Chicago 1933 - You don't have to wear your finest flapper dress to get into this swish bar, but it certainly isn't a bad idea. A shimmy and a shake into this bar will see you transported from Tallinn to a Chicago speakeasy from the 30's - although with a bit of luck there won't be as many gangsters!
Where? Aia 3, 10111 Tallinn
Kolmas Draakon - My ladies! Take a trip back to the middle ages with a visit to this fabulous themed pub. All the staff are in fancy dress and the drinks behind the bar are all as you might have found them in the days of old as well, forsooth!
Where? Raekoja plats 1, 10146 Tallinn
Depeche Mode - If you're unfamiliar with this spectacular band from the 80's then this is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourselves with one of the most stylish groups in the history of British pop...in Estonia. 'Can I have my own personal Jesus please?'
Where? Voorimehe 4, Tallinn
Texas Honky Tonk - Yeehaw! If you and your bunch of rodeo-happy cowgirls are looking for a place to hang your hats then this is the place to do it. With an exciting Tex-Mex menu the eats here go from mild to mouth-melting and you can wash it all down with a delicious frozen margarita.
Where? 43 Pikk Street, Tallinn
Kompressor - Despite the slightly intimidating name, this niche student-friendly café sells the ultimate comfort food in the form of the best stuffed crepes in Tallinn. What could be better than a pile of pancakes after an exhausting night on the tiles?
Where? Rataskaevu 3, 10123 Tallinn
Sights & Sounds
Whether you're visiting this beautiful city in spring, summer, autumn or winter one thing remains the same; Kadriorg Park is always stunning. The symmetrical rows of trees are a sight to behold; this is a place of calm, peace and serenity. A sunlit walk through Kadriorg is sure to wash away the excesses of the previous evening's antics.
Tallinn's bright young things all go to Vabank in the search of a good night out in luxurious surroundings. This club is seriously glamorous, and they constantly aim to surprise and entertain - that explains the air-acrobats and prima ballerinas then!
'If you like pina colada' then you're going to love Baila. This Latin club and bar has a fabulous variety of cocktails, as well as DJ's from all over Latin America that'll have you and the hens shaking your hips to samba rhythms all night long.
In the Diary
April - Jazzkaar. Tallinn hosts the biggest jazz festival in the Baltics; see performers from around the world and get down to the grooves of some spectacular musicians.
September - Light Walks. To celebrate the ending of summer and the coming of autumn, Tallinn lights it up. Take a beautiful candle-lit walk through Kadriorg and drink up the incredible atmosphere.
October - Tallinn Fashion Week. Find out what's hot on the continent and learn how to set new trends back home before they're featured in Marie Claire.
November - Old Town Christmas Market. A chance to grab some last-minute pressies for hard-to-buy-for friends and family in magical festive surroundings!
Top of the Shops
Tallinn's beautiful architecture is a patchwork of its recent history that's aged with an uncommon grace. The same can be said of the city's fashion, with Estonian fashionistas ignoring the trends currently sweeping the mainland in favour of carefully chosen retro threads. So on your Tallinn hen do, don't settle for the high street giants, take the girls down the beautiful winding back alleys to find some of the stunning boutiques frequented by this city's style icons.
Sireen Vintage - Dress to impress with a few bargain buys from this stylish vintage store. This is one carefully curated collection, so you won't have to dig too far to find the perfect dress for you!
Where? Muurivahe 22, 10140 Tallinn
Fankadelik - Fashion in the 80's was visually arresting and flagrantly fabulous - so if you're mourning the loss of colourful frocks and tops in the present day, this bijou boutique will have something to help you Relax.
Where? Viro, Vana-Viru 6, 10111 Tallinn
Annimari - This is a retro-chic wonderland that sells everything from funky accessories to stunning outfits. Whether you're just window shopping or you're on the prowl for a cut-price steal, Annimari is sure to surprise and impress.
Where? Pikk 9, 10123 Tallinn
Girls About Town - Getting around Tallinn...
With Tallinn's excellent travel network you'll rarely feel lost in this magnificent city. Buses, Trolleys and Trams are the order of the day when it comes to travelling the length and breadth of the city. You can buy one-way tickets, Smartcards or an all-powerful Tallinn Card that'll give you free transport for a set period of time only.
What's a girl to do in Tallinn? What isn't a girl to do in Tallinn! If you're an adventure-seeking group of gals then Quad Biking, Go Karting and 4x4 Driving are all fantastic options. Although, every girl deserves to relax now and again, and the bride-to-be's special weekend is as good a time as any. Our Pampering Day, Massage and Infra-Red Sauna activities make for excellent stress-busters. See more...
Tallinn nights out are sexy, sophisticated and a whole lot of fun. This city comes to life once the sun goes down, and the Estonian glitterati take to the most exclusive bars and clubs in search of a great time. Enjoy a veritable feast in our Medieval Banquet, or simply enjoy a delicious Restaurant meal. Take to the streets in a stylish Limousine and hit the Casino, if you're feeling lucky! See all our nightlife options...
It's time for a hen party in Tallinn!
Beautiful, classy, and with hands-down the best nightlife in Northern Europe, Tallinn is the hottest party city you've never heard of. The beautiful old-style European architecture and buildings hide the hedonistic nightlife beneath, giving visiting hens a city that's not only cultural, busy and attractive by day, but absolutely explosive at night too. With medieval Tallinn hurtling forwards in to the 21st century at breakneck speeds, hen parties here are certain of a wild time!
Why: Reasons to celebrate a Tallinn hen party
What you see is what you get with Tallinn, and since what you see is a mix of medieval European towers, walls, and cobbled streets, and modern-European restaurants, hotels, and shops, you can expect a great mix of modern style and convenience with some serious old-world charm during a Tallinn hen do. It's a UNESCO listed city, and a former European Capital of Culture, but don't mistake that for meaning Tallinn is a pretty but bland, look-but-don't-touch destination - things get even better at night, and you don't have to dig deep beneath the surface to find even more to entice a hen do to Estonian shores. Tallinn isn't huge by any standards, but the locals love a party; the number of clubs and bars is massive in comparison to the city, and the nightlife is renowned as the best in the Northern Continental Europe region. Between the charming setting, the wide range of activities available, and the frankly decadent nightlife, Tallinn is able to give you the weekend of your lives!
What: What can you do on a hen party in Tallinn?
The Tallinn nightlife is already phenomenal, but when you tire of the clubs (if such a thing is possible), GoHen has made sure there's plenty else going on in the city, with casinos, banquets and bowling to enjoy - and you can go for options like guest list nightclubbing or a guided pub crawl if you haven't finished with the Tallinn clubs just yet. Days in Tallinn are no quieter. Aside from the huge amount of cultural sights and landmarks around practically begging to be your new Facebook cover photo, or the historic museums (and possibly thoroughly modern shops) to visit, GoHen has a range of activities to enjoy during the daylight hours, including full days worth of luxury and pampering, as well as more active and intense outdoor pursuits. We'd suggest a Tallinn hen do itinerary that includes a bit of both, in order to give the girls some variety, and make sure that everyone has a fantastic time. Something like go karting or quad biking in the morning wake the girls up and get the blood pumping, before taking a few hours down time for lunch in an Estonian restaurant or a bit of sight-seeing. Relax and get ready for the night ahead later in the afternoon, with a massage or a sauna session, before fuelling up with a medieval banquet, starting the party with a bar crawl, and ending the night at one of Tallinn's incredible clubs!
Shop: Tallinn shopping areas & recommendations
Tallinn's mesh of the past and the present isn't any more evident than in the shops. Fashion-forward Tallinn has the largest number of models per capita of anywhere in the world, and the shops are similarly style conscious with a fantastic range of independent boutiques, huge shopping centres and bustling markets. However, there are still tributes to the traditional Tallinn around in the time-honoured glassblowing, pottery, tanning and embroidery methods used in some of the markets and shopping areas. The best places to head for quality fashion, shoes and perfume are along the Old Town's Viru and Müürivahe streets, as well as the large full-service department stores that are spread all around Tallinn. If you're after something a little quirkier then at the outdoor knit market on Müürivahe Street you'll find craftswomen selling their knitted products along the town walls. Another unusual shopping area can be found along St. Catherine's Passage where glasswork, ceramics, leather goods and embroidered goods are created right before your eyes.
Stay: Choosing your Tallinn accommodation
Tallinn's main attractions and nightlife can be found in and around the city centre- for the best weekend possible you and the girls will want to be based somewhere around here. With over 10 years experience in helping hen groups find the best group-friendly accommodation in convenient, central locations we're well placed to help organise your Tallinn hen accommodation. From central 3 star hotels to spacious 4 stars and luxurious 5 stars there's a great range to suit all budgets, whether you're looking to cut costs or go all out. Whatever you need just let us know, we can help you with every part of your Tallinn accommodation needs - just take a look at our Tallinn accommodation page here.
Party: Where Tallinn hen parties head after dark
Tallinn attracts huge numbers of people for it's wild nightlife, which is up there by Riga and Prague. The main area is referred to as the Bermuda Triangle and can be found between Suur-Karja and Vaike-Karja streets. Here you'll find great value drinks and an electric party atmosphere, perfect for starting your evening. Make sure that you've also pre-planned some group-pleasing entertainment to make the evening truly unforgettable - how about a guided bar crawl by an English-speaking guide or a few hours at a top, glitzy casino? Top it off with Guestlist Nightclubbing at one of Tallinn's best nightclubs and you're in for a treat! See our Tallinn hen night ideas.
When: The best times to visit Tallinn
Tallinn isn't only popular with tourists for its striking city walls and great sites; it also attracts huge numbers of people to the various events and festivals on throughout the year. Highlights include the Tallinn Fire and Ice Festival in January and MustonenFest in February. Also in February are the Tallinn Winter Festival and the Independence Day Parade. In April there's the Estonian Music Days with terrific live performances, and in June the music continues with the Tallinn Guitar Festival and the Rock Summer Festivals. Visit for the August Dance Festival or in November experience some exciting tastes during Tallinn Restaurant Week. In between the national events and festival there's concerts, markets and fairs taking to the streets, so you can be sure of a fun time no matter when you visit.
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