The London Fix: what to see and do this weekend

Sail down the river to Greenwich, eat orange blossom pancakes and have a scream at the Edvard Munch exhibition

What to see

Known as Norway’s answer to Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch is the subject of a new exhibition at the British Museum. His most famous and iconic painting is The Scream which seems to be reinterpreted and reclaimed by every generation who encounters it. Find out more about the man behind one of the most famous images of the 21st century.

A revival of Cy Coleman’s Broadway classic Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse has attracted strong reviews. Daily standing tickets are available and, with a plot that centres around a 1960s dance hall hostess, there won’t be much need for sitting down.

What to do

The View from the Observatory, Greenwich Park

If you can bear the marathon crowds, catch the Thames clipper down the river to Greenwich where you can cheer on the runners underneath the shadow of the Cutty Sark while they’ve still got a spring in their step. On Saturday, before the marathon gets underway, you can stroll through the covered market, enjoy the view from the observatory over to Canary Wharf or take a walk across the common at the top of the park to Blackheath where a treasure trove of boutique shops and cafés awaits.

Where to eat

The Nutbourne, Battersea

For brunch, head to The Nutbourne near Battersea Park for orange blossom pancakes or a full farmer’s breakfast.

Go Scottish for the evening at Mac & Wild in Fitzrovia where you can trace the meat on your plate right back to its source – from Hebredean Salmon to Ardgay Game Venison. The restaurant’s strapline is ‘Gun to Plate’. Vegans beware – you might want to sit this one out.

Where to drink

Upper 5th Shoreditch has an unbeatable view across the city from its rooftop bar and an enviable list of house cocktails – the only difficulty you’ll have here is deciding what to drink.


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