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
Islington Night Market
Saturday 3rd September. Free.
It seems like every borough in London now has its own evening street food market and it would almost be perverse if popular night haunt Angel & Islington didn’t get itself one. Well, folks of North London rejoice as Islington Green will unveil its new weekly street food market this Saturday.
The market will take place every Saturday evening on the green with traders including Gyoza Guys (Japanese deep-fried dumplings), Guasacaca (Venezuelan arepas), and Cheeky Burger. Our favourite, however, is Tico’s which brings the authentic flavours of Brazil to the streets of London – think meats and gigantic hot dogs served with a zing!
Location: Islington Green. Nearest Tube: Angel.
London 1666 Bonfire
Sunday 4th September. Free.
To celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London – though we’re not sure why you’d want to celebrate such a tragedy – there’s loads of stuff going on around the city this weekend, and none more spectacular than the huge bonfire which will be paraded down the Thames on Sunday.
A giant 120-metre long wooden reconstruction of the 17th century London skyline has been created and will be set alight between Blackfriars Bridge and Waterloo Bridge for the viewing public. It should be an incredible sight and we’re sure it’ll attract plenty of families, so arrive as close to 6pm as possible to get a good spot.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Bristol Craft Beer Festival
Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd September. 30.
Now we’re all aware than the South West is feety cider country but that hasn’t stopped Bristol from putting on their own Craft Beer Festival this weekend. We featured a similar festival in London a few weeks back and we’ve no doubt the Bristol version will be just as good.
The ticket price might not be cheap but it does give you unlimited opportunity to discover the 30 world-leading breweries who’ll be on duty, including Beavertown, Cloudwater and Sierra Nevada. Altogether there’ll be over 200 different beers to try, as well as music and food provided by Onglet Grill, West Country Deli and NY Dogs.
Location: Motion Skatepark, 74-78 Avon Street, BS2 0PX.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Eat at The Wilderness
Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10am – 4pm & 6pm – 11pm.
Birmingham’s culinary scene has seen somewhat of revolution in the past few years and one of the restaurants leading the charge is undoubtedly The Wilderness. As much forest as it is restaurant, The Wilderness takes Joes on one of the most memorable and delicious food journey’s you’re ever likely to experience.
The Wilderness offers up modern British grub with an aesthetic twist. Seasonal British produce is the order of the day and wherever possible, ingredients have been grown and picked by the chefs themselves. The result is something truly magical.
Location: 1 Dudley St, B5.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Junkyard Golf Club
Friday & Saturday, 2pm – Midnight. £7.50-9.
Junkyard Golf Club MCR is back with two new 9-hole courses in their new Piccadilly Place home. If you’ve never had the pleasure of Junkyard, expect some awesomely designed, quirky crazy golf alongside booze and some delicious street eats.
The two new courses at the Manchester Junkyard are Freida (In Da Club) and Pablo (Polluted Paradise). Freida is all about banging beats and small-town nightclub vibes, while Pablo is a litter strewn jungle. Either way, you’re going to have a ball. Bart’s Dog Karts will be serving up the nachos and the hot dogs.
Location: 3 Piccadilly Place, M1 3BN.