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
Until Friday 30th September. Free.
Finding a good spot to watch the Euros could have been a struggle this summer – especially given that there’s going to be at least one member of your party who hates football. Well, we’ve found a solution for all your sporting needs and then some this summer with Pop Fields Brixton. This summertime pop-up boasts a huge screen showing all your major sports events including the Euros, Wimbledon, Tour de France and the Olympics.
To keep the haters distracted, Pop Fields will also be hosting some of the best street food vendors in London, as well as booze from the local Brixton Brewery (based just 300m from the site). Sport, food and beer – what more could you want?
Location: Pop Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ Nearest Tube: Brixton.
World Naked Bike Ride
Saturday 11th June. 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.
The exact route for 2016’s World Naked Bike Ride hasn’t been finalised just yet but there will be six starting points again in West Norwood, Clapham Junction, Tower Hill, Kings Cross, Regents Park and Hyde Park. Many people opt to bike in the buff but thankfully full nudity is optional!
Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds
Great Knaresborough Bed Race
Saturday 11th June. 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 spectators on the streets. 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. What more could you want from a Saturday?
Location Start: Knaresborough Castle, HG5 8AS.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Family Day at Symphony Hall
Sunday 12th June. Free.
Joes in the Midlands who are on parenting duties this weekend may fancy heading to Birmingham’s majestic Symphony Hall. Celebrate! is a family day out spread across the internationally acclaimed hall itself, including the building’s six dressing rooms, five bars, four floors and one massive loading bay!
Celebrate! is all in aid of the iconic music venue’s 25th birthday and will see a whole load of free performance and special appearances taking place across the space. Take a backstage tour for a tale or two, drop in on one of their family activities or simply relax and just soak up the party atmosphere.
Location: Broad Street, B1 2EA.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Eat at the French
Open Tuesday – Saturday. £59.
While it might surprise you, as it stands the Manchester food scene lacks one tiny thing; a Michelin star. But we think it’s only a matter of time before The French receives its long overdue recognition. Executive chef Simon Rogan (who you may have seen on the Great British Menu) is all about local, seasonal ingredients and, most importantly, flavour.
It also just so happens he gets to showcase his talents in the grand surroundings of the Midland Hotel as well making a trip to The French a must if you’re into your high-end grub. Prices here are also extremely reasonable too given the quality with a six course taster menu starting at £59 (£84 for ten courses).
Location: The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, M60 2DS.