Planning a hen do is one of the most stressful things anyone can do – it’s up there with moving house. There are so many factors that you must consider including the guest list, where to go and how much you can spend. Unfortunately, Last Night of Freedom can’t help you with the group’s number or the budget. But what they can do is help with deciding where the all-important pre-wedding celebrations should be.
Each hen has her own style and tastes; that is what makes her individual. But your task is to make sure you know her properly and include her flair, while still maintaining that party feel. Sounds stressful? It can be. Here are some ideas of where to consider depending on her wants and needs:
Constantly topping the hen party destination ranks, Newcastle came in at a firm number one in 2016 – with hundreds of stag and hen parties taking to the streets of The Toon, to paint the city black and white. Boasting a huge variety of illustrious nightlife hotspots, including the Bigg Market, Geordie Shore’s Diamond Strip and the classy, upmarket Grey Street – you’ll be spoilt for choice with places to party. And, with iconic tourist hotspots such as The Tyne Bridge, Millennium Bridge and the glistening quayside, NUFC’s impressive football stadium, St James Park, and the world-renowned Angel of the North – there’s plenty of sightseeing to be done between all that partying.
Coming in at number two, decadent Dublin is a firm favourite with stag and hen parties spending their last hours of singledom in The Emerald Isle. And, with retail therapy by the bucket load, some of the biggest nightlife zones in Europe and more tourist attractions than you can shake a stick at – it’s no surprise why. From the tourist heavy Temple Bar, to the alternative, hipster Wexford Street – the homeland of Guinness and whiskey never sounded so good.
From Cosmopolitans in classy cocktail bars in the sky and nail art masterclasses, to trays of shots in rowdy nightclubs after a Mini Cooper challenge around the city – whatever you want to get out of London, you will with bells on it. Earning third position in 2016, The Big Smoke has seen hundreds of groups spend their last nights of freedom gracing its gold paved streets – indulging in completely unique activities, superb shopping opportunities and entry into some of the best nightclubs.
Overflowing with charm, character and romance, bustling Edinburgh is always super highly ranked with more refined stag and hen groups. From lavish spa days and glamorous cocktail bars, to gruesome Dungeon tours and eerie ghost bus rides – there’s plenty activities to keep you occupied all day long. Then by night, you’ve got the quaint Royal Mile, Grassmarket and New Town areas to indulge your inner party animal and let loose.
No list of top hen destinations would be complete with mentioning one of the most glamorous hotspots a girl can head to. Marbella does really have everything a bride-to-be can ask for; from pool side bars, to catamaran tours on the Med, Marbs offers a glamorous setting to see out your final moments of being single. Also, if you’re lucky you could rub shoulders with some serious celebrities such as Michelle Keegan and the cast from TOWIE, who call Marbella their second home. It also give you a chance to grab that glowing tan before the big day so you look flawless in your white gown.
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