A Throng of London Hen Party Ideas

Hen parties.

You don’t wanna just wing ’em.

Thankfully, though, we have an entire throng of London hen party ideas for you to try out…

Time to hatch a plan –

Chocolate Making Party | All over London

The folks at MyChocolate have about a dozen years of experience under their belts, and they’ve gotten their workshops down to a fine art – they involve chocolate martinis, prosecco, exotic tastings, truffle making, and more. You can even go on a chocolate treasure hunt. VIEW MORE INFO

Life Drawing | All over London

Hens with Pens is a mobile service that will provide a nude dude, paper, pens, music, and – most essentially – berets & fake moustaches. VIEW MORE INFO

Pineapple Dance Studios | Covent Garden

Pineapple is somewhat legendary in London, and for good reason. You’ll get a crazily good dance class, and – thanks to its Covent Garden location, when it’s over you’ll be able to add back any weight you might have lost at some of London’s finest bars & restaurants. VIEW MORE INFO

Cocktail Masterclass at TT liquor | Shoreditch

Set in an old Victorian school room (complete with benches), the masterclasses at TT are basically guaranteed to get your entire hen party wrecked – you’ll all be imbibing a minimum of half a dozen drinks, and getting a healthy dose of knowledge, too. VIEW MORE INFO

Afternoon Tea! | All over London

London is essentially ground-zero for great afternoon tea spots, but you can’t go wrong at places like Cutter & Squidge, The Wolesley, or Sketch.

Christabel’s Parties | Camden

Where to begin? Christabel puts together some of the most inventive, fun, delightfully creative private parties – she’s done edible playgrounds, ‘eat your art’ parties, pimp-my-pineapple masterclasses, botanical cocktail labs, mad hatters tea parties, macaroon art classes, and a ton more – all of which make for excellent London hen party ideas. VIEW MORE INFO

Gin Making | Notting Hill

Forget a p**s -up in a brewery – the infinitely classier move is to organise a hen night in a distillery. Head down to the Ginstitute on Portobello, and you’ll each get to make your own bottle of juniper hooch, to your own tastes, then drink a whole lot of it (and take it home). VIEW MORE INFO

Burlesque Dance Class | Covent Garden

Learn to squeeze & tease the old fashioned way with Baby Burlesque. They’ve been around for over a decade, so they know their tassels. VIEW MORE INFO

The Comedy Store | Covent Garden

Given the huge amount of audience interaction, it’s almost a cast-iron guarantee that the hen will be made fun of in some capacity. Which, as we all know, is crucial to any good hen do. VIEW MORE INFO

Immersive Theatre | All Across London

The Great Gatsby is famous for describing incredible, opulent parties filled with colourful characters… which you can now attend yourself. VIEW MORE INFO

Cruise down the Thames | The Thames

West End on the Thames have a fleet of boats, and will find one the perfect size for your party, then fill it with booze, food, DJs, casino tables, karaoke, magicians, and whatever else you want. VIEW MORE INFO

Proud Cabaret | Camden

See how the professionals do it. VIEW MORE INFO

Cocktail Cruises on Alfred Le Roy | Regents Canal

Take a lazy meander down Regent’s Canal on a gorgeous, quaint little boat weighed down with a cargo of cocktail ingredients & bartenders. VIEW MORE INFO

Brunch! | All Across London

This is more of a hen party starter, than a hen party in and of itself. But you have to start somewhere… VIEW MORE INFO

Darts at Flight Club | Holborn/Bloomsbury

It’s darts, but with automatic scoring, cocktails, wine, and good food. VIEW MORE INFO

Dirty Dancing Dance Class | Covent Garden

Learn Dirty Dancing from Paul Kitson, the first British actor to play the lead role of Johnny Castle in the West-End smash hit musical on stage. Seriously. VIEW MORE INFO

Bowling at All Star Lanes | Spitalfields

If you’re going to go bowling for a special occasion in London, this is where you do it. Beautiful, ’50s-style lanes, great food, better drinks, and they even have a karaoke booth for later. VIEW MORE INFO

The Candlelight Club | A Secret Location

It’s a secret, ’20s-style party in which everyone comes in costume, the place is lit by candles (hence the name), and the music is just swell. VIEW MORE INFO

Swingers | The City

Despite the name, this place is actually sort of ideal for the hen party – there are two mini golf courses, three restaurants, five bars. Yes, fiveVIEW MORE INFO

The Piano Works | Farringdon

The open plan, bare brick walls of this vast, 400-capacity listed Victorian warehouse puts the musicians at centre stage as they play energetic renditions of whatever pop classics the paying customers want. And the list of cocktails is lively too. VIEW MORE INFO

Go Wine Tasting | All Across London

Again, there are a bunch of places you can do this in – but one of the best is Humble Grape. They’ve got three beautiful spaces across London, and a stunning selection of wines. VIEW MORE INFO

Go Poitin Tasting | Bethnal Green

The Sun Tavern have the largest collection of poitin outside of Ireland, and dip into the best stuff for their tutored tastings. Don’t know what poitin is? That’s what the tutor is there to show you! VIEW MORE INFO

Play Table Tennis | Shoreditch/Holborn/Farringdon

Bounce is set in the same room that table tennis was invented in – and you can even hire out an entire private room with your own dedicated tables, cocktail bar, and even a karaoke booth. AND they have a bottomless brunch… VIEW MORE INFO

A Door in a Wall | All Across London

ADIAW specialise in immersive games, ranging from public (pretend to be a cold war spy in central London), to private (a murder mystery in a cocktail bar) – and they’ll even create a bespoke game just for you. VIEW MORE INFO

Bollywood Vibes | Islington

Force all your bridesmaids to dress up in cool Bollywood outfits (with all the jewellery trimmings), and learn to dance Bollywood-style, then get Bollywood songs, bangles, and a bottle of wine to take home. VIEW MORE INFO

The Big London Bake | Tooting

The only reason that this isn’t called ‘The Great British Bake Off’ is because it’s not run by the show in any way. Otherwise, it’s basically identical. VIEW MORE INFO

Hip Hop Brunch | A Secret Location

One part hip, one part hop, a dozen or so parts bridemaids getting down with some bottomless cocktails, a three course brunch, some hip hop karaoke, temporary tattoos, and more. VIEW MORE INFO

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium | Bethnal Green

If you’re after a more sedate hen party, then you can do worse than going to Lady Dinah’s, and getting high tea WITH CATS. The little rascals will be scampering around, doing their own thing, and you’re free to pet them to your (or their) hearts content. VIEW MORE INFO

An Escape Room | All Across London

There are plenty, but a solid bet is Modern Fables. Finding it is tough. Finding your way out is a lot tougher… VIEW MORE INFO

Perfume Making Classes | All Across London

Companies like The Perfume Studio will bring you a scent library, atomisers, bottles, and booze, and allow you and all your hens to create your own unique brand to take home. VIEW MORE INFO

Bullshit London | All Across London

BSL provides a very creative, ‘factually inaccurate’ walking tour of London’s finer parts. It is, essentially, a brief glimpse into a world ‘where Monty Python was elected queen’. VIEW MORE INFO

Hot Tug | Regent’s Canal

This would definitely be one of the stranger suggestions, but there we go – get the hens together, put on sailor hats, and cruise down the canal in a motorised, floating hot tub. With Champagne. VIEW MORE INFO

Go Back to the ’80s | St Paul’s

The people at Reflex Dance Studios have but one mission in life: make you feel like you’re reliving the ’80s, with a full makeover, a dance routine (to your favourite ’80s number), a photoshoot, some ’80s-only karaoke, and a disco floor. VIEW MORE INFO

Petersham Nurseries | Richmond

Eat dinner, in a greenhouse, yards away from where the plants that are on your plate were grown. It’s a very classy affair, and demands a very classy hen night. VIEW MORE INFO

Go to a Rooftop Bar | All Across London

One for the warmer months (but then, hen parties are often planned months in advance), but if you’re going to stop for a few drinks somewhere, then you can do a LOT worse than having them overlooking the entire city. VIEW MORE INFO

Do Whatever Gingerline Event is on | A Secret East London Location

Gingerline are the granddaddies of the secret, immersive, ultra-cool London supperclub – and you can pretty much guarantee that whatever you book, it’ll be stellar. VIEW MORE INFO

Dress up and go to Cahoots | Soho

Feel like a good old-fashioned hen night? The look no futher than Cahoots, who’re perpetually stuck in the 1940s. Get dressed up, make sure everyone sticks with the lingo, and get blitzed. VIEW MORE INFO

Bunga Bunga | Battersea/Covent Garden

BB do brunch parties, karaoke parties, and dance parties, and they do them very, very well. Expect free-flowing booze, endless Italian food, and even a little light opera. VIEW MORE INFO

Ballie Ballerson | Shoreditch

There’s not much to say other than that this bar is one giant ball pit with over a quarter of a million balls and an LED dancefloor underneath. With cocktails. VIEW MORE INFO

Go to a Hidden Bar | All Across London

Not only can you book yourselves a private bar, you can book one that’s hidden entirely from view… VIEW MORE INFO

Go Boats | Paddington

Fancy a jaunt down the river in your own boat, with a boozy picnic, but don’t want anyone to be lumbered with the responsibility of steering the thing? Then you can all jump into a self-driving Go Boat… VIEW MORE INFO

Champagne + Fromage | Covent Garden

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If you like the idea of having nothing but Champagne and cheese for your hen do, then you’ll like what Champagne + Fromage have to offer… VIEW MORE INFO

London Eye Champagne Pod | The Southbank

Load all of your hens into a privately booked pod filled with bottles of Champagne, and watch the skyline emerge before you… VIEW MORE INFO

London Cabaret Club | Bloomsbury

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Set in the beautiful Bloomsbury Ballroom, the LCC always put on a good show. Their current stage-filler? A take on James Bond, with somersaulting waiters, smoking martinis, and 4D special effects. VIEW MORE INFO

Hose-riding in Hyde Park | Hyde Park

Yes, you and all your hens can go horse-riding in the park (up to 16 of you, at least). All equipment/horses are provided by the stables, and they’ll take complete novices. VIEW MORE INFO

Take a Chocolate Ecstasy Tour | Central London

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Starting out in a small Covent Garden chocolate factory, this three hour-long tour will take you through Soho, Piccadilly, and Mayfair sampling chocolate, ice cream, hot chocolate, gelato, brownies, and finally some bespoke chocolate cocktails (if you do it in the evening, that is). VIEW MORE INFO

Graffiti Workshop | Notting Hill

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Head to Portobello’s Graffik Gallery, arm yourselves with spray cans, overalls, and breathing protection, and prepare to van-da-lise… a canvas which you can take home with you afterwards. VIEW MORE INFO

Trampolining! | Croydon/Acton

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And not just any old trampolining – it’s literally a room full of trampolines that you and the hens can go absolutely nuts in. VIEW MORE INFO


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