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Newcastle isn't just the party capital of the north, it's one of Europe's great party cities. Newcastle hen weekends offer amazing bars, high-quality clubs, Michelin starred restaurants and most importantly... Fun!

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"...So glad I booked my hen weekend with GoHen. The company made the whole process so easy and fuss free. Lots of fab activities to choose from, the cocktail mixing and cabaret show were great fun!..."

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8 Hottest Newcastle Hen Do Ideas

  1. Cocktail Mixing - Learn to mix (and taste) classic party cocktails. Cheers!
  2. Inflatable Games - Like taking part in your very own giant TV gameshow.
  3. Party Cruise - Party on the River Tyne with live DJs, a bar and more.
  4. Bubble Mayhen - Possibly the craziest hen weekend games ever invented!
  5. Escape Room - You'll need brainpower and teamwork to best the Escape Room!
  6. Pamper Party - Slow down, relax and treat the bride to some special 'me time'.
  7. Geordie Games - Hilarious and crazy hen games with a giant Geordie twist.
  8. Life Drawing - "Well hello!" Hunky naked male model and cheeky hen laughs.

A Guide To Your Newcastle Hen Weekend

Star Bars

Pleased to Meet You - We're sure you'll be pleased to meet this bar as well, with one of Newcastle's most delicious menus, an incredible selection of cocktails and a mouth-watering range of wines.
No. 28 - This trendy watering hole is a gorgeous spot to get the evening started with stylish brickwork surrounds, and be honest, when was the last time you sipped a cocktail in a bar with a Dalek in the corner?
As You Like It - Walking into Jesmond's 'As You Like It' is like Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole. Here you'll find a wonderland of cocktails and delicious appetizers in designer interiors with vines crawling up and down the walls.
Madame Koo - Luxurious, stylish and simply stunning. All words that describe the classy Madame Koo bar with its low-lit oriental feel and fashionable clientele letting loose every Friday night.

Best Bites

Babucho - With a fabulous location in the heart of the Quayside, this beautiful brasserie has a delicious menu to dabble in and once the evening's in full swing there are more cocktails than Cheryl [insert current second name here] has had husbands.
COOP Chicken House - After a late night on the 'Toon, lunch at COOP Chicken House can ease away any stubborn hangovers with juicy and tender chicken cooked to perfection over a fire pit. Now that's how it's done!

Sights & Sounds

Sights - You can't come to Newcastle without taking a hen party selfie in front of the iconic Tyne Bridge (and, yes, it's famous for more reasons than appearing on Geordie Shore). And don't worry, you don't have to go on The Great North Run to witness the majestic Angel of the North. This landmark is absolutely amazing and it really does look bigger up close!  

Sounds - To let your hair down and get those dancing feet moving head to Digital Nightclub where you'll find Newcastle's top DJs spinning the decks and a party loving-crowd who go until the early hours of the morning. Or you can enter the infamous House of Smith with some of the 'Toon's biggest parties and luxury surrounds for the bride's last weekend as a single lady.

In the Diary

April - Gateshead Beer & Music Festival. Dance along to the sounds of Newcastle's talented local bands with a cheeky pint of beer in hand.
August - SummerTyne Americana Festival. It's a Party in The USA as this amazing festival brings the best of America to the banks of the River Tyne.
June - Jesterval. The North East's biggest comedy festival with up and coming acts as well as funny faces from your television screen.
Octoberfest - Oktoberfest. Newcastle goes totally Bavarian as Oktoberfest takes over Times Square. Just remember to pack your lederhosen!

Top of the Shops

Vintage at Number 18 - This fantastic vintage bridal shop is well worth a visit. They breathe real artistry into the elegant styles and fashions they lovingly bring back to life. At GoHen we're big fans.
Metro Centre - One of the UK's largest shopping centres, you'll find all your favourite high street brands, bars, cafes and pretty shiny things to suit any shopping magpies.
Vintage Fair - Find fabulous vintage and retro stylings at Newcastle's Affordable Vintage Fair. An eclectic mix of classic designs will all be on display from a range of sellers and collectors.

Girls About Town - Getting around Newcastle...

The quickest and easiest way to get around Newcastle is the Metro underground train system. You can check out destinations and timetables at Nexus.org.
Or if you're feeling active you can hire bikes from the lovely folks at The Cycle Hub.

Hen Days

“Ask not what your hen party can do for you but what you can do for your hen party...” And with over 60 fantastic activities to choose from, there's plenty of fantastic fun to create a truly memorable weekend. Dance Classes, Life Drawing, Cocktail Mixing, and the hilarious I'm a bride-To-Be Get Me Out Of Here. See more hen-tastic options...

Hen Nights

Without a doubt, Newcastle is one of the UK's biggest party cities. Award-winning clubs, bars and restaurants will be the backdrop to your fantastic Newcastle hen weekend. Whether you want to take a Party Cruise, enjoy a Male Strip Show, step aboard the Boogie Bus or arrange hassle-free, Guest List Nightclub Entry there is no end to the fun and laughter in store. Read more...

Nightlife
The Bigg Market

The Bigg Market is a BIG place to start our rundown of Newcastle hen do nightlife. If you're looking for a high-end, sophisticated, stylish night on the town we'd probably give this a swerve. But if you're looking for somewhere cheap that really pops off, this is the place. The Bigg Market is what it is and doesn't pretend to be otherwise. You can keep your snobbery and your pretention, Bigg Market gets down and dirty and just loves a proper good party.

Location: NE1 1UN

The Diamond Strip

The Diamond Strip is where the Geordie Shore crowd come to hangout and you can see why! Unlike the Bigg Market, this place is all about class. Home to some of the trendiest bars and clubs about, it'll cost you a little more, but it's certainly worth the extra expense. If the bride-to-be is a fan of her cocktails, her upmarket drinking haunts and a spot of celeb spotting, the Diamond Strip is the place to bring her on your fabulous Newcastle hen weekend.

Location: In and around Collingwood Street

The Gate

Set in one convenient complex, The Gate is a big hitter with hen parties due to its great selection of bars and clubs within dancing distance of each other. They're all housed under one roof, too, meaning you won't have to queue up in the infamous, northern weather. With a fab array of bars, clubs and even casinos, you and the girls will be able to keep the party pumping until the early hours of the morning.

Location: Newgate Street, NE1 4XQ

Ouseburn Valley

A fabulous place to soak up the summer sun and top up those tans before you head out for the bride's big night out, Ouseburn Valley plays host to a great range of pubs and bars where you can sit and kick back in style. You could easily lose yourselves here on an evening with a load of great cocktail joints and clubs to suit all tastes and styles. Something for everyone, this is a real crowd pleaser, particularly if you have a group with a bigger age range.

Location: In and around Lime Street

Quayside

Another favourite with stag and hens, the Quayside is chocked full of trendy bars and clubs and is up there for the best night out in the city. Yes, ladies, it's that good! What's a hen weekend without a few delicious cocktails in a sophisticated bar?! Another spot where you're guaranteed to find something to cater for everyone in your group, you'll certainly be on to a winner here. An extra special occasion deserves an extra special location.

Location: On the banks of the Tyne, in and around Tyne Bridge.

Shopaholics
intu Eldon Square

One of two shopping complexes in Newcastle which boast a whole host of international and high street brands. A fantastic shopping experience, you'll have everything you could want and more all under one handy roof.

Location: Percy Street, NE1 7JB

Fenwick

Home to all your high-end, designer brands Fenwick is the place to hit up if you and the girls are looking for that jaw-dropping outfit for your sophisticated night in the Toon. They also have some posh nosh eateries and cafes to keep your energy levels up!

Location: Northumberland Street, NE1 7AS

intu Metrocentre

Sister store of Eldon Square, located on the south side of the river, the intu Metrocentre is one of the biggest shopping malls in the UK with more than 370 shops for you to browse. Even for the most seasoned shopaholic, that's an awful lot to try and get through.

Location: Metrocentre, NE11 9YG

Hotels

Don't waste valuable hen do planning time faffing about trying to find hotels that, A) accept hen parties, B) meet all your specs and, C) are in a great location. Here at GoHen we've done all the legwork for you, so you don't need to fret, trawling the internet to try and find that perfect pad for your Newcastle hen party getaway. Check out our top picks below.

Check out our full list of Newcastle accommodation options here...

Restaurants

Imagine not booking up dinner in advance and then walking around for hours trying to find a restaurant that'll cater for your group of seventeen. It happens more than you think, ladies. From our experience it pays to sort your dinner plans in advance, so you don't get caught out.

At GoHen we can arrange everything ahead of time for you so you can have one less thing to worry about and get back to thinking about how you're going to give the bride that amazing send-off she'll never forget.

We can sort:

  • A fab restaurant for you
  • Reserved tables
  • Pre-ordered grub
  • Pre-paid dining so you don't have to faff about with the bill

Speak to a member of our friendly team for more details about arranging that fab hen trip to the Toon.

Transport

Without a doubt the best way to get about this great city is by their incredibly easy Metro train system. Cheap, easy to navigate and frequent, the trains are a doddle, so you'll be able to bounce about Newcastle in a cost-effective, hassle-free manner. There are also a host of buses and taxis if you're going shorter distances.

Reasons to Visit Newcastle for your hen do
  1. 1. Fenwick's, the largest shopping complex in the UK
  2. 2. With more than 175 pubs and bars you'll have an unforgettable hen night
  3. 3. The Castle Keep, with its striking forts and walls
  4. 4. China Town, with its great restaurants and quirky shops
  5. 5. The high student population means incredible nightlife!
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It's time for a hen do in Newcastle!

Newcastle has some of the best nightlife in the country with a number of the biggest, hottest clubs, huge shopping complexes and a colossal range of activities to fill your days in the Toon. Newcastle is one of the best value cities around, making it a top pick for ladies looking for a top hen party experience!

Why: reasons to celebrate in Newcastle

We love Newcastle for a hen party - if you're hoping for a really fantastic, energetic weekend, there's no bigger party city in the UK! It's renowned for its phenomenal nightlife, and has 100s of bars and pubs to choose from. It's also a hub of culture, with a rich history of music, theatre, art and sport. It's got some spectacular sights and landmarks too, and an incredibly welcoming populace just waiting to help you get the party started! Newcastle hen weekends are famed for their incredible range of activities, excellent shopping, and extraordinary nightlife.

What: planning your hen do in Newcastle

Newcastle's got plenty to offer, with a selection of internationally acclaimed sights, and an amazing range of things to fill your days up with. If you want a bit more, we've got over 50 different activities running in Newcastle for you to enjoy - more than enough to fill your weekend to the brim! Sessions like chocolate making or cocktail mixing get all the girls involved and with dance sessions too it's a full day of laughs for the group - with some time left to hit the shops in between too! Newcastle's fantastic nightlife has something for everyone too, whether you're after a big night at a glitzy nightclub or an intimate night at a cosy bar. No matter where you end up, if you stay in and around the city centre you're in for a great time, but why not start the party with some top quality entertainment first? We've got cabaret, comedy, cruises and casinos - as well as a whole lot more! If you're looking for a weekend packed with great hen party ideas, lively people and an exceptional nightlife, Newcastle is one of the very best hen destinations the UK has to offer!

Shop: Newcastle shopping areas & recommendations

Newcastle's a fantastic place for a spot of shopping - the great mix of independent boutiques, high street staples, and red-hot designers makes it a veritable shoppers paradise! Northumberland Street is often likened to London's Oxford Street, home to the Fenwick department store, as well as other high street retailers and Eldon Square. The Metro Centre is Europe's largest shopping centre, so if you want a full day of retail, this is ideal. Old George Yard has designer and vintage clothes shops. And if you like supporting local business, you can't beat Grainger Market, a historical shopping experience which has stalls selling a remarkable array of products.

How: Getting to Newcastle?

There are three long distance train operators in Newcastle, so whether you're coming from south or north England, you should be able to find a train line running. Rails run to London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and York, amongst others, as well as local stations. If you're coming in from the South, and considering driving, the A1 runs much of the way, and those on Scotland's east coast can follow it down. There's plenty of parking in the city centre, but check with your hotel or accommodation and see what they offer to avoid paying out on meters. It's also possible to get coaches from several different cities, and these can often be very cheap for large groups if booked in advance.

Stay: Choosing your Newcastle accommodation

As the best nightlife, activities and shopping can be found around Newcastle's city centre, you and the girls will want to be close to the action, so we've got fantastic value, centrally located hotels and apartments for you. Acting as a great base for your Newcastle hen do, our 2 and 3 star hotels are a great, simple place to stay at great value, or how about pushing the boat out and staying at one of our Newcastle 4 star hotels? Alternatively if you fancy your own space, our central apartments are modern, spacious and the perfect hen choice! See our Newcastle hen party houses.

Party: Where to head after dark

Head to Stowell Street and Market Street for great bars and clubs, or try New Bride Street for a fresh night scene close to the Laing Art Gallery. No matter where you end up, if you stay in and around the city centre you're in for a great time, and why not set the pace for a fantastic time with some top quality entertainment? We've got saucy male strip shows, hilarious comedy clubs and show-stopping cabaret to kick-start the perfect hen night, just check out our Newcastle entertainment page for a great range of ideas! The friendly, charming, charismatic, and welcoming atmosphere that the city creates combines with the exciting range of entertainment available all year round.

When: The best times to visit Newcastle

With a selection of both one-off and annual events, Newcastle really is lively all year round. The city has a fantastic range of theatres, cinemas and music venues, as well as a host of festivals to keep hens entertained. The Tyneside Irish Festival in October will get you all raising a Guinness to the city, and in Summer there's the !VAMOS! Festival, which celebrates the cities Spanish inhabitants. The SummerTyne Americana Festival brings music to the city in July, too. As for the Great North Run, you may not be running in it, but the atmosphere will make you feel fitter and healthier anyway! As well as that, our activities will keep you busy all year through, with afternoon tea or ringos on the beach in summer, and wine tasting and pizza making to keep you warm in winter. See the full range of excellent activities here.

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