During the day, Portsmouth is a waterfront gem for hens, with miles of beautiful seafront and fantastic shopping opportunities to exploit. At night the city really comes into its own, when the tourists and holiday makers retire and Portsmouth becomes a bustling hubbub of waterside bars, friendly student pubs, and glossy and glamorous nightclubs. A fantastic night out doesn't have to drain your purse either, as the Portsmouth hen nightlife benefits from the student population keeping prices affordable, even in the biggest clubs. With a host of entertainment and leisure options available too, from a night at the dogs to sounding like strangled cats, a hen night in Portsmouth gives you everything you need.
Your guide to hen nights in Portsmouth
Bars, Pubs and Clubs
The variety of watering holes in Portsmouth will quench the thirst of even the most parched hens from it's origins as a trading port for French wine to it's current state as student central, the city has embraced every sort of drink and drinking venue imaginable. On Guildhall Walk, hens will find a buzzing atmosphere courtesy of the students, as the Walk is filled with bars, pubs and clubs with fantastic deals and offers. The high student population here means the nights always start lively and end late, so this is a great area to bookend your Portsmouth hen nights. For more pubs, head to Albert Road the theatres and comedy venues there lend the many, many, many pubs a sociable, bohemian air.
As for nightclubs, once you've rested your feet and are ready to get dancing, head to Gunwarf Quays. Home to most of the bigger clubs, you'll also find a selection of Portsmouth's trendier bars here. Portsmouth has branches of some of the UK's biggest club chains, and has hosted household names in music like Tinie Tempah and Calvin Harris. Most of Portsmouth's best clubs are multilevel, or at the least multi-room, so on one night you and the hens will be able to choose from a mix of tunes. If you want to be sure of getting in to the best clubs without hassle, without on the door fees, and without queuing add guest list nightclub entry to your evening. After all, if you're planning on heading to a club anyway, there's no reason to make your journey from street to dance floor any longer than it has to be.
Party life in Portsmouth
A girl's hen night should be one of the biggest nights of her life after the wedding, obviously. It's the bride's opportunity for one last huge party, celebrating her life so far before she goes off to start a new one in matrimonial bliss. And for the maid of honour, it's her opportunity to give her best friend one last massive blowout and show her how much she means. With that in mind, isn't it a bit anticlimactic to just head to the bars and clubs like you would any other big night out? Add one of our evening entertainment options to your plan, and start the Portsmouth hen night with a bang!
Comedy Club it's all about having fun, and there's little more fun than laughing till your sides hurt watching one of the Portsmouth's top stand ups.
Poker Party hitting the tables in a casino is a glamorous start to a night out but unless you want to go home with empty pockets, first you need to learn how to play…
Hen Hosts extremely hot, barely dressed, and bound to serve your every whim… they're exactly what every girl dreams of.
Peckish in Portsmouth
Receiving sailors from all over the world, Portsmouth has really embraced foreign cuisines and dishes from Mexican grills to Spanish tapas to Sushi bars, Portsmouth has some excellent selections from the most far-flung reaches of the globe Gunwarf Quays is a great area to find a really diverse range of restaurants, or Albert Road excels in Indians. As you'd expect from a city built around a harbour though, the best dishes on offer are often seafood so take your meal down to the harbour for the catch of the day on your Portsmouth hen night. If you'd like dinner with a bit of a twist, try something like a murder mystery evening. With a three course meal and a crime to solve (and enact), it's a start to the evening that will get talk, wine, and potentially blood flowing.
Go with GoHen
There's nothing fishy about Portsmouth, it really is a fantastic destination for a hen night that will blow all the others out the water! Our 'Perfect Portsmouth' package will get all the girls on their feet, with a spot of retail therapy to start the day, followed by some burlesque lessons to bring out your sultry side, a tapas meal to refuel, and then queue jump entry in to one of Portsmouth's most popular nightclubs! You'll even be able to stay in a 4* hotel, with sauna, steam room and swimming pool - ideal for when the sea's a bit nippy. We've got a selection of packages available, or you can create your own! Just speak to GoHen, we'll be able to ensure your Portsmouth hen night goes swimmingly!
You'll soon realise why we're the best hen party planners in the business.