Where to go for all your Mother’s Day needs in Hackney

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Mother's Day flowers. Credit: Alisa Anton.

You may not need to venture further than Hackney to please the mother in your life this weekend.

From florists to brunch spots to the best activities for mum, here is everything required to fulfill your mother’s day needs without having to leave our favourite London borough.

Florists

Bought on the day and beautifully arranged, a good bunch of flowers is a sure-fire way to win over your mother this Sunday, but which florists will really be able to make you the envy of your siblings?

BUNCH Hackney

Located on Dalston Ln, BUNCH is one of Hackney’s newest flower shops and already has a 5.0 star rating on Google, with one reviewer writing that they “Ended up with one of the nicest bouquets my girlfriend has ever received.”

BUNCH is located opposite Hackney Downs overground station, so it’s a great place to stop by if you’re in need of a last-minute mother’s day bouquet as you commute home from work.

Larkspur & Lavender

Weekend wanders around Hackey #larkspurandlavender

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Larkspur & Lavender, just North of Victoria Park, is perfect for the mum who prefers a more natural look when it comes to floral arrangements, as owner Sally Brace likes to imitate flowers in their wild setting.

Grace & Thorn

We love you Mums! #graceandthorn #mothersday

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The Grace and Thorn website describes their floral arrangements as being “wild, abundant, and never ever the same”.

If the  ‘Mama didn’t raise no fool’ flower set is anything to go by, you will certainly not want for uniqueness.

Brunch

An appropriate meal is a critical part of any true Mothering Sunday, and here are some of the best bites in Hackney to blow mum away.

Hoi Polloi

Looking to treat a hipster mum on a budget? Hoi Polloi is your solution. Located in the Ace Hotel, Hoi Polloi is a “modern brasserie” offering brunch menus priced between £12 and £16.

Just be sure to bring your camera, as this brunch spot is perhaps one of the most Instagram-worthy in all of Hackney. You could even frame your shots as a gift to mum on her special day.

LIDO

Friday night drinks in LIDO, anyone?

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Described as a ‘Mediterranean Marvel,’ LIDO is a rooftop restaurant in The Curtain hotel in Shoreditch. Usually reserved exclusively for hotel guests, LIDO is opening up their restaurant for Mother’s Day, with a three-course menu going for £35. But be sure to get your tickets fast before the offer runs out!

Morty & Bob’s

Morty & Bob’s is great if you’re looking to give mum a more healthy brunch, with plenty of vegetarian options too. Dress code is casual, and you can enjoy a lighter meal while getting a good view of East London through its large windows.

Pavilion Cafe

Frozen lake!

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Technically this brunch spot falls just outside the Hackney border, but there’s a reason it made the list. Enjoy brunch with mum outside as you take in the scenery of the expansive Victoria Park at Pavilion Cafe. They specialise in baked goods, so be sure not to miss out!

Activities

Some mothers just don’t do ‘sit-down’ meals, and strive for something more active and unique. If this sounds like your mum, then Hackney is happy to provide.

My Chocolate

Does mum love chocolate? She may like learning to make chocolate even more. Book an introduction to the art of chocolate making class, where you can make your own chocolatey delights, currently going for £50.

Hackney Empire: Mother’s Day Special

Affinity Arts Entertainment is again hosting their annual Mother’s Day comedy and music showcase. Treat mum to some laughs this Mother’s Day at the Hackney Empire, which will showcase some of the UK’s best comedians. Tickets start at £22.50

Mother’s Day gift day and craft fair

#faith 👼🏻

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An event exclusive to the Hackney community, Stoke Newington Methodist Church will be hosting a Mother’s Day fair on Saturday 10 March from 12pm-4pm. Find a thoughtful gift for mum at this fair where local businesses, designers, artists and craft makers will be selling items from various stalls.