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

Taste of London

Wednesday 13th – Sunday 17th June. From £17.

The Taste of London festival is taking over Regent’s Park again this week, with visitors stuffing themselves with food from a selection of 40 up-and-coming new eateries and popular restaurants. There’ll be a broad range of demos, boozy tastings and cookery classes, as well as a load of artisanal food and drink stalls offering tasters.

Restaurants confirmed for Taste of London include the likes of El Pastor, Smoke & Salt, Salon, Barrafina and Bao, and there’ll also be appearances from chefs such as Will Bowlby, Surender Mohan and Pip Lacey. Head over to the Taste of London Website to check the full line up and to book your tickets.

Location: Regent’s Park, Chester Road, NW1 4NR. Nearest Tube: Regent’s Park.

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Movies on the River

Wednesday 13th June – early September. From £29.

Movies on the River is back for 2018 this week! Returning for its second year, Time Out will be hosting a 12-week-run of pop-up screenings on their very own boat down the Thames. The boat trip starts at Tower Pier before taking a trip past the likes of the Houses of Parliament, before playing the night’s movie in the shadow of the Tower of London and The Shard.

There’s a whole load of films being shown across the summer, with popular classics like ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Grease’, as well as recent favourites like ‘The Shape of Water’, ‘Get Out’ and ‘Dunkirk’ all shown. Food and drink (and blankets) will also be available all evening. Head over to the Time Out Website to book your tickets.

Location: Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames Street, EC3N 4DT. Nearest Tube: Tower Hill.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow

The Great British Gin Festival

Saturday 16th June. From £13.50.

Glaswegian Joes, prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by over 100 different gins from around the world at the touring 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: Barrowland Ballroom, 244 Gallowgate, G4 0TT.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Manchester Day

Sunday 17th June. Free.

This Sunday the good people of Manchester get to celebrate the annual Manchester Day parade and party. The theme this year is ‘The Word on the Street’ with the parade kicking off on Liverpool Road at 1pm before heading to Deansgate, Peter Street and Albert Square, finishing up in Exchange Square at around 2.30pm.

There’s also a whole load of other stuff going on around the city, with the likes of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival making an early appearance with a mouth-watering selection of street food traders, including Korean fried chicken from Wok’s Cluckin‘,bagels from Eat New York and BBC’s Million Pound Menu contestant, Wholesome Junkies.

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Bristol Food Connection

Until Sunday 17th June. Prices vary.

Bristol Food Connections has been running all week and it’ll roll into the weekend too. With over 100 events taking place across the city, the festival will see a series of food events aimed at connecting people through food, hosted by and for the people of Bristol.

Highlights this year include a very special St Nick’s Night Market on Friday featuring musicians, performers and street food vendors, and also FUTURE:FEAST; an immersive and futuristic dining experience set in a dystopian story set 100 years from now. Think ‘Star Trek meets Come Dine With Me’! Check out the full Food Connections line-up here.

Location: Various.

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