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Oh Brighton, we love you and your quirky ways.
This solid gold seaside party town is packed with such a wide variety of places to drink that we don't know where to start. From cosy pubs to vibrant clubs, there's plenty of options when the hens descend!
North Laines is a central hotspot and you'll be sorted for the night if you're a drinking devotee. Hipster pubs rule and cool cocktail bars are winning here. Nightclubs are often near the Pier, so after a frolic on the pebbly beach, you can pop into one of the venues that pull thousands of hens each year. Oh, and if you're celebrating LGBT+ style, you're in the best boozy hands in Brighton!
Sights - If you "do like to be beside the seaside" then a Brighton hen do will seriously impress! There's virtually no tack in this south coast city, in fact we'd be tempted to say that Brighton is one of the most stylish cities in all of the UK. You can see the nation's most famous pier, or you can make the short stroll to the old West Pier which has burnt down. Twice.
Brighton's famous sights don't end there though; you can visit the Pavilion built by King George IV in the style of the Taj Mahal and around the back you'll find a serene garden, perfect to relax and unwind on a hot summer's day.
Sounds - Concorde 2 - Sitting on the east side of the seafront, this legendary live music venue has hosted some of the biggest names in rock history and is renowned for its laid back vibe. Catch acoustic sets from Brighton's up and coming talents or even from huge artists!
The Haunt - There's nothing spooky about this incredibly trendy bar and nightclub hosting some of Brighton's top DJs as well as live bands and solo acts. We think we know who we're gonna' call...
It's simply not possible to go on a Brighton hen weekend and not enjoy some time in the Laines. Brighton's most celebrated district has some of the coolest shops in the UK and strolling along the North Laines it's easy to see why so many celebs flock to this style loving city. It's also a franchise free zone, so you'll only find trendy independent retailers.
Beyond Retro - If you like your style with a cool hint of yesteryear and are bored of high street pretenders head to this fantastic retro and vintage shopper's paradise.
Dolly Dagger - It's not just that we love the name (and we do), this is just one of our favourite shops anywhere. Seaside style and retro chic come together in a kaleidoscope of kitsch design.
Churchill Square - For those who prefer high street brands you'll find all the big name stores in and around Churchill Square.
"London by the Sea" has a great vibe, the best of it you'll catch along the seafront and most buses head that way. The best of the city's nightlife is all centrally located so you shouldn't have to walk too far on any given night. As for shopping, it's most definitely done on foot as the famous Laines are partially inaccessible by car or bike.
Brighton is a partying Mecca, by day or by night there is so much to choose from: enjoy a Vintage Makeover or head to the marina for a day's Sailing, getting jiggy with a professionally choreographed Dance Class, mix your own fabulous Cocktails or dive into some hilarious Inflatable Games. In this crazy town the world is your lobster(?!?). See more hen party ideas in Brighton.
Without doubt, Brighton has one of the best dance scenes in the UK. Fatboy Slim is famous for using the beach for the odd 'shindig'. If you're looking to get into one of the city's legendary nightclubs, GoHen can arrange pre-paid Guest List Nightclub Entry. No queues, no fuss. If you're after something a little cheekier a Male Strip Show in Brighton is an absolute riot with incredible drag acts as well as gorgeous hunks. Brighton hen do nightlife has so much more to offer...
Pubs - This is definitely more of a pub town, with well over 400 within the city limits!
ABBA - The Swedish superstars launched their career here in 1974 by winning that years Eurovision song contest (held at Brighton Dome) with the instant classic Waterloo.
Nature girls - Brighton was also the first seaside location in Britain to open a naturist beach in 1979, who needs a bikini anyway?!?
Haunted Brighton - Widely considered to be the second most haunted city in Britain, Brighton has it's fair share of spectral residents including 'The Blue Nun', 'The Hangman' and the terrifying 'Angry Mick'.
The Haunt - The Haunt is a converted cinema and possibly the funkiest venue we've ever seen! Live gigs and superb club nights. And as far we know it's not haunted... or is it?
Bankers - Now you can't head off on a Brighton hen do without enjoying the traditional seaside meal of fish n' chips! Bankers does the best in town, don't be afraid to ask for extra chips.
Vintage Makeover - You can get a real vintage seaside makeover and then capture it all on film with a professional photographer. Our Vintage Makeover is one of our most popular activities.
Kissing Cops - The famous Banksy work was done in Brighton, and it's well worth tracking down the original to Instagram on your Brighton hen weekend!
Gay Capital - Brighton's status as the gay capital of Europe tells you a lot about this trendy and culturally diverse town. This really is one of the UK's best hen do destinations.
Scoop and Crumb - Brighton, summer, ice cream... you can't think of Brighton without picturing a cold ice cream on a hot day and some of the best in town can be found at Scoop and Crumb.
Zoe Ball - We LOVE Zoe Ball! A top chick who really knows how to party, which is probably one of the reasons she and hubby Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) set up home here.
Zoe Sugg - There's another new Zoe in town. YouTube sensation Zoella splashed out a reported £1,000,000 on a dream mansion in the 'city by the sea'.
Shooshh - When it comes to good times in Brighton, Shooshh should sell tickets... Well it does, what we mean is for a fantastic night out, amazing tunes and cocktails that are just far too drinkable, you can't bit a bit of Shooshh.
May the force be with you - According to a census in 2001, Brighton has more Jedi's than any other city in the UK. 'The force is strong with this one!'
8,000,000 - That's how many tourists flock to Brighton every year for fun and frolics by the seaside. It's thought that they spend around £500m in the town alone!
Noel Gallagher - One half of Oasis, now working on his own project, Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds, this amazing songwriter spends his off-days in his spectacular Brighton residence.
Kate Blanchett - This beautiful actress is elegant, graceful and completely the envy of our eyes. She's enjoyed star turns in Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones and Robin Hood.
Aquarium - See the world's most beautiful sea life in the spectacular surroundings of the world's oldest aquarium. You can also experience a shark walk-though (cue cellos "Duh-du... Duh-du, du-du-du-du-du...") although it's had a few modern updates since it was first opened!
Taking Flight - The first ever commercial flight left from Shoreham Airport and landed on Hove Lawns with a cargo-load of lightbulbs in 1910.
The Gingerman - The Gingerman is fast becoming one of our favourite Brighton restaurants for its delicious braised beef and amazing panacotta desserts and its definitely worth a visit.
Brighton Marina - Big, blue and beautiful, Brighton's Marina is the largest man made one of its kind in Europe, covering a massive 127 acres of space!
Casino - Brighton is home to Britain's first on-land casino, making this the perfect location to put on your poker faces and make a few cheeky bets!
Volks Club - The home of Brighton's thriving underground scene, a night spent in Volks Club is a night full of fun, frolics and non-stop dancing fun!
370 Billion - That's the total number of pebbles along the 5 miles of beach. Whoever counted them all seriously needs a better hobby!
Foodie capital - Brighton has been voted as the foodie capital of Britain, and is home to some succulently spectacular food festivals.
Brighton Pier - You simply can't visit Brighton and not visit the pier, in fact we're fairly sure it's illegal. At GoHen we're huge fans and eating fish and chips on Brighton Pier, it's one of life's great joys.
60,000 - There are 60,000 light bulbs on Brighton Pier, so it actually looks even funkier at night.
Copycats - Brighton isn't alone, apparently, over 50% of American states have at least one place going by the name of Brighton. Imposters! We should call the fuzz immediately!
Happiness - Brighton & Hove was voted as the third happiest city in the whole of the UK, only being beaten by Edinburgh and Sheffield.
Laughter Yoga - There's no happier morning activity than a lively laughter yoga session where the emphasis is on good times and joyous vibes!
Winston Churchill - One of the nation's most revered political figures spent a significant period of his life in Brighton, attending Thompson's Prep School in 1883.
Old flicks - The Duke of York's Cinema is the oldest operating picture house in the country, it first opened in 1910!
Royal Pavilion - This beautiful palace was the seaside home of Prince George (before he became King George IV). His own little party pad just a pebbles throw from the beach. We bet he did a mean BBQ.
Terre à Terre - Terre à Terre is a massive favourite with foodie locals and guess what, you won't even have to convince the bride-to-be to drop any wedding-dress friendly diets because it's menu is meat-free and really healthy.
Coalition - This club is absolutely brilliant, with a diehard crowd of bright young things gracing the dance floor every weekend; Coalition is definitely in the mix for the title of Brighton's best night out.
Chocolate Making - Handmade chocolate is guilt-free chocolate. Don't believe us? Try chocolate making for your hen party!
The Cocktail Shack - The Shack is a bijou and brilliant cocktail bar, filled with alcoholic treats and tasty dishes to keep your Brighton belles fed and fabulously watered!
Brighton hen weekends are one of the most popular pre-wedding choices in the UK; this Bohemian magnet of the South East accommodates hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Brighton is also known as "London by the sea" and in terms of partying it's livelier than a WAG's credit card! Not least because the range of activities and entertainment is nothing short of inspiring, in terms of pleasing the girls, Brighton comes close to the very top!
Brighton is without doubt one of the best dressed, coolest, party cities in the UK. A massive draw with the sleb crowd (Adele, Zoella, Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, Stacy Dooley and Cate Blanchett to name just a few). The hen nightlife is simply incredible, you have the sea, the pier, fish and chips, candy floss, hot donuts, cold cocktails, some of the UK's best clubs and DJs, and we haven't even mentioned the Lanes yet (we will... read on dear hens). All that and sea air and incredible views. Then of course there is the huge array of weird and wonderful Brighton hen activities. If you're staying in the UK for your hen weekend, the question should probably be, why wouldn't you choose a Brighton hen do?
If you're new to the city don't worry, our Brighton Destination Specialist and Event Managers take regular trip to the city to find the best activities, secure the best deals and prices and ensure all our current hotels, hen houses and activities live up to our high standards.
Booking with GoHen you'll be spoilt for choice in Brighton with over 60 activities to choose from, including top hen party favourites like chick flicks and cocktails, dirty dancing, pampering or chocolate making! We think that some of the best activities take full advantage of the incredible Brighton coastline. Why not brave the high seas with wakeboarding, zap kats or a banana boat? You can even keep the theme in to the night with a cheeky booze cruise! It's a great way to get all the girls up and going in the morning - nothing like a dip in the British seas to get the blood pounding! And it leaves you plenty of time for a Jamie Oliver cookery class over lunch once you've dried off, as well as a trip to Brighton Beach, or the iconic Royal Pavilion. When it comes to nightlife, Brighton is no damp fish, with some of the most varied and entertaining nightlife in the UK. There are fantastic bars, pubs and restaurants, and opportunities for some serious clubbing! Why not see our Brighton hen night ideas for some inspiration to get you started?
Brighton has a massive selection of hotels and holiday accommodation. Not all hotels accept stag and hen groups (always check the small print) and we often hear from groups that thought they had hen accommodation only to find hen groups aren't allowed and can GoHen come to the rescue (we always do). We have a choice of hen hotels and party houses to suit all group sizes and budgets. We also work hard at getting the prices down to give you the most party for your pound.
Seafront hotels, hen houses with views of the pier, holiday apartments, town houses and marina apartments, we have something for everyone. Tell us your tastes or budget and we'll give you a selection of houses to choose from.
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Since it's just south of London, getting in to Brighton is a cinch. Trains run from London stations frequently, as well as from stations like Portsmouth in the west. Coaches take longer than the train, but are often cheaper, and good options for groups. Lines run from a few different cities around South England, but primarily London. Driving in Brighton isn't the easiest, especially when tourist season hits in the summer, but if you do choose to risk it, the A23 runs right through the city.
From the shopping paradise of The Lanes to the quirky shops of Hove and the antique shops in the North Laine, there's a fantastic shopping scene in Brighton. Buy designer bits from Churchill Square or mix shopping and relaxation at Brighton Marina. Soak up some sun with summer shopping, or take the chill out of winter, whenever you're heading on your Brighton hen weekend there's more than enough inspiration for a successful shopping spree. Make sure you don't miss the Artists Quarter on the seafront for one-of-a-kind finds, and when your feet are tired and your bags are weighing you down check in for a pampering day or unwinding wine tasting session. Whether you're after high end fashion, markets or handmade pieces, Brighton's a place that offers plenty of retail therapy.
Brighton has so much going on all year round that there simply isn't a bad time to visit. However, there are key times. Brighton's Gay Pride is an exciting time to visit but accommodation availability and prices can be at a premium (first week of August). There is a wedding season in the UK with most weddings taking place during the summer months, that means most stag and hen weekends take place from May to July and these are peak months. Therefore, we always advise people to get ahead of the crowd and book as early as possible.
Or you can ask your friendly neighbourhood Brighton hen party providers GoHen (*giving a wave*) as we have fantastic nightlife, activity and accommodation suppliers lined up across the city. And with GoHen, not only can we save you time and hassle, we can save you money as well, plus we have excellent availability on the best hen houses, activities and more. Still not convinced? Why not put us to the test, contact our team today for your free, no obligation quote to find out how we can save you money on your Brighton hen weekend. Call us on... 01225 474200 to speak to our Brighton specialist.