The London Fix: what to see and do this weekend

    18 April 2019

    What to do

    Charbonnel Et Walker’s Chocolate Shop in the Royal Arcade

    If you’re looking to entertain little ones then why not try the free Easter egg hunt at Battersea Power Station? And there’s no reason why the adults should miss out on the chocolate – Charbonnel et Walker’s beautiful shop in Bond Street’s Royal Arcade can furnish you with the most stylish Easter egg in town.

    Where to eat

    Megan’s in Battersea Power Station, Balham and Fulham

    Once you’ve had your fill of chocolate eggs, stop off at the newly opened branch of Megan’s in Battersea Power Station where you can enjoy an all-day Brunch. Pooches are especially welcome in this stylish café whose other outposts in Fulham and SW4 have proved popular.

    Where to drink

    Rope Walk, Maltby Street, Bermondsey

    It’s never too early for Gin O’clock at Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey where Little Bird Gin serves up glasses of pink-grapefruit, sweet orange peel and ginger infused gin. Grab a street food lunch while you’re there. For evening drinks, head to Bermondsey Street stalwart Village East for New York inspired cocktails.

    What to see

    Head to the Royal Academy’s Renaissance Nude exhibition to see how figure painting evolved through art’s most formative era. Bringing together works by great masters such as Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dürer and Cranach, The Renaissance Nude sheds light on a visual tradition at its most vital moment.  The exhibition runs until the 2nd June.

    Just a short walk away in Trafalgar Square in the shadow of The National Gallery is the annual Good Friday performance of The Passion of Jesus by The Wintershall Players which reenacts the last hours of the life of Jesus Christ. Supported by the Mayor of London, the open air play takes place at 12 noon and 3.15 pm and admission is free.

    For pure, musical escapism be sure to catch the critically acclaimed revival of the Sondheim musical Follies at The National Theatre before its latest run draws to a close. For old school drama, you can’t go wrong with the Arthur Miller classic All My Sons at The Old Vic.