London has everything you need for a brilliant hen party, it’s just knowing where to start that’s the problem!
As lockdown begins to ease here in London, many brides are starting to look forward to their wedding day after having to put it on hold for so long. However, due to ever-changing travel restrictions, it’s likely that your plans of a hen party in Ibiza may have been scrapped. Which is why we’ve rounded up our favourite hen party ideas in London. From relaxing spa days and dance classes, to boozy bottomless brunches and sporty stuff, here’s everything you can realistically consider doing to celebrate post-lockdown with your bridesmaids.
What to Do For a Hen Party in London
As much as we’d all love to simply book a table at a good cocktail bar and never leave, a memorable hen party in London involves some fun activities. There’s the traditional life drawing and dance class, but we’ve found you some hen party ideas that are a little bit different.
From a giant UV ball pit through to mega bottomless brunches, if you’ve not been to Ballie Ballerson, what have you been doing on your hen do? Head over to their incredible Shoreditch venue for retro sweetie cocktails and tasty pizzas.
Karaoke at Lucky Voice or EPOC
A hen party favourite, and for good reason, who doesn’t love a bit of karaoke? Lucky Voice has outposts in Holborn, Soho and Islington, with a free round of shots when you book a hen party, while Karaoke EPOC is a quirky alternative to chain bars and has been called one of Soho’s best kept secrets. Keep your eyes peeled for reopening dates.
A Champagne Visit to the London Eye
Climb into one of the capsules on the London Eye with a glass of Champagne, wine tasting or a chocolate experience to complement the views from £41pp. Or – if you really want to go wild and get some great pics – book a private capsule for up to 25 guests, with prices starting at £625 for a 30-minute rotation.
The Greatest Brunch
Take your bride to an exhibition of biological rarities, also known as The Greatest Brunch this November. Expect live performances from West End singers, dancers and cabaret acts, immersive characters and an epic feast complete with bottomless booze.
Take a Chocolate Masterclass
A must for chocoholics. MyChocolate run a domestic goddess chocolate-making hen party where you’ll be tasked with whipping up your own truffles and going wild with your decorations. You get to take home a big goody bag too. Did we mention calories don’t count on a hen do? It’s £40pp for two hours of chocolate deliciousness.
Make Yourself Some New Jewellery
Music, nibbles, bubbles and the chance to make some jewellery with the experts at Tatty Devine at their Brick Lane store – we can’t think of a better hen for a crafty bride. If you’re a magpie for anything shiny, you’ll get the chance to make either a necklace or bracelet in the two-hour session. Packages start at £50 each for 8-10 guests.
A Classic Spa Day
Indulge in some pre-wedding pampering with a hen party spa day in London. Providing all goes well, London spas should be opening soon, so you can relax with your fellow hens, and treat the bride-to-be to a luxurious beauty treatment or massage ahead of her wedding. Head to spabreaks.com to see an amazing selection of the best hen spa days and breaks.
Captain a Hot Tub or BBQ Boat
After a really unique hen party experience in London? You can hire a hot tub boat to sail down a London canal! It’s ideal for autumn and winter as the water’s set to a toasty 38 degrees. If a long soak isn’t your thing, you can also hire BBQ boats where you’ll be able to sail along in a circular boat with a real, live grill in the middle. And it starts from only £15pp.
Head to Magic Mike Live!
Not to everyone’s taste but if your hen has a naughty streak and can’t do without a willy straw in hand, there’s nothing better than Magic Mike. This live version of the Channing Tatum film is sexy, raunchy and a damn good time. Pretend you’re there to admire their acrobatic skills if you must, but get yourself a ticket.
Junkyard Golf Club
Who doesn’t love a bit of crazy golf? Unleash your competitive side at Junkyard Golf Club, with four separate nine-hole crazy golf courses utilising everything from old bathtubs to fairground rides. There are several group packages to choose from, so you can take your pick of the courses, cocktails and food you all want during your visit. Head to junkyardgolfclub.co.uk to plan your visit.