Top 10 hen destinations UK

Are you looking for something sophisticated and relaxing or a traditional hen do with strippers and willy straws…? Well, we have all bases covered. Here are our top ten UK hen do destinations…

1. Brighton – Weekend by the seaside

Grab all your mates and go for a fun weekend by the sea.

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Spend a day by the pier, then stop by the cobbled lanes for some boutique shopping and a drink in one of the many bars.

You could even go for afternoon tea at Metrodeco or learn the 'Single ladies' dance at a dance studio.

At night, party by the sea at Pryzm or Shoosh bar for a girls night out. Walk back to your hotel in the early hours along the seafront with a bag of chips in your hand...

2. Bath – spa and dinner

It would be difficult to have anything other than a sophisticated weekend in such a charming town like Bath.

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Full of independent bars, quirky tea shops... perfect for afternoon piece of cake and cup of tea.

Book into the  thermae spa for a couple of relaxing hours or the Roman baths for some culture.

Roam around the boutique shops for an afternoon of shopping.

Why not try The Canary Gin bar at the Bath Gin Company  and visit the martini bar upstairs?

Perfect weekend.

3. Newcastle – a night to remember

For a memorable night (if you don’t go too heavy on the tequilas..), hit the toon streets for a bar crawl.

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You will truly be in the heart of the UK's top hen destination... with so much going on we guarantee there's something that every bride will love (with a little research of course)

Geordie tour? Party cruise? Cocktail masterclass? Why not start your evening being served by a butler in the buff too?

If attractive views of the Tyne are something you would like to admire with your drinks, head to the Quayside where you’ll find more bars...

Head off and try the glamorous cocktail bar Popolo, or a drink at the stylish Tiger Hornsby

4. London – a bit of everything

Culture, shopping, nightlife, afternoon tea – what more could you ask for all in one town

Visit the top floor of the national portrait gallery for afternoon tea for views across the city.

Take a walk along Canarby street for some boutique shopping and some drinks in Kingly court.

Maybe book in at the cowshed for manicures whilst you're in the area...

Covent Garden is filled with pubs and bars and of course the Roadhouse late night bar for the late night drinks and dancing

5. Manchester – Shopping weekend

If you’re looking for a hen weekend to combine shopping, relaxation and good night out then Manchester is an excellent choice.

After a spot of retail therapy at the Arndale centre and surrounding shops, how about an afternoon tea at Rosylee’s, a 1920's style bar and restaurant.

You could start your night at Spinningfields where you will find lots of different luxury bars and restaurants to choose from.

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May we suggest The Alchemist for cocktails...

6. Bournemouth – Water Sports

Another seaside destination, this time more focused on the water sports rather than the shopping...

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If you’re feeling sporty and adventurous why not try one of the many water sports activities available in Bournemouth? Choose from wakeboarding, canoeing, water ski or kayaking.

In the evening you could try a gin tasting workshop before you get aboard the party bus...

The bus will take you around Bournemouth’s top bars and includes entry on the guest list.

7. Liverpool – Scouse Night Out

For a crazy night out, lots of shopping and a bit of history and music culture (if you fancy it) get yourself off to Liverpool.

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Visit the Albert dock for a nice afternoon by the water shopping, maybe a visit to the beatles story or Merseyside Martime Museum whilst you’re in the area.

Lots of places in Liverpool offer cocktail classes including Modo Bar, Revolutions, Circo and the Malmaison.

Concert Square is the ideal area to base your night out. You will hear the music and see the flashing lights long before you arrive in this vibrant area.

8. Center Parcs – Away from it all

A weekend away in an apartment in a tranquil forest but not too far away from a shop and bars and restaurants? Why not.

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Center parcs also have a luxury spa on site as well as a list full of activities.

Perfect girls weekend away, which can be as relaxing or as crazy as you like!

9. Bristol – Eclectic Nightlife

The largest city in South West England, Bristol is famed for its thriving arts and culture scene, and is home to more than a few famous artists.

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This creative city is known for its eclectic nightlife offering. Bars, pubs and clubs aplenty, Bristol promise something for everyone.

Take your pick from the list of bars and clubs from Lokota  to Pryzm, or go to The Lanes; a shabby chic style retro bar and club for something a bit different

10. Oxford – where the smart crowd go

The stylish crowd are definitely heading for an Oxford hen party. An understated location; you can relax and pamper by day and dance and party by night.

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Start your day off in style and go punting along the river followed by a relaxing afternoon tea at The Old Parsonage hotel 

Start your evening with a nice meal at Quod  then off to Frevd, a converted church for some cocktails

If you're ready and willing to move onto a club you could try The Bridge, located in the heart of Oxford with 5 different zones to suit your mood...