Bournemouth Hen Night Ideas
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When on your hen night in Bournemouth, you want to be drinking and dancing at only the best places to ensure a great night will be had. Bournemouth has a few different areas that are always filled with party goers on a Friday and Saturday night. The Square, Westover road and Lansdowne are all popular places to enjoy a cocktail or two and a delicious meal. Bournemouth has over 250 restaurants offering cuisine from all over the globe and many fantastic bars which are dotted all over this great hen destination. For nightclubbing, Bournemouth offers some of the best venues in the UK playing all different types of music to suit any clubber! It's estimated that up to 40,000 revellers are out in force on any given weekend night in Bournemouth and with music, bars, restaurants and clubs to suit every taste, you really will like to be beside the seaside!
Your guide to hen nights in Bournemouth
Bars and Pubs
There's so much happening on a Bournemouth hen night, when it comes to entertaining you're spoilt for choice - from classy wine bars to stylish cocktails in swanky hotel bars in the centre. Aruba is a great place to begin. This classy and laid back venue boasts stunning 360-degree views of the beautiful Bournemouth seafront and serves up delicious cocktails made from delicious fresh ingredients. 1812 is a fantastic place to grab a drink and a bite to eat, as well as watching live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. For a real treat, hit up The Print Room on Richmond Hill and enjoy their 'supper club' experience, which involves live music, delicious nibbles and tasty drinks in a beautiful art deco setting. Lola Lo is also a cult favourite bar on Richmond Hill, offering a taste of tropical paradise on the south coast! Everything you'll need is pretty well concentrated along the seafront strip, making for an effortless night of fun. The Square, Westover Road and Lansdowne are all great lively areas to head to for drinks and buzzing nightlife too.
Best Bits in Bournemouth
Bournemouth is very much a party town, but there's still plenty to do at night if you don't fancy drinking or want to do something fun outside of the pubs and clubs. At the end of Bournemouth pier stands the wonderful Pavilion Theatre. Built in the 1920s and still going strong, it's an elegant and striking place to visit and regularly stages popular Broadway shows, ballet and comedy. Similarly, the Opera House is a great venue which has hosted Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and David Bowie in the past.
Getting Around Bournemouth
It's highly likely that everything and everywhere you need to get to in Bournemouth will be within walking distance, but if you have a longer journey to make or simply don't fancy braving chilly weather or vertiginous heels, there are plenty of 'blue' and 'yellow' buses which operate in and around the town - just be aware that these are run by separate companies and therefore that tickets for each aren't interchangeable. Alternatively, take a taxi, fairly cheap at around £2 each for a full taxi in the central area. It's highly recommended that you call up and book your cab transport ahead for the evening, as Friday and Saturday nights get exceptionally busy - use one of GoHen's recommended firms in the area for complete peace of mind. The majority of our accommodation in Bournemouth is located centrally and close to the seafront, meaning that getting out and about and back home after your night out is a cinch. Our exclusive self-catering options are a little further out of town, but offer incredible privacy, perfect for a cheeky visit from one of our hens hosts! The centre can be reached easily from these areas by taxi or a pre-arranged transfer.
Boogie Down in Bournemouth
The club scene in Bournemouth is second to none and is a genuine player these days in the southern UK party league, comparable even to London and wild, bright Brighton. Its seaside location, too, makes it a near-perfect place to bust out your best moves and love the cheesy 90s tunes. Enjoy a hilarious drag cabaret musical, or head to the karaoke bar to belt out a few songs of your own to kick start your night and then move on to one of the many beachside clubs for pumping chart tunes and fresh, new music as well as a healthy dose of nostalgia. From swanky modern clubs to laid-back student spots, there's always something to dance to in Bournemouth's 10+ major clubs.
Tasty drinks deals are everywhere in Bournemouth, so great value cocktails and mixed drinks are never far away! Long, tall and fruity drinks are popular and widely available. Check out the fantastically kitsch tiki-themed bar and drink your Singapore Sling from a ceramic Easter Island head, relax and enjoy some live music whilst you sip in one of the town's many creative and arty venues, or treat yourselves to a taste of the high life in a cosmopolitan cocktail bar. For something a little bit special on your hen night, be sure to visit bar Xtreme they create exquisite cocktails using cutting edge mixology techniques and even offer flaming drinks! Always ask at the bar about the best new tipple to try.
There's plenty to choose from when it comes to dinnertime in Bournemouth. If you fancy trying out some tasty local delicacies, Blue Vinny cheese, Dorset Knob biscuits and fresh seafood are all delicious and easy to find along the seafront. As a seaside town, a portion of crispy fish and chips is a must have too. Just like most UK destinations however, there are lots of world cuisines to choose from in Bournemouth as well. Try out Thai, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean or vegetarian meals all in conveniently located central restaurants. Alternatively, GoHen can organise a wide variety of evening meals for you and your group in many popular restaurants, making for a stress-free and great value dining experience - plus, it means no disagreements over which cuisine to choose on the night!
Party the night away with GoHen
When you book your Bournemouth hen night with GoHen, there's so much to do. Visit a fun cabaret, travel in a fabulous fire engine limo, watch greyhound racing or try a murder mystery. Perfect for a cheeky surprise for your bride to be, hire a hunky 'hen host' to wait on you or giggle the night away at a saucy male strip show! There's so much to see and do on your Bournemouth hen night when the sun goes down, you'll definitely feel spoiled for choice!