No. 6 - This artsy bar is effortlessly stylish with an open-floor plan that encourages the city's socialites to mingle while enjoying some truly delicious gin-based cocktails...sounds good to us!
Where? 6 Princess Way, Swansea
Grape and Olive - Providing some stunning views of the marina, there's no better spot to sit with a glass of vino in hand and just watch the world go by. The Grape and Olive is relaxed, sophisticated, and it has a real air of elegance at day or night.
Where? Meridian Tower, Trawler Road, Swansea
No Sign Wine Bar - Luckily for you, there is a sign indicating this fabulous watering hole. This is a lovely, chic bar that provides the perfect escape from the busier chain spots - plus the wines you'll discover here are truly delicious!
Where? 56 Wind Street, Swansea
Swansea Indoor Market - Our top dining tip for a busy day in Swansea is to forget the restaurants and head to the market instead! There's a beautiful variety of eats on display that range from scrumptious cakes to fortifying sandwiches and the Welsh cakes you can buy are simply 'Mmmmmmmmm!!!'
Where? 4 Guildhall Hill, NR2 1JH
One Shoe Cafe - This tiny little café is one of Swansea's best kept secrets, so 'ssshhhh!' The delightful Panini's you can tuck into here make for the perfect hunger conqueror after an evening of hen party frolics, and you can even treat yourselves to a devilishly delicious chocolate brownie - a favourite amongst the café's regulars.
Where? 1 King Edwards Road, Swansea
Sights & Sounds
A visit to Swansea wouldn't be complete without a walk by the bay. There's no better way to soothe any sore heads than with a (hopefully) sunny walk as you're buffeted by the refreshing sea breeze. However, if sandy beaches aren't your thing, then Clyne Gardens is another relaxed spot where you can enjoy the company of your favourite ladies away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Swansea's premiere nightclub Fiction is one of the funkiest clubs we've ever been to. It's where all of the city's trendsetters like to party and with two big rooms and plenty of floor-filling tunes playing all night long, the hens won't want to leave...we didn't!
Escape is always rocking - This venue is like an Ibiza super club in the middle of Swansea; it's sexy, fun, and impressively modern!
In the Diary
August - CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival. Try some of the finest brews in the country and have a fabulous time with your band of merry hens.
October - Swansea International Festival. 'The hills are alive with the sound of music' Performers from all over the world swing by to wow audiences with stunning displays of musical talent.
October - Halloween Spook Night. Try not to be grabbed by the ghoulies in a hair-raising walk through Plantasia that'll give anybody Goosebumps!
November - Waterfront Winterland. Get in the festive spirit with a magical range of funfair rides and market stalls - do your best Torvill and Dean impressions on the ice rink!
Top of the Shops
Swansea is a seriously up and coming city that's fed up with living in big-brother Cardiff's shadow. With a range of designer shops knocking about as well as the high street favourites, there's plenty of shopping fun to be had in The Quadrant. But if you head off the beaten track you'll find some delightful little shops that are well worth a rummage through!
Hobo's - Despite the unusual name, you'll leave this store looking far from homeless! With retro-chic threads that range from the subtle and stylish to the fragrantly colourful there's sure to be a bargain buy here for you.
Where? 214 Oxford Street, Swansea
UnDone - The collection of vintage wears on display here have been handpicked because of their lasting appeal, and a purchase from UnDone could give your wardrobe a serious lift!
Where? 79b Brynymor Road, Swansea
Waxy Bramble - This bijou boutique is really cute and it's packed with visually arresting wears from yesteryear that aren't quite ready for retirement.
Where? 30 Beach Street, Swansea
Girls About Town - Getting around Swansea...
Ladies, lugging your high-street shopping haul around might be a good workout, but on a hen-do? It's just too much effort! We recommend you let Swansea's excellent transport network do the hard work for you. The city has an excellent bus service courtesy of First Cymru which you can use for the price of a 1 journey, 1 day or 1 week ticket.
So what is there for an up-for-anything, go getting hen party to do in this fabulous city? Well, there's Cocktail Mixing, Life Drawing and our fantastic Recording Studio session for starters. If your bride-to-be is a real thrill-seeker then our Welsh Challenge, Coasteering and Canyoning experiences are all sure to be a big hit! See more...
Swansea nights out are Wales' best kept secret. It's said that they're bigger than Cardiff's, that they're sexier than Bristol's and that they've got all the charm of Bath's underground clubbing scene. Start your evening with a spot of Tenpin Bowling and have a tasty meal at the Restaurant of your choice. Then you could visit a Casino if you're feeling lucky, but most hen nights aren't complete until you give the nearly-wed the VIP treatment with our Guestlist Nightclubbing. See all our nightlife options...