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.
Last updated on 7th August 2017
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.
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.
For a experience you and the girls won't forget, head to May Fair Bar as their expert mixologists spill the secrets on making a delicious cocktails.The afternoon will teach you how to make three tipples, along with feeding you canapes, giving you tips to take home, and there's even an option for dinner.
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 to 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For your hen party, why not venture into the parts of London normally swarming with children and bewildered tourists? The Lates and After Dark series sees you venture into everywhere from the London Dungeon to Madame Tussauds, all while drinking alcohol and having fun without having to worry about any nippers about.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trade the crazy, over-the-top hen parties for a truly memorable one. Betty Blythe throw vintage afternoon tea parties for any number of events, with different themes including elegant, Victorian, After Wonderland and Great Gatsby, including varying menus and wonderful accessories. Expect delicious afternoon tea treats coupled with quaint touches like teapots, pretty cups and all the grace of a traditional tea party.
For a hen do with a difference, Zombie S.W.A.T Training will be a completely unforgettable and utterly brilliant experience. A disease has started turning people into zombies, and it's your job to help the army keep the undead under control, though not everything is quite as it seems.
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.
You need the moves for wedding, so why not get the girls together and learn the colourful fun of Bollywood? Expert dance company Bollywood Vibes will guide you through every step of the way, providing belly scarfs and bindis aplenty.
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.
Get your hands up! All the single ladies are required to get to Drink, Shop & Do as they learn how to perform Beyonce’s most iconic dance moves of all time.
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.
It's time to add a bit of watery fun to your hen shenanigans in the form of a huge boat party. Treat your hen to some of the best sights in London along with a huge party as the boat provides a DJ, buffet, and entry to Opal to carry the night on afterwards.
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.
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.
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!'
Nestle away in a secret location in East London, Christabel's is a venue that prides itself in offering the weirdest nights out in London. Whether you're decorating pineapples, painting faces on macaroons or making a range of tea-based cocktails at one of their cocktail masterclasses, there are few better locations for an unforgettable hen party activity.
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.
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.
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!
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.
For a civilised hen party activity, head to Voltaire for a classic afternoon tea. There’s 24 different teas to choose from, as well as a selection of canapes, cakes, and sandwiches.
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'.
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!
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.
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.
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.
With room for up to eight players, Trapped is bringing their latest immersive escape room to London. Join the renowned company as they lock you up, for good - or maybe not, you have one hour to work together to escape the police van and make a break for freedom.
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.
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.
With a twist of Alice in Wonderland and a heap of deliciousness, Mad Hatters Mar-tea-ni Party is coming to a secret North London location, perfect for a hen do. The evening will consist of concoctions galore with tea pots, vodka and special tea for you to become a master cocktail crafter - all with plenty of samples of course.
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.
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!
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.
Michel Roux Jr is opening up his kitchen doors to let you in on his cookery secrets. The superstar chef is putting on classes in a modern and well equipped kitchen with space for up to 12 people, which is also available for private hire.