Do you usually spend all week waiting for the weekend to then end up just sitting around at home? Especially now that the weather’s got colder, a cup of coffee and a Friends marathon on Netflix seems like the perfect plan. But what if we told you there’s a better way to enjoy your favourite TV show? Here’s 10 the things to do this weekend.

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1. Friends Fest

There’s a whole festival dedicated to our favourite FRIENDS and it’s coming back to London after touring the UK. Taking over Kennington Park this time round FriendsFest really will be bigger and better than before because you’ll be able to hang in Ross’s apartment for the first time, and you know what that means? PIVOT. PIVOT. Of course you’ll also be able to explore Monica and Rachel’s apartment and have coffee in Central Perk. Yes: it’s all happening this weekend in LONDON BABY!

Sat 29st – Sun 30th September 2018
Kennington Park, Kennington Park Rd, London SE11 4BE

pouring wine

2. St James’s Market x Wine Car Boot

After some new bottles for your drinks cabinet? Get down to St James’s Market because Wine Car Boot will be taking over for a boozy boot sale. As well as stalls hosted by producers and wine experts, a range of St James’s brands, including Café Murano, Berry Bros & Rudd, Paxton & Whitfield and Tonkostu at Anzu will all be popping up at the market, and a load of restaurants will have special offers running on the day too.

Sat 29th September 2018
St James Market, Regent St, London, SW1Y 4AH

3. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Founded in Sydney by Mark Hawwa back in 2012 and inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper riding a classic motorbike in a suit, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has grown into an annual fundraising event for men’s mental health and prostate cancer, in partnership with The Movember Foundation. This Saturday, over 120,000 gentlemen in 650 cities worldwide will head out on their bikes, dressed in their finest gear, to raise money for this worthy cause.

Sun 30th September 2018

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4. SCOOP: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream

Everyone’s fave mad food duo Bompas & Parr is back and this time the pair is taking on all things ice cream. Covering the history of our fave sweet treat, with vintage ice cream moulds and equipment, an original Andy Warhol print and a section on the Glasgow ice cream gang wars of the 80s, this is the last weekend you’ll get to enjoy the SCOOP exhibition.

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Fri 28th – Sun 30th September 2018
Gasholders, 1 Lewis Cubitt Walk, London N1C 4BX

5. Free Rides at Peloton House

It’s been a big hit across the pond and now Peloton has landed in London, and you can try out the indoor cycling experience totally FREE. Peloton allows you to experience the excitement of a live ride in your own home thanks to their 14 daily live classes and 10,000+ on-demand classes, led by some of the world’s best instructors.

Sat 29th & Sun 30th September 2018
11 Floral St, London, WC2E 9DH

Gilles Peterson

6. Gilles Peterson Record and Bookshop Pop-Up

Record shop and bookstore Look Up, curated by Gilles Peterson, is popping up at Stoke Newington’s Edwards Lane Gallery in aid of mental health charity Safaplace. Not only has Peterson chosen the records, books and artwork to go on sale, also got a range of guests joining him in-store for interviews, such as Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, James Lavelle and Dave Haslam.

Sat 29th & Sun 30th September 2018
Edwards Lane, London, N16 OJJ

7. Twin Peaks UK Festival 2018

The show came back and the fest has too… yes! The Official Twin Peaks UK Festival is returning for its ninth edition at the London Irish Centre and Camden Square Gardens. As well as transforming the venue into the famous town, the festival will play host to cabaret from the Double R Club, live music, and for the first time, a virtual reality experience, which might be a little bit scary. And of course, there’ll be a lot of coffee, doughnuts and damn fine cherry pie.

Sat 29th & Sun 30th September 2018
London Irish Centre + Camden Square Gardens, London, NW1 9XB

Pink Armchair

8. Dreamhouzz Ultimate Interiors Pop-Up

Home and interiors website is taking things off the screen and IRL with their DreamHouzz pop-up experience in Bermondsey. As well as being able to explore the rooms (and then shop the looks online), you’ll also be able to preview some key interior trends for 2019, including Dulux’s Colour of the Year, try out award-winning Caspar mattresses, and re-fuel at the Whole Foods Market Cafe. Oh and it’s totally FREE to enter, so it’s worth swinging by if you need some interiors inspo.

Sat 29th – Sun 30th September 2018
47 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL

9. Cheese Street

Sweet Cheesus! A whole festival of cheese is taking over Islington Farmers Market – yes it’s gonna become a cheese street! The Poutinerie, Mac To The Future and The Cheese Truck are just a few of the cheesy street food traders pitching up. And if that didn’t already sound GRATE, there are cheese and cider tastings and a load of samples for you to try…

Sun 30th September 2018, 10am – 3pm
Chapel Market & Penton Street, London, N1 9PZ

workout at blok’s breathpod

10. Workout at Blok’s Breathpod

And lastly, get the absolute most out of your workout by learning to use breathing to increase your focus and your performance. That’s what the Breathpod workshop at BLOK Shoreditch is all about. Led by Stuart Sandeman, the workshop will help you identify any restrictive breathing patterns you may have, in turn uncovering any mental, emotional or physical blocks you may be holding onto and much more. Why not focus on your inner self this weekend? Places are limited, so if you want in you’d better get booking.

Sun 29th September 2018, 2.30pm
Principal Place, 2 Hearn Street, EC2A 3BR

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