Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best things to do this weekend no matter where you are in the country. Whether it’s the best new bars, clubs, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered!

Things to Do This Weekend

Things to Do This Weekend in London

Pie and Mash Shop Escape Game
Daily. From £16 per Player.

One of our favourite ways to spend an evening in the capital is by partaking in one of London’s numerous escape games. Well, a new one has just opened in Battersea themed around the true London wonder of pie and mash. Brought to you by Do Stuff Escape Games, ‘Pie and Mash Shop’ challenges players to solve the mystery of shop owner Albert Bow’s inexplicable disappearance.

By assuming the role of police investigators, gamers must solve physical and mental puzzles in a 60 minute race against the clock, in order to discover Albert’s fate. Do Stuff is based at The Grove pub in Battersea too, which is perfect for a debrief thanks to its spacious bar and an infamous burger menu.

Location: The Grove, 279 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4NE. Nearest Station: Battersea Park.

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Great British Apple Festival
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August. From £10.

With the weather set to ease up over the weekend, what better way to spend some of the finals days of summer than with the inaugural Great British Apple Festival? Heading for Shoreditch Park this Saturday and Sunday, the festival is all about celebrating the traditional British summer fete with street food and an apple-themed egg and spoon race thrown in for good measure.

As well as some of the country’s favourite market and street food vendors, there’ll be a games area, live music and a fully stocked bar. There’s also a Cider Village which will feature cider from Kentish Pip, The Taunton Cider Co., and Hallets, among others.

Location: Shoreditch Park, New North Road, N1 6TA. Nearest Tube: Old Street.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

The Custard Factory’s Summer Jam
Saturday 12th August. £3.

Digbeth’s The Custard Factory is throwing its annual ‘Summer Jam’ this weekend – a day of music, incredible food and good British family fun. There’s a whole load of events going on across the site, including food and drink stalls, games areas and even a VIP Vinyl Record Fair which offers Birmingham’s best selection of classic LPs, CDs and music memorabilia.

There’ll also be live music throughout the day from the BIMM Institute, as well as Children’s Workshops with CircusMASH, completely free of charge. Food highlights include The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen and freshly-made sweet treats from Chitty’s Cakes.

Location: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, B9 4AA.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Good Chemistry Brewing Is 2!
Saturday 12th August. Free.

Thanks to the craft revolution, spending our Saturdays at a local brewery has become a bit of a tradition of ours over the last couple of years. Well, one of the best brewers in Bristol, Good Chemistry Brewing, is turning 2 this weekend and they’re throwing a bit of a bash to celebrate.

Alongside their usual comfy sofas, tunes from their resident DJ and freshly poured Good Chemistry beers, they’ve drafted in Underdogs bringing with them their tasty hotdogs. There’ll also be one of their new series of fruited sour saisons on tap in addition to your favourite brews.

Location: Good Chemistry Brewing, 2 William Street, BS2 0RG.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow

World Pipe Band Championships
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August. From £5.

Glasgow is once again hosting the World Pipe Band Championships this weekend. Having been going for nearly 70 years, the contest is the pinnacle of Pipe Band competition and is the biggest event of its kind anywhere in world, with thousands of pipers and drummers competing for glory on Glasgow Green.

The contest attracts thousands of visitors too with 15 nations in total represented at ‘The Worlds’ as they are affectionately known, including bands from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Canada, England, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Belgium, the Netherlands and Scotland.

Location: Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, Saltmarket, G1 5DB.

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