Who can tell me where I should take mum for her 50th?


By Pressex at 2013-07-29 15:51:43
London, UK
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2013-07-29 15:51:43

My mum is flying over from Australia to visit me in October, and at the same time as she is here it will be her 50th birthday. I'm quite new to London myself, so I am unsure whats good to do, and what isn't.

Suggestions please....


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2013-07-29 20:55:08

Afternoon tea at harrods?


2013-07-29 23:16:08

I think it depends on her interests. A rather run-of-the-mill response might be to take her to dinner and then a show. But we can maybe do better than that - what does she like?

If she's a eager gardener, then possibly a day out at Kew Gardens? Into history? British Museum, Soane Museum, etc. Opera/ballet? A night at the Royal Opera House/ENO. Classical music? A night at the Wigmore Hall/Royal Festival Hall/St John's Smith Square. Art? National Gallery, or morning at Tate Britain, ferry to Tate Modern for the afternoon. Shopping? A binge at Selfridges/Harrods/Soho/Covent Garden. Sport? A ticket to a football/rugby game. Adventurous? Walk over the O2/take one of those really speedy boats up and down the Thames.

Let us know what she's interested in and we'll take it from there


2013-07-29 23:26:08

I think it depends on her interests. A rather run-of-the-mill response might be to take her to dinner and then a show. But we can maybe do better than that - what does she like?

If she's a eager gardener, then possibly a day out at Kew Gardens? Into history? British Museum, Soane Museum, etc. Opera/ballet? A night at the Royal Opera House/ENO. Classical music? A night at the Wigmore Hall/Royal Festival Hall/St John's Smith Square. Art? National Gallery, or morning at Tate Britain, ferry to Tate Modern for the afternoon. Shopping? A binge at Selfridges/Harrods/Soho/Covent Garden. Sport? A ticket to a football/rugby game. Adventurous? Walk over the O2/take one of those really speedy boats up and down the Thames.

Let us know what she's interested in and we'll take it from there

Thanks loads for your suggestions. I think she'd be fond of Kew, so i'd intended to take her then on Sunday afternoon. I am going to take her actual birthday (monday) off work, so i had thought of high tea someplace for the afternoon. But i think cos its her 50th maybe something adventurous. Or something thats sort of memorable. The boats on the Thames might be fun. And the 02 arena is a good idea, i've done that one, and enjoyed it.


2013-07-30 00:15:08

I think it depends on her interests. A rather run-of-the-mill response might be to take her to dinner and then a show. But we can maybe do better than that - what does she like?

If she's a eager gardener, then possibly a day out at Kew Gardens? Into history? British Museum, Soane Museum, etc. Opera/ballet? A night at the Royal Opera House/ENO. Classical music? A night at the Wigmore Hall/Royal Festival Hall/St John's Smith Square. Art? National Gallery, or morning at Tate Britain, ferry to Tate Modern for the afternoon. Shopping? A binge at Selfridges/Harrods/Soho/Covent Garden. Sport? A ticket to a football/rugby game. Adventurous? Walk over the O2/take one of those really speedy boats up and down the Thames.

Let us know what she's interested in and we'll take it from there

Thanks loads for your suggestions. I think she'd be fond of Kew, so i'd intended to take her then on Sunday afternoon. I am going to take her actual birthday (monday) off work, so i had thought of high tea someplace for the afternoon. But i think cos its her 50th maybe something adventurous. Or something thats sort of memorable. The boats on the Thames might be fun. And the 02 arena is a good idea, i've done that one, and enjoyed it.
Tea at the Ritz or Fortnum & Mason or The Orangery in Hyde Park.


2013-07-30 01:55:08

I think it depends on her interests. A rather run-of-the-mill response might be to take her to dinner and then a show. But we can maybe do better than that - what does she like?

If she's a eager gardener, then possibly a day out at Kew Gardens? Into history? British Museum, Soane Museum, etc. Opera/ballet? A night at the Royal Opera House/ENO. Classical music? A night at the Wigmore Hall/Royal Festival Hall/St John's Smith Square. Art? National Gallery, or morning at Tate Britain, ferry to Tate Modern for the afternoon. Shopping? A binge at Selfridges/Harrods/Soho/Covent Garden. Sport? A ticket to a football/rugby game. Adventurous? Walk over the O2/take one of those really speedy boats up and down the Thames.

Let us know what she's interested in and we'll take it from there

Thanks loads for your suggestions. I think she'd be fond of Kew, so i'd intended to take her then on Sunday afternoon. I am going to take her actual birthday (monday) off work, so i had thought of high tea someplace for the afternoon. But i think cos its her 50th maybe something adventurous. Or something thats sort of memorable. The boats on the Thames might be fun. And the 02 arena is a good idea, i've done that one, and enjoyed it.
There's a tea place opposite Kew Gardens too, but I'd expect it gets pretty busy. perhaps you could book?

Thames clipper is pretty good, if she's a more 'thrill seeking' type, you could also go for the Thames RIB, which is a sort of motor boat thing. Makes you feel a bit James Bond.


2013-07-30 06:37:08

I took my mum to see Jersey Boys for Mother's Day and she loved it. Cost a fair bit however I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected, too.


2013-07-30 07:41:08

took Mrs G on her 45th (close enough) for shopping in Mayfair, King's road, tea at the Savoy, went to the Tate. We also had lunch in a nice pub and dinner in a lovely Indian restaurant. Also did a stop at of the Tower. Ladies love jewellery.

She hates heights, so the Eye was a no go. Wanted to take her see a play, but ran out of time.


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