Brighton Hen Party GuidePosted by laura on January 23 2014.
Our Brighton hen party guide is perfect if you’re planning a hen weekend full of unusual activities, great entertainment and experiences for the bride. Sometimes known as the London by the sea, Brighton gives you all the benefits of a city (think shopping, partying and pampering) whilst also enjoying a beautiful location on the British seaside. A hot destination for students looking for a good time, Brighton is home to a young, lively and fun crowd.
There’s still plenty to do after the partying though with beautiful architecture, extensive galleries and museums and some of the best food this side of France.
Brighton Hen Party Guide – Shopping
In each shopping area in Brighton you will discover a beautiful and distinct character. The Lanes are home to the quirky and artistic while North Laine hosts a collection of fun fashion in its numerous retro-chic stores. For more high street labels the Churchill Square Shopping Centre in Brighton is the place to go with over 70 shops including big brand names like Hollister, Zara, Apple and H&M all conveniently located in one place. If you’re looking to show off a saucy new purchase them be sure to book a Flirt and Seduce class. Our professional Sexperts will help you learn a naughty lap dancing routine with which to treat your Husband-to-be with.
Brighton Hen Party Guide – Eating and Drinking
Before you hit the clubs you will most definitely want to hunt out the best restaurants. There are high street restaurants, including Nandos, Frankie and Benny’s and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, dotted around Brighton. There is also a Jamie Oliver restaurant that offers a well priced menu despite being a celebrity chef restaurant. There is also a 1950’s style easy dinner on the sea front which has a great atmosphere what with all of the Rock ‘n’ Roll memorabilia used to decorate the restaurant. However, in my opinion, the absolute best place to eat in the whole of Brighton is the Palm Court Fish and Chip restaurant on Brighton Pier. All the fish served is locally caught and the chips are chunky, traditional and home made. This is the perfect food before a big night out or after a night out (to soak up all that alcohol)! The Palm Court restaurant has an inside eatery if you feel like a sit down meal, or there is an outside kitchen for you to grab you meal open to eat as you stroll along the pier! For the carnivores amongst us, Twenty Four St George’s Street focuses on serving modern meat dishes and contemporary flavours like aubergine caviar crayfish butter sauce. Finally if it’s just your sweet tooth you’re looking to satisfy you can’t go wrong with the Scoop and Crumb Ice-cream Parlour where the ice cream is to die for but just not before you try their waffles.
Brighton Hen Party Guide – Nightlife
Start your night out with a Polestars dance party. Choose from a wide selection of styles including Burlesque and Dirty Dancing, then, once you’re all danced out, head straight over to Ohso Social Bar.
Brighton is so popular amongst hens because of the outstanding nightlife that surrounds the seaside town. To start your night there are the usual JD Wetherspoons and Yates that are in every town. You will be able to pick up some great drink deals before you hit the clubs of Brighton. In the Lanes there are dozens of pubs and bars that must be visited. Heist Bar close to the sea front offers a boutique atmosphere throughout the weekend. They also have a vast array of spirits from around the world. There is also a fantastic cocktail menu, with some cocktails being under a buy one get one free deal. Heist only serves pizza as food, which is also on special deals.
For the best clubbing experience in Brighton then either Audio or Coalition are the spots to head to. Both clubs have a charge price on the door and have different events with different DJs playing every weekend. Coalition is built into the arches on the sea front so offers an impressive underground atmosphere. Both trendy clubs have well stocked bars to keep you going throughout the night!
You can’t come to Brighton without reminiscing about the classic British cult film Quadrophenia, and if you want to get into the sixties spirit there are so many bars, clubs and events to visit. There are dozens of mod nights running throughout the year in Brighton, and there are often many scooter rallies which result in more mod and ska nights running across those weekends. The Hush Club is a fantastic event that runs on various weekends. The old school DJs pride themselves on playing rhythm and blues, club soul, ska and 60s garage all on 45 records. Check out the website to see where The Hush Club is playing during your stay in Brighton.
Brighton Hen Party Guide – Unusual Activities
A cultural favourite of the Victorians, Brighton is still a go-to destination for art fans, history buffs and culture vultures. Start of your day of with a tour of the city by either an open topped bus or their amazing greeter scheme where you could be shown around Brighton by a volunteer resident to really get an inside perspective. Once you think you know the ropes, head to the Booth Natural History Museum for some serious learning or, for something a little more playful, perhaps the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. Kill two birds with one stone at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Then if you still aren’t feeling cultured enough, get involved with a Polestars Life Drawing Class where you can study your very own Michel Angelo and create a masterpiece….maybe.
Brighton Hen Party Guide – Entertainment
Brighton is the Play Hard capital with something to entertain every personality. If you’re feeling lucky then hit the casinos and see if you can win big whilst sipping an expertly made cocktail. If you don’t hit the jackpot and are feeling a bit blue then Komedia will take care of you and have you roaring in the aisles in no time. The much loved comedy club has hosted some top comedy names and is a guaranteed laugh. Finally if all that has left you exhausted sit back and relax at Brighton’s Theatre Royal and take in some of the most famous West End touring shows around.
Brighton Hen Party Guide – R&R
No one knows what a bride needs like The Treatment Rooms in Brighton. Indulge with their Blooming Bride treatment package and you’re guaranteed to look your best on your wedding day. Including relaxing massages, clarifying facials and beautiful manis and pedis – this package will leave you looking as good as you feel. Headed on a big night out with the girls? Then Asha’s Beauty Project is the place for you offering great prices on all of your beauty needs from waxing to makeup to hair – it’s the ultimate pamper paradise.
Brighton Hen Party Guide – Accommodation
If you are travelling from outside of Brighton you will probably want to find a suitable place to stay in Brighton. Now, no matter what your budget there are many places to stay in central Brighton that are perfect for party girls. Hotels such as Umi and Best Western are sea front hotels that offer great rates for standard rooms. If booking in advance you will be looking at paying between £40 and £80 per person, depending on how many sharing a room, when you book and what day of the week you are booking for. Both Umi and Best Western include the price of breakfast within their rates and are close to all local amenities, such as the famous Lanes, bars, restaurants and the shopping centre. These sorts of hotels are perfect for groups of hens looking to stay in Brighton just for the evening.
If you are on a bigger budget then you have to check out one of Brighton’s many boutique hotels. Most notably is the Hotel Pelirocco which is situated on the beach front. This unique hotel offers 19 themed rooms that focus on subculture, visionary artists, inspiration individuals and mavericks. Each room sleeps 1 – 3 guests and will set you back between £100-£160 per room per night. This may seem expensive but there is no doubt you will not fall in love with the room styles! Polestars favourite themed rooms include The Pin Up Parlour, inspired by Betty Page, The Soul Supreme, which focuses on soul music, and The Dollywood Room, a western style room that pays homage to Dolly Parton herself! The hotel is in central Brighton, many of the rooms have a sea view which compliments the décor of the hotel. Onsite facilities include a restaurant with a seasonal menu, a bar with exclusive cocktails and massage therapy. There is even the ‘She Said’ erotic boutique inside the hotel, for girls who want to take something saucy home with them! There is undoubtedly Hotel Pelirocco is the best place to stay in Brighton if you have to money to spend on luxury!
For girls who don’t have that sort of money, and let’s be honest that is most of us, then there are plenty of hostels in Brighton that are perfect for big nights out. If you are not planning to be in your room very much then a hostel is the perfect place to stay. The St Christopher’s Inn is directly opposite Brighton Pier and close to all local shops, bars and clubs. For an eight person room this hostel will only put you back £20 each. Having stayed in the St Christopher’s Inn I can assure you that all rooms are clean and tidy, most of which have their own ensuite facilities. St Christopher’s Inn is the ideal place if you are just looking for a place to lay your head! Downstairs to the hostel in a Bellushi’s bar that offers discount to all guests. There are often club events in the bar, which is a brilliant start to the night. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at the Bellushi’s restaurant too.
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