The Bike Shed Theatre
If you’re craving a slightly more alternative night out than a Wednesday TP, ‘The Bike Shed Theatre’ is a must visit. Situated at the end of an alley on Fore Street, it really is a hidden gem. The cocktail bar is beautifully decorated, with vintage chairs, trinkets and atmospheric lighting. As soon as you step inside, you feel you’ve been transported back in time. It offers a range of classic and unique cocktails at an affordable price, as well as board games to play and DJ sets on the weekends. The theatre is spacious yet intimate and was crowned the ‘U.K.’s Most Welcoming Theatre’ in 2013. I’ve had the pleasure of watching some really thought-provoking and artistically beautiful pieces of theatre every time I’ve visited and haven’t had to break the bank for it. It’s definitely worth checking out their website and seeing ‘what’s on’ this term.
Escape from city-life in under 40 minutes. Just a short walk down the Exe Estuary trail, Double Locks is the perfect spot for a Sunday pub lunch or afternoon drinks. The walk down provides beautiful views of Devon – you’ll feel as if you’re in the middle of the countryside within minutes!
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, hire a bike from along the quay and go for a ride along the estuary to Exmouth. Stop off en-route at Turf Locks and sit out in the sun (hopefully!) – the perfect spot to enjoy a beer and BBQ.