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
Smith & Sinclair’s The Flavour Gallery
Until Sunday 17th December. From £15.
If you like your booze and like to consume it in quirky ways, London pop-up kings Smith & Sinclair have the event for you with The Flavour Gallery. Featuring some of the globes most awe-inspiring artists including Terry Pastor and London Loom, step inside and be prepared to interact with commissioned art pieces that change colour, diffuse delightful smells and react to their audience.
Naturally, there’ll also be a bar on site where Smith & Sinclair have partnered with liqueur experts Lanique to showcase a range of new and innovative bespoke cocktails, and a range of non-alcoholic cocktails will be available from soft drink specialists, Firefly. There’ll also be a gift shop and neon-sign specialist God’s Own Junkyard will feature too.
Location: The Hoxton Basement, 12-18 Drysdale Street, N1 6NG. Nearest Station: Shoreditch High Street.
Finnish Rooftop Sauna
Friday 10th November – Sunday 30th December. From £15.
If you’re looking to escape the Christmas rush or simply need to give your body a day off, then the Southbank and its Queen Elizabeth Roof Terrace is the place to unwind this winter. That’s because they’re adding some Finnish saunas to their illustrious rooftop line-up.
Yes, part of the Southbank’s Nordic Matters season, warm up and unwind in a one-of-a-kind Finnish sauna experience in the heart of London. Reaching 90°C inside the sauna, you can either cool down in the open air or with cold water buckets if you’re feeling brave. The Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden Bar is also open serving up Prosecco, warming winter drinks and snacks.
Location: Queen Elizabeth Roof Terrace, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX.. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
European Christmas Market
Friday 10th November – Thursday 21st December. Free.
It may have only just turned November, but unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) that means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas! Even if you don’t want to, it’s going to be unavoidable in Manchester as this weekend marks the return of the Christmas Market at Albert Square, bring with it a huge selection of traders from across Europe.
Stalls at the market will be selling everything from jewellery, clothes and fashion accessories, to trees and plants, not to mention a whole host of Christmas foods and drinks like Bratwurst, strudels and hog roasts. As usual, there’ll also be beer halls, gluhwein houses and Christmas punch stalls too!
Location: Albert Square, M2 4JW.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Birmingham Vinyl Record Fair
Saturday 11th November. £3.
A record fair is always a nice way to walk off a weekend hangover, and this weekend one of Birmingham’s best heads to The Custard Factory. The best selection of rare vinyl records in the UK offers everything for music fans whether you’re after a super classical synth LP, or just looking for an indie floorfiller to pass the time.
From Prog Rock, Punk Rock and Hip Hop to Soul, Reggae and Doo Wop, sellers from all over the UK will be heading to The Custard Factory, so it’s not to be missed. Doors are open 10.30am – 3.30pm and admission is just £3, or £6 for early entry and first dibs on the good stuff!
Location: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, B9 4AA.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Pie & Brew
Daily, 4pm – 1am.
Glasgow’s latest restaurant/bar opening certainly seems to know the way to many a Glaswegian’s heart – by serving up crisp beers and decadent pies. It’s called Pie & Brew and it opened in the city last Thursday on Bath Street, offering up a menu packed with craft beers and handmade pies.
The tagline for the venue is ‘beer, music and pies’ and they’re going to open daily until 1am, so expect plenty of live music alongside your booze and grub, including live bands and fill-on DJ sets. Pies are fairly priced at £7 a piece but if you can’t make your mind up, there’s a pie board for £12, giving you a taste of any three mini pies.
Location: 129 (basement) Bath Street, G2 2SZ.