With a wedding coming up, a bride-to-be needs to let her hair down in style and enjoy her last nights of freedom on her hen do. And she deserves to do it in a city with a buzzing nightlife and plenty to offer her hen do participants. Popular location trends change over the years but here is a bit of inspiration for the blushing bride and her ladies-in-waiting based on some of the most currently popular hen do locations.

Dublin

Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast and is situated on the mouth of the river Liffey. It is home to Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Dublin is the number one destination choice for hen party activity days and has a lot to offer your hen party. It’s easy to see why so many hen parties make their way to the Irish capital, as there is so much choice on what to do, from touring the Guinness factory, vintage bus tour tea parties, high ropes forest adventures, indoor low velocity paintballing, river rafting or even Irish dancing tutorials to choose from for your daytime activities. Then at night, you have the choice of visiting the famous Temple Bar, strip shows, guided pub and bar crawls, cocktail workshops and even champagne taster sessions.

Newcastle

Newcastle is situated on the river Tyne in the north-east of England and is home to the Gateshead Millennium bridge, known for its unique tilted aperture. For your daytime entertainment there is a wide array of hen party activity days, from nude life drawing experiences, Geordie games, photoshoot experiences, afternoon tea with prosecco and party cruises. When nighttime falls, Newcastle has a lively and varied nightlife. Whilst there, you can secure guestlist entry to any of the popular nightclub venues, cocktail masterclasses or even the Adonis Cabaret show.

Liverpool

Liverpool is the fifth largest city in the United Kingdom and is situated in the north-west of England. It is on the eastern side of the Mersey estuary and was the port of registry for the HMS Titanic. It is also the famous home of The Beatles amongst other musical acts and has a varied and buzzing music scene with various live music venues. Amongst those venues is a lively bar and pub scene especially around the Seel Street area or even Mathew Street, with the Cavern Club and Alma de Cuba to name just two of the many venues. Liverpool also offers some great activity days for hen parties with a choice of burlesque dance experiences, city wide treasure hunts, and even cocktail making experiences on offer.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland with a medieval old town and an elegant Georgian new town and gardens. Situated above the city is Edinburgh castle which is home to Scotland’s crown jewels. Edinburgh has a lot to offer for hen party activity days from highland games experiences to escape rooms, perfume creation, cocktail making experiences and vineyard wine tasting experiences. Once your day is done and you are ready for Edinburgh’s nightlife you are in for a treat, with an array of bars and clubs to choose from with comedy nights and theatres for you to enjoy and a wide selection of varied pubs to choose from.

Brighton

A beautiful seaside resort on the south coast of England, Brighton is part of the city of Brighton and Hove and is approximately 47 miles south of London. Brighton is well known for its nightlife, with a thriving music scene, for the live music enthusiasts, and pubs, bars and clubs to suit all tastes. There are even karaoke bars for those of you who like to sing and cocktail bars of various types. When you have partied hard and you are hung over from the night before, Brighton has many hen party activity days on offer from pamper days at local spas, the i360 viewing experience with complimentary champagne, themed immersive escape adventures, cabaret shows of all types and Coyote Ugly dance experiences.

Leeds

Leeds is situated on the south bank of the River Aire in the Northern English county of Yorkshire and is home to the Royal Armouries, which house the national collection of arms and artillery. Leeds has a lot to offer your hen party, with live shows, live music and bars, clubs and pubs for all tastes. The nightlife in Leeds is best experienced to be believed with an array of clubs to choose from such as Hush Hush, Mint and System to name just a few. When you and your hen party are not partying it’s time for some activities to fill your days and Leeds has plenty to offer from perfume making or body painting experiences to archery and stunt driving experiences. You will find a wide variety of choices available.

London

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom with a history that stretches back to the time of the Romans. At the centre of the city stands the Houses of Parliament, the ‘Big Ben’ tower clock and Westminster Abbey, with the London Eye across the River Thames, providing panoramic views which span across the city. London is famed for its nightlife, with world famous theatres, clubs in the West End, trendy nights in Shoreditch and alternative areas like Camden. You can find whatever you need for your hen party’s nighttime exploits from comedy to live music, or just a night on the town with a plethora of varied pubs and bars to choose from all over the city. Your days can be filled exploring the varied and rich history of London, touring the museums to shopping or one of the hundreds of activities available in and around London.

Manchester

Manchester is situated in the north-west of England and boasts a rich industrial heritage. Housing the Museum of Science and Industry, the 18th century canal system around the Castlefield conservation area and the revitalised Salford Quays dockyards. Manchester has a lot of unique neighbourhoods for you and your hen party to explore, all with a variety of pubs, clubs and bars to choose from. Grab a cocktail with some of Manchester’s elite near Deansgate, or go to listen to live music in the Northern Quarter. You are spoiled for choice with your daytime activities too with indoor skiing and snowboard instruction, indoor skydiving experiences, pamper parties and nude life drawing to name a few of the activities on offer. Manchester is a memorable venue for your hen party activity days.

With these eight locations to choose from you will be hard pressed to make your mind up where you want to go, let alone what you want to do, for your hen party.