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Leeds Hen Party Guide

Leeds is without a doubt, one of the hottest hen party spots in Britain! This city has it all; shopping districts, food and nightlife venues as well as an abundance of hen party day activities! For shopping, the “Knight’s bridge of the North” is the best spot, as it is the central hub for retail therapy in the city. What's more, there are a number of outdoor pursuits available in the surrounding Yorkshire countryside, leaving you with opportunities for fun on your hen party no matter where you look.

There are also a wide range of accommodation options in Leeds, as you can choose between top drawer and budget, self-catering houses and apartments, as well as student accommodation available in the vicinity od the student campuses.  

As for food and nightlife, there are a multitude of bars and nightclubs to choose from due to massive student population, which means that you will most likely be able to organise your nightlife in terms of how practical it is with respects to your accommodation. 

Leeds Hen Party Activities

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There are a wide array of hen party activities to avail of during your hen weekend in Leeds. For starters, Carlton Towers have terrific baking classes for you and your girls to enjoy. Have an amazing time whilst learning something new with baking classes with Selassi, who finished fourth in the recent series of The Great British Bakeoff. Also on offer at Carlton Towers are exciting activities such as Clay Pigeon Shooting, where you and your girls can try your arm at using air rifles! That's not all, as you can also drive 4x4's at this Yorkshire estate!

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Sometimes, hen groups would prefer to turn their brain off for a while. The Brambley Baths is the perfect place for this, as the last Edwardian public bathhouse in Leeds. You can unwind in the Russian steam rooms here, as well as go swimming in the 25-metre pool or make use of the gym facilities if you want to get more active.

After these exciting activities, you can catch your breath and recharge your batteries with some retail therapy! Dubbed the “Knight’s bridge of the north” is a shopping centre that is a high street hub, with hundreds of shops being the “mecca” for shopping in the city of Leeds. You can also browse many shops and boutiques at Victoria Quarters or the giant shopping area of Trinity Leeds. Your wallets are sure to be much lighter by the time you hens have finished!

To top it all off, there are many cultural attractions here that are worth a look at. One such cultural attraction is the boat tours, where you and the girls can usher in the celebrations with a bottle of Prosecco as you roll through down the Leeds canal.

Another attraction is the splendid 18th century mansion, Temple Newsam. Here, you can explore the vast 100 acres of exquisitely kept gardens and witness the many charming fetes and fairs that take place here. As a suggestion, why not bring along a posh picnic to enjoy on the lawn in amazing Victorian surroundings? No matter what you’re looking for to populate your break in Leeds; there’s something here to make any experience special!

Leeds Hen Night Ideas

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Due to Leeds having the fourth largest student population in England, the city boasts an impressive nightlife scene, with hundreds of bars and over 30 nightclubs.

Fine dining is also in wide abundance in the city of Leeds, as you can find a vast array of cuisines from across the world. The compact city centre has a range of eateries all jam-packed together—meaning you can definitely find something to meet the demands of your taste buds (and budget!).

After your meal, you can head to some of Leeds many wonderful bars to kickoff the celebrations. You can enjoy a few cocktails in the city’s trendy Call Lane district, or check out some hip wine bars along the river promenade. As well as cocktails, these bars provide excellent music, with live entertainment helping your hens to get into the party mood before heading deep into the Leeds nightclub underworld to party until dawn. Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen is one such example, as a spot with music, film, art and food and a trendy indie venue.

If you’re looking for nightclubs in Leeds, you can try a number of underground venues that attract A-list DJs from around the world. One such example is Wire, which is a basement club that attracts DJs from the indie, rock and alternative dance worlds. Similar to this is the Mint Warehouse, which is a dance music club that boasts three rooms and an outdoor terrace. Alternatively, The Faversham is something different that is great for groups, as it is a cross between a bar, club and private hire venue complete with outdoor conservatory. At the Faversham, you and your girls can enjoy your meal and drinks in an intimate outdoor lounge.

Elsewhere, there are a number of amazing theatres you could visit on your hen night. Get dressed up with your girls and head to the jaw-dropping Grand Theatre, which has been open since 1878 and has been entertaining audiences with live performances of musicals, stand-up comedy, opera, drama and ballet!

Leeds Hen Party Accommodation

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There are many options when choosing where to stay in Leeds. The first option is to go for self catering apartments, which are cheaper than hotels and are centrally located. There are also self catering houses, complete with parking spaces in case your driving to Leeds.

Carlton Towers are another option, as this amazing estate has more to offer than just fun hen party activities. With sixteen luxurious bedrooms, a 3-bed cottage within the grounds and a 1-bed apartment in the Coach House, you can make your stay at Carlton Towers stick to your set budget.

Perhaps you’d prefer the hotel experience for a Leeds hen party. No worries, as there are a wide range of quality hotels that are situated in advantageous locations. Ranging from luxury to budget, you have free license to pick the hotel that suits your budget best. As an added tip, there are hotels close to the airport, which would relieve the stress of trying to organise the girls to make sure you make your flight on time.

For more information on where to stay in Leeds, check out visitleeds.co.uk.

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With all these exciting activities both day and night, alongside top accommodation—Leeds is a terrific location that will deliver on your hen weekend.