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Reading Hen Party Guide

Posted by Alec on November 5 2013.

Reading Hen Party Guide

Reading Hen Party Guide

This medieval town located an hour and a half to the west of London is perfect for getting out of the big smoke for your big night out! Reading has something for everyone – the Reading Abbey is a main attraction for history buffs; the lively town center has everything you need for a spot of shopping and the active nightlife is perfect for a girly night on the town.

Reading Hen Party Guide – Shopping

With two major indoor shopping centres – the Oracle Centre and Broad Street Mall – on top of the hundreds of stores outside, Reading has more than enough to keep even the keenest shopper entertained. Book lovers should pay a special visit to Reading’s local Waterstones which is housed in an old converted Church.

Reading Hen Party Guide – Eating Out

After a day of exploring the town, you can eat at one of the great city center restaurants – Myalacarte is well known by the locals for having high quality, good value food along with great service; or for some great vegetarian and Mexican options, try out The Mission Mexican Grill which has been described as the best bite in Reading!

Reading hen party guide - try a cocktail making class

Reading Hen Party Guide – Nightlife

For those who enjoy a few quiet drinks, Reading is perfect! Beer is one of the historical roots of Reading, and in late April, there’s an annual beer and cider festival in the King’s Meadow park. If you prefer a cocktail, check out mix bar on Kings Walk which offers great drinks in a sophisticated environment.

Try one of our Cocktail Making Hen Parties and you’ll learn how to make your favourite tipples before drinking them!

Reading Hen Party Guide – R & R

If it’s relaxation and pampering you’re after, Reading has a great option in the center of town – Ayurveda Retreat on Friar Street is a medispa offering health and wellbeing consultations as well as massage treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Reading’s infamous Wellington Country Park is perfect for taking a quiet walk through the woods before you begin the hen madness!

Reading Hen Party Guide – Unusual Activities

Reading Hen Party Guide - Unusual Activities

Afternoon tea on a barge – Hens of Henley. Our friends over at My River Cruising have created some fabulous Hens of Henley packages. Start your cruise from Reading, complete with a delicious champagne afternoon tea, or if you want to make use of the luxurious narrow boats then you can stay on board for the entire weekend. Pirate or Wind and the Willows fancy dress; optional.

For further information to help you plan your Reading hen party why not try the Living Reading website?

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