The London Fix: what to see and do this weekend

Hit the beach in Fulham and dine out on thespy small plates in Waterloo

What to see

Head to the Garden Museum’s new exhibition on acclaimed Cornish painter Ivon Hitchens. It’s impossible not to fall for Hitchens’ wholehearted embrace of colour, least of all on a rainy London day. Nestled in the shadow of Lambeth Palace, the Garden Museum has an award-winning cafe – perfect for a mid morning slice of cake (or two).

If it’s drama you’re after, you are spoilt for choice at the theatre with several new shows opening this month. Here are Spectator Life’s top picks – from a Brexit comedy (an oxymoron if ever there was one) to a Tennessee Williams revival.

Where to eat

Masterchef winner Natalie Colman in Hello Darling

Hello Darling is a brand new sharing plate restaurant in Waterloo. With former Masterchef winner Natalie Colman at the helm, the menu boasts mouth-watering small plates made from seasonal produce. With interiors inspired by theatre set design, you’ll be breaking out into song before you know it.

Where to drink

If the promised Sunday sunshine does emerge then be sure to head straight to Fulham Beach to make the most of the rays. Here you can play table tennis and mini golf while enjoying a drink or a wood-fired pizza. When the summer gets into full swing, guests can hit the beach for summertime activities including; yoga, outdoor fitness sessions and morning raves.


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