From a giant UV ball pit in Soho through to Shoreditch's iconic bottomless brunches, if you've not been to Ballie Ballerson, what have you been doing on your hen do? Pick one of the two party spots, both sporting retro sweetie cocktails and tasty pizzas.
Hen Party Activities
So your best gal pal is due to be wed and you've been lumbered with the mammoth task of organising the hen do - and of course you can't wait to get started. London is overflowing with venues ideal for a hen do, each offering a multitude of options for hen do activities that'll keep you and the girls occupied before the (obligatory) debauchery ensues. We've stockpiled a list of some of our favourite options, each with their own quirks and oddities that'll certainly make this hen do in London one to remember.
If you're after a hilarious night for your hen party in London, you can't look further than the Hip Hop brunch. Not only will you be served a 3-course meal of 'Dirty South' food and an hour of bottomless cocktails, the notorious hip hop karaoke becomes the main event, so you and your bridesmaids can be the hip hop stars you've always dreamed of.
Held at one of the most impressive and majestic venues in south London, Forbidden Nights is an event guaranteed to get you a little hot under the collar. Skilled performers have been picked from around the UK and the end production is a sexy yet fun night out, featuring a Channing Tatum lookalike, an X-Factor finalist and much, much more.
Get your hazmats suits on because things are going to get messy at this unique cocktail masterclass. Head to the iconic ABQ bar in Hackney where they'll have you mixing up some illicit cocktails made with molecular techniques.
West London's one-stop-shop for all things late-night fun, the Chelsea Funhouse boasts an explorer-themed restaurant, some of the best espresso martinis in the biz, and a hidden immersive cocktail experience. Step back in time as you enter this 1940s bunker, where you'll be tasked with some codes to crack. Do it in time? You'll be rewarded with some personalised sips.
See off your final few single nights in style at this opulent, London extravaganza of fantastic music and phenomenal drinks. With cocktail masterclass, a unique can't sing choir experience, bottomless brunch, dinner or drinks, The Piano Works somehow manages to combine the characteristic feel of a Victorian warehouse with the decadent, elegant vibes of a suave, piano bar. Best night of your life.
One of the city's most popular cookery schools, L'atelier des Chefs is the perfect spot to kick-start your hen do. Offering everything from 30 minute whip-ups to in-depth classes lasting up to 4 hours, their events are open to groups of all sizes and skill levels.
Disco Brunch is here and it's going to change the way we brunch. Find the secret location for the biggest dancing tunes, bottomless cocktails and two courses of brunch food.
Hen party assemble. This is how Flight Club do brunch. Get ready to experience London's coolest social gaming experience in a two hour session of prosecco drinking, pizza eating, darts throwing madness. Flex those throwing muscles and prepare for a day party like no other that'll go down in the London hen party history books.
Map Maison is a stylish cocktail bar located in the heart of East London, and its cocktail masterclasses make for the perfect hen do activity. You'll mix and shake up numerous drinks under the expert guidance of Map Maison's head mixolgist, as well as tuck into tasty tapas snacks to accompany your delicious creations.
Guess what, hen nights in London don't need to ALL be about willy whistles when there's an event like 90s Brunch concerned. Kick off the party early with retro antics, party games, brunch bites and drinking aplenty at this unique pop-up event with your hens.
Looking for something a little different to do on your hen night? Always had that hankering of a sweet tooth? Let Basement Sate satiate those needs with one of their hot to trot pastry classes. Get stuck right into the art of baking from some of the best dessert dealers in town.
For something different to what's the norm for rowdy hen dos, why not enjoy a bespoke tasting experience with Oddbins? Don't worry, this won't be the typical swilling affair, these guys offer tailored party packages to cater to whatever the occasion so they'll knock up something special for your London hen party and even come to whatever venue you fancy!
Grab your gals and head down to Shoreditch for T.T Liquor's cocktail-making class. Here, you and your ladies will get your very own custom-built bar - post yourselves up and get to mixing and tasting for two hours straight! By the end of the class, show off everything you've that you've learnt by having a crack at making 'the best cocktail of the day!'
Wanna get jiggy like the pros? Wanna shake your stuff like Rihanna or let your limbs loose like Madonna? Well you're in luck, because this is a hen party with a difference. Strap on those dancing shoes and get ready to learn some hot moves in a themed dance class, chosen by you. Whether you want a bit of Grease Lightning or some Ginger Rogers elegance, this dance floor is primed and ready for your Hen night fantasies.
DNA VR are reimagining the world of escape rooms with their epic virtual alternative. With 9 themed rooms, styled on everything from Alice In Wonderland to Prison Break, you and your gang will have to don headsets to get out alive, prevent a nuclear disaster or escape a jungle.
Gather up the gals and head down to Shoreditch - Little Nan is back! Well, Nan is actually of to Benidorm, but her grandchildren will be taking the reigns. And guess what they've gone and done - they've rounded up all her stuff and loaded it into a warehouse by Old Street Station. Pop in and party the night away to the biggest 90s hits and you gorge on bottomless cocktails for the old girl's teapots!
Whether you fancy swinging through the '60s or would rather lindy hop like it's the 1920s, Retro Events have your party planned. The group are available for a whole host of events and can fine tune every detail, from magicians and dancers through to a killer set list.
Strong cocktails, a dressing up box and an endless stream of power ballad anthems; what more could you really want? Welcome to London's dedicated karaoke bar, where endless hen groups have got all dressed up and belted out their guilty pleasure favourites into the night. Add another quirk to your package with one of their fun-loving cocktail masterclasses!
Come on ladies let's get in formation! This is the ultimate brunch celebration of Queen B. Expect nothing other than five hours of non-stop Beyonce, complete with an hour of free-flowing booze and two delicious brunch dishes, all in a secret location. It's the best way to say goodbye to life as a single lady.
Trapped in a Room with a Zombie is a hugely popular escape room challenge taking place in East London. Spend an hour trapped with the living dead, solving puzzles and bonding with your gals to make it out alive.
A unique take on the classic afternoon tea, The Chesterfield's offering is perfect for the sweet-toothed hen. Themed around Hardy's Original Sweetshop, you'll find a delectable selection of homemade sandwiches, chocolate chip scones and confectionery-inspired cakes and pastries.
Looking for a hen activity in London, sure to impress? The Shard is Western Europe's tallest building, and its viewing platform on the top floor promises stunning panoramic views of London. Head up for champagne and a jaw-dropping experience.
Join in with one of London's biggest parties as BarHopping UK take you round central London bars accompanied by free shots and pizza, discounted drinks and queue jump.
Fancy trying something a little different for your hen do? Head to Neverland's winter pop-up in South London, where you can book out private igloos, tuck into hot bowls of fondue and sip on themed cocktails, with plenty of events and activities to check out while you're there.
Learn how to shake up perfect cocktails with the help of the prestigious May Fair Bar's mixologists, in elegant all while enjoying a selection of delicious canapes. Also, you can enjoy a sophisticated Mediterranean-inspired meal too.
From Garage Bingo to pizza and Friends nights, and bottomless pancake brunches, head to Camden's DUO for some of the best hen party activities in London.
Warm Up. Get Down. Feel Good. A ridiculously fun, sassy and hilarious dance class for your hen party, tailored perfectly to the bride's favourite music, movie or theme. Feel fierce learning killer moves with our energetic instructors… why not perform your learnt routine at the wedding itself? Go on, we dare you…
Beach Blanket Babylon is getting some all-new Saturday morning entertainment. The Drag Brunch is upping sticks from Rascals and heading to Bethnal Green where they'll be making you weekends a little more raucous with bottomless espresso martinis and quirky games.
Can't find the time for a weekend getaway with the girls? This brilliant Rio-inspired bar and grill's cocktail masterclass will transport you to Brazil for a raucous afternoon of boozy fun. Learning how to become concoction connoisseurs, you'll also be fed a range of themed street food whilst carnival vibes and happy beats keep the energy high.
A Door In A Wall is an immersive experience where you and your friends take on the lead roles in a compelling story. The event is perfect for hen parties or team building days. Whether you're scrambling for clues in a hidden speakeasy, running through the streets of London or solving puzzles at a famous landmark, this interactive experience is something you'll be talking about for years to come.
Taking you back to the old school, this themed brunch is pairing 90 minutes of bottomless rum punch, prosecco and mimosas with 2-course feasting, live DJs, lip sync battles, giveaways and more. Plus, there's even prizes for the best dressed.
This event is guaranteed to go down a storm with literally all red-blooded women. Combining art with full-blown nudity, Brushstrokes And Nudity is a BYOB event that is offering you the chance to let out your inner Van Gogh whilst staring at seriously buff bods.
If you've done the brunch parties and weekends out of London, then shake things up for this hen with a trip on a Thames Rocket. Taking you on a journey across the famous river, you'll see iconic landmarks and soak up Southern Fairy tipples courtesy of London Cocktail Club.
In this immersive drinking experience, you'll have to smuggle your favourite bottle of alcohol in, don a bright orange jumpsuit and get one of the inmates to mix you up something great. But with bribery and contraband everywhere, you have to make sure you don't get caught.
Another of our recommended hen do activities in London, SINK - Paul Street is a great 'lil spot in Shoreditch for all sorts of pong related fun. Fight to the death as you battle it out against the gals in a game of beer pong - tables can be booked for private use, otherwise enter the ping pong tournament on Tuesday evening at 6pm.
Dedicated to offering South London's crowds a frivolous night of great music and stunning stunts, Rouges has become a favourite late night destination. Guests will have the chance to dance long into the night to the sounds of Bon Jovi, Abba and Oasis, before watching in amazement as Kellie Sky performs a death-defying act of circus stunts and tricks. What's better than singing your heart out with all your close friends on a Hen Do to all your favourite classic tunes.
If you fancy doing something a little different for your hen party, Albion & East Masterclasses may do just the trick. From gin blending to cocktail shaking, these guys are sure to make you gin experts by the end of these fin, interactive workshops across the city.
An ideal spot at which to chill before the debauchery ensues, Wonderland Ceramics invites you and your gals over for a ceramic painting party. Bring a bottle or ten, and get together as a group to paint a piece for the bride, try out the Candy Floss making machine or make a clay tile impression with your feet or hands. For something a little different, head down to Wonderland Ceramics and enjoy an evening of memorable hen do activities.
Dirty Martini Hanover Square invite you and your gals to learn the masterful art of mixology at one of their cocktail making classes, easily one of our favourite hen party activities in London. You and the ladies will make (and drink) three of Dirty Martini's signature cocktails, whilst enjoying some tasty treats from their delicious sharing platters in your own private area of the bar. Trust us, cocktail making classes at Dirty Martini are a top choice for hen do activities, and a great way to get your night started.
Adonis Cabaret has something of a reputation when it comes to hosting wild night out in London. With a stable of some of Britain's best male strippers, and a hilarious drag queen host, their wild nights are packed with comedy, cabaret, amazing drinks, karaoke and plenty more mischief. Ideal for a hen party or perhaps just a night out with a twist, the team take over Club Aquarium every Saturday and offer the city's cheeky crowds a great place to dance their troubles away.
Proud Embankment's Go Gaga! Bottomless Brunch is a great shout for those of you after some fun hen do ideas in London. Throughout the afternoon you'll enjoy a two-course meal, entertainment from drag queens and the world's number one Lady Gaga impersonator as well as 90 minutes of unlimited drinks.
The Big London Bake is a fun baking event that's taking inspiration from one of the UK's most popular tv shows. Amateur bakers will be split into teams of two before following a strict recipe and battling it out with others to win the coveted first place prize. Immortality is just a scone's throw away.
One of the best bar crawls in the city, 1 Big Night Out is the perfect options if you're looking for a hen do that is as relaxed as it is raucous. Enjoy a nosey around some of the West End's best nightspots with free shots and drinks discounts at every stop.
This secret bar below a bustling Drury Lane restaurant is a great spot for a gaggle of girls to get giggling on the last night of freedom before the big day. With big names such as Jack Whitehall and Jason Manford on the stage, you're sure to have a good chuckle.
Styled around the illicit activity of the roaring twenties, Proud Cabaret brings a night of high-end, prohibition themed fun to an underground haven in the city. Expect a stunning night out featuring burlesque entertainment, superbly executed British cuisine and cocktails.
Come down to the Inamo Soho Games Room for your hen party and you can enjoy 150 games on all the popular games consoles, Apple TV and the ability to stream whatever you want, and two 150 inch screens to use it all on. Their packages include food so you can eat while you play.
If you're on the hunt for fun time hen do activities, look no further than Nordic Bar where you and the girls can get together for a game of ping pong. Battle it out against one another, whilst indulging in a few too many very reasonably priced drinks and something tasty from their menu inspired by the best in Swedish cuisine.
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.
Set the ball rolling on a memorable day out with this unique adventure around some of London's most iconic sights. You'll embark on a charming cruise around the city, taking in Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Royal Albert Hall with a delicious selection of sandwiches, pastries, cakes and macaroons for company. BYO bubbly for a £5 corkage fee too!
A must-do event for any chocolate-loving brides to be, this workshop is the perfect girly group activity. You'll be taught all about the craft of chocolate making, before tying your own hand to create delicious bite-sized treats, with the option to mix your own chocolate martinis also.
Afternoon tea or boozy night out not quite your style? Give your hen do a quirky edge by heading over to Ealing's Navrtar - the high-tech VR space that allows you to step into another world entirely. You and your gang can compete together, or against each other, taking on anything from zombies to aliens.
When it comes to hen party activities in London, we like ours filled with cocktails. If you feel the same, then head West where The Case of the Poisoned Chalice is popping up at Shepherd's Bush complete with a Sherlock-themed immersive experience and the chance to create your own tipples.