5 last-minute things to do in Hackney this Mothers’ Day


Yes, it’s this Sunday, but have no fear. If you’ve yet to make plans for the big day, Hackney Post is here to help. Check out Hackney’s best ways to treat your mum this weekend.

Sausage Sunday

Don’t have the cash to splash? Treat the old gal to a slap-up meal at The Breakfast Club where she can choose anything from pancakes to burritos. The best bit? She eats for free.

The Breakfast Club
2-4 Rufus Street, Hoxton N1 6PE
020 7729 5252

Creative kids

Bring your kids along to Hackney Downs Studios on Saturday for a messy cake and bouquet making class, just in time for the big day. Ingredients, supplies and aprons are all supplied!

The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios
17 Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT
£25 per child

A bit of history

If your mum’s been glued to Wolf Hall, she’ll love Sutton House. Once the home of Cromwell’s protege Ralph Sadlier, this National Trust Tudor house offers oak-panels, courtyards, and even some charming tearooms for taking a break.

Sutton House
2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6JQ
020 8986 2264
Adult entrance £3.50 | Child entrance £1.00

Columbia Road Flower Market
Take mum to Columbia Road this Sunday? (Photo: Flickr/Rosa G)

Flower power

Forget the petrol station pansies: head on down to Columbia Road Market and treat mum to the biggest selection of blooms in town. When you’re done with the flowers, check out the funky shops and cafes that line the streets which sell everything from retro sweets to one-off perfumes.

Columbia Road
London E2 7RG

Laughter is the best medicine

Round the day off with a jive and a laugh at the Hackney Empire. Mums, grans, aunts, daughters and sisters will be treated to a night of reggae and comedy. For a touch of class, why not book a VIP booth, with complimentary champagne and cupcakes?

Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street, Hackney Central, E8 1EJ
020 8985 2424