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Things to Do This Weekend

Things to Do This Weekend in London

StrEATlife Food & Drink Festival

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July. Free.

Ally Pally’s free street food and craft beer festival, StrEATlife, returns this Saturday. More than 30 of London’s finest street food traders will be serving up everything from smoked BBQ goodness by Smokoloko, to the best in Mexican Street Food in the capital.

Alongside a stellar line-up of street food and panoramic views across London, there’s also a great music line-up across the weekend. On Saturday, Scratch Perverts will be supplying the soundtrack, playing a special 4-turntable set. There’ll also be a wide selection of craft beers, cocktails and Pimms on offer to ensure you’re suitably watered.

Location: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY. Nearest Station: Alexandra Palace.

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Mindful Drinking Festival

Saturday 28th July. Free.

But if you’re trying to stay healthy after a boozy summer, East London is the place to be this weekend when the Mindful Drinking Festival rolls into Spitalfields. Now in its second year, the event is sponsored by Heineken 0.0 and will showcases a movement committed to the changing drinking culture and the growing curiosity that Brits have for alcohol-free drinks, including beer.

Over 40 stalls will be on duty, each with innovative drinks. to samples. The Festival will also feature a programme of activities throughout the day, including tastings, masterclasses and a panel with authors of books on mindful drinking. There’ll also be music on the square throughout the day with live performances by local musicians and DJs. Find out more here.

Location: Spitalfields, Commercial Street, E1 6LY. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Gin in the City Festival

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th July. Wristbands £10.

Brummies will be welcoming the first ever Gin In The City weekend this Friday. The three-day event takes place across various venues in the city with the city’s first dedicated self-guided gin trail taking you around Birmingham at your leisure to uncover unique gin brands through special masterclasses and tastings.

Wristbands will get you exclusive discounted G&Ts and cocktails, as well as free tastings at most of the venues with a whole load of places getting involved, such as the Distillery bar on Sheepcote Street (which also has a gin terrace for alfresco drinking), the multiple award winning 40 St Paul’s, and the famed The Jekyll and Hyde bar on Steelhouse Lane. Book tickets here.

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow

Big Feed Street Food Social

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July. £2.

Scotland biggest indoor street food market, Big Feed, returns this weekend to its location on Govan Road, bringing with it a whole host of incredible street food vendors from near and far, as well as live music and DJs, games for kids and outdoor seating.

Vendors will change daily but this weekend you’ve got the chance to sample gourmet hotdogs from Firedog with all the trimmings, Mexican wraps from Burrito, and authentic slices from Oscar’s Pizza. Booze will be supplied by The Prosecco Chaps and there’ll also be some mini golf courtesy of the Street Food Putter Club.

Location: 249 Govan Road, G51 5HJ.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Cardiff

The Great British Gin Festival

Saturday 28th July. From £13.50.

Joes and Janes of Wales, prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by over 100 different gins from around the world at the touring Great British Gin Festival! Expect trade stands, talks, demos and even a virtual tour in their VR Gin Distillery.

Entry tickets include a Gin Bible and the Great British Gin Festival glass with bars operating on a token system. Tokens are £5 each with one token equating to a single measure of the juniper, garnish and a mixer. There’ll also be live entertainment throughout the day and even a photo booth. Head over to the Fatsoma Website for more details.

Location: Portland House, 113 – 116 Bute Street, CF10 5EQ.

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