It's time for a hen party in Cambridge!
The beautiful, historic city of Cambridge is an ideal location for any classy hen weekend. The city centre is a blend of historic buildings with a commitment to excellence, elegance and modern living and a lively, student driven nightlife that creates an appealing, temptingly relaxed atmosphere. It's got everything girls could need for a chic, sophisticated weekend and gives you all the chance to toast the bride to be in style! Enquire now to get your Cambridge hen party started.
Why: reasons to celebrate a Cambridge hen do
For a relaxed and stylish hen party, Cambridge is ideal! It's a small enough city to make sure that none of your guests feel overwhelmed and so it's perfect for you and the girls to easily navigate and enjoy. However, as a cultural force in British history and as a thriving student town currently, Cambridge is plenty large enough to offer you and the girls a huge range of exciting options! The city itself is well worth a visit, with more than 3.5 million visitors a year travelling in to experience its delights. The colleges and architecture are a gorgeous backdrop to any hen weekend and make for wonderful walks between activities. The Quayside by the River Cam in the heart of the city offers a wonderful opportunity to unwind in style - head there after an active morning and enjoy river cruises, punting, riverside bars and restaurants. This classy and cool city can most certainly offer you a quality Cambridge hen party!
What: planning your hen party in Cambridge?
Between the day and night activities, GoHen offers over 50 things to do in Cambridge, meaning that you and the girls will be able to find the perfect activity to suit everyone! Although a Cambridge hen party does provide hen staples such as cocktail mixing and dance classes, gorgeous Cambridge is a really great city to try out some of our more leisurely, classic activities. Take advantage of the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside with a relaxed outdoor activity like archery or golf and then try Market Square right in the centre of town, flanked by Cambridge's main shopping streets which will give you the chance to exercise a little hen weekend retail therapy! For a cracking Cambridge weekend, you hens could even take a relaxing cruise along the River Cam! You'll be in the perfect frame of mind for enjoying your big night out - and with our fantastic nightlife options like Butlers in the Buff and guest list nightclubbing, it will be a big one!
Shop: Cambridge shopping areas & recommendations
As well as offering a fabulous range of independent boutiques and stores, Cambridge is also home to a number of excellent shopping centres, offering all the retail therapy you need under one roof! Check out the Lion Yard Shopping Centre which is situated right in the centre of Cambridge and has over 35 outlets including Accessorize, Miss Selfridge and Kew all offering great fashion solutions. Alternatively have an explore of the Grand Arcade on your Cambridge hen weekend, the contemporary arcade boasts over 50 great shops, cafes and restaurants including the largest John Lewis department store in the region. Also worth a visit is The Grafton, a shopping centre with over 60 stores, a multiscreen cinema and a variety of cafes and restaurants to keep you busy for an hour or two! Don't forget to mix in some activities to stop the hens getting tired feet.
How: Getting to Cambridge?
There are trains running frequently from a few of the major towns in the UK, like London or Birmingham, and regular buses to take you from the train station to the city centre. Coaches also run from a few of the major cities; again including London and Birmingham, as well as Oxford. Parking in the city isn't always the easiest, as much of the area is pedestrianised. If you do decide to drive to your Cambridge hen accommodation and you're coming from a London direction, it's the M11, or if you're driving down from the north, the A1.
Stay: Choosing your Cambridge accommodation
Where you stay in Cambridge is really important as being close to all the best shops, activities and nightlife on offer is essential. Fortunately we've put in the hard work and done the research and we've found the best group-friendly options, so whichever option you choose, a great nights stay will come as standard! If you're cutting costs, go for our comfortable 2 star hotel, or our 3 star options are the most popular with hen parties? However, it's not every day that you and your best friends embark on a hen party, so you could even push the boat out and enjoy a luxurious 4 star hotel! See more information on hen party accommodation in Cambridge.
Party: Where Cambridge hen parties head after dark
In Cambridge, you'll encounter an eclectic group of pubs, bars and restaurants, all with a great atmosphere and lively vibes. If you fancy a look at the pub scene, head to King Street, which used to be home to the King St. Run where Cambridge students would have to run between all the pubs, stopping at each to down a pint! Have a go if you like by all means but luckily, this tradition is not compulsory. Nowadays, there's simply a fantastic selection of cosy pubs which enjoy picturesque scenery to enjoy. The main night-time district of choice in the city though is Grantchester where you'll be able to find a good selection of bars and then it's on to the town centre where all the best clubs and late night venues come to life. Why not enjoy an evening of sexy Butlers in the Buff or a murder mystery night, followed by our ever-popular guest list nightclubbing? We have plenty of amazing options for your hen night out in Cambridge.
When: A good time to visit Cambridge
When it comes to events, Cambridge excels, with a variety of great festivals occurring all year round. In September, there's the Cambridge Film Festival, and November sees both the literary Wordfest, as well as the Cambridge Urban Festival, which brings graffiti, street dance and ultimate Frisbee to this usually restrained city! In April, the Wordfest hits the streets again, and in May there's the delicious Eat Cambridge food festival. In summer things really kick off, with heavyweights like the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival occurring in the University gardens and Jazz and Brass coming to the parks of Cambridge. In June, see the Buskers and Street Performers Festival, the Strawberry Fair, and the Midsummer Fair. Music dominates in July, with both the Cambridge Folk Festival and the Big Weekend and the summer rounds off in August with another Urban Festival. There's so much to see whenever you visit Cambridge!