21 July 2014 by

Bloggers Tell Us: What To Do This Week In The UK

GALLERY >>> Scroll through our bloggers guide for some ideas on what to do this week...

Leeds

A stunning and dazzling restaurant residing in the landmark old post office building on City Square, the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.individualrestaurants.com/bar-and-grill/leeds/">The Restaurant Bar and Grill[/a] boasts modern bistro food alongside a glamorous cocktail bar.

If you do get to pay a visit make sure you stay for dessert - the dreamy dark chocolate fondant, the strawberries and jersey cream and the vanilla Crème brûlée with lemon shortbread is heavenly!

Recommendation from [a href="https://twitter.com/HonestMummy">@HonestMummy[/a]  [a href="http://honestmum.com/">honestmum.com[/a] & [a href="http://mummysgotstyle.com/">mummysgotstyle.com[/a]

Aberdeen

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.aagm.co.uk/Exhibitions/Current/Kaffe-Fassett-50-Years-in-Colour.aspx">Aberdeen Art Gallery[/a] plays host to the first solo exhibition in Scotland for renowned Knitwear and Textile designer Kaffe Fassett. Featuring bold prints, intricate designs and a lot of colour, this exhibition will take you through a journey of an impressive 50 year career.[a name="articletitle">[/a]

Recommendation from [a href="https://twitter.com/ameyjaney">@ameyjaney[/a] [a href="http://www.teacupsandbuttondrops.com/">www.teacupsandbuttondrops.com[/a]

Weston-Super-Mare

One of the UK's most popular female singers of the moment Foxes, is coming to Weston-Super-Mare on Friday, July 25. The super talented lady will be performing on the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.grandpier.co.uk/latest-news/foxes%20">Grand Pier[/a], one of the town's biggest tourist attractions and now, music venue.

Recommendation from  [a href="https://twitter.com/cherryp13">@Cherryp13[/a]  [a href="http://www.cherrypieblog.com/">www.cherrypieblog.com[/a]

Sheffield

With headliners including Katy B, Annie Mac, Public Enemy and... Sister Sledge, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.tramlines.org.uk/">Tramlines[/a] is back in Sheffield for another year. This is an inner city music festival at its best with acts playing in the parks during the day and around the city’s top music venues come night.


Recommendation from  [a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/TweetedByAnna" style="color: #006da3; text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">@TweetedByAnna[/a] [a target="_blank" href="http://bloggedbyanna.com/" style="color: #006da3; text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">http://www.bloggedbyanna.com[/a]

Somerset

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Yeovilton-Airday">The Yeovilton Air Day[/a] is a hugely celebrated event in Somerset. The exciting one-day event demonstrates the astonishing acrobatics of fighter jets and other notable aircrafts including the Red Arrows. But it’s not just one for the plane junkies! With a huge array of fun-fair attractions, markets brimming with stalls, delicious food and even the chance to test your skills as a pilot in a flight simulator - it really is one for all the family! Book in advance for special experiences such as helicopter rides, how best to see the beauty of Somerset than from the skies?!

Recommendation from  [a href="https://twitter.com/bryonyselway">@bryonyselway[/a] [a href="http://www.belizabethselway.blogspot.co.uk/">www.belizabethselway.blogspot.com[/a]

Nottingham

[a target="_blank" href="http://boilermakerbar.co.uk">The Boilermaker[/a], Hockley's premier cocktail destination serves incredible tasting, original cocktails that all come with a little bit something special - be it a spoon of sorbet or a candy lipstick! Sound good? Well you’ll have to find it first! From the front it's a boiler repair shop with a bloke sitting behind the desk, once you’re inside, something magical happens and off you go through a trap door into a little heaven of cocktail nice-ness.

Recommendation from  [a href="https://twitter.com/alliemayredmond">@alliemayredmond[/a] [a href="http://thefridaygirl.co.uk/">www.thefridaygirl.co.uk[/a]                            

Birmingham

This Thursday 24th July, there is a citywide event in celebration of Eid. Retailers such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser will be open until 10pm but late niht shopping isn’t the only draw. Selfridges will be host to a pop-up Shisha lounge and Space NK in Harvey Nichols will be offering complimentary Arabic eye make-up transformations. Check out a whole host of events here.

Recommendation from  [a href="https://twitter.com/MixedGemsBeauty">@MixedGemsBeauty[/a] [a href="http://www.mixedgems.co.uk/">www.mixedgems.co.uk [/a]

Liverpool

If you haven’t indulged in the ‘dirty food’ trend that is sweeping the nation yet, then why not?! Originally a Manchester brand, is now open in Liverpool and coming soon to Leeds. With a loyal following for their towering creations and bizarre yet mouthwatering concoctions, [a target="_blank" href="http://almostfamousburgers.com/page10.htm">Almost Famous[/a] has got the burger thing down. Definite cheat day material.

Recommendation from [a href="https://twitter.com/missnspence">@missnspence[/a]

Newcastle

Grab a friend, a blanket and a cheeky bottle or two of your favourite plonk and head down to [a target="_blank" href="http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/whats-on/ne1s-monument-movies-p753761%20">Monuments Movies [/a]where you can watch some of your favourite films from the 22nd of July until the end of August at Grey’s Monument in the centre of Newcastle.  The best part?  It’s all free.

Recomendation from [a href="https://twitter.com/JosieAyre">@JosieAyre[/a]  [a href="http://jkayre.wordpress.com/">www.jkayre.wordpress.com  [/a]

Bristol

Head to [a target="_blank" href="http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/2349.html">At-Bristol[/a] on Saturday 26th July and sample treats from local food vendors, listen to live music from Bristol Samba and witness a world record attempt for the longest string of popcorn! Tasty.

Recommendation from  [a href="https://twitter.com/TheStyleRawr">@TheStyleRawr[/a] [a href="http://www.thestylerawr.com/">www.thestylerawr.com[/a]        

Norwich

If you're in the area this coming week, there's only one event you need to know about and that’s Norwich’s Pride Parade!

There are many events being held all week starting from Monday 21st including the official launch party. The parade itself starts at Chapelfield Gardens on Saturday at 2pm. Bring yourselves, bring your friends and family, gay or straight, dress to impress and help us turn Norwich into a rainbow!

Recommendation from [a href="https://twitter.com/tsncblog">@tsncblog[/a] [a href="http://thoushaltnotcovet.net/">http://thoushaltnotcovet.net/[/a]

Manchester

If you're looking for some interior design inspiration pay a visit to [a href="http://mothstyle.bigcartel.com/">Moth[/a] in Didsbury.  Inside, you'll be greeted by a beautifully curated collection of lighting, unique ceramics, textured throws and gorgeously-scented candles, all pulled together in a perfect combination of earthy, grey and metallic hues.  Amongst these treasures you'll also find delicate jewellery and clutch bags. What more could you want?

Recommendation from  [a href="https://twitter.com/BlackberrySherb">@blackberrysherb[/a]  [a href="http://www.blackberrysherbet.blogspot.co.uk/">www.blackberrysherbet.blogspot.com[/a]

York

The York chocolate story delves into the city's chocolate heritage, past and present. After exploring the origins of the 'chocolate city', get creative at the make your own chocolate bar station, as well as learning how to be a professional chocolate taster.  Yum!

Recommendation from  [a href="http://twitter.com/elliemack25">@elliemack25[/a]  [a href="http://www.strutinherstyle.blogspot.co.uk/">www.strutinherstyle.blogspot.co.uk[/a]

Here at Grazia Daily we love to explore the UK whenever we get the chance but with our offices based in London it’s sometimes tricky to bring you the need to know from around the UK. So each week our regional bloggers will be sharing their favourite things to do and see outside of the Big Smoke. Have any suggestions? Tweet the bloggers using the hashtag #WhatToDoThisWeek and let them know which of your fave places they should be visiting next. They might just recommend it next week!

Ever thought of heading to Nottingham to a secret cocktail bar disguised as a boiler repair shop? What about tasting the delights of The Restaurant Bar and Grill in the landmark old post office building in Leeds? Or perhaps a trip Sheffield's inner city music festival, Tramlines, is more your thing? Whatever takes your fancy Summer in the UK is looking jam packed.

Forget splashing out on an expensive plane trip to an exotic destination, instead why not explore your local area or jump on a train to a UK city you’ve yet to visit and let our blogger gallery be your guide.

After all our beloved country has been a destination for many an international A-list. Remember Taylor Swift and Harry Styles larking about in the Lake District? Or what about Brand Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s brood hot footing it to Lake Windermere?

From Newcastle to Somerset our regional blogger community have got this week covered.

For some home country inspiration, scroll through the gallery above to get some ideas on what to do this week...


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