The trick to having a memorable hen’s night is be prepared and make your selections in advance. One common recommendation is to center your activities around the hotel you and your friends will be staying at for the wedding.

It can get expensive planning hen’s night activities in the city. If you’re looking to save some money without sacrificing any of the fun, consider making plans about an hour or so from London. This way guests can still easily make it to all events, but you’ll cut some of the expenses – a plus for any bride-to-be.

Hen’s night activities in and around London range from pole dancing and partying to pampering and tea sampling. Hen’s night can be a fun night of pre-nuptial partying, with activities to fit just about every style from mild to wild.



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Hen’s night doesn’t always have to be a wild night. It’s all about matching the activities to your general style and those you plan to invite along for the fun. Cucumber sandwich anyone? A late afternoon tea is a great way to kick off hen’s night activities with a touch of class.

You’ll have to dress up some for this one, but that can be fun too. Most teas include a selection of finger sandwiches and pastries served with a choice of tea or coffee. Set aside at least a few hours so you can relax without feeling rushed.

You’ll find many places to host a tea party in and around London. A slightly rural location only adds to the relaxation factor.

Want to practice your domestic skills in a fun way? Try a cake decorating class or get together for some sushi making or chocolate making. If you’re looking for something a little more elegant, how about some wine tasting with girls?

Wine tasting is a great way to learn something about Europe’s finest wines in a relaxing setting. The tasty samples don’t hurt either. The Wine Tasting Shop, Pied a Terre, The Sampler and Taste Of The Grape are just some of the places in and around London where you and your guests can enjoy some pre-wedding wine sampling.

Looking for a little more relaxation before your hen’s night activities? Consider a visit to a local spa. There’s nothing like a little pre-wedding pampering.


An entertaining hen’s night can be just as fun and frivolous as you want the evening to be. You and your girlfriends can take some burlesque dancing, dirty dancing or even pole dancing lessons to limber up for the night – or just to have a few laughs. Speaking of laughs, plenty of comedy clubs in and around London make a great place to enjoy a hen’s night with some food and laughter.

If you’re on a 2-night hen party weekend, a trip to a comedy club can be a great icebreaker to kick off the weekend. Some of the top comedy clubs in the London area include The Comedy Public House, The Comedy Pub and The Top Secret Comedy Club. Since you’ll be traveling in a group, it’s best to book your comedy club visitahead of time.

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Looking to kick it up a notch? Many male strip clubs in the London area cater to hen’s night parties. Many shows are not only daring, but full of laughs topped off with some drinks and a general upbeat atmosphere designed to kick your hen’s night into high gear.

Other hen’s night ideas include a pub crawl throughout London or the surrounding areas. Many pubs have hen’s night specials. Add a touch of style to your hen’s night activities by hiring a limo for the night or weekend. You’d be surprised at how easy it is to find group rates.

If a pub crawl isn’t your thing, hire a bar on wheels, complete with seating for you and 15 of your friends to leisurely make the rounds in shaded comfort to keep the fun going – rain or shine.

There is no shortage of hen’s night ideas for you and your friends to enjoy a night on the town in and around London. Looking to test your singing skills without auditioning for X-Factor? Try a fun night of karaoke. Take the fun to the water with river boat party cruise.

You have a choice of destinations from London and Sheffield to Southampton and Nottingham. Whether you are partying in Sunbury, Borehamwood, Staines or Saint Albans, you’ll have plenty of hen’s night choices, as long as you plan your itinerary ahead of time – and check your inhibitions at the door.

Sol Hudson the author of “Hen`s night destinations near London” has authored a large number of blog posts on topics ranging from learning to play guitar,┬áto travel and to green living.