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London Hen Party Guide

Posted by laura on November 6 2013.

London Hen party guide

London Hen Party Guide

Our London hen party guide is perfect if you’re planning a hen weekend full of unusual activities, great entertainment and experiences for the bride-to-be.

With so much going on, it can be overwhelming to plan the perfect London hen weekend. Here at Polestars, we don’t want you to miss out on anything so we’ve compiled this handy guide to make sure you experience the best that London has to offer, whatever your taste. Design your trip to suit you and make sure your memories of London are unforgettable.

London Hen party guide – Shopping

London Hen party guide - shop until you drop on Oxford street

London is famous for its shopping. With Selfridges and Harrods offering a mind boggling array of designer goods it might be hard not to get carried away – perfect if you’re in the mood for a real treat. If your style – or budget – is feeling a bit more high street you won’t be at a loss either. Oxford Street is practically a pilgrimage for savvy shoppers. With the best high street stores lined up for your purchasing pleasure, give in to temptation and grab a basket for some serious shopping.

Feeling inspired by the quirkier aspects of London? Then you need a trip to Camden Lock and Spitalfields, two markets not to be missed. Playing host to vintage boutiques, raver outfitters (Cyberdog is a must see) and kooky, crafty homeware stalls you’ll really get a taste of the alternative side of London.

London Hen party guide – Eating Out

Keeping with the trend, London boasts an extensive list of dining options. Whatever the flavour you’re craving, London can cater for your taste and budget. For the really highbrow, Alain Ducasse’s restaurant at the Dorchester is one of finest eateries in the world. Combining an astounding three Michelin stars with decadent surroundings and a sophisticated clientele it’s the perfect choice for when you’re feeling truly decadent.

If the bank balance has already taken a beating from that morning’s shopping, you might want something a little more budget friendly. Pimlico Fresh, with its homely, rustic interior and tempting chalkboard menu, fits the bill to a T.

London Hen party guide – Nightlife

With clubs and bars galore you’ll be hitting the dance floor in no time. If you’re looking for something a little spectacular, then the London Burlesque scene is well worth investigating. With venues like Proud Cabaret offering a three course meal complete with a glass of bubbly, free shots and a full blown show while you dine, you’ll feel truly divine by the end of the night.

You can even unleash your own inner vixen with a Polestars Burlesque dance class where you’ll be taught a sizzling routine by a professional dance teacher. Don’t let the fun stop there, though. Take your new moves to any of the late night venues that cater to serious clubbers, like Egg in King’s Cross, which keep the party going until 6 AM or even later.

London Hen party guide – Unusual Activities

London Hen Party Guide - life drawing

Sundays in London are made for relaxing, crafty activities – ideal if you’re nursing the ultimate hen party hangover and want to keep things low-key.

For hands-on hens, Pottery Making this is a fantastic experience. Grab a breakfast bagel in trendy Brick Lane before spending 2 hours creating your own cute tea cups,  saucers or even flower pots. Whether you’re making a lovely gift for the bride-to-be or just want spend some quality and creative time with your best girl friends, our favourite spot for pottery making is Stepney City Farm in East London.

A Polestars life drawing class is the perfectly relaxing treat for the Bride-to-be. Make like a modern day Picasso and study closely the modern Adonis posing just for you and the girls. All in the name of art, of course.

London Hen party guide – West End

After a day, night or weekend spent exploring all London has to offer, you might be feeling a bit worn out. If you’re looking to rest your feet but aren’t ready to call it a day then the West End should be your next stop, featuring all the classic such as Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera alongside the perfect hen party treat – Dirty Dancing! We can even arrange a Dirty Dancing dance class if you’re looking to theme your day around this amazing 80’s classic movie.

London Hen party guide – R & R

If even the theatre seems like too much effort then sit back, relax and let someone else do the hard work for you. Reveal your inner goddess with a bit of pampering from any of London’s indulgent spas, hidden from the hustle and bustle of the outside city. The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is situated just across from the road from the beautiful grounds of Hyde Park. The key factor here is luxury and the attentive staff and decadent surroundings work guarantee you’ll leave feeling a million dollars.

If you are still looking for more ideas that you haven’t found in our London Hen party guide, try the Visit London website

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