If you’ve been tasked with organising a hen party, the first job is to find a suitable location. Many people are choosing to jet off abroad for a hen party in the sun, but there are plenty of great places closer to home if you don’t want the hassle of finding flights and a hotel on a budget. If you’re considering a UK hen, here are some of the best options out there.
Manchester is an excellent choice whether you’re looking for something cool and casual or a chic, sophisticated break. There’s everything from lavish spa hotels and luxury apartments to affordable budget hotels on offer, so you’re bound to find something that suits. Stay in the Norther Quarter if you’re a fan of trendy bars, cool cafes, and a casual dress code or head to Spinningfields if you like the sound of private booths and bespoke cocktails. If you’re keen to dance the night away to your favourite floor fillers, Deansgate Locks is the place to be. During the day, there are plenty of activities available. Shop until you drop at the Arndale Centre, book a burlesque or 80’s dance class or learn to make your own signature cocktails at one of Deansgate’s many bars.
Some people may write London off due to the assumption that it will blow the budget, but you don’t always have to spend a fortune to have fun in the Big Smoke. If you are on a shoestring, look into renting a large house or an apartment instead of booking hotel rooms. This way, you can save on the cost of accommodation, and you can eat and drink at home before you head out. If you’re looking for something for a hen with expensive tastes, there are all kinds of restaurants and bars that will take your fancy. Take a look at recommendations like Gourmet Guide fine dining in London tips, and check out where the celebs have been hanging out on Instagram. If you’re a large party, it often makes sense to book a table and add your names to the guest list. You can split the cost of drinks, and you won’t have to queue to get in.
Liverpool is emerging as one of the most popular hen weekend destinations, and it’s no wonder. There’s loads to do by day, and plenty going on after dark. Enjoy lunch with a view at the Albert Dock, take a tour of the shops at Liverpool One or treat yourself to a pampering session at a salon before hitting the dance floor at one of the many bars in the Cavern Quarter. Liverpool is a great place for a girly weekend, and some of the city’s hotels offer special packages for hen weekends. You can also hire party apartments, which hold up to 30 guests.
No guide to UK hen weekends would be complete without a mention of Dublin. Hire a beer bike or jump on an open-top bus before enjoying a Guinness and getting your jig on in Temple Bar.
If you’re planning a hen weekend, look no further than these fabulous destinations!