Sugar Hut - Perhaps the most famous bar in Essex and a must see for any Essex hen dos that are fans of the show. It really does live up to expectation and attracts Brentwood's best dressed and hottest hunks.
High St, Brentwood
Waikiki - You can get typically tropical at Colchester's tiki bar. The fabulous cocktails come in fish bowls or you can get giant cocktails to share with the rest of the hens. Cheers!
Crouch St, Colchester
Talk - If your Essex hen party girls are keen to get their feet on the dancefloor then Talk in Southend is one of the counties top (and largest) clubs. 3 rooms of partying excellence, top DJ's, great atmosphere and a few lovely beverages (just to keep you hydrated of course).
Lucy Rd, Southend
Naka Thai - If you're fans of Thai food then Colchester's Naka Thai is a fantastic place for some first rate flavours and fantastic service. The 'Weeping Tiger' is particularly good.
East Hill, Colchester
Fisherman's Wharf - If you're heading to the seaside then how about some fish and chips with flair. This fantastic seafood restaurant not only has amazing fish and chips, but also a wide selection of beautifully presented, mouth watering seafood.
Western Esplanade, Southend-On-Sea
Sights & Sounds
If any of the Essex hen do pals are suffering from tender heads then a stroll along the world's longest pier could be the perfect tonic. Grade II listed Southend Pier extends 1.34 miles into the Thames estuary and on it hot summer's day is not only a fantastic walk but will also help the girls work up a thirst, "Hair of the dog anyone?"
Fans of the hit show "The Only Way Is Essex" can visit some of the shows locations that are regular hang outs for Arg, Joey, Chloe, Gemma, Lauren, Mario, and the rest of the gang. "At the end of the day right, yor gonna be well jel coz we're going to see all the places off the telly an' that." With your own cheeky Essex guide the 4 hour tour includes visits to some of the shops seen in the show and stopping off for a drink at one of TOWIE's watering holes. Find out more...
If you like your music live but also want to dance then The Edge in Basildon has a great line up of live bands, great DJ's and some fabulous cocktails. There's also some good honest pub style grub to tuck into if you're feeling peckish.
If you want an evening where the music, cocktails and atmosphere is chilled to perfection then Faces Lounge and Bar in Ilford is the perfect Essex hen party palace. To really end your night in style our Guest List Nightclub Entry will give you hassle free entry to the hottest clubs.
In the Diary
June - Colchester Comedy Festival. You'll be "'avin' a laugh!" along with some of the UK's best stand ups and funniest faces.
July - Festival of Food & Drink. Top 'sleb' chef's, local producers, restaurants, brewers and more get together for a tasteful weekend and foodie feeding frenzy.
July - Brentwood Festival. Although Arg won't be singing there are plenty of big name acts hitting the stage at this live music event.
August - V-Festival. Top international acts fly in from around the world including local boy done good, Olly Murs.
September - English Wine Festival. It's a festival. Of wine! Sumptuous tastings with some of the UK's finest wine producers and local produce.
Top of the Shops
Essex is all about style. From fabulous independent boutiques to big name designers the shopping opportunities are endless for any trendy Essex hen do.
Lakeside - This huge shopping mall is a full day's shopping. It's easy to get to (just off the M25 and has all the big high street stores and top designers.
Freeport Braintree - Bargain hunters will love this outlet retail park with huge reductions on big brand names; Ted Baker, Next, Hollister, Karen Millen, Radley and more...
Best Day Vintage - If you like your fashion with a yesteryear twist then Best Days in Colchester has some gorgeous vintage and retro treats.
An Essex hen do offers full on partying and non-stop giggles in possibly the UK's most glamorous county. For cheeky laughs you can try a little Life Drawing with your own naked male model, or try a little DIY and Mix Your Own Cocktails. If you're feeling energetic we have a huge selection of Dance Classes to choose from. Or sophisticated hens can merely taste a selection of fine champagnes. You can create your own package to your requirements. See more activity ideas...
You've seen the TV shows but can Essex really live up to the party loving hype? Well, yes, actually it really does and is one of the UK's top spots to party. You can kick start your evening with a Murder Mystery, a boozy Pub Treasure Hunt, let yourselves be pampered by Hunky Hen Hosts or take all the hassle out of finding Restaurants by having everything pre-booked. But if you want to end the night in style then GoHen can arrange Guest List Nightclub Entry to the hottest nightclubs. Essex really is a party Mecca just waiting for you to dive right in. Find out more...
Hen Party Guide to Essex Speak
If you're struggling to understand the lingo or want to make sure you can converse fully in Essex-isms then here's our Essex hen party guide to "speaking da lingo".
"Reem" - Cool
"Babe" - Term of endearment/good looking girl.
"Chip off!" - Go away
"Well jel" - Envious
"Ahmahgawd" - Gosh!
"Ahmahgawd, I'm well jel!" - Well gosh I'm most certainly rather envious.
"At the end of the day right..." - I'm about to go into a long explanation, you should probably get comfortable.
"I ain't even kidding" - I'm being totally factual.
"Vajzzle" - Be-jewelled genitalia.
"Listen..." - Shut up.
"Shahhhhhhp!" - I don't believe you.
"Shut ahp!" - Please be quiet.
"Bee Ayve" - Stop messing around.
"She's bang out of order!" - I think she is very much in the wrong and has crossed a moral/personal boundary.
"I'm not being funny right..." - Sadly this is true, it's usually used to precede a long humourless and often slightly self-obsessed monologue.
"Messy" - A state of partying reached through the consumption of alcohol ("It's going to get mess!")
Essex girl jokes are most definitely thing of the past. Today's Essex glamour girls aren't all fake tan and nails, in fact Essex hens do have so have a wealth of brains and talent as well as beauty.
Charlotte Rampling OBE - Actress
Jessie J - Singer
Sally Gunnell OBE - Athlete
Ruth Rendell - Mystery Writer
Laura Trott OBE - Cyclist
Rachel Riley - TV Presenter/Mathematician
Martina Cole - Crime Novelist
Dame Helen Mirren - Actress
Alison Moyet - Singer
Olivia Barclay - Astrologer
Boudica - Ancient tribal queen
The Only Way is GoHen
If you're looking for a truly memorable location than an Essex hen do is "totally reem!", fast cars, gorgeous people, trendy bars and amazing nightclubs. It's almost like the county is a purpose built hen party paradise. Essex is a county built on partying and looking good and it does them both very well. You and the rest of the hens can jump right into the action and become a part of the phenomenal and incredibly glamorous nightlife scene.
"Well jel..." – Get the Best Essex Hen Do Deal
Even Essex girl Rachel Riley's maths wouldn't be able to get you a better deal than GoHen. Sounds like a bold claim we know but we're happy to prove out and we don't even need a big board and giant marker.
When you book your hotel/activities/nightlife as a single group you'll be paying the full rate, at GoHen we send thousands of hens away every year. Booking so many hens means we have a little more muscle for helping to secure the best deals. These are savings we're able to pass on to you.
Our philosophy is simple, by saving our hen party organisers time, hassle and money while still providing the very highest quality weekends we can be sure that our Essex hen do groups won't just book with us again but they'll also tell their friends. We get huge numbers of repeat bookings from happy hens and 96% of our groups say they'd book with GoHen again.
This really is a county that will surprise you. The scenery is spectacular (no we're not just talking about the mouth-watering Hen Hosts all though, yes, they are!), the activities are brilliant and hilarious while the nightlife is "off the hook!"
Essex Boys UC&P
While the daytime action in Essex is hilarious and offers some fantastic hen party action, Essex is all about the nightlife. And yes, Essex boys really are as hot as they appear on TV so it's only right that you get UP&C (Up Close & Personal). Yes they might spend a little too long and in front of the mirror and hog your hair straighteners but we're willing to forgive them when they look so hot!
One thing we'd better warn you about though is that they're really not as daft as the TV might make them look. Apart from Joey, he really is that daft! Gorgeous but daft.
"I ain't even kidding right..."
"OK, seriously right..." It's true, our Essex hen weekends really are second to none, we'll help you enjoy the best weekends in top hotels with some unforgettable nightlife. If you're still thinking we're 'kidding' then put GoHen to the test. Send us a brief enquiry or call us on 01225 474200 and we'll send you a no obligation, hassle free quote to help get your Essex hen do started.