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Southampton Hen Party Guide

Posted by Holly Anderson on November 5 2013.

Southampton hen party guide

Southampton Hen Party Guide

The pretty port city of Southampton has developed quickly to become one of the UK’s biggest cities. Now known for its cheap bars and active nightlife, Southampton is a top destination for hens looking to hit the town in style.

Southampton Hen Party Guide – Shopping

Southampton is considered the shopping jewel of the South coast.  West Quay houses excellent-quality shopping for all ages and styles, with two large department stores and close to 100 other shops to tempt you. If you visit Southampton in the winter then don’t miss out on paying a visit to the lovely German Christmas Market which takes over the areas surrounding Bargate throughout December.

Southampton Hen Party Guide – Eating Out

Southampton boasts an array of Indian, Chinese and Thai restaurants in the city centre that are fantastic value for money. The Royal Bengal in particular has become a new favourite in  the city, dishing up authentic Indian meals. If that’s not exotic enough, try The Vestry Restaurant and Bar for one of the most international menus around and some of the tastiest food in Southampton.

Southampton Hen Party Guide – Nightlife

If it’s nightlife you are after, Southampton offers hundreds of fun and exciting venues! As a vibrant university town, there are no end of inviting pubs and edgy music venues to keep you entertained. Oceana Nightclub is incredibly popular with locals – it features multiple rooms, each based on iconic international destinations.  The dazzling  interior provides an ideal setting to enjoy a delicious seasonal cocktail or take in one of their comedy nights.  Oceana is part of West Quay Road’s Leisure World, which includes a multi-screen cinema, The Grovenor Casino and a selection of bars and restaurants, enabling a stress-free evening of entertainment for all.

Southampton hen party guide - try an 80s dance classFollowing your Polestars 80’s Dance Party you may want to head to Reflex Bar to perform you new moves under the dazzle of the disco ball, or maybe sample a chic cocktail at The Orange Rooms after your burlesque dance class.  With a great selection of restaurants, bars and clubs, Southampton can provide a superb setting for your Hen Party celebrations.

Southampton Hen Party Guide – Unusual Activities

Steeped in history, with archaeological finds believed to date back to the stone age, Southampton can take you on a compelling journey through Roman and Saxon times and the devastation of World War 2.  With so many intriguing historical monuments and architectural sites to explore and the longest surviving string of medieval walls in England, the guided tours available throughout the city are a great way to discover the history of this exciting town and an unusual activity to do on your hen party.

Southampton Hen Party Guide – Entertainment

For something just a little more laid back, head to  The Mayflower, which regularly hosts spectacular shows including West End productions, Ballets and Operas and live concerts from some of music’s biggest stars. However, if you’re looking for an adrenalin boost, how about trying out a taster session at Southampton’s Alpine Centre? Learn to ski, snowblade and snowboard with their engaging taster sessions.

Southampton Hen Party Guide – R & R

Visiting the spa at the De Vere Grand Harbour is an experience in luxury and glamour like no other. Let the wedding stress melt away as the friendly, professional therapists get to work on you with an indulgent full body massage. Soak in the feelings of total relaxation in their beautiful spa and jacuzzi before resting your eyes on their sumptuous loungers.

For move information on everything Southampton has to offer do check out more Tourist Information. 

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