Last updated on September 1st, 2016 at 11:14 am

Things to Do This Weekend

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 in London

AfroBeach Bank Holiday Beach Party
Saturday 27th August. £7-17.

If you can’t make your way to the coast this weekend, the coast has been brought to you at Stratford’s Beach East. And this bank holiday weekend their hosting a bash which comes complete with summertime drinks and dishes, giant games and beach huts to kick back in.

The AfroBeach Party will have plenty of carnival soundtracks pumping out well into the evening, treating guests to afrobeats, dancehall and basement sounds. The UK’s largest urban beach is also home to a vast area of fine, deep white sand, 2 paddling pools (One is 1/3 full Olympic pool), funfair rides, and two beach bars.

Location: Beach East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST. Nearest Tube: Stratford.

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Natural History Museum Late
Friday 26th August. Free.

Every month the Natural History Museum opens its door to the public for some late night specials. As well as access to the Museum’s Grand Hall and permanent exhibitions, you also get access to a market-style food and drink pop-up in the restaurant, which means you can carry around your booze with you.

As well as being able to walk around the usual exhibitions, you’ll also get a pass to Colour and Vision, a look at nature’s spectacular palette, and an exhibition on David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive. There’s a few ticketed events going on this Friday too, such as the Animal Party Tricks workshop and an improvised comedy show from The Wunderkammer. We’d highly recommend booking!

Location: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD. Nearest Tube: South Kensington.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds

Leeds West Indian Carnival
Monday 29th August. Free.

Leeds West Indian Carnival is Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival parade. What started in the 1960’s as one man’s remedy for West Indian homesickness is now the perfect blend of jaw-dropping costumes and infectious tropical rhythms from the West Indies.

This Monday, the Carnival is back with thousands expected to flock to the streets of Leeds for the unrivalled atmosphere, great music, food, and the sparkling parade of floats and hundreds of stunning costumes from across the UK.

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Gin Experience with Manchester Three Rivers
Thursdays – Sundays. £95.

It’s no secret we love our gin here at Joes, so we love the sound of heading to The City of Manchester Distillery, home to Manchester Three Rivers Gin this weekend. Manchester city centre’s first ever distillery is offering Joes a unique interactive gin experience, offering visitors a unique opportunity to appreciate and participate in the Gin Renaissance.

As well as a tour around the distillery, you’ll learn about the illustrious history of gin and gain an understanding of how gin’s diverse flavours are concocted. You’ll get four complimentary drinks on the tour, from classic G&T’s to cocktails, before being let loose on Three Rivers’ 50 botanicals where you’ll create your own personalised 700ml bottle of gin to take home!

Location: City of Manchester Distillery, 21 Red Bank Parade, M4 4HF.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Eat at El Borracho de Oro
Open Tuesday – Sunday.

If you’re looking for a bite to eat around the Midlands this weekend, we recommend you grab some Spanish grub at El Borracho de Oro in Edgbaston. There are too many delicious dishes to recommend, but luckily this is tapas. And that means you can have it all before a timely siesta!

El Borracho de Oro is a cracking little venue, and if you can, we suggest you try and grab a table on outdoor terrace where you can kick back with some sangria and enjoy the sun.

Location: Harborne Court, B15 3BU.

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