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One of the World's Greatest Party Cities!

From West End Musicals to world-famous restaurants and clubs, pack your London hen weekend full of amazing adventures and memories.

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What hens say about London...

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We had an amazing hen weekend - the ease of everything being organised for us was time and money saved!

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8 Trending London Hen Do Ideas

  1. Afternoon Tea Bus – See world-famous sights while eating fabulous cakes. Win/win!
  2. MoS Fitness Class – Get fit and funky at the ultra-cool Ministry of Sound.
  3. Cocktail Mixing – Make, shake and taste amazing hen party cocktails. Cheers!
  4. Champagne Tasting – A sparkling lesson in the world's most sophisticated drink.
  5. Harry Potter Studio Tour – Go behind the scenes of the brilliant wizarding movie franchise.
  6. Life Drawing – A hunky naked male model to ogle and draw? Yes, please?
  7. School Sports day – Go back to school for this hilarious retro sports day.
  8. Shame Games – Non-stop hen giggles, bonkers fun, no shame, no gain!

A Guide To Your London Hen Weekend

Where to Drink in London

Where are the best bars in London? Answer: literally everywhere. It’s a tough process narrowing it down, but with 24-hour tubes, the city is your oyster. Mayfair is expensive, but it has the ultimate class-factor if you’re not scared of cash splashing. It is your hen party, after all!
Soho is trendy and a hub for the coolest bars. There’s a great range of gay nightlife and buzzing cocktail lounges.
East London is hipster paradise with Hackney, Shoreditch and Dalston all ready to explore. The bars around here are always bustling and a social media lover’s heaven.
Camden boasts a boho vibe and we’re obsessed with the string of dive bars. Also, you cannot move for craft beer down by the lock. Kensington is chic with sparkles and speakeasies. Every bar is either sun-lit and bright or low-lit and sleek. The yin and yang of London nightlife can be found here

Sights & Sounds

Sights - London baby! If it's culture you're after, then you can tourist yourselves happy in the beautiful V&A Museum which has plenty of design and fashion exhibits for on-trend hens to admire.
Or if you're totally new to the capital then start at Trafalgar Square, then wander down Whitehall (past Horse Guards Parade, Downing Street, War Rooms, Cenotaph etc) where you'll arrive at Parliament Square. Here you'll find the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Looking for the London Eye and the Thames? Just walk 50 yards to the right!

Sounds - For a trendy, stylish night out you should head to Fabric where you can witness some of London's top DJs and party in state-of-the-art, neon-lit surrounds with the city's fashionistas. Or of course, you can pay the Ministry of Sound.
For more laid back sounds, head to Covent Garden and bask in the sun to the stylings of street performers or you can turn around the corner and into the West End for some show-stopping musical acts.

Best Shopping Spots

Camden Market - Camden has long been a hotbed of London's fashion and music. As well as great clothes you'll find cool bars and great eats.
Covent Garden - Prices are what you would expect in this tourist Mecca but there are few trendier spots on the streets of London town.
Portabello Market - Well worth a wander for hens who love to shop. Clothes, antiques and bric-a-brac all rub shoulders in this bustling market.
Carnaby Street - THE place to shop in the sixties, Carnaby Street still houses some of London's coolest designers.
Oxford Street - The name is simply synonymous with shopping. But be warned, it could be damaging to your credit card's health.

Getting Around London

Despite its size, London is surprisingly easy to navigate. If you're not too familiar with the underground you can pick up maps at most West End stations. An Oyster Card or Travelcard allows you access to London's buses, underground, overground and DLR. For extra laughs why not hop on a Boris bike?
Please note; Most of our London accommodation is right in the heart of the city so everything you need is close at hand. If you decide to get a cab always go for a licensed black cab as many unlicensed taxis do prowl the streets.

Hen Days

London has one of the biggest selection of hen activities of any of our destinations with over 80 amazing girl power choices waiting for you to get stuck into. From Dance Classes to Climbing the O2, Cocktail Mixing to a Recording Session at a professional London studio. Whatever hen party wishes the bride-to-be might have, we'll work with you to make them come true. See more...

Hen Nights

This is London! No London hen party can miss with the glittering array of hen nightlife to choose from. Cabaret Shows over dinner or West End Shows. Or you can have a few laughs at a Comedy Club or Male Strip Show.
If you still haven't partied hard enough then we'll arrange VIP Guestlist Nightclub Entry at a number of the city's trendiest clubs so you can avoid queuing and be swept through the red rope. See more...

48 Hours to Party in London

London is right up there with New York and Paris in terms of style, elegance and glamour, yet it also boasts a wild side like no other making it one of the greatest places on the planet to house a hen party. Get set, ladies, it’s going to be memorable!

48:00:00
Arrival

“London, BABY!” The bride’s big weekend has finally arrived. This vibrant party city has so much going on, you’re not going to want to miss a beat! Quickly throw your stuff in your accommodation and get out in amongst the action!

48 hours in London
46:02:41
Activity No.1 - Champagne Tasting

This is how you start the party on your big trip to London! Champagne Tasting is the perfect way to break the ice and get all the girls suitably fizzed up for the big night ahead. So turn up, get tasting and raise a glass to the brilliant bride-to-be!

43:53:12
Piano Bar And Dinner

You don’t have to put the party on hold just because you need to eat some food! No no no, this is London, a certified party town, so you and the girls decided to book up the incredible Piano Bar and Dinner where you can enjoy a delicious two-course meal whilst you enjoy some fabulous entertainment!

39:24:31
The First Night

After some awesome evening entertainment, you and the girls are just about ready to bust out some dance moves and hit the club, but the queue is absolutely monstrous. Luckily, the maid of honour had the foresight to book up Guestlist Nightclub Entry so you and the girls can waltz on past the line and dance right on in!

48 hours in London
37:35:44
The Club

The shots are flowing, the bride is glowing and but you’ll soon need to get going! You have a big day of hilarious hen adventures ahead of you tomorrow, you don’t want to be (too) hungover. Just one more song!

28:15:29
The Morning

OK, it was a few more than one song, but it’s the bride’s big weekend, you can’t do things by halves! Everyone seems pretty on form though, so it’s about time you got up and got out there for your second day of Hens in the City!

25:03:56
Activity No. 2 - Escape Room

After a rather celebratory first day, it’s time to crank up chaos with an Escape Game designed to test your brainpower, skills and ability to negotiate the remnants of a hangover! You have just an hour to conquer the room and escape or you’ll be trapped… forever! Not ideal with a wedding on the horizon – you better escape then!

24:03:55
The Escape

Well, you managed to escape by the skin of your teeth. Thank God the bride found that clue at the last second otherwise she’d have been in the doghouse with the husband come the wedding day when she didn’t turn up at the church! Time for a spot of lunch before another fab activity.

21:24:29
Activity No.3 - Chocolate Making

What better way to celebrate your great escape than by utterly indulging yourselves in the world of all things chocolate? You and the girls will learn to craft, create and taste everyone’s favourite sweet treat!

48 hours in London
19:02:41
The Aftermath

You didn’t all have to eat them straight away, you could’ve taken some away with you… OK, yes, we would’ve done the same, fair point! Well, what an amazing day, time to get glammed up ahead of another night in the party city of London!

18:26:22

When we say ‘Booze’, you say ‘Cruise’, ‘BOOZE’... Yes, after a quick bite to eat you and the gals will take to the Thames to give the bride a night she’ll never forget. With a DJ dropping regulated bangers and a bouncing dance floor, this is the only place to kickstart your night in the capital!

12:12:43
The Club

After the boat party, it’s time to cap your night off in one of London’s biggest clubs. You’re in and the party’s bouncing! You get back from the bar but can’t seem to find anyone… what’s that large group of people doing… oh, of course, the bride’s started a dance-off… you can’t take your eyes off her for two minutes!

02:12:32
The Morning

The alarm sends a communal groan out around your room as you and the girls awake from your slumber to a few sore heads, but it’s all worth it because the party went off! Time to grab your stuff and head off home!

48 hours in London
00:00:00
Lon-DONE!

Sadly, the time has come to depart! London, you were magnificent. Not long until the wedding now where you and the girls can celebrate all over again!



London nightlife

Nightlife

Bright lights, big city! But if you're not a London girl, just where should you go to enjoy the best night out? Here's our quick rundown.

Camden

Perhaps best known for its market, Camden has always been a major player in giving a stage to some of the biggest talent. Madness, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Verve all played Camden venues when starting out. Just like its taste in fashion and music, the area's venues are quirky, artistic and a little bit rough around the edges in a laid back, cool way.

Camden has a real energy and buzz about it, live music, happy hours, cocktails, craft beers, kings and cockneys, you'll find it all in Camden Town.

Underground Station - Camden Town - Zone 2 - Easy to find? 4/5

Covent Garden

Covent Garden has always been home to the artistic set. It has the opera house, theatres, even the famous Pineapple Studios can be found here. By day the area is all buskers and tourists, by night it's one of the most exciting areas of one of the most exciting cities in the world.

It's still a great place to find cabaret and something just a little bit more sophisticated. Burlesque bars, secret cocktail joints, live immersive drinking experiences and some incredible restaurants.

Underground Station - Covent Garden - Zone 1 - Easy to find 5/5

Hoxton

Birthplace of the Hoxton Fin (mohawk hairdo made famous by David Beckham), Hoxton has had to elbow its way to get noticed but the locals like to pretend they don't really care (they do) that it has become increasingly trendy.

Hoxton isn't trying to entice tourists, slightly off the beaten track it likes it that way. Late bars, hip hop, checked shirts, beers, trendy coffee and open mic nights.

Underground Station - Liverpool Street - Zone 1 - Easy to find 3/5

Islington

Gastro pubs, funky wine bars, trendy restaurants and close to many top theatres, Islington is considered a great hangout for celeb watching. It's popular with many famous faces dropping by as it's just far enough away from the tourists but still close to the heart of the city.

Easy to get to by tube, Islington is full of hidden gems that have their own unique flavour and style.

Underground Station - Angel - Zone 1 - Easy to find 4/5

Shoreditch

Shoreditch probably isn't going to talk to you. She's a bit aloof, avant-garde, cutting edge, things here are experimental, from bars and restaurants to the latest drinks or weirdest bands. It's a night out where quite literally anything can and will happen.

If you're ever likely to get a tattoo of two turtles arm wrestling a unicorn while dodging space monkeys, it'll be in Shoreditch.

Underground Station - Shoreditch (limited stops) - Zone 2 - Easy to find 3/5

Soho

Soho carries her own dirty laundry and has gathered a bit of a name for herself. Rubbing shoulder with Leicester Square and within dancing distance of Covent Garden, Soho is home to London's China Town. There are some great bars and restaurants to start your evening as well as the big clubs all within dancing distance An unforgettable London hen party awaits.

Forget the past, Soho is a nice place to enjoy a meal, definitely a start to the evening, never the end.

Underground Station - Leicester Square - Zone 1 - Easy to find 4/5

South Bank

Perhaps the most famous club in London/the world can be found in South Bank, The Ministry of Sound. Other clubs have all plugged into the Ministry vibe but be careful of imitations. There is also a thriving art scene and it's also home to the National Theatre and Southbank Centre.

In contrast to Soho, unless you're heading to the theatre or viewing art, this is where you'll end your evenings.

Underground Station - Waterloo - Zone 1 - Easy to find 4/5

West End

This is really a generic term and covers a number of areas including Piccadilly, Soho, Covent Garden, and if it's your first time in London, then this is somewhere you'll want to be at night as it's all surprisingly compact. You can walk from Covent Garden to Piccadilly in just a few minutes.

If you're going to 'do London' then it has to be dinner, show, bar, club. All of which the West End has in abundance.

Underground Station - Leicester Square/Piccadilly/Covent Garden - Zone 1 - Easy to find 5/5

Shopaholics

If you've got a passion for fashion, then London is one of the greatest places on earth to find the best design.

Camden Market

Yes, it is popular with tourists (it's London, everywhere is popular with tourists) but there is still some great stuff to be found if you're wanting a more alternative look.

Underground Station - Camden Town - Zone 2 - Easy to find? 4/5

Oxford Street

Arguably the most famous shopping address in the UK Nike, Top Shop, Ted Baker, Next, Adidas and many more all have their flagship stores here. Not to mention the world-famous Selfridges.

Underground Station - Oxford Circus - Zone 1 - Easy to find? 5/5

Carnaby Street

Within walking distance of Oxford Street and Regent Street, Carnaby is one of the most famous addresses in the history of fashion. Not the powerhouse it once was but it's still well-worth a visit.

Underground Station - Oxford Circus - Zone 1 - Easy to find? 4/5

Westfield

Europe's largest shopping centre, if it can't be bought here it simply can't be bought. Every conceivable brand, designer and boutique all under one roof. Wear comfy shoes, it's huge!

Underground Station - Shepherd's Bush - Zone 1 - Easy to find? 5/5

Hotels

Where do you even start with hotels in such a large city. Well you don't have to, GoHen have a huge selection of hen-friendly hotels, apartments, hostels and more. Here's a selection of some of our faves...

See all London hen hotels...

Restaurants

London has some fantastic restaurants, perfect for a memorable hen dinner. But you need to be prepared.

There's nothing worse than heading out in a large group and having to try and find a table for 15 girls on the spot. "Yes of course, it's Saturday night, our busiest night of the week, why wouldn't we have a table big enough for a very large group?"

GoHen will arrange:

  • A reserved table
  • Pre-paid dining
  • All the hens can pay individually
  • And you can all pre-order your meals

It's a totally stress-free way to plan your special dinner. Nom-nom!

Transport

London is a big city to navigate, but once you get the hang of it, it really is easy.

The simplest thing is to get a prepaid travelcard (Oyster). This will allow you to hop on and off all modes of London transport across the city, up to the value you have prepaid. If it should run out, you can simply top it up some more.

If you're not familiar with London's travel zone system don't worry, there are maps available everywhere. You can keep one on your phone.

  • Zone 1 - London City, West End, most major intercity train stations, you'll also find most of the most famous landmarks (Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, etc in Zone 1).
  • Zone 2 - Canary Wharf, Westfield, Clapham Junction, Shepherd's Bush, Wood Lane
  • Zone 3 - Wimbledon, London City Airport, Excel, Ealing Broadway
  • Zone 4 - Barking, Woolwich, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Grange Hill
  • Zone 5 - Edgeware, Stanmore, Cockfosters
  • Zone 6 - Heathrow, Epping, Upminster
Reasons to Visit London for your hen do
  1. 1. Wherever you head in London you're on to a winner with around 3800 pubs
  2. 2. The incredible historic sights, including the Tower of London, the Globe Theatre, and St. Paul's Cathedral
  3. 3. The River Thames, striking and a great venue for water activities
  4. 4. A range of exciting, world-class cuisines
  5. 5. Fantastic shopping, from Oxford Street to Camden Market
London city images

Fancy a "knees up" in good old London Town?

A London hen party has got to be close to the pinnacle of pre-nuptial partying, it's impossible to imagine the girls won't love it! There are some of the best shopping opportunities in the world, the top restaurants in the UK have made their home here, and between the pulsing nightlife and the huge variety of activities and events, a well prepared hen party in London can be the celebration of the century!

Maidens in Chelsea...

Have you seen the size of the city? It's huge! One of the biggest in the world, not just in the UK. Take a look at our activity suggestions for an idea of what the big city has to offer - we've got over 75 options listed for you and the girls! A program including a dance work out, lunch on a Thames cruise, and a cocktail mixing session still leaves you plenty of time to squeeze in a stroll round the shops or sight seeing Sunday morning... unless you'd rather end the weekend with a spa visit to rest your feet!

Where the stars come out at night...

There's an enormous and remarkable variety of enticing venues throughout the capital, from the sleek haunts of Soho to Leicester Square's buzzing bars and restaurants to the cool Shoreditch clubs. You can take a limo from the hotel and arrive at an award-winning bar for early evening drinks, before heading off for dinner in a fabulous restaurant, then finish the evening at a megaclub to dance until the early hours. Alternatively, you might fancy a few laughs at a comedy show, a trip to the theatre, horse racing, cabaret, or a naughty male strip show... and that's just off the top of our heads! Or you can just spend the evening celeb spotting in the glitzy West End.

Heading into the city...

There are six airports in London, and buses run between the airports frequently, so international hens, or those coming from the other end of the UK, won't have trouble getting in. It's also very easy to get in and around the city by train, as it runs networks all across the UK. Coaches in to Victoria Coach station are cheap when booked in advance, and while they take substantially longer than the train, they can save you a lot in terms of ticket price. Driving around London can be tricky, but if you do decide to cough up the congestion charge, head towards the M25, which circles the whole of Greater London.

The Grand Hotels

There's no two ways about it, despite having a huge number of hotels, the better accommodation can be expensive. Location is important but it doesn't have to be a deal breaker, you definitely want to be central but the tube central covers a big area. The most important thing is that whatever budget you have you and the girls are in a favourable neighbourhood. You've also got to think about how you're arriving, for example, do you want to be near a train station, would direct access to the airport be useful, do you need parking? If you click through to our London hen party houses page, you'll find the list of options from hand picked hostels right through to 5 star hotels. The company originally started out in Covent Garden, London WC2 and with over a decade's experience in organising hen weekends in London almost weekly throughout the year, we're clued up on where to stay and where to get the best value for our groups.

Shop until you drop...

One of Europe's mighty shopping Meccas, From the luxuries of Harrods, Harvey Nicks, Fortnum & Mason, and Selfridges to huge modern shopping centres like Westfield, and renowned retail giants like Oxford Street, Bond Street, and Kings Road. Don't overlook the charismatic and quirky markets like Portobello Road, Camden Market, and Brick Lane for whimsical, colourful and creative finds. Borough Market is great for food, and a tasty place to visit for breakfast Sunday morning too. A London hen do needs a little down time to avoid overwhelming the guests, so delight the girls with a few hours of retail therapy!

Booking your London Hen Party...

Our offices were originally based in Covent Garden, it's a city we know and love and we're happy to answer any questions and help you book a perfect London hen do. Send us an enquiry or call our team and we'll send you hassle free quote. 01225 474200

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