There are fewer things more memorable and important in one's lifetime than getting married. And although we are all of course unique, there's not many folks that don't dream about their wedding day. But hold your horses. Before the nuptials comes something very, very important. Your last chance to paint the town red as a single lady before you walk down the aisle towards your prince charming. What are we talking about? We're on about one of the most important parties ever - the hen party!
Trying to book a hen party venue far enough in advance is one thing. But trying to book a hen party in London? That's a whole other box of frogs. It's even more important to book as far in advance as you can, because in true London style, hen party venues get booked up faster than you can say Paddington.
And just like your other wedding plans, we're sure you've got a bunch of questions surrounding hen parties in London. That's why you're here, after all. We can hear your flurry of concerned questions now. "Do you know any venues in the countryside with a hot tub and close to a national park?" "Or hen party accommodation with three bedrooms and a pool table?"
"What about a place where we can stay the whole weekend that has a pizza oven, afternoon tea and hot tubs?" "Where shall my bachelorette party go if we're looking for a stunning property with catering accommodation and a games room?"
"What about spots for large groups that do a nice pub lunch, can you think of any?" "Or any hen party sites with swimming pools and a gorgeous surrounding area?"
This all sounds like a tall order, we know. But we promise it's doable. Besides, we're here to help. Proud Cabaret has channeled our inner Columbo and found the top 20 best hen party venues in London so you don't have to spend hours crying whilst you pour through those endless TripAdvisor reviews. From clubs to cosy cottages, we've got you covered. So here we go, London's best hen party destinations for your perusal. Are you ready? Let's get into it!
The Saltings, Kent
So, the first pick for our best hen party venues list is not strictly in London. But, it is really close by, so we'll let it slide. Thinking about a cottage getaway in stunning countryside for your hen party? Hen party houses are all the rage and we know why. A whole house for you and your best girls to let loose? Sounds brilliant!
The Saltings is a pretty barn conversion that's smack bang in the middle of the Kent countryside, so there's plenty of time for some countryside walks after a night of drinking champagne! It can accommodate between 8 guests and 12 guests and there's plenty of chances for day trips to nearby Whitstable beach!
Fancy a club night instead of a cottage trip? We've got an awesome hen destination - Proud City. And luckily for you, hen parties (along with cabarets) are our bread and butter. Many a happy hen has graced the Proud halls due to our raucous hilarity, free-flowing drinks and penchant for throwing daring nights with a difference. Choose our swanky venue for your hen do and expect a dazzling theatrical cabaret experience with the delicious gourmet food to match.
Our vast array of onstage talent includes Drag Queens, circus performers, and cabaret and burlesque artists that'll deliver an unforgettable hen night beyond your wildest dreams. Curious to see what shows we've got on? Take a look at our website here. Plus, you know what they say - life is a cabaret, old chum.
Calling all pink lovers! Fancy a venue that's pinker than Percy Pig? We've got just the ticket! With a wicked dance floor, Instagrammable décor, fiery cocktails, and most importantly good music, Tonight Josephine is a top pick. Guests can either use the Lilac Lounge for smaller groups or hire out the whole venue for large bridal parties. And they do Britney Spears-themed parties! Alexa, play Hit Me Baby One More Time.
Bury Villa, Hampshire
We're going to Hampshire for our next pick - Bury Villa. Bury Villa is a gorgeous country house that's perfect if you want a low-key weekend getaway to relax in before your big day. It has self-catering accommodation, a private garden for games, and for all you sailing enthusiasts, it's within walking distance to the local dock!
Afternoon Tea Bus
Hen part on wheels? Score! The Afternoon Tea Bus is a one-of-a-kind experience for your hen party. Guests get taken on a journey through London where you can munch on macarons, drink tea, and see London's iconic landmarks like the London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Talk about multiple experiences rolled into one!
Here's one of the most in-demand venues for London hen parties - Girlfriend. The Clapham venue has unique gold interiors, scrummy and delicious food too, cocktails and party packages for hens! It has a capacity of 35 seated and 85 standing, and is buzzing with girl power!
Nope, this wasn't a typo. It does exactly what it says on the tin - you really can go to a nude life drawing class in London! Located on Old Street, Nude Life will provide a unique hen experience that will be spoken about for years to come! Not only will the hunky model pose in a bunch of different positions, they'll serve you and your fellow hens drinks, too! That's what we call an unforgettable afternoon!
The Karaoke Hole
Whoever said karaoke was for people with good voices has clearly never had a fun afternoon at The Karaoke Hole. This queer-centered space is the perfect spot for, you guessed it - karaoke. The venue is on Kingsland High Street and serves cocktails that are simply scrumptious. And if you're an extra brave hen, you get the chance to get up and sing centre stage!
My Chocolate - Shoreditch
You won't find a sweeter hen party idea than My Chocolate in Shoreditch. My Chocolate is a chocolate-making workshop with lovely "choc-tails" and good vibes. Guests can make their own chocolate martinis, fresh cream truffles and chocolate fudges whilst they get educated on all things chocolate. That sounds like a sweet idea to us!
The Coach House
Looking for cute cottage instead of crammed bars for your hen night? Then you should book The Coach House. It's in Gosport and you can sleep up to 27 guests there. If you want a more rural vibe for your pre-nuptials party, this is a prime fit. Plus you can paddle board, sail and windsurfing!
How could we talk about hen party venues without shouting out one of the best such party houses in town? Proud Embankment is a special venue that offers the highest quality of drag, burlesque and cabaret shows that'll raise the bar for all London-based theatrical experiences. Oh, and we love hens! Book yourself a private booth and revel in theatric majesty - your hens will have the night of their lives! Curios to find out more? Take a look at what we've got on on our website.
If you want raucous fun, Blame Gloria has it. Found on Covent Garden, the underground cocktail bar has a cool and carefree vibe - perfect for a hen party if you ask us! With funky décor and neon lights, Blame Gloria this private room is a prime space for a wild bachelorette party!
Who said ball pits were exclusive to kids? Think again! Have a barrel of laughs thrashing around millions of glowing balls at Ballie Ballerson's in Shoreditch. You can even get the bride to be and family's photo printed onto a cocktail! Besides, who doesn't want an evening being a kid again before the responsibilities of marriage kick in?!
Head over to London Bridge for a hen party with a sexy twist. Fancy learning some new moves to show off for your future hobby? Then book yourself and your hens an afternoon at Pole Sport! Not only do you look great, you feel great whilst doing it!
Swingers West End
Looking for something that goes beyond hopping around London bars? Have a go on Swinger's nine-hole golf course! Who doesn't love a little bit of healthy competition amongst hens, hey?! Plus, the winner gets free drinks at any Swingers bars! Head over to John Princes Street if you think you can score a Birdie!
Hen weekends are for the girls. And the girls will love Le Fez! Modelled like a classic Parisian café, Le Fez is adorned with flowers, funky tropical wall paper and bird cages. Yes, you read that right! You can even sit inside one of the bird cages. And they have DJ's and performers raising the roof until 4am!
Aim Escape Room
Escape room, anyone? With 5 escape rooms to choose from, Aim Escape rooms provides memorable team-building (or shall we say hen-building) experiences ahead of your big day. You can find this venue on Canter Way - make sure to get your inner Sherlock Holmes ready for this one!
Cocktail Making Classes at Dirty Martini
Want to try making cocktails instead of just drinking them? In this two-hour event, hens can munch on sharing platters, guzzle prosecco on arrival and learn how to make not 1, but 2 yummy cocktails with the help of a trained mixologist! Bottoms up!
London Beer Bike
Bicycles and beers - two things you thought wouldn't go well together, but do. In less than an hour, you and your favourite hens can peddle around the city, listen to great music and see London's great sites! All whilst sipping ice cold beer and sharing an indulgent platter. We're sold!
Bounce Ping Pong
For only £20pp, hens can drink, and play ping pong, shuffleboard and wonder ball! There's also some scrumptious pizza and canapes involved! Fancy a ping-pong-off with your maid of honour? Let the games begin!
We hear wedding bells!