They don't call it MADchester for nothing! One of the north's biggest and best nightlife hubs, a Manchester hen do is always next level. Here's a snappy rundown of all the best places for your fab trip away.
Deansgate blazes the trail for Manchester's trendiest bars. This is the place for cocktail joints, wine bars, pubs, and alternative clubs, and a great place for you and the girls to kick things off. The vibe is electric, the venues are ultra-cool, and it oozes style. You won't regret one second of your evening here.
The Northern Quarter
Possibly the most well-known and most popular nightlife district in Manchester, the Northern Quarter's bustling nightlife scene is perfect for a hen weekend. As well as your standard clubs and bars, you can also find little independent gems hidden away if that's more your style. It has everything to suit all tastes and styles and guarantees a big night out.
Fed by two nearby universities, Oxford Road draws a slightly younger crowd, but if there's one thing you can say about students, it's that they know how to party! Oxford Road is party central! Don't be fooled into thinking it is exclusively youngsters, though, there are a few bars dotted about which draw a slightly older crowd too, so there's something for everyone.
Another hugely popular nightlife zone, The Printworks is purely for the party people. Friday and Saturday nights really kick into gear, so it's worth bearing in mind when you're on your fab Manchester hen weekend. Perfect if you're looking for your standard night out, it's vibrant, lively and always up for a party!
The 'Canary Wharf of the North', Spinningfields is all business by day, but when night-time rolls around it turns into a stylish centre of classy bars and restaurants. A great place to begin your evening with an elegant drink and bite to eat before you head on to one of the other party districts for the bride-to-be's big celebrations!
Manchester is a shopper's paradise and people flock from all over the globe to check out it's incredible range of shops and boutiques. It would be remiss of you and the girls not to spend even just a few hours checking it out for yourselves.
What better place to start than with Affleck's Palace! Quirky, independent, alternative, all things Manchester, this is the place to get that off-the-wall indie look and a great place to spend a few hours.
Location: Church Street, M4 1PW
Located in the swanky area of Spinningfields, The Avenue is the home of all the biggest and best international fashion brands. It really is as luxurious and as amazing as it sounds.
Location: Spinningfields, M3 3FL
intu Trafford Centre
If you're looking for your standard high street names, intu Trafford Centre has them all in one handy complex so you can browse your favourite brands with ease without having to trek up and down a long old road! Also, the building is all sorts of WOW!
Location: Stretford, M17 8AA
Us girls can never have enough sparkle in our lives and if you're looking for some new items to dazzle then you're going to want to head to the fabulous Jewellery Quarter which boasts a wonderful range of spectacular trinkets.
Location: In and around King Street, Exchange Street and St Ann's Square
Similar to the intu Trafford Centre, the Manchester Arndale houses all your favourite brands under one convenient roof! It's also easily accessible by all forms of public transport making it simple to get to. And we're big fans of all things hassle-free!
Location: Market Street, M4 1AZ
Not only a bustling party hub, the Northern Quarter is also home to a wide range of quirky, independent shops and boutiques including fab vintage clothes stores where you can get the stylish look of yesteryear and bring it back to life.
Location: Northern Quarter
Manchester's a big old place if you hadn't of guessed, with many different districts which suit different needs, finding a hotel which ticks all the boxes of location, comfort at the right price can be tough. Why spend hours trawling through the internet looking at hundreds of different hotels when you can let GoHen take all the hassle out of it for you?
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"Book a table? Nah, I'm sure we'll just stumble across somewhere when we're out..." Good luck with that if that's what you choose to do, but from experience we know that's not the best idea in the world. Particularly if there's a fair few of you. It's going to be difficult for restaurants to squeeze you in on short notice, especially during peak season.
Let GoHen take the hassle out of things for you by providing you with pre-paid dining at some of the best restaurants. It's as easy as that, leaving you more time to focus on the important things on a hen do: toasting the bride-to-be.
We can arrange:
- A fab feast at a top restaurant
- Reserved tables
- Order your meals in advance
- Prepaid dining so no messing around with the bill
Whilst you can walk around the specific party/shopping zones, Manchester is a big city so utilising the public transport is a quick and easy way to navigate the urban sprawl. They operate a handy tram system, which is simple enough to negotiate, and there are also frequent buses and trains. You can always hop in a cab although this tends to cost a few extra quid which, let's face it, you could be spending on important things, like cocktails!