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. When it comes to the crunch, don't find yourself at a loss for hen party activities, 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.
Last updated on 22nd February 2017
There's two great things about London: the iconic landmarks and its clubbing scene, so how better to spend a night than by seeing both? Jump aboard The Golden Flame for a night of partying with a difference, sail past Big Ben and Tower Bridge all while getting down and dirty on the dancefloor to some seriously good tunes at the silent disco. Tickets have sold out for January but register your interest here to be one of the first to nab a new pair.
Remember the golden days of the 90s as if they were only yesterday. The decade that saw the rise and fall of Britney and Justin, the Spice Girls peak in fame and most of all, the age of the double denim movement. Grab your girls and get ready to revel in some 90s themed partying for your hen do in London with thanks to Little Nan for hosting.
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.
If you're planning on a 'hella boozy hen do, and don't fancy the hassle of having to organise your night, then set sail a 1 Big Night Out pub crawl. Embark on a whirlwind journey through the bars of London's best areas and look forward to free entry and queue jump into some of the most talked about party venues, a free drink at every stop off and discounted drinks deals throughout the night.
Shimmy, jive, wiggle and bop as London's most elusive and glamorous secret party pose as the perfect place for a hen do activity. Get the girls together in all flapper, dapper excess and get ready to be taken back to the Golden Age of the 1920s complete with candles, live jazz and bootleg cocktails.
Spend your hen do embarking on your very own party down the Regent's Canal aboard the Canal Party Club! An extremely fun day cruising through London and taking in the landmarks of the City. Bringing your own booze, food and music is highly encouraged so stock up for the day! The two hour ride will start at King's Cross, travel through Camden and the stunning 200 year old underground Islington Tunnel. Rain or sunshine it'll be an unforgettable hen do!
See off your final few single nights in style at this opulent, East London extravaganza of fantastic music and phenomenal drinks. Piano Works somehow manages to combine the rugged, harsh feel of a Victorian warehouse with the decadent, elegant vibes of a suave, Parisian piano bar. To make sure the night doesn't end prematurely, tuck into a succulent steaks or sink your chops into one of their irresistible chilli dogs.
Ladies, this is your final call to grab on the foreign muscles of another fella before you get hitched. Hens, for you this is just a feast for the eyes. We present to you, The Dreamboys, London's only fully licensed, FULLY NUDE stip show. That's right, expect pecks to be popping, baby oiled bods and the clothes to come owwf.
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.
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.
While we all know you're headed for one rowdy night on the tiles this hen night, why not try something a little different in London before heading on out to party? Informed, fun and creative, Nicole Line hosts a roster of workshops that will get your hens tingling with craft.
Dedicated to showcasing the best that Britain's pop scene has to offer, the London Cabaret Club hosts a frivolous night of stunning performances and fantastic music. After being welcomed by the event's colourfully dressed hostess, guests will be taken back through time as the DJs play all the songs that defined the free 60s, the laid back 70s, the Britpunk 80s and the glorious pop 90s. Relax, unwind and watch as their team of amazing performers stun the crowds to silence with their fantastic acts.
How about a spot of paddle boarding for your London hen party? SupKiko is a mobile events company, and though they can organise the activity anywhere, they have recommendations on the best places to paddle in London. If you choose East London, their sessions start and finish aboard the Milk Float barge in Hackney Wick, complete with bar, cafe and BBQ in the sunnier months.
Grab your gals and head down to Shoreditch for Mixology Studios' 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!'
All of those stage performing, dance video queen and pop princess dreams are about to become real. Just Dance UK is the one and only dance collective dedicated to taking you through the biggest and best music video moves so you can live your dream and become Beyonce for the night. Ladies, get the hens together, there's routines to be learnt.
Gather up the gals for rib-tickling night on the lash at this Bethnal Green staple for all things comedy and entertainment. The Backyard Bar and Comedy Club has hosted big names to the sound of Micky Flanaghan, Rob Heeney and Marlon Davis on its mic so you can count on a spread of sensational stand-up to get the good times flowing.
Taking place inside a 200-year-old, Grade II listed venue at Stables Market, Proud brings a glamorous cabaret experience to this famous neighbourhood. The perfect match for hen parties in London, Proud brings together a lineup of some of the cities leading burlesque acts to put on a show that oozes with style and sophistication. There’s sumptuous dining options to match, and tickets include entry to the club night after party.
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!
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.
Another booze fuelled journey through the streets of London, Shoreditch Gone Wild encourages bad behaviour and utter madness at every stop off. Bar and club entry is covered in the cost of the ticket, as is a free drink or shot at every stop off, discounted drinks deals throughout the night and a whole ton of other surprises.
Take to this East London pad for a Hen Party with a difference. Get the girls giggling with this venues packed rosta of the latest, greatest and best undiscovered stand-up talent from across the UK. Set in a cool loft space, the Comedy Cafe is a hubbub for entertainment, sillyness and boozin'.
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.
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.
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, and all just for just £70 per person.
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.
A hen party is a celebration of all things fun and sexy, right? Showtime Cabaret welcomes only the crème de la crème of cabaret, circus, comedy and burlesque, presenting a marvellous night in the stunning Titanic Ballroom of Cafe de Paris. Expect the finest stand-up comedians, the raciest burlesque performers and a top secret visual climax that'll keep you talking for months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep it to yourself, but we’re about to lift the lid on one of London’s most glam speakeasy secrets. The UK’s top burlesque production take things underground for an event of dancing divas, tantalising tassel-twirlers and circus glitterati. Glamorous all over, this fabulous live show is the prelude to a memorable hen bash, with guests able to stay after the show and dance the night away.
Cabaret Des Distractions offers a classy, chic hen night out with its stunning mix of cabaret, musical theatre and circus performances. Inspired by the Féeries of 19th century Paris and held in an opulent 1920s ballroom, the evening offers a roller-coaster ride of awe, laughter and excitement. Best of all? Mezzanine tickets are just £15.
Strong cocktails, a dressing up box and an endless stream of power ballad anthems; what more could you really want? Welcome to Soho’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!
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!
Handsome, professional and attentive; these guys take the stress out of organising a hen night. Cheeky Butlers offer a premium butler service throughout the UK and are comfortable dealing with parties of all sizes. They’ll meet and greet, ensure drinks are well stocked and food is served in true style.
Extending her stay in Peckham due to soaring public demand, catch Little Nan in her tropical den before she ups sticks and moves on! You can now catch this quirky afternoon tea experience up until the end of February; a £25 ticket gets you a spread of sweet and savoury treats, half a teapot of cocktail and a liberal dose of vintage kitsch Caribbean style.
How’re your petanque skills looking these days? If you were looking for a fun and exciting place for a hen do that’s a little bit different, the Hay’s Galleria has you covered. Challenge your hen girls to a game or two on the boules court, then stick around for some dinner in the charming restaurant or go for a couple of drinks in the outdoor terrace.
Start your night of boozy madness with a little hands on activity at Drink Shop & Do. They've all sorts of craft-y craziness up their sleeves - learn the art of 'twerking', craft your own Ryan Gosling, David Bowie or Lionel Richie out of clay or head down for a spot of musical bingo with the marvellous Jess Indeedy - with a drink in hand, of course. Enjoy all sorts of weird and wonderful hen party activities at Drink Shop & Do.
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.
Tear-inducing one liners, hilarious anecdotes and bags of dark humour come together wonderfully and take shape in the form of the Covent Garden Comedy club and nightclub. With a capacity of only 150, each evening will showcase 3 comedians, with a hilarious compere overseeing proceedings on the night. Perfect for any hen party in London, tickets to this event will also provide free entry to the opulent Embankment night club, Opal.
Fish out those leg warmers at the bottom of your wardrobe, find that bright pink head band you bought on impulse at the counter in H&M and hit this dance floor for an extravaganza of eighties tunes and the chance to learn a routine to your favourite retro anthem. Great hen packages, from £29 pp, are the perfect way to celebrate your last night of freedom.
Things are hotting up in Fitzrovia as swanky private hire venue Vanilla host an afternoon of huge brunch fun. Stuff yourself with Southern-inspired goodies such as fried chicken and calamari, sip endless booze and carry the party well into the night as a DJ spins the very best in RnB and hip hop.
Exciting, smart and most importantly downright hilarious, the 99 Club continues to crush its opposition when it comes to collecting awards. They’ve won prized trophies at the Chortle Awards for four years in a row, and it’s their relaxed approach to alternative stand-up that makes it a perfect hen destination.