However fussy your mum may be, we've got this year's Mother's Day fixed: A lovely bouquet of Flowers always go down well on Mothers Day, trust us!
Mother's Day for the Cultural Mum:
Have a laugh with Spitting Image Take Mum back to the mid-Eighties at this Spitting Image retrospective. From Joan Collins to Ronald Reagan to the Queen Mother. Those nightmarish creatures (the puppets, that is) and their risqué antics don’t go forgotten as Bloomsbury’s Cartoon Museum has reunited some of the most famous examples to mark 30 years since the show’s first ever broadcast. Cartoon Museum 35 Little Russell St, WC1A 2HH | Tue Mar 11 - Sun Jun 8
Mother's Day for the Nature Mum:
Admire some botanical art first thing This exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery is the perfect accompaniment to a Mother's Day stroll round Kew, when the gardens are at their springtime best. The show brings you right up to date with botanical art, from the pen-and-ink drawings of magnified pine cones by Catharine Nicholson to Kimiyo Maruyama's fiercely detailed watercolour of a longleaf pine. Kew Gardens Kew Rd, TW9 3AB | Wed Mar 12 - Sun Aug 10
Mother's Day for the Foodie Mum:
Sample the food stalls at Broadway Market There can surely be few spots in the city as salivated-over as this lively strip of artisan breads, organic meats and unfeasibly beautiful cakes, making it the ideal place to kick off a day of belly-centric maternal spoiling. If mum’s angling for a souvenir, drop into Noble Fine Liquor to grab a bottle of something she won’t find at her local supermarket, or extend your stroll onto Columbia Road, where the weekly flower market will be in full swing.
Mother's Day for the Fashion Mum:
Be introduced to Paul Smith This Design Museum is the ultimate exhibition for any fashionista, young or old. Sir Paul Smith started his career in fashion at the age of 16, with a menial job in a clothing warehouse in Nottingham, and now at the age of 68, he has ammased a clothing empire that spans the world, with over 200 shops in Japan alone. This exhibition recreates his office in its entirety, providing a key to his eclectic tastes and sources of inspiration. It will details his rags to riches career path - rebuilding his miniscule first store in the museum, showing archive collections, and of course, a vast number of the antiques and objects that frame Sir Paul's network of neverending ideas.