Found yourself on a planning committee, charged with finding alternative hen party ideas in London? Help is on hand. From flower arranging classes to an innovative afternoon tea or even a cocktail making masterclass, we’ve discovered London’s most unique hen do ideas to ensure the bride says goodbye to single life in style.
Unique Hen Do Ideas in London
Spend your last evening as a Miss with one of Christabel’s unique parties. From cocktail masterclasses such as Cocktails n’ Crack, Vegtails and Mad Hatter Martini, to pimp my pineapple classes and even a coconut painting class. As weird or as normal as you want, Christabel’s have your back. Gainsborough Studios, 1 Poole St, London N1 5ED
From the innovative Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea at the Sanderson Hotel to the world-renowned traditional Savoy treats, London has a fair share of beautiful afternoon teas to choose from. Spend your hen day sipping on champagne and munching finger sandwiches with your favourite women. Choose from our top pick in the capital and thank us later.
She won’t be able to call this one boring… Is there really any better way to spend an evening than jumping around a ball pit pretending you’re a 5-year-old with your best girlfriends? Possibly, but this will certainly be fun. With one million balls, a cocktail bar and bottomless brunch on the menu, it’s guaranteed to be a night to remember. You can even hire your very own private pit for 25 people. What are you waiting for? dive in. 97 – 113 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3BS
Looking for perfect hen do ideas for a crafty bride-t0-be? Book a crafy afternoon at Drink Shop Do for the hen party of her dreams. Choose from afternoon tea or bottomless brunch to kick-start your day, and then choose an activity. Whether it be a 1920’s headband, a corsage or even a fascinator that you’d like to create, they’ll teach you everything you need to know. No hen is complete without party games, and they’ve even got that covered too. 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DX
For those who don’t want a sore head the next day, a party with Secret Yoga Club is your best bet. Fill a private yoga class with those the bride loves the most and choose a location. From Dalston Roof Park to Oval Space or even the National Trust Sutton House, all events can be accompanied by live music, as well as a three-course organic dining experience. The ultimate relaxation before the big day, each class lasts an hour and a half. For more of the best yoga studios in London, say Namaste to our top pick. From £60pp excl VAT, minimum party size of 15
Surround the soon-to-be bride with a mix of her best friends and gloriously fresh flowers with a trip to The Flower Appreciation Society. Spend your day in the Hackney studio creating beautiful flower crowns and sipping on bubbles for a relaxing send off to the bride. For more flower arranging masterclasses, check out our top pick of the bunch. £40 each or £45 with a glass of fizz, 72A Southgate Rd, London N1 3JF
If the bride-to-be is a gin lover, there’s really no other place to go than Ginstitute. Offering their own gin making experience, guests will go hands (and nose) in to learn all about the botanicals used in creating gin. You’ll even blend the ingredients yourself to create your very own bottle of gin to take home. Guests can also opt for a masterclass and learn how to create 5 different classic gin cocktails from a bittersweet Negroni to a Martini, a Tom Collins and a Clover Club. Afterwards, they’re all yours to drink… Experience costs £120pp and Masterclass, £60pp, 186 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LA
Great British Bake off but without the cameras, The Big London Bake is perfect for that bride-to-be who won’t get out of the kitchen. The ultimate baking extravaganza, gather friends, start the timer and let the competition begin. Set in a marquee just like the real thing, you’ll be given 90 minutes to roll, whisk and drizzle your way through, and hopefully, you’ll come out with a masterpiece. They also have vegan and gluten-free ingredients at the ready! From £39.90 each, 38 Tooting High St, London, SW17 0RG
Anything that has the word bottomless in can only be a good thing when it comes to hen do ideas, right? Eat and drink your day away at one of London’s most Instagammable spots, Bourne & Hollingsworth Building. Choose from pancakes, eggs, a full English breakfast or other savoury treats to see you through the day, and wash it all down with as many Bellinis, Bloody Marys or glasses of bubbles you can handle. For those who don’t want the bottomless part, whether it be the classic Wolseley or the hottest brunch party of the moment you require, choose from our top pick of brunches in the city.
Sometimes it pays to keep things traditional. Cowshed offer a Pretty Party in their London locations for those who want a more chilled hen do. Grab 8-20 of your nearest and dearest and enjoy 2 treatments per person from a manicure, pedicure, facial or back massage. Indulge in canapés, champagne and tea and coffee as the evening goes on, and wave goodbye to the bride-to-be with a Cowshed gift bag in hand. Monday-Tuesday from £165pp, Thursday-Sunday £195pp