Toast to the Bride: 19 Spectacular Hen Do Ideas in London

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Toast to the Bride: 19 Spectacular Hen Do Ideas in London
Written by: Jaya Ramchurn
April 12, 2024
14 mins read

Hey there, party planner! Ready to make your bestie’s hen do in London an absolute blast? London offers a treasure trove of hen do possibilities. From quirky restaurants to chic bars and offbeat venues, the options are endless, ensuring your bride-to-be has the time of her life! Whether you’re leaning towards luxurious hen activities or a timeless bottomless brunch affair, our curated list of the top 19 hen do ideas in London has you covered. Dive in and discover one-of-a-kind experiences that match the uniqueness of your guest of honour!

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Unique Hen Party Ideas in London

London is the ultimate playground for super fun hen parties! Host a bottomless brunch at a whimsical ping pong parlour, master burlesque moves, or savour a private dining soirée with a gourmet chef. The list of options for crazy, unique experiences stretches as long as the Thames River itself! Check out our hen do activities for an epic party!

🥂 1. Bottomless Brunch Bash

Ah, the timeless classic – the bottomless brunch! Well, a bottomless brunch is like a time machine back to when fun had no worries about tomorrow!

For a memorable party that’s as unique as the future bride, head to the Ping Pong Parlour in Stratford aka the ultimate hen-do haven. 

It’s more than just a ping pong playground with the Game Masters hosting beer pong, competitions, and training sessions! You can even hire a private bar upstairs for casual ping pong play with your girls and delicious Neapolitan-style pizza!
Bottoms up!

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Don’t miss your chance for a memorable hen do party at the Ping Pong Parlour with beer pong and delicious pizza! | Ping Pong Parlour, Stratford

🧘 2. Pilates Session

If your fitness-loving girl is up for the challenge, this one’s a winner! 

Sculpt stronger muscles, enhance flexibility, and give the bride-to-be that extra bridal glow. No more wedding dress dread! 
Pilates is not just about physical gains but also promises improved posture and an overall sense of well-being. Hire a top-notch spot like The Aquilla Health and Fitness Centre for private sessions!

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Located in South Kensington, the Aquilla Health and Fitness is ideal for a private fitness session with your girls at any time of the year! | Aquilla Health and Fitness, Kensington

🕺🏼 3. Dance Class

Ready to break a sweat and break it down? How about a dance class in London? 

If the bride’s dreaming of rocking Bollywood, K-pop, or belly dancing moves, why not join the dance party and show off your groovy skills together?

London’s bursting with dance class options! Make it extra special by capturing your epic dance-off on video for a souvenir for the years to come! Bonus points for coordinating outfits in the same colour!

If you need some guidance, check out the best dance classes for your group right here!

🪓 4. Axe Axe Baby

If you’re searching for a truly unique experience for the guest of honour, consider axe throwing! Just make sure that she’s someone who would enjoy such an adrenaline-packed activity. 

Getting married is a huge step in one’s life and can be quite stressful. While you can’t chop down the wedding planning, you can help the bride-to-be relax and unwind by trying her hand at axe throwing! 

Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing, conveniently located near Oxford Circus, is the perfect spot for you, ladies! Each exhilarating axe-throwing session begins with a comprehensive briefing from a qualified instructor, ensuring you’ll be hitting bullseyes in no time!

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Axe-throwing at a spot like Whistles Punks Urban Axe Throwing is an original and fun hen party idea for those who need to blow off some steam! | Whistles Punks Urban Axe Throwing, Fitzrovia

🏎️ 5. Go Karting in Pink

Get ready for a themed event like no other! Suit up in your finest pink attire and let the competition begin. The choice is yours – whether to challenge your mother-in-law-to-be on the tracks or keep it friendly. The wheel is in your hands!

Head to Gravity in Wandsworth, where your girl squad can race all-electric go-karts through bustling Japanese streets, putting your skills, reflexes, and nerve to the test. 

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Equipped with the most high-powered e-Karts on the market, Gravity promises multiple laps of unbridled excitement for the bride-to-be! | Gravity, Wandsworth

🥂 6. Private Dining with a Chef

Take your hen party experience to the next level with an intimate dinner in a private room, ensuring the future bride and her guests enjoy privacy away from the buzz of the main restaurant.

Head to The Last Talisman on Bermondsey Street where the magic unfolds with drinks, tempting small plates, and a sizzling Asian grill – a feast for all senses. Gourmets and foodies, get ready to enjoy a unique night beside their open-plan kitchen with front-row views of the talented chefs.

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Delightful plates and drinks await you at The Chef’s Room in The Last Talisman, Southwark

Snatch your ideal private dining space before it slips away!

Whether it’s the chic ambiance of The Last Talisman or the charming setting at 3 Henrietta Street, there’s a perfect place waiting just for you!

🍷 7. Wine Party

It’s always wine o’clock, but what better excuse than your bestie’s hen party! From classic Chardonnay to the exquisite Chateau Margaux 1787, there’s a world of flavours to explore.

Take it up a notch with a DIY wine-tasting party. Each hen brings a bottle within a set price range for a fair contest. Taste, rate, and who knows, you might discover a new favourite! For an extra-special touch, consider hiring out a venue like Cecilia’s Wine House. Dive into their extensive collection of Bordeaux, Burgundies, and delightful newcomers. We guarantee you won’t leave sober!

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Cecilia’s Wine House near Covent Garden offers the perfect setting for an intimate wine tasting experience with the bride team!

Hen Weekend Ideas in London 

Weekends are the ultimate choice for hen parties – relax without worrying about the next day or hangovers! Whether it’s a city escape, a retreat, or a luxurious venue, weekends offer endless possibilities. So, without further delay, let’s dive into our top 6 hen weekend ideas in LDN!

Before we get into the exciting world of Hen Weekend activities in London, don’t forget to nail the planning game with our essential hen party planning checklist! Trust us, you’ll thank yourself for having this lifesaver on hand!

💅🏼 8. Get Your Nails Done

Treat your girl gang to a manicure and sip party at London Grace! Forget the rush to the nearest bar post-manicure – here, you can leisurely sip on prosecco and engage in lively banter with the bride squad while getting your nails done. With locations in trendy neighbourhoods like Angel, Bank, Clapham, and Leicester Square, you can choose the most convenient spot for your party crew.

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Host a manicure and sip party for the guest of honour for her nails deserve nothing less than the royal treatment!

🎤 9. Karaoke Party 

It’s time for an ultimate hen’s party activity at Lucky Voice Holborn with a private karaoke bash! Feel like a bunch of dancing queens as you sing your hearts out! It doesn’t matter if you’re a vocal prodigy or just want to have fun! 

At just £12 per hour, a karaoke party at one of London’s favourite spots is a budget-friendly dream. 

Each private room features an intuitive in-house karaoke interface, giving you access to a vast catalogue of over 11,000 contemporary and classic karaoke anthems. Plus, the iconic ‘Thirsty’ button ensures room service is just a tap away.

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Located in Holborn, this private karaoke room at Lucky Voice, combines cocktail masterclasses and quizzes with your private party! Just ask and you shall get!

🍹 10. Cocktail Hour

Weekend and hen rhyme with cocktail parties. Need we say more? Any day can be cocktail day, but let’s admit it, Saturday steals the show.

Picture the bride-to-be dressed to the nines, heading to a classy bar for cocktails with her favourite ladies! Now take it to the next level at the Cocktail Club Oxford Circus.

Host your hen party in a private room with a full-service bar, all within a reasonable bar spend threshold. For a Saturday afternoon filled with laughter, don’t miss the Disco Drag bottomless brunch experience.

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Hen party perfection: swing by the Cocktail Club Oxford Circus for a night of epic fun with the girls! | Cocktail Club Oxford Circus, Fitzrovia

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🧘 11. Spa Day

How could we possibly skip spa day when planning the ideal hen party for your girl? Besides, who says you can only have one celebration?

Make your spa day better by adding a cocktail hour or seamlessly transitioning to a restaurant dinner with your close friends. Head to West Hotel Spa for an exceptional spa experience. 

Consider turning it into a weekend staycation, savouring a well-deserved party. The hotel offers diverse package options, combining massages, facials, and delightful meals. Now, that’s a hen activity that promises relaxation and joy!

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Try a staycation at a luxurious hotel for the ultimate hen night with your group!

🌇 12. Climb the O2

Calling all daredevil hens! Prepare for a bird’s-eye view of London that will leave you on cloud nine. Take the ultimate climb over the iconic roof of The O2 for a 360-degree spectacle of Greenwich, Canary Wharf, and the Olympic Park. Round up your fearless gal pals, and conquer London’s O2. 

Whether you kickstart your day with a climb or opt for a magical sunset adventure, The O2’s views are a guaranteed jaw-dropper. Get ready to climb, conquer, and be mesmerised by the stunning views!

Gear up for an epic hen night! But first, dive into our treasure trove of 30 Unbeatable Hen Party Ideas to kickstart the celebration in style!

Hen Night Activities London

🏌️‍♀️ 13. Mini Golf

Did you know golf isn’t meant only for daytime? Indulge in the magic of nighttime mini golf at Puttshack, where the course is wild, the cocktails are yummy, and the party vibes will make you want to throw a hen party every night!

Nestled in the heart of London, this mini golf hot spot guarantees a night of winning (or losing) followed by an international culinary journey by passionate chefs and bartenders!

Get those game faces on for the ultimate hen outing and complete with drinks and dining!

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Get lucky or drunk at the Puttshack White City in the heart of London! No matter how you decide to celebrate, you are in for a blast! | Puttshack White City, Hammersmith

🎧 14. Silent Disco

Host the ultimate hen’s party with a silent disco at The Loft Invite as many guests as you desire for an unforgettable private party. The event space is located conveniently to key transport links so your guests won’t have any trouble in finding the party spot!Afterwards, explore sky-high city bars and restaurants for stunning London views.

Alternatively, immerse yourselves in the lively bar scene and the hustle of North London. With so much to do, one thing is certain – boredom is not on the agenda for your girl’s hen’s party!

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Dance the night away at The Loft in North London for your hen’s night!

🎭 15. Cabaret Show

Ladies, brace yourselves for a night of decadence and fun! Are you and your squad on the lookout for a night out beyond the ordinary?

Then Proud Embankment is the place for you! With its cabaret shows, fusion of East meets West, the opulence of contemporary Singapore and the sensuality of 1920s Paris, you are in for an epic night out! Proud Embankment’s dazzling Art Deco interior sets the stage for a hen night that’s more than just a spectacle!

Put on your lipstick, let your hair loose and get ready to make this hen’s night the stuff of legends!

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Located between the glamour of Somerset House and the timeless allure of the Savoy Hotel, the Ground Floor & Mezzanine at Proud Embankment is the Northbank‘s hottest sensation!

16. Pub Night Quiz

Ladies, get ready for a hen’s night full of cheeky fun and touching moments! Throw your pub quiz party at the charming Bull Bar to create a one-of-a-kind trivia experience celebrating the darling bride-to-be. 

Craft questions that will reveal little known facts about the bride’s childhood, secret passions, favourite songs – you name it! With insider info from her parents, childhood BFFs and even the future hubby, you will have plenty to share about the guest of honour!

And to liven things up, include a drinking game involved for wrong answers. After all, all is fair in a great hen’s do!

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Head to The Snug at The Bull in Islington, for a trivia night that’s all about the bride to be!

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Explore our curated selection of extraordinary private bars and find an exquisite spot to celebrate with your girls!

🎪 17. A Soirée at Cirque le Soir

It’s time for an epic hen party at Cirque le Soir, where lip-syncing alongside drag queens steals the spotlight! Host a party like no other with a variety of performers, from magicians and contortionists to fire breathers and drag queens.

Need a breather? Check out the Funfair Area where you can enjoy beer pong and arcade games!

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A lineup of entertainment, from magicians and contortionists to charismatic drag queens and daring fire breathers is waiting for your bride squad at Cirque le Soir, Soho

🚌 18. Party Bus

Ditch the boring bar plans and let loose on wheels decked out just for your group! Hop aboard your very own sparkly ride, pumping the latest hits as the vibrant lights flash.

On the Party Bus, you can even make a show stopping entrance for the bride with music, disco balls, and… a smoke machine!
This ain’t your average London bus, ladies! So, get ready to party!

🕺 19. Magic Mike

Brides-to-be and bridesmaids, gear up for an amazing girls’ night out with Magic Mike Live! Conceived by Channing Tatum, this jaw-dropping show offers 360-degree entertainment. Brace yourself for a squad of handsome performers who’ll whisk you into an electrifying performance. 

It’s not just a show; it’s a wildly thrilling adventure! So, leave your inhibitions at the door, bat those lashes, and let loose on the dancefloor before the big ’I Do’s’.

👰 Conclusion

Crafting the perfect hen party for someone close is no small feat. From the finer details like food, drinks, and decor to the larger aspects such as entertainment and transport, the to-do list is quite extensive. 

To help you plan a successful event, we’ve dedicated a blog post to help you plan the perfect hen party! Remember, the essence of a hen party is to celebrate the bride-to-be and make her feel fantastic. Opt for activities that inspire her comfort and joy. Above all, savour the party and relish each precious moment!

Let’s make your hen party an event to remember!

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Who organises the hen party?

Typically, the maid of honour or close friends take the lead in organising the hen party. However, it’s crucial to collaborate with the bride and involve her in the planning process to ensure the celebration aligns with her expectations and desires.

What are the best party neighbourhoods in London for a hen night?

London offers diverse party neighbourhoods, but some popular choices for a hen night include Soho, Shoreditch, and Covent Garden. These areas boast a vibrant nightlife scene with numerous bars, clubs, and entertainment options, providing a perfect backdrop for an exciting and memorable celebration.

Who should pay for the hen party?

Traditionally, attendees contribute to the expenses. However, it’s becoming common for the bride to contribute or cover certain expenses, and communication among participants helps ensure everyone is comfortable with covering all of the expenses.

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