The wedding season is upon us and you’ve been landed the big job of organising the hen do. Feeling the pressure to organise the most unique hen party EVER? Don’t worry, you’re covered. Here are the top 5 locations for your UK hen party, based on stats and customer feedback from the biggest hen party provider in Europe.
The best hen do destinations in the UK
According to Chillisauce, Brighton was the most popular hen party destination of 2016 - in the whole of Europe! And we can see why. A favourite for Nude Life’s hen groups too, Brighton is only an hours train ride away from London. Although, it can feel a world away as you wander this liberal and colorful city.
Spend a day by the sea or on the pier then stop by the cobbled lanes for some boutique shopping. Or, you can always jump on the Brighton i360. The pod is taller than the Eiffel Tower and will give you panoramic views for over 100 miles while you sip champagne and eat canapes.
For Brighton nightlife, you can divide the city into north and south lanes, where most of the magic happens. Everything is in walking distance, from the popular bars Tempest Inn to No 32. If you want to take in some more of that bracing sea air, you can have a drink at places like Coalition and Shoosh on the seafront (we would definitely recommend this is the weather is nice!). Then for the party animals in the group, clubs such as Patterns and Funfair are great to throw some shapes in this liberal loving city.
If partying is not what you are looking for, then soak up the sea air and visit Brighton’s big screen for the UK’s largest open-air beachfront cinema. Or, head out into the downs for more outdoors like activities!
Bournemouth is somewhat a stag and hen do superstar in 2017. It was the most popular stag and hen destination in the UK in 2016! The relaxing coastal town is suitable for every type of hen. Enjoy a relaxing strolling the sandy beaches with your fish and chips, sip champagne at one of the classy bars on offer, or, take advantage of Bournemouth’s seaside location and enjoy watersports such as water ski, wakeboarding, canoeing or kayaking.
Once that’s finished and you’re done soaking in the coastal vibes, the town doesn’t disappoint either. Areas like the Golden Triangle hold a plethora of drinking holes, enough to satisfy any number of parched party groups. The beach polo is also held every July – basically Ascot on sand and it’s great to be around when it’s happening. Don’t forget the after parties either.
So if you’re looking for golden sands, a massive variety of activities, nightlife and restaurants with the surprising benefit of being in the UK, Bournemouth is a top shout.
For an unforgettable night (that’s if you don’t consume too many sambucas), hit the toon Geordie Shore style. Experience the renowned Geordie nightlife with some of the best bars in the country.
You can enjoy a meal and drinks at the Quayside overlooking the river and it’s 3 bridges, or flash it out over towards the Diamond Stripp. We're partial to a night in House of Smith too. But if you’re up for a party night without having to worry too much about dress codes, then Bigg Market in the city centre is always a good shout. S
Sip champagne on an exclusive River Boat party cruise or to start your evening being served by a butler in the buff, or, why not combine the two and get the naked butler on the boat?! Food for thought anyway.
The selection of different areas, nightlife, affordable prices and the buzzing atmosphere make Newcastle a top place for a hen weekend away. It is often voted best place in the country for a night out so it’s the perfect place for your hens last weekend of freedom.
With friendly and down-to-earth vibes, combined with its reputation as the party capital of Wales, Cardiff guarantees a crazy weekend away. The accommodating capital is set to soar this year according to Chillisauce. With the city particularly coming to life during the throes of rugby season and the 6 nations tournament.
If your hen party is taking place in the summer, Cardiff Bay has a plethora of restaurants and bars. They all open out onto the streets so you can enjoy that rarest of things, the British summertime.
The great thing about Cardiff is it’s a compact city - almost all the top spots are within walking distance of each other which is great news for hens.
If you're looking for daytime activities to fill your hen party weekend, go shopping or take part in adventurous activities such as white water rafting, gorge walking or coasteering. Or there is always a life drawing class with Nude Life!
Known for its vibrant street art and underground music scenes, trendy Bristol is also regarded as the unofficial capital of the South West. Whether you're practising the local dialect, supping on a cider, sauntering along the harbourside or checking out some of the hottest bars and clubs around, you’ll have a blast.
One of our favourite hen party activities is jumping on the booze cruise along the dockside. It finishes at all the bars on the harbourside, so you girls can step off and go party! Additionally, if karaoke was your thing and you love cheesy music - Bristol is home to Popworld!
Here is a great tip if you wanted your hen party to be that extra special. Split your hen party weekend up and spend Friday through to Saturday day at the UK’s most elegant city, Bath. Here, you can take in the stunning architecture, the Roman Baths and there are amazing spa’s for hens. Saturday you can pop to Bristol for a classy meal and hit the town!
This is just a snippet of the information we have available for the top hen party locations in the UK. Do not hesitate to contact us for any more information on destinations or booking a life drawing class in one of the locations above!