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
Hawker House Street Feast
Friday 29th January-Saturday 2nd April. Free.
In the summer, you can barely walk around a corner without seeing a street food festival in London. But when the colder months settle in, it can be a little harder to find somewhere selling hirata buns and buttermilk chicken. Thankfully Hawker House is opening its doors this weekend to Street Feast so Joes can get their fix throughout winter too!
The indoor night market is moving from Dalston to a warehouse in Canada Water for two levels of street food, bars and famous whisky roulette. There’ll be 13 street food vendors to choose from with regulars such as Mother Clucker and Yum Bun on duty, as well as newly signed up Meat Hook, a 3m whole-animal grill that cooks up Argentine-style meats.
Location: Canada Street, SE16 2XU. Nearest Tube: Canada Water.
V&A Friday Late
Friday 29th January. Free.
Nearly every month, most museums and galleries in London open their doors for the evening to give Londoners a different experience of works they may have already seen. If you haven’t done one yet, we can’t recommend it enough and the V&A tonight would be a perfect place to start! The evening will be packed full of themed talks, performances, music, food and special installations at the grand museum. The best bit? You can help yourselves to drinks from the on-site bars as you explore the current exhibitions.
Tonight sees food-based exhibitions such as Spoon, Knife, Fork, a look into the social politics of how we sit, how we consume and how we share. As well as learning the history of cutlery, there’s also a rather awesome-sounding installation called, Exploding Cake. Yum!
Location: V&A, Cromwell Road. SW7 2RL. Nearest Tube: South Kensington.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Champagne Steam Rooms
Friday 29th January. £19.50.
For Joes who love to hit the town in style, Manchester’s famed-Albert Hall is hosting a night of clubbing featuring numerous DJs including Toddla T and DRS, Oneman, Dread.D, Slimzee, Barely Legal, and Mystry.
The Champagne Steam Rooms are intended to conjure up a glamorous era in night clubbing, when everyone was popping cocks on the finest bottles of bubbly and dressed head-to-toe in the finest Moschino and Versace. Sounds good to us!
Location: Albert Hall, Peter Street.
Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds
Drink at Dry Dock
Daily until 11pm, until 2am at weekends.
If you need a place to booze with your fellow Joes in Leeds this weekend, we recommend you take a look at Dry Dock. It won’t be for everyone as the maritime boozer is unapologetically unclassy and as such does attract plenty of students with cheap eats and drinks. But it’s one of the few places you’ll ever get the unmistakable novelty of drinking on a boat on dry land!
We’ve no real idea how it got there but Dry Dock is located in similarly unglamorous surrounding with a ring road overpass a stone’s throw away. But that’s not to say it hasn’t got its charm – Dry Dock always has a good atmosphere and is open late so you won’t need to move on. Expect Jägerbombs and Strongbow.
Location: Woodhouse Lane, LS2 3AX.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
The Harbourside Market
Saturdays and Sunday, 10am-4pm.
If you’re looking for a cheap morning/afternoon out around Bristol, the Harbourside Market is perfect for browsing craft stalls and even better for tasting delicious food and drink. The majority of it is undercover and it’s open every Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.
The market has plenty to offer but two of our favourite are Brightstar Records – who have a wide selection of quality LP’s, 12″s and 7″s at affordable prices – and Bristol Skipchen, an anti-food waste campaign aiming to put itself out of existence by abolishing avoidable food waste. They serve intercepted ‘surplus’ or food ‘waste’ on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Might not sound good but trust us!
Location: Canon’s Road. BS1 5TX.