jewellery that will last a lifetime. Shoppers can spoil their motherly figures with a lavish hamper from Bullard’s Gin. For an added treat, Molton Brown’s brand new limited edition Delicious Rhubarb and Rose fragrances are available until 26th April, and Aesop’s new Mother’s Day Beacon Kit is available with four fragrant formulations to refresh the face, replenish hands, and cleanse and nourish the body.
For lovers of a sweet treat, Blondies will be offering shoppers the option to add a personalised message of their choice to their insta-famous giant cookies, while Ladurée is providing special gift boxes illustrated with the streets of Paris, personalised macarons and sweet heart-shaped cakes made in house by the brand’s pastry chef.
Covent Garden’s renowned Royal Opera House also has perfect gifts for Mother’s Day with their selection of exclusive products. Their specially curated gift sets are packaged in an iconic Royal Opera House red tote bag and consist of products such as The Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty mirror and pouch, a Wolf and Moon plum arch necklace, and a Love Cocoa prosecco and milk chocolate bar.
For a mother-daughter shopping spree Ganni, American Vintage, BA&SH, Sandro, Polo Ralph Lauren, or Mulberry offer extensive gifting options. Olivia Burton is offering 20% off in the boutique until 27th March, Radley will be gifting wildflower seeds with every purchase over £70 in-store from 28th March, NARS will offer a free peek show mini set for every purchase with three or more products from 20th-28th March and Charlotte Tilbury will be offering a free gift worth £52 when shoppers spend £120 or more.
For further information on drinking, dining and shopping, offers and things to do in the area please visit www.coventgarden.london or visit @CoventGardenLDN