Everything You Should be Getting Up to this Weekend
Take a look at our hand-picked selection of weekend to-dos
Discover some great local food, shops, and bars in these self-contained recreational communities…
By The River Brew Co., Gateshead
Slumbering beneath the Tyne Bridge, this particular recreational community consists of a Brewery & Tap Room, Träkol open fire kitchen, Backyard Bikeshop which hosts Dot Bagels in their café, Coffee House & Covert Cocktail Bar. Additionally, By The River Brew Co. hosts a fantastic weekend food market, HWKRMRKT – perfect for those who want good grub to pick through Friday-Sunday.
Home to some of the most exciting independent traders and restaurants from all over the country, Kommune is a social dining and retail space within a Grade-II listed building in Sheffield city centre. Some of the brilliant pig-out spots include Fat Hippo’s excellent juicy burgers, Yoki’s authentic Korean dishes, and Hanoi 75’s delicious Vietnamese cuisine. In their wide array of shops they also host Sheffield Dragon handmade sauces, prints, plants, and countless more.
Don’t chance the weather, hang out in some of these old school arcades…
Do you miss the good old days of Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Crazy Taxi? Barnsley’s Retrodome agrees wholeheartedly and has endeavoured to create a huge space in which fans of classic arcade machines can rock up and soak up a healthy dose of nostalgia. Offering all day passes for £12 and children’s all day passes for £6, the Retrodome also has a bar for those who’d like a pint to celebrate a day of smashing high-scores.
The Arcade Warehouse, North Shields
Boasting a collection of both retro and modern arcade machines, the Arcade Warehouse in North Shields is celebrating its two-year anniversary. With an arena of fun activities, the warehouse’s many games are free to play for a booked time slot after an entry fee. Whether you go with a group of pals, or bring the kids, The Arcade Warehouse has something for everyone with retro and modern games, air hockey tables, pool tables, and more.
Get some new threads at these stylish boutiques…
Breathe is a North East loungewear boutique, specialising in ultra-comfy and very premium pyjamas, robes and socks. A personal favourite is the Cotton Herringbone Pyjamas set – classic, soft and stylish. Calling these stitches loungewear almost sounds derogatory, as they’re so stylish that you could get away with wearing them out of the house. Read our interview with the owner of Breathe, Ashley Westall, here.
Cotton Herringbone Pyjamas, £79
We’re reaching that weird time of year where the weather is aggressively temperamental – sometimes it’s hot, sometimes it’s a bit brisk. Knowing what to wear for that journey into work can be tough to call, which is why it’s worth looking at a durable spring jacket that can snugly fit over shirts and tees without making you sweat cobs. Barbour’s wax jackets are ideal for this task, as well as sustainable, as we’ve discussed previously at Living North.
Barbour Explorer Chop Wax Jacket, £239