If your idea of the perfect weekend includes exploring Manchester’s burgeoning street food scene and taking in a bit of heritage, you’re in luck.

Victoria Baths is opening its doors this Sunday for an open day that’s bound to tickle your tastebuds.

The foodie open day won’t just give you the chance to satisfy your lunch cravings at tempting pop-up stalls.

As an extra special treat, visitors will have the chance to take part in a guided tour of the building and discover more about its history.

This is an opportunity to take in the stunning venue, with its beautiful original tiling, stained glass windows and other decorative features.

Eat for a good cause at Victoria Baths foodie open day I Love Manchester

As well as a selection of the city’s best street food from the likes of MC Streetfood, Lola’s Bakehouse and Grain, you’ll also have the chance to sit down at The Open Kitchen pop-up and watch as tasty dishes from around the globe are prepared right before your eyes.

Run by talented young cooks trained by the Greater Manchester Youth Network and Manchester Deaf Centre, The Open Kitchen will take diners on a culinary journey with dishes inspired by flavours and recipes from around the globe.

Vegan and vegetarian options will be on offer, too, and the bar will be open to buy soft drinks, alcohol and hot beverages.

And it’s all for a good cause. Money raised from the event’s entry price and Open Kitchen tickets will go to the Manchester Deaf Centre and local homeless charity, Barnabus.

No strangers to foodie fundraising events, Victoria Baths hosted a similar open day back in July to raise money for their restoration fund and the Manchester Gin Festival in March.

“Our monthly open days, which run from April to November, celebrate everything that makes Victoria Baths fantastic and give visitors a wonderful opportunity to discover our story,” says Elizabeth Sibbering. “October’s event will be a really social affair, and we are delighted that the inspirational Open Kitchen will be at its heart.”

Tickets for The Open Kitchen cost just £12 (£6 for concessions) and must be booked online in advance to reserve a time slot. If you turn up at the door, entry to the main event is £4 with the street food pop-ups from some of Manchester’s best eateries selling dishes at varying prices.

Tours cost £7 (including entry to the foodie event) and begin at 12pm, with three discovery tours and one behind-the-scenes tour of Manchester’s Water Palace. The gift shop will also be open for visitors to buy crafts, books and mementos of their day.

For more information click here www.victoriabaths.org.uk

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