It’s a hard task picking where is best to go for your best friends hen weekend- do you stay in the UK or do you opt to go further afield? The main things to take into account are: how big the hen party will be, everyone’s budget and whether the group will be willing to travel abroad, once this has been confirmed, it is essential to do your research and look into the popular hen party destinations.
One of the most popular hen party cities in the UK is Brighton and also home to Hen Heaven HQ so here is my Hen Party Essential Guide to Brighton:
Location & Travel
Brighton is based on the south coast, known as ‘London by the Sea’ it is a diverse lively city which is extremely popular with hen and stag parties. Travelling to Brighton from the UK or abroad is very easy, on the train it is takes just over one hour travelling from London stations with frequent services from London Victoria and London Bridge. It is also a 35/40 minutes’ drive from Gatwick airport, which makes it a perfect destination for a short break.
There are lots of hotels and self-catering accommodation on offer in Brighton. Whether you prefer a luxury hotel or you are on a budget there is something for everyone.
Best Daytime Activities
Shopping is a must- head to the North Laines area and wander round the gorgeous boutiques, my pick of the best: The Lavender Rooms (for beautiful gifts and clothing) Nola (for designer fashion) & Hope & Harlequin (for vintage high fashion).
Go to the beach, take into consideration that it can be extremely busy during the summer season. Pack a picnic or sit outside the beach bars: Ohso Social and Coalation have tables overlooking the sea.
For a relaxing treat why not book a spa day, hen heaven offer the ‘In The Mix Package’ which also includes accommodation and a cocktail class followed by a 2 course meal and nightclub entry.
Go to the West Pier, a visit to the seaside isn’t complete without a trip to the pier, have your picture with an ice cream and on the rides with your friends.
Go on the Brighton Wheel and take in the stunning sights of the city.
Do a dance experience: learn how to dance burlesque style, pole dance or dirty dance- all lots of fun and definitely get the group in the party spirit of things.
Best Night time Activities
Cocktail Making Experience is a lot of fun, learn how to make your favourite cocktails in a bid to be crowned the best cocktail maker.
Hunky cabaret show, for a cheekier hen group this is perfect, men dancing with little on- need I say more.Butler in the Buff, book a butler to be at your beck and call, a Hen Heaven favourite.Bar crawl, there is a variety of bars and pubs, so whatever your preference a bar crawl is great to do.Nightclubs, Brighton is home to some first class nightclubs, hit the clubs and party until the sun comes up.
Essential Pictures to Take
The hen on a deckchair with an ice cream
A token picture of a seagull
A group shot of the girls drinking cocktails
Make sure you have photographic evidence of the Bride- to- be partaking in a number of funny dares!
Visit Hen Heaven for more hen party ideas www.henheaven.co.uk