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Birmingham Hen Party Guide

The City of Birmingham is nicknamed the “Second City” due to having the largest city population outside of London. Based in the West Midlands and standing on the river Rea, this historic city has numerous points of interest that will get hen party goers excited. Most notably, the shopping district in the city is extensive, with hours of browsing through the hundreds of shops to be had. The entertainment scene in the city is another huge facts as to why you’ll love it here, as there is everything from historic cinemas and comedy clubs to grand theatres.

As far as nightlife in the city goes, there are numerous options. From historic and charming pubs to huge multi level nightclubs, you have the luxury of picking a venue that suits the hen night of your dreams. Finally, accommodation in the city is both stylish and centrally located, meaning you can stack your weekend full of activities with little travel time.

That’s not all however, as this guide will help to educate you on why you might want to go for a Birmingham hen party!

Birmingham Hen Party Activities

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One of the biggest attractions to the city is definitely Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Home to more than 500 businesses—ranging from big-name retailers to small. You and the girls can enjoy a few hours of some well deserved retail therapy at one of the top shopping sports in the English Midlands.

For those looking to get active on their hen weekend, head to Field Sport UK in Leicester, about a 35 minute drive from the city. This award winning activity centre offer a wide range of thrilling activities and packages. Specialising in shooting activities, your girl gang will get to experience the rush of shooting rifles and firing arrows!

The first activity you can try is Clay Pigeon Shooting, an olympic sport that entails shooting a disc out of the air before it hits the ground. The second to try is Air Rifle shooting, where you will be acquainted with high-powered rifles and attempt to shoot targets on the range. If you see yourself as more of a sharpshooter however, you’ll love Air Pistol shooting. Instead of the Air Rifle, you will be armed with an air pistol and try to shoot targets on the range—Police academy style! Finally, Archery is one of the most exhilarating activities of all! Using a bow, you will try to hit the bullseye by loosing arrows at the target—channeling your inner Catniss Everdeen all the while.

After all that shooting, the girls will have built up a pretty decent appetite. That being said, there are dining options at Field Sport UK, including Afternoon Tea. This will give you the chance to restore civility to proceedings after a day jam-packed with bullets and mayhem.

Another option to help seize the day could be catching a matinee performance at The Electric Cinema in Southside. This is the UK’s oldest working cinema, first showing shorts in Station Street in 1909! This intimate and historical art house cinema has matinee’s and evening showings of nothing but the best films on offer. As a licensed venue, The Electric Cinema serves alcohol that strive to achieve a relaxed adult environment—so no fears of kids running around and making noise during the movie! What’s more, they have luxury sofas in the front and back rows of the theatre, most of which are kept vacant for large parties!

Birmingham Hen Night Ideas

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To sample some of the fantastic nightlife available in Birmingham, you’ll have to first begin be trying some fine dining at a number of notable establishments. The first place you could try is Purnells, the restaurant owned by celebrity chef Glyn Purnell. This chic and light filled venue has an innovative and impressive British menu, with an in-house bar where you can get some pre-drinks in before heading out on the town.

Another option is Simpson’s Restaurant, which serves inventive British cuisine in a Georgian dining room, as well as great cocktails in the conservatory and terrace that are great for groups. Alternatively if there are vegans in your midst, you may want to try the Warehouse Cafe—as they serve organic vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Once you’ve had your fill at the dining option of your choosing, your ready to hit the town. As its the hen night though, surely you and the girls should travel in style? For luxury limos, Home James Limos are the place to book! Rock up to your nightlife venue like celebrities, making use of discounted offers through HenorStag. It’s not just about turning up in style, but travelling with it too! These luxury limos have karaoke, laser lights, free bubbly and sound systems that will make you want to keep driving around for hours! What’s more, there are multiple lavish limos to choose from, including a pink, white and Bentley limo, as well as a monstrous Hummer!

When getting out of the limo, there are a few pubs you might want to have stopped at. A truly historic pub to consider is The Old Crown Pub, one of the oldest buildings still standing in Birmingham! This pub is steeped in history that can be traced back as far as 1368, boding for drinks leading to a historic Birmingham hen party.

Another option for pubs in the city is the Prince Of Wales, a classic front bar that is great for cocktails in the lounge, as well as having their very own wine shed in the garden.

For a pub that could be a one-stop hen party destination, The Rose Villa Tavern may be of interest to you. As a pub by day, club by night, the Rose Villa Tavern is a stalwart of Birmingham's nightlife scene. What’s more, its based in the Jewellery Quarter of the city, meaning its a short trip from the shops to the pub!

However, if its the biggest nightclub in Birmingham you’re after, then PRYZM Birmingham is the destination for you. With both home-grown and international DJs playing trance, RnB, hip hop and mash up across 4 vast rooms, this massive club will surely suit your tastes.

For an alternative evening of entertainment away from the nightclubs, why not catch an evening showing at the Birmingham Hippodrome? With top musicals, pantomime and ballet performances from world renowned theatre groups, you and your girls will be thoroughly entertained by whatever you choose to go for.

As well as this, the Birmingham Hippodrome also attract some of the best stand-up comedians, including Dara O’Briain and Jon Richarson! Booking well in advance is essential here, and if you don’t want to commit to a set time due to having a packed schedule, you can still get your fill of laughs at The Glee. This intimate comedy & music venue is on every Thursday to Saturday night, hosting world famous comedians such as Michael McIntyre and Jimmy Carr—not to mention global megastars like Adele and Mumford & Sons!

Birmingham Hen Party Accommodation

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When staying in Birmingham, Staying Cool Serviced Apartments have fantastic self catering apartments. Housed in the high-rise Rotunda, they offer modern apartments for those wishing to stay in Birmingham city centre. With open-plan living spaces, full kitchens and washer/dryers, plus free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs—Staying Cool Serviced Apartments have it all.

If you would prefer to stay in a hotel, you could stay at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Birmingham. With contemporary rooms blessed with city views, these lavish guestrooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemaking facilities. What’s more, they also have in-house Spa facilities, a British bistro and a cosy pub that will make you want to spend most of your weekend inside.

For a historic hotel, The Edgbaston Hotel established in 1847 is a worthy choice. The elegant rooms on offer feature art deco-inspired decor, as well as Victorian-style free-standing bathtubs in the rooms and all the amenities you could wish for.

Image Credits: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter | Trip Advisor | Birmingham Mail

Considering all that Birmingham have to offer, from exciting hen party activities to terrific dining and nightlife options—a hen party here will really set the bar!