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Stuck for things to do this weekend? Fear not, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best things happening this weekend, so there’s no need to be bored! Don’t forget to bring your Monese card out with you. It’s contactless so travelling around on some networks (like TFL) is easy, and it’ll save you time when it comes to spending too!
Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day. The patron saint of Ireland is celebrated across the world, but here in the UK, we have some excellent activities (aside from having the obligatory pint of Guinness) for you to join in.
This year, London’s official celebration is a parade starting at Piccadilly (at 12 pm) and winds its way through town to Trafalgar Square, where there will be a whole host of entertainment to enjoy until things wrap up around 6 pm. There will be musicians, dancing, storytellers and comedians galore, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Birmingham hosts the third largest festival parade outside of Dublin and New York, and this year’s theme is ‘dance’ so you know it’ll be loads of fun! There will also be two stages, a children’s area, and a fun fair.
Want to experience something completely different? How does an ‘adult playpen set over two floors’ sound? There’s a giant ball-pit (250 thousand balls!) on a led lit dance floor, a glow in the dark bar and various out-of-this-world themed cocktails that you can enjoy too! If you are not up for a late night they even do bottomless prosecco/punch/spaghetti and meatball brunch! Find out more about GlowyMcGlow here.
How does a 70p pint sound? Well, if you make your way down to the London Beer Week festival you could snap up a pint for the same price as it is in the home of beer, Prague! The first 100 guests after 6 pm to use the code word ‘Pohoda’ will get a pint of Staropramen or Pravha for the special price! See DrinkUp for more info.
After a busy weekend, Sunday’s are for chilling so it’s time to do something a little more relaxed. Why not take a gentle tour of the Brighton Pavilion? You’ll learn about King George IV and find out about the flamboyant parties and concerts he held there. Not quite what you’re looking for? Why not try the visiting the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth for their special exhibition all about British Tattooing? It’s jam-packed with historic displays as well as the ‘100 Hands project’, not to mention that it’s based in a very serene part of the world too!