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"...Fantastic service from start to finish with GoHen. We had a fabulous hen weekend. Would highly recommend..."

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Bars in Gothenburg

Ölrepublikan - While wine is seriously delicious, here at GoHen, we're often partial to the odd pint or two. This funky bar is full of independent ales from all over Europe and they're always changing their line-up, so you can bet that you'll be able to try a different beer with every visit!
Where? Kronhusgatan 2B, 411 13, Gothenburg

Forssen & Oberg - Who doesn't enjoy a glass of bubbly? The folks behind this bar love champers so much, they've started a bar dedicated to the stuff! Celebrate the nearly-wed's impending nuptials in art-house surroundings while enjoying a flute or two of this sparkling delight.
Where? Kyrogatan 13, Gothenburg

Hush-Hush - For any girl that considers herself a cocktail-connoisseur, a visit to this fabulous bar is a must. Perhaps madame would enjoy a Hollywood Star? Or maybe The Old Cuban is more your thing? Either way, you can guarantee you'll be drinking your delectable creation in chic surroundings reminiscent of The Great Gatsby - get those flapper dresses out ladies!
Where? Linnegatan 11, Gothenburg

Food in Gothenburg

Best Bites

Umami's Burger Truck - The quickest way to find Umami's is to simply follow the queues! The delicious burgers sold by this street-food vendor make for the perfect hangover food and they're sure to provide the girls with the energy they need to carry on shopping...not that they'd need much persuading of course!
Where? Courtyard, Magasinsgatan, Gothenburg

Kale'i Kaffebar - In England we have coffee and cake, and in Sweden they have the fika - a traditional lunchtime snack largely consisting of, well, coffee and cake! Take the weight off your feet in this cute café and enjoy delicious pastries as well as tasty sandwiches with a fair-trade coffee in hand.
Where? 139 Ber Street, NR1 3EY

Sights & Sounds

Sights and Sounds in GothenburgAfter a big night on the town, seek peace and quiet in the Garden Society of Gothenburg. A walk through the beautiful Horticultural Gardens is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and there's nothing better to help ease away the aches and pains of the previous evening's excesses. These gardens were designed with the aim of bringing horticulture from all over the world together in one space, and the end result is simply magical.

Gothenburg is often referred to as ‘Little London' and after spending the evening in Glow we can understand why! This club is exceptionally stylish and we'd definitely recommend dressing in your finest frocks for an evening spent in these sparkling surrounds!
Push is one of the coolest clubs we've ever seen - it's really modern and refreshingly laid back; you get the sense that everybody's just looking for a good time, which is as it should be! Throw in a few floor-filling tunes and you're guaranteed a memorable evening.

What's on in Gothenburg

In the Diary

May - Summerburst. The sun's out, and so are Sweden's up-and-coming musicians - enjoy electrifying performances from some of Europe's most promising music acts.
June - Midsommar. Held on the longest day and the shortest night, the entire city joins together in celebration of summer and good times.
August - Culture Festival. Party in the streets! Enjoy live music, dance, film and theatre for six days straight, and best of all its completely free.
August - Way Out West. This is the cities biggest music festival and it attracts huge names from around the world year in, year out!

Top of the Shops

Best Shops in Gothenburg

Make no mistake, when it comes to fashion, Gothenburg means business. The girls all look like supermodels and the men, well, let's just say we found ourselves getting a little hot under our scarves rather frequently. Dressing to impress in this city is more important than ever and unfortunately it doesn't always come cheap. However you don't have to send your credit card into total meltdown as there's a fair few vintage shops that have tops and dresses for attractive prices!

Igor the Dog - The name's certainly unusual, and the fashionable bits and bobs you'll find in this delightful shop will certainly turn a few heads on the high street.
Where? Skolgatan 13D, Gothenburg

Miss Ragtime - The girls will be delighted with the range of stylish threads they'll clap eyes on in this cute store - although it is a little pricier than most vintage boutiques...but the heart wants what it wants, right?
Where? Magasinsgatan 15, Gothenburg

Bebop Antik - It's not just your wardrobe that can benefit from a vintage twist - you'll fall in love with the retro furnishings in this fantastic shop, although you'll probably struggle to take an entire chair home with you...perhaps settle for a vase?!?
Where? Kaponjargatan 4, Gothenburg

Girls About Town - Getting around Gothenburg...

Gothenburg is a hugely cosmopolitan city, so as you'd expect there's a massive transport network for you to take advantage of during your stay. You can buy individual tickets for the buses, trams and boats you could find yourselves in need of using, but you're better off saving yourselves the hassle with a Goteborg City Card.
Fed up of buses? Free yourselves with a Styr and Stall Public Bike!


Hen Days

So Gothenburg is great if you're a tourist, but you and your band of merry hens are so much more than that. You deserve entertainments of the highest quality, and that's something that this fabulous town excels in. For your average G.I. Jane there's Paintballing, Inflatable Games and Go Karting to get stuck into. If you're looking for a little R&R before the big day, then our Pampering Day is an absolute must, and if you've never had a Swedish Massage before now is as good a time as any! See more...

Hen Nights

Gothenburg has some of the best nightlife in Sweden, and the gorgeous guys and gals of this beautiful city can always be found making their way to the bars and clubs on a Friday evening to dance the night away. Begin your evening of hen party frolics with a delicious meal in the Restaurant of your choice before touring the city's best Pubs and Bars with your own local guide. Enjoy a luxurious Casino and end the evening on a high with Guestlist Nightclubbing. See all our nightlife options...

Reasons to Visit Gothenburg for your hen do
  1. 1. Buzzing food markets and outdoor cafe's
  2. 2. Top quality restaurants- including five with Michelin stars
  3. 3. Over 16,000 species in the huge botanical gardens
  4. 4. Stunning coastline with 1,000 islands in the region
  5. 5. Group-pleasing outdoor activities
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It's time for a hen party in Gothenburg!

Gothenburg might stand slightly in the shadows as only the second biggest city in Sweden, but in the hen night stakes there's no doubt it's number one. It's a gorgeous, vibrant and multicultural city with a voracious appetite for fashion, culture and the arts - though it's far more edgy and avant-garde than its Swedish competitor, with a grittier working-class history that means the city packs a real punch in the contemporary hen do stakes.

Why: Reasons to have a Gothenburg hen do

Gothenburg is an irresistible choice for a hen do. Stockholm might have the glitz and the glamour, but Gothenburg is the more varied and diverse of the two, with a history that's seen the city turn its hand to almost every trade imaginable, giving it a mixture of characteristics that means whether you want a relaxing or exhausting hen do, Gothenburg can deliver. The origins as an industrial city give it an edge that Stockholm lacks, and its regeneration in to a major shipping harbour not only built the cities finances but also made it a diverse and multicultural destination. Since then, with a huge student population to help it on its way, Gothenburg has become a huge cultural hub in Sweden, a centre of creative arts, fashion, film and music. With most of Sweden's major festivals too, Gothenburg is one of the busiest and most happening cities in any of the Nordic countries - and as a bonus, it's also considerably cheaper than its east-coast rival!

What: What can you do on a hen party in Gothenburg?

Gothenburg is the perfect destination for an adventurous hen party - clubs and bars are open until the early hours, the restaurants serve up delicious local and international cuisine, and the phenomenal tram system means everything's only a short distance away! Not only are the surroundings beautiful, but the atmosphere is electric and the activities are unforgettable. You and the girls can explore Gothenburg's Art Nouveau architecture, enjoy a drink in the many friendly bars, and try some world class nosh in what is fast becoming the food capital of Northern Europe! During the day there's plenty to do, with a range of activities that spans relaxing pampering days and massages, and higher octane go karts and paintballs ... and that's without the shopping and cultural museums and galleries around. You and the girls will be just as busy at night, with clubs that stay open till dawn, cutting-edge bars, and glitzy casinos to visit after dark. No matter what you and the girls decide to do, you'll find no shortage of entertainment in this striking Swedish city.

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Shop: Gothenburg shopping areas and recommendations

If it's fashion you're after, you couldn't be in a better place. Gothenburg is all about the home grown talent, so you'll find one off and irreplaceable pieces here that aren't available anywhere else in Europe. From designer stores to independent boutiques and edgy, vintage shops, there's something for every taste and style. Gothenburg is home to the leading Swedish department store, Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) with four stories and 45 shops - both international stores like Esprit and Vero Moda, and Swedish companies like Åhléns City, Rock, and Nordic Design. Alternatively, for a dose of traditional high street shopping explore Avenyn, the city's main street in Gothenburg - instantly recognisable by the dramatic Poseidon fountain, or if you'd rather have everything under one roof Nordstan is Scandinavia's largest shopping centre. If you're after something a little more vintage and creative then head to the Haga district, where pretty cobbled streets mix with odds'n'ends type shops! Of course, if all else fails, there's always H&M!

When: When are the best times for a Gothenburg hen do?

Gothenburg loves a good festival and with fantastic events going on all year round, you can be sure of a memorable time whenever you visit. In January you can pay a visit to the Goteborg International Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in Scandanavia, let alone the country. Then, in April there's the Carnival with a parade of humorous and humungous floats. In May there's the Goteborg Basketball Festival with over 500 teams competing (and therefore plenty of tall and athletic men out on the town), and then in June you can have a dance at the Goteborg Music Festival. For a leisurely afternoon of watching sailing boats race visit the Match Cup Sweden, also in June, and then in July you can pay a visit to the Naasville Music Festival. In August there's the Gothenburg Party, Sweden's biggest outdoor festival with a week of fantastic, free performances. Finally in December the Christmas celebration, Julstaden, occurs, and the city centre is full of lights.

How: Getting to a hen party in Gothenburg

If you're hoping to fly direct to Gothenburg, there aren't actually that many choices (though changing flights at Stockholm makes things much easier). Landvetter Airport is the main one for flights to Gothenburg, around 25km east of the city. It takes direct flights from Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham, and there's a bus service to the city that runs every 20 minutes and takes about half an hour (around £8). Gothenburg City Airport is smaller and cheaper, with budget airlines like Ryanair and WizzAir providing the bulk of the planes. If you're coming in from London Stansted or Edinburgh, this might be the better choice.

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