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Newcastle hen party guide

Posted by laura on June 8 2017.

Newcastle hen party guide

Newcastle hen party guide

Famed for its nightlife, Newcastle is not for the faint hearted. Newcastle’s residents – the Geordies – approach partying with an almost competitive edge so come to Newcastle prepared to go hard, or go home. Great for truly wild hen dos and for those looking for something care free, full of laughs and a little bit glamorous.

Newcastle hen party guide – Shopping

Northumberland Street, known as the ‘Oxford Street of the North’, proudly features the flagship Fenwicks department store which is filled with your favourite fashion, beauty and household names. Meanwhile the Metro Centre, just outside of the city centre, is home to all of the very best of the British High-street such as Zara, River Island and, of course, a dual storey Primark. Grainger Market is another must see when in Newcastle. Featuring one of the smallest Marks and Spencer stores in the world, its old fashioned charm and Victorian design are something you won’t want to miss.

Newcastle hen party guide – Eating Out

The Strand Bistro is continuously rated as one of the best restaurants in Newcastle and once you’ve tried their delicious contemporary menu you’ll understand why. Serving up classic flavours with modern twists, The Strand Bistro has set itself apart from some of the more tired restaurants in Town with its attentive staff and modern dishes and yet somehow it still manages to serve up delicious food at bargain prices. If after lunch you’re still feeling a  bit peckish head to Close House, the period Hotel and Golf Course, and enjoy a decadent Champagne Tea in their luxurious Argent D’Or restaurant.

Newcastle hen party guide – Nightlife

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Newcastle Geordies wrote the book on partying and there’s nowhere better to let your hair down. Fancy hanging out with celebs like Katy Perry and Newcastle native Cheryl Cole? Then head to Florita’s bar where VIP really does mean Very Important. Sip cocktails from real watermelons, pineapples and coconuts, as you take in the tropical décor and chilled out Miami vibe and keep an eye out for some famous faces. If that doesn’t sound hands on enough for you then why not start the night with a Polestars Cocktail Making Class? You and your friends could enjoy a private master class with a professional where you would learn to make (and drink!) three delicious cocktails to impress your future in-laws with. Once you’re all cocktailed up, head off to investigate some of the best clubs around like Ikon and Tiger Tiger.

Newcastle hen party guide – Art and Culture

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If you’re more of an artistic soul then there are plenty of art galleries spread around Newcastle too, including the Shipley Art Gallery, The Biscuit Factory and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. If your inner artist is begging for an outing after taking in your favourite galleries, why not get inspired with a two hour Polestars Life Drawing class. You and your friends will be taught to free your mind with games and artist practises designed to get you creating a masterpiece. Did we mention a charming male nude will be the subject of your life drawing?

Newcastle hen party guide – Entertainment

For popular touring companies of amazing west end shows, the Theatre Royal is the place to go. Playing host to top musicals, classic operas and rip-roaring comedies there’s bound to be something in their incredibly varied repertoire to suit you. Especially worth looking out for are their sing-a-long nights where you can belt out your best rendition of musical classics. The Live Theatre presents the perfect opportunity to discover a new, deeper side to Newcastle. Focusing on new works by writers who live in or are from Newcastle is has received wide spread acclaim for the challenging and relevant works they show.

Newcastle hen party guide – R & R

Lay back and unwind with a tailor made facial at Serenity in the City – a breath of utopia just five minutes’ drive from the very centre of Newcastle. Modern surroundings and a decadent treatment list make this city spa a must-visit for anyone looking for a bit of pampering. After, head to Newcastle Hair and Beauty to get all glammed up for a night on the tiles. Voted by Vogue as giving the best nail treatments in Newcastle, you might even be tempted to stray from that faithful French you’ve stuck by for so many years. A beauty addict’s dream – Newcastle Hair and Beauty will have you looking your absolute best in next to no time.

For further ideas take a look at the Visit Newcastle website.

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