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

Things to Do This Weekend in London

Surbiton Food Festival
Until Sunday 15th May. Free.

If there’s two things we love here at Joes, it’s sun and food. So where better to be this weekend than in the blazing sunshine at the Surbiton Food Festival? The Surbiton Food Festival runs over two weeks and consists of a load of different events all food and drink related.

This weekend marks the fourth Surbiton Village Fete which will feature food stalls and live music, as well as foodie demonstrations and competitions arranged by Maple Village WI. The event will also see the return of the annual dry hopped beer festival. What more could you want!?

Location: St Andrew’s Square, Surbiton, KT6 4EA.

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Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Until Sunday 8th May. £7.50 Weekdays, £8.50 Weekends.

This weekend marks the last opportunity for Joes to check out the winners and the shortlisted for the largest photography competition in the world, hosted at Somerset House. Run by the World Photography Organization (WPO), the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition features over 500 images from photographers across the globe.

Featuring everything from the world of travel, sport, fashion, architecture and photojournalism, this year also sees the first major European exhibition from world-renowned RongRong & inri from China and Japan, the recipients of the Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.

Location: Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA. Nearest Tube: Temple.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Eat at Hen and Chickens
Fridays 11am-11pm, Saturdays 3pm-11pm, Sundays 11am-10.30pm.

While heading to the Hen and Chickens pub certainly won’t be one of the most glamourous things you do this weekend, it will almost definitely be the tastiest. Offering up one of the best Indian big eats in the land, we can’t recommend enough you head here for one of the pub’s famous mixed grills.

The food is fresh, packed full of Asian flavour and never leaves you disappointed. The pub itself can most definitely be categorised as a real ‘boozer’ with a fairly run-down décor and football screens as far as the eye can see, but don’t let that put you off. This is a real gem if you like your food hearty.

Location: 27 Constitution Hill, Hockley, B19 3LE.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Cambridge

Go Punting
Daily. Around £25 per hour.

With temperatures meant to be in their twentys for the first time this year, outdoor activities are an absolute must this weekend. And if you’re within driving distance to Cambridge, one of the best ways to enjoy the sun anywhere in the UK is by punting through the city’s canals.

Punting in Cambridge is really the only way to see the stunning University riparian colleges in style. It’s not the cheapest thing, but get a big group together and split the cost. Make sure you pack a picnic and obviously bring some beers. Maybe a towel too…

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Drink at Odd Bar
Fridays and Saturdays 11.00am-1.30am.

If you’re looking for a haunt in Manchester’s Northern Quarter this weekend, look no further than the Odd Bar. Set over two floors on Thomas Street, this Bohemian gem represents everything that is right about the lively and character-packed area.

The selection of booze will please even the most demanding of Joes and the place features an extensive jukebox, as well as DJ sets from the famed Piccadilly Records. There’s also regular live folk music hosted by The Travelling Band. It’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular bars in Manchester.

Location: 30-32 Thomas St, M4 1ER.

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