"...GoHen have a host of fabulous activities on offer. I organised an Abba-themed hen day so the Abba Dance Workshop GoHen offered was perfect for it. It was well priced, the venue was excellent and overall it was a great experience. I would definitely use GoHen again...."
Christina Carapiet -
London hen party,
It's time for a hen do in London!
A London hen party has got to be close to the pinnacle of pre-nuptial partying, it’s impossible to imagine the girls won’t love it! There are some of the best shopping opportunities in the world, the top restaurants in the UK have made their home here, and between the pulsing nightlife and the huge variety of activities and events, a well prepared hen party in London can be the celebration of the century!
Why: What’s so special about London?
By visiting one of the most energetic, busy cities in the world you’re setting the scene for a fantastic adventure. A well planned London hen do is unbeatable. There’s absolutely everything that makes an amazing weekend, from premium pampering, action-packed experiences, or just a marathon shopping and cocktails session! The city's striking architecture makes for a glamorous backdrop to proceedings, and adds plenty of excitement - even the taxi rides are fun! Between the exhilarating days and electrifying nights, there’s no better way to see off the bride in to matrimonial bliss!
What: Planning your hen party in London?
Have you seen the size of the city? It’s huge! One of the biggest in the world, not just in the UK. Take a look at our London hen activity suggestions for an idea of what the big city has to offer - we’ve got over 75 options listed for you and the girls! A program including a dance work out, lunch on a Thames cruise, and a cocktail mixing session still leaves you plenty of time to squeeze in a stroll round the shops or sight seeing Sunday morning… unless you’d rather end the weekend with a spa visit to rest your feet!
Party: Where London hen parties head after dark
There’s an enormous and remarkable variety of enticing venues throughout the capital, from the sleek haunts of Soho to Leicester Square’s buzzing bars and restaurants to the cool Shoreditch clubs. You could take a limo from the hotel and arrive at an award-winning bar for early evening drinks, before heading off for dinner in a fabulous restaurant, then finish the evening at a glitzy megaclub to dance until the early hours. Alternatively, you might fancy a side-splitting comedy show, a trip to the theatre, horse racing, cabaret, or a naughty male strip show... and that’s just off the top of our heads!
How: Getting to London
There are six airports in London, and buses run between the airports frequently, so international hens, or those coming from the other end of the UK, won’t have trouble getting in. It’s also very easy to get in and around the city by train, as it runs networks all across the UK. Coaches in to Victoria Coach station are cheap when booked in advance, and while they take substantially longer than the train, they can save you a lot in terms of ticket price. Driving around London can be tricky, but if you do decide to cough up the congestion charge, head towards the M25, which circles the whole of Greater London.
Stay: Choosing your London accommodation
There’s no two ways about it, despite having a huge number of hotels, the better accommodation can be expensive. Location is important but it doesn’t have to be a deal breaker, you definitely want to be central but the tube central covers a big area. The most important thing is that whatever budget you have you and the girls are in a favourable neighbourhood. You’ve also got to think about how you’re arriving, for example, do you want to be near a train station, would direct access to the airport be useful, do you need parking? If you click through to our London accommodation page you’ll find the list of options from hand picked hostels right through to 5 star hotels. The company originally started out in Covent Garden, London WC2 and with over a decade’s experience in organising hen weekends in London almost weekly throughout the year, we’re clued up on where to stay and where to get the best value for our groups.
Shop: London shopping areas & recommendations
London is one of Europe’s mighty shopping Meccas, from the luxuries of Harrods, Harvey Nicks, Fortnum & Mason, and Selfridges to huge modern shopping centres like Westfield, and renowned retail giants like Oxford Street, Bond Street, and Kings Road. Don’t overlook the charismatic and quirky markets like Portobello Road, Camden Market, and Brick Lane for whimsical, colourful and creative finds. Borough Market is great for food, and a tasty place to visit for breakfast Sunday morning too. A London hen do needs a little down time to avoid overwhelming the guests, so delight the girls with a few hours of retail therapy!
One more thing…
Between the electrifying nightlife and the exhilarating days, there aren’t any limits to what you can do on hen weekends in London. Finding the best options and deals for your group can be a little overwhelming in the face of such a frantic, fast paced city, so don’t be afraid to ask us! Our offices were originally based in Covent Garden, so we know all the tricks to getting a hen do in London to run smoothly, and we understand that smart planning and a successful schedule is imperative for an amazing hen weekend! Give us a call now to get the weekend going.