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Got your heart set on celebrating your last weekend of freedom in the UK capital? Read on for the top 10 hen party ideas in London.
If you’re looking for more general inspiration check out our ultimate list of hen party ideas.
Our capital is full of fun things to see and do so it can he hard to narrow down the best London hen do ideas, fear not, we are here to help you decide!
If you’re looking for hen party accommodation in London, check out our top London hen party houses.
10 Fun Hen Party Activities in London
Think of all the soft play birthday parties you went to when you were a kid and add in delicious pizza, hot tunes and cracking cocktails. Ballie Ballerson has bases in Shoreditch and Soho and welcomes you and your hens to jump into a pool of over a million balls to lark around and celebrate your hen party!
Ballie Ballerson know a thing or two about throwing a good hen do and they can help you put together the best package for your group. You can choose to have bottomless brunch or just enjoy the cocktails.
Also, it’s worth mentioning to Ballie Ballerson that you are coming for a hen do because they might have a little surprise in store for the bride!
Can Pregnant hens go to Ballie Ballerson?
Yes, pregnant hen party guests are of course welcome at Ballie Ballerson but for health and safety reasons they ask that you don’t go in the balls.
If you’re looking for hen do ideas for pregnant hens then stay tuned as we are going to be writing a guide on that very soon!
How much does a hen do at Ballie Ballerson cost?
Ball pit tickets start from £6.20 during the week and from £11.20 per person at the weekend.
If you want Bottomless Brunch, that starts from £22.40 per hen but the prices go up depending on when you are visting and whether you want guaranteed seating.
For example, a seated brunch on a Saturday you’ll be paying £47.70 per hen.
Hen Party Discounts at Ballie Ballerson
Ballie Ballerson doesn’t do any hen party-specific discounts but they currently have the following deals you can take advantage of:
- 2 for £10 on cocktails and wine all night on Tuesdays and Wednesdays plus ’til 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
- £10 off all seated and standing 12pm brunch tickets on Saturdays.
2. Cocktail-making Masterclass
What could be better than you and all your hens coming away from your big weekend with a handy new skill under your belts? This London hen party idea is sure to appeal.
You can learn how to whip up the best Margaritas and the juciest Caipirinhas, while of course tasting them along the way!
Usually at a hen party cocktail-making masterclass the bride will be selected to learn how to make each cocktail in front of all her hens, who then get the opportunity to make their own versions. The bride might then be asked to sample each of the creations to choose her favourite!
How much does a hen do cocktail-making class cost?
If you want to learn to make cocktails on your hen weekend then you’re very well served for options in London. There are loads and loads of different bars and classes you can choose between and the price varies depending where you go.
Hen do cocktail courses start from around £25 per hen and it’s one of the best London hen party ideas.
Picture the scene – you and a handful of your best pals are all cosied up under a blanket, on a London rooftop with a spectacular panoramic view of the capital and your favourite film is showing in front of you.
What a fantastic way to celebrate your hen do in London. That’s one of those happy-cosy memories you’ll look back on for years to come.
You can even get bottomless popcorn and you’ll have your own set of headphones to enjoy the film with.
How much does Rooftop Film Club cost?
A ticket to spend an evening with your favourite movie stars on a London rooftop costs around £30.
4. See a Show
London’s West End is the centre of the UK theatre landscape so there’s no better place to grab one of the hottest seats in town at a show.
The great thing about the theatre scene in London is that there is something for everyone. In order to find a show that will appeal to all your hens, consider going to see a musical, a concert, a comedy show, a play, the ballet or for a very classy hen, see an opera!
It’s worth checking out what is currently on at the following London theatres:
- National Theatre
- The Old Vic
- Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
- The London Palladium
Another really popular show for a London hen party idea is at ticket to Magic Mike Live.
If you’re looking to see a musical, check out our list of best hen do musicals.
5. Drag Queen Bottomless Brunch
It’s all-singing, all-dancing and most importantly – ALL DRINKING!
Prepare for a brunchy, lip-syncing and dance routine-filled afternoon as you settled in around 12.30pm for 2 hours of all you can drink Prosecco followed by breakfast courtesy of the Breakfast Club.
How much does Drag Queen Bottomless Brunch cost?
Tickets start from £45.00.
6. Hot Tub Boat on the Thames
We actually mentioned this one in our main unusual hen ideas article but because it’s just such a brilliant one we had to include it here for brides looking for unique London hen party ideas.
You can hire a “HotTug” in which you and your pals will cruise down the Thames in while sipping on your chilled Prosecco. You will have to designate one of your hens as the “Captain” who isn’t permitted to drink during the experience.
The water is heated to a cosy 37 degrees and there are hot showers and changing facilities for you to use at the base. Each HotTug fits up to 7 hens.
How much does a London Hot Tub Boat cost?
The hire cost for a HotTug is £225 off peak / £250 peak. This works out at around £32 per hen.
7. Book a Karaoke Booth
Be the star of your own London hen party when you book a private karaoke booth!
You and your hens can try your vocal cords on the likes of Shania Twain, Aretha Franklin Beyoncé, all in the comfort and privacy of your own karaoke booth.
There are a handful of Karaoke booths in London, so try having a look at:
How much does it cost to book a karaoke booth for your hen do?
Booking a karaoke booth for your hen do during a peak slot costs from around ££12 per hen per hour..
8. Junkyard Golf Club
You don’t have to be Tiger Woods to enjoy a spot of Junkyard Golf!
Rather than heading out to the green, this crazy golf all takes place indoors, so it’s the perfect hen do activity for a rainy day.
You’ll find yourself putting your way around abandoned cars and neon landscapes – it’s great for instagram photos from your hen do!
How much does it cost to do Junkyard Golf Club for your hen do?
It costs £8-12 per hen for your group to play a round of Junkyard Golf together.
9. Drink, Shop & Do
If you’ve not heard of the North London institution that is Drink, Shop & Do before then by jove you’re in for a treat!
They even have a special ‘Do package which gives you the choice between Afternoon Tea or Bottomless Brunch and a 3 hour party full of fun.
How much does it cost?
Depending on whether you plump for the boozy or non-boozy version, your Bottomless Brunch at Drink, Shop & Do will cost you £45-£50. If you want decorations for your table you can book a package on top for that.
10. Take a class at Pineapple Dance Studios
Whether you’re into Ballroom or Bollywood, the iconic Pineapple Dance Studios is the ultimate location to take a hen party dance class in London.
You can book a private session in whichever dance style floats your boat and the best bit is that the hen goes free!
How much does it cost to have a hen party dance class at Pineapple Studios?
It’s actually way more reasonable that you’d think to take a Pineapple Dance class for your hen. Depending on the size of your group and when you book, it’ll cost around £22-32 per hen.
We’re sure that has got your started with some fantastic London hen do ideas. If you’ve been on a brilliant hen party in London and done something really fun please share below in the comments – we’re always keen to hear what you’ve all been up to!