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

04 August 2014 by

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


Make sure you check out this trio of award winning restaurants that promise to transport you straight to Greece on the first bite! [a target="_blank" href="">The Olive Tree Greek Restaurant[/a] has been serving exquisite Greek food for 30 years, their succulent kebabs, magnificent moussaka and fresh fish and seafood will simply wow you! Sunshine on a plate.

Recommendation by [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20%20https:/">@honestmummy[/a] [a target="_blank" href="">[/a] & [a target="_blank" href="">[/a]


Next Saturday, the [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/">Bicycle Basket Bazaar [/a]will be taking place in Hurst St, Birmingham as part of the Summer In Southside Festival.

A unique experience, it holds a part car-boot-sale and part art fair, with local artists and exhibitors turning bikes into all sorts of weird and wonderful displays. This is just one of many activities in the whole festival which boasts lots of free outdoor performances.

Recommendation from [a target="_blank" href="">@MixedGemsBeauty[/a] [a target="_blank" href="">[/a]


With food from the coolest restaurants and street food heroes in the North West, an expertly selected menu of craft beers and cocktails, and beats from Manchester's leading DJs - where better to go this summer in Manchester than the Up In Your Grill weekend block parties?

Recommendation from [a target="_blank" href="">@blackberrysherb[/a] [a target="_blank" href="">[/a]


If a cute and cosy cafe is your style then take a trip to [a target="_blank" href="">Loves cafe[/a]. The menu offers local produce with a great selection of coffee, tea and hot chocolate. It's also a great music venue and often showcases up and coming singers and artists from the area. If that's not your thing then check out the upstairs gallery or pop along on a Thursday for film night.

Recommendation from [a target="_blank" href="">@cherryp13 [/a] [a target="_blank" href="">[/a]


In the charming tiny city of Wells, filming place of comedy film Hot Fuzz, a twice weekly market takes place. On Wednesday and Saturday, come down to the [a target="_blank" href="">Market Square[/a]to taste local delicacies from Somerset farmers and pick up handmade gifts for your loved ones. With the Town Crier doing his hourly cry, it really is something not to be missed!

Recommendation from [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/@bryonyselway">@bryonyselway[/a] [a target="_blank" href="">[/a]


Annie's Burger Shack is the place to go in Nottingham if you want to get your hands on an epic Instagram-worthy burger. [a target="_blank" href="">The Sloppy Joe[/a] is everything and more if you love chilli con carne and cheese all up in there. Amazing service, friendly staff and food you'll be talking about for weeks

Recommendation from [a target="_blank" href="">@alliemayredmond[/a] [a target="_blank" href="">[/a]


Fancy a pick-me-up after a hard day at work? Then come along to a Breakneck Comedy night at The Blue Lamp. This Tuesday will see Allyson Smith and some special guests take to the stage to provide you with an evening of hilarity which will be sure to be the perfect solution after a hard day at work. (Plus, tickets are just £5!)

Recommendation from [a target="_blank" href="">@ameyjaney[/a] [a target="_blank" href="">[/a]


On Thursday 7th August why not head over to Norwich city centre for an evening of fantastic free entertainment with [a href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/">Head Out, Not Home[/a]. There will be events in the city centre every Thursday until the end of August including Covent Garden performers, music, bands, street theatre, film nights, and a 'Norwich has got talent' stage dedicated to showcasing local acts. On the 7th you can experience The Vagaband band at Timberhill, offering a soulful mix between Americana, blues, Jazz and Rock music.

Recommendation from [a href="">@tsncblog[/a] [a href="">[/a]


NE1’s Newcastle [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/">Restaurant Week[/a] is back and bigger than ever with eateries from all over the city centre taking part.

During the week, restaurants will be offering menus from either £10 or £15 per person from the 4th-10th of August with burgers, avant-garde fare and good old-fashioned Northern grub all on offe. Book your table quick, this week is sure to be popular!

Recommendation from [a target="_blank" href="">@josieayre[/a] [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/">[/a]


Known as the most colourful 5k in the world, [a target="_blank" href="">Run or Dye[/a] makes you the canvas. You can walk, run, dance or whatever takes your fancy, as you're showered in human safe, eco-friendly mega rainbow coloured powder, resulting in a sea of human canvas'. Exercise has never been so bright!

Recommendation from [a target="_blank" href="">@elliemack25[/a] [a target="_blank" href="">[/a]


[a target="_blank" href="">Twisted Burger Company[/a] is launching a burger kitchen at The Riverside in Sheffield. With their ethos of providing burgers with beats, eat the curiously named burgers including Pig Daddy Kane and Return of the Mac while listening to the rock ‘n’ roll music of this Kelham Island bar. (Grab one at 50% off for the launch until 7th August).

Recommendation from [a target="_blank" href="">@TweetedByAnna[/a] [a target="_blank" href="">[/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!

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? Let our blogger gallery be your guide.

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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! If it's good enough for them, count us in. 

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Now Monday is well and truly over what are you going to do with the rest of your week? This week our bloggers give us the need to know and have recommended an array of things to do from mini festivals and eateries to glam events to inspiration to get you up and about in the great outdoors.

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


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