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London Hen Party Guide

London Calling!

Few places in the world can offer you a hen weekend like London can, as England’s capital perfectly blends excitement with sophistication! Described as one of the most exciting cities in the world, a London hen party promises to be a thrilling experience that you and your hens will treasure forever!

From Buckingham Palace to the London Eye, the city is jam packed with global landmarks that will definitely be on your Instagram agenda. There’s more to discover here than just landmarks however, as you can grab an afternoon tea that is synonymous with the city, or go shopping through fine shopping centres and districts, not forgetting the wealth of amazing markets to choose from.

As you may imagine, the nightlife scene in London is vast and technicolored, with cocktail bars, nightclubs, comedy clubs and West End musicals all at your beck and call! After retiring from an undoubtedly unforgettable night, you can retire to your amazing accommodation, as there are a wide range of trendy hotels and chic self-catering apartments that will put you up for the weekend.

Sounds intriguing? The London Hen Party Guide will delve into some of the top activities, nightlife and accommodation options, saving you time on planning for a weekend of epic proportions!

London Hen Party Activities

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Home to royal celebrity couple, Kate Middleton and Prince William, London is the perfect destination to add a touch of class to your celebrations! Here are some popular London hen party activities for you girls to ponder over during your party planning!

A great way to spend an afternoon in London is to go shopping in Camden Lock Market! With over a 1000 unique shops, stalls, bars and cafes! The market is surely one of the longest, stretching for miles and selling everything from London keepsakes to designer handbags.

Alternatively, if your hoping to get active before the night out, Dodgeball London combines exercise with fun! Here, you and the girls can enjoy an afternoon dodgeball activity, bringing some healthy competition to the occasion. Prizes will be given to the winners of the tournament, so give it your best effort! To ensure that things don’t get overly competitive, the host will play a wealth of other fun games like jail break, hen dodger and last person standing.

Granted, a trip to London would not be complete without a spot of Afternoon Tea! Then why not treat yourselves to a delightful afternoon tea in one of London City’s many posh districts such as Soho and Knightsbridge. There are also a number of luxury hotels that offer mind boggling afternoon teas, as well as Sketch—one of many dedicated tea rooms in the city. Unlike the others, Sketch is a quirky, 18th century townhouse that transforms into a cocktail bar in the evenings, so you can stay for hours!

Another idea for a fun afternoon is to head to the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, where you and the girls can get your pictures taken with your heroes! These celebs may be made from wax, but the realism of the wax figures is outstanding! Heading here will surely make for fun photos and great memories.

London Hen Night Ideas

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As night descends upon the city, a whole new way of life emerges. The only trouble with celebrating a London hen party is deciding how to fit so many options of entertainment into one or two nights! Below are some of the best venues in the city that you may wish to visit.

Piano Works is London’s only non-stop live music venue! Musicians will take the stage throughout the night and accept requests from audience members, so make sure to recommend your favourite jams! With bar food and cocktails, you can enjoy fine dining as you soak in the atmosphere, noting down your song requests on napkins which will be passed to the musician. What’s more, cocktail masterclasses and choir lessons from the “can’t sing choir” are available, meaning you can make a day of it at the Piano Works!

If you’re looking for great cocktails in the city, the Graffiti Cocktail Bar is a good bet. Sip delicious cocktails at this lively cocktail bar that stays open till late. You can take a cocktail masterclass from the lovely staff or come later in the evening to enjoy the party atmosphere.

If you wish to get the night rolling with a few hearty laughs, you’ll want to check out the 99 Club Leicester Square—voted the best comedy club in the city since 2011! See hilarious performances from familiar faces from TV and alternative stand-up comics on a daily basis. As if that wasn’t enough, you can get great cocktails and food here, as well as package deals which include nightclub entry!

Another option of entertainment that London is famed for is the West End. Head out on a night at the theatre with your girls to one of the city’s top theatres to see some of the best plays and musicals in the world!

If its late night casinos you’re after, Grosvenor Casinos are some of the very best. Open 24 hours a day, this expansive casino has ten gaming tables to choose from, hosting games like blackjack and three card poker. As well as this, you can also play american roulette on the casino floor, and live roulette games on the electronic gaming terminals. If you work up an appetite at the tables, you can get a meal from the bar or the in-house restaurant, as well as a wide selection of drinks and cocktails which are also available here. Lastly, as it is a chain casino, Grosvenor casinos are available widely across the districts of the city, so be sure to look out for them!

As far as nightclubs go, there are two massive venues to consider. The first is Ministry of Sound, the flagship club that never sleeps! Hosting global dance and house music, the famous venue has been going strong since its opening in the 1990s. Fabric is the second suggestion, as this huge 3 space nightclub hosts both resident and guest DJs which play drum and bass, dubstep, house and techno music.

London Hen Party Accommodation

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When choosing a place to stay in London, the vastness of great options can be overwhelming. With that said, here are a few choice recommendations that are not too pricey, whilst maintaining style and comfort.

The Clarendon Serviced Apartments are a self catering option which are perfect for groups. Set in a Victorian-era brick structure on a leafy street in Kew, the streamlined studios offer cosy twin rooms, kitchens, big living areas, washer/dryers, high-speed Internet and satellite TV. What’s more, these unfussy apartments lie just 3 minutes from a tube station, meaning you can get into the city centre in just minutes.

As far as hotels are concerned, there are few notable mentions. If you and the girls are willing to live the life of luxury, the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences will do the trick. This all-suite 5 star hotel boasts plush suites with urban chic-decor, Nespresso coffeemakers, washer/dryers and WiFi access. Some rooms even have fireplaces and 3D TVs!

Alternatively, if you’re not wishing to spend too much on accommodation, the citizenM Tower of London Hotel has trendy and colourful lodgings providing flat-screen TVs in the rooms, as well as a lounge and upscaled bar in house. However, If you’re trying to stick to a budget, the Qbic Hotel London City is a 3 star hotel is a worthy option, as it offers futuristic and stylish rooms with free WiFi and a lounge/bar in-house.

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So there you have it! That’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as London is concerned, as you could never hope to cover all the amazing accommodation, notorious nightlife and adrenaline-pumping activity options available to you!