Last updated on June 12th, 2019 at 11:12 am

Things to Do This Weekend (7th – 9th June 2019)

Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best Things to Do This Weekend in some of the biggest cities in the UK, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds, Norwich and Brighton. Whether it’s the best new bars, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered no matter where you are!

Things to Do This Weekend in London

World Naked Bike Ride

Saturday 8th June 2019. Free.

What started as a protest against oil dependency and the evils of car emissions has now turned it to one big naked-fest. Yes, World Naked Bike Ride Day hits the capital this weekend as Joes and Janes, old and young hit the streets of the capital wearing nothing but two wheels.

Now in its 16th year, the route for 2019 will have six start points: Tower Hill, Regents Park, Deptford, Hyde Park, Clapham Junction, and Kew Bridge. All the routes merge for the main event which passes over Westminster Bridge and onwards. If you’re thinking of participating, don’t forget to wear your sun cream…

Location: Various.

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World Gin Day Festival London

Until Sunday 9th June 2019. Free.

It’s World Gin Day this Saturday and to celebrate the occasion, DrinkUp.London are throwing a mini festival. Taking place over 5 days the Gin Day Festival will get Joes and Janes trying special Gin Cocktails in some of London’s best bars, as well as providing you with everything you need to know about the juniper.

There’s around 70 bars getting involved all over the capital with tours being self-guided, so you can taste and explore at your own. Each participating venue will serve a bespoke World Gin Day Festival London cocktail for the duration of the festival at a price of just £6. All you need to do is download your FREE Festival Pass on the DrinkUp.London app and flash it at the bar.

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Birmingham Coffee Festival

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June 2019. From £8.

Birmingham is set to host a three day Coffee Festival this weekend. Starting on Friday, 40 of the top independent coffee shops and coffee culture experiences from the Midlands and beyond will descend onto the Custard Factory, where attendees can sample specialty coffee and food from all around the world.

The Birmingham Coffee Festival is the perfect place to grab a coffee, cake or lunch and relax in with seating area showcasing local musicians. Unlimited samples will be available from partners, as well as plenty of things to buy on the day. From finding your new favourite blend to picking your next machine supplier, this is a must for any caffeine connoisseur.

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

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Manchester Rum Festival

Saturday 8th June 2019. £20.

Back for its third year, Manchester’s first and only dedicated and official rum festival heads to one of Manchester’s hidden gems this Saturday, The Brickworks within Barton Arcade on Deansgate. Over 60 different rum cocktails will be on offer and there’ll also be live music throughout the day.

For the first time too, the Manchester Rum Festival will be hosting free-to-attend seminars which will delve into the history of rum. The festival has also teamed up with some local venues to visit over the weekend to enjoy some of Manchester’s rum cocktails. Your ticket will get you entry to the main festival and all samples are included.

Location: Brickworks, Barton Arcade, 48 Barton Square, M3 2BH.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds

Great Knaresborough Bed Race

Saturday 8th June 2019. Free.

While it might be a good 40 minutes’ drive from Leeds, the Great Knaresborough Bed Race will undoubtedly be worth the trip. Part fancy dress pageant, part gruelling time trial, the annual Great Bed Race pits around 90 teams (each with 6 runners and 1 passenger) against one another over a 2.4 mile course while pushing along their individually decorated bed.

First staged in 1966, the Great Race attracts around 630 challengers each year, as well as thousands more onlookers. In the morning, participating teams gather at Knaresborough Castle for the ‘Best Dressed Team’ accolade. This is then followed by a parade at 1pm through Knaresborough with the finale being the race.

Location: Knaresborough Castle, HG5 8AS.

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