Last updated on December 20th, 2017 at 12:08 pm

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

Winter Night Market
Thursday 14th December. Free.

Truman Markets returns this Thursday for a festive spectacular at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. With an exclusive showcase of its seven markets for the ‘Winter Night Market’, for one night only Ely’s Yard will be taken over by an abundance of street food traders and entertainment provided by Junkyard Golf Club and Shuttle Club.

Food will be supplied by the likes of Italian vegan’s Pomodoro E Basilico, British barbecue burgers from Caboose, plus chicken extraordinaire Mother Clucker. There’ll also be carol singing from London City Voices Choir, and you’ll be supplied with mulled wine and winter cocktails to warm those cockles.

Location: Ely’s Yard, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.

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The Giant Cheeseboard
Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th & Saturday 23rd December. £30.

If you’re regular readers of our ‘Things to Do…’ posts, you’ll know just how excited we get for a cheese festival. Well, this weekend sees one of the best cheesy concepts we’ve seen head to Greenwich with London first ever Giant Cheese Board. We’re talking unlimited cheese and mulled wine on one giant cheeseboard… yeah. We know.

It’s taking place at the recently re-opened Studio 338; their amazing Terrace will be turned into a massive, oversized cheese board. One you can walk around on as if you’re in a giant’s kitchen. Then at night, this Cheese Fest will turn into a party with some of London’s best DJs coming down to play. What more could you possibly want from a weekend?!

Location: Studio 338, 338 Boord Street, SE10 0BF. Nearest Tube: North Greenwich.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

The Beast Obstacle Course
Until Sunday 17th December. £22.

Listen up, big kids around Brum. This weekend is your last chance to check out the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course at the NEC. Aptly named ‘The Beast’, the gigantic course for adults as well as kids stands at 272 metres long with 32 inflatable obstacles, and comes with a DJ and an epic light displays.

While there are strictly kids sessions each morning between 10am and 10.45am, the rest of the day until 11pm is reserved purely for over 16s who fancy their chances against The Beast. There’ll also be Street food vendors on duty, who’ll be sitting alongside bars with cocktails, craft beer and prosecco on tap.

Location: The NEC, B40 1NT.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Christmas Prosecco Festival
Saturday 15th December. £11.

Manchester’s Albert Hall is adding some festive sparkle to proceeding this weekend with a Christmas Prosecco Festival. The stunning grade II listed music venue on Peter Street will be filled with 10 fizz stations for the occasion, with more than 15 types of the Italian sparkling wine to try.

Bellini bars and Italian street food stalls will also fill the main floor of the former Wesleyan chapel, while guests can also take a seat on the upper tier mezzanine to enjoy entertainment from the house band and cabaret acts. The popular Baby Grand Slam will also be playing in Albert’s Schloss downstairs, playing audience requests.

Location: Albert Hall, 27 Peter Street, M2 5QR.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Cardiff

The Christmas Fair – A One Day Wonderland
Sunday 17th December. Free.

With next weekend essentially marking Christmas with the family, this weekend is probably your last chance to grab Christmas presents. And to make things a little more enjoyable than the High Street, one of Cardiff’s best venues, DEPOT, is throwing one last Xmas fair/bash this Sunday to push you along the finish line.

Between 10am and 5pm, DEPOT will be filling their space with mince pies, mulled wine, hot cider and all things Christmassy! There’ll be street food vendors serving Christmas-inspired menus, live music and DJs, and Christmas craft stalls selling great stocking fillers. Hot choctails and eggnog will also be served by The Handle Barista.

Location: DEPOT Cardiff, 22 Dumballs Road, CF10 5FE.

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