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The Best Hen Do Destinations in UK & Abroad Right Now
Whether you’re planning a hen do abroad or closer to home, we’ve got the top hen do destinations for every bride. So, sit back, relax, read on & get planning!
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Weddings are finally back in business (yay!). And with the date set, the invites out, the gift list compiled and the big day fast approaching, it’s time to talk hen party destinations.
If you’ve been tasked with planning the perfect hen do for your bride and her tribe, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve teamed up with Go Hen to find all the top hen-do destinations in Europe, so you don’t have to.
So sit back, relax, grab a cuppa (or perhaps some bubbles) and let’s get planning!
Best Party Holiday Destinations
If your bride is a dance-till-dawn kind of girl looking for one last big weekend with the girls before she ties the knot, then these are the top spots for you.
The Vibe: Slick city break with BIG nights out
Where better to start our tour of the top hen do destinations than our very own capital city? London is, without a doubt, one of the best party holiday destinations in Europe, if not the world. And you don’t even need an international flight!
Offering everything from cocktails at swanky rooftop bars to cheesy club nights and karaoke, this city has it all. And there are simply hundreds of fantastic brunch spots for recovering & re-living the fun over coffee and a full English the next morning.
Top Tip: It's also an excellent destination for hen parties for small groups!
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The Vibe: Cool, cultured & a little bit kinky
Amsterdam is often rated as one of the best hen do locations, and it’s not hard to see why. Combining incredible culture by day with legendary nightlife and a party all-night attitude, this really is hen party heaven.
Why not start with a prosecco bike tour (yes, that is exactly as fun as it sounds), followed by a visit to the city’s infamous sex museum & round things off with your own personal guided bar crawl!
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Top Hen Do Destinations at the Beach
If sun and sea air is what you’re after, your bride will love these coastal hot spots. Think bikinis, boat parties & cocktails on the beach…
The Vibe: Beach all day, party all night
Sometimes, the only way is Marbella. This A-list fave is a top hen party destination for a reason. The sun, the sea, the sand… the clubs!
It’s the crown jewel at the heart of the Costa del Sol, offering endless sunshine, glorious beaches, guaranteed glamour and most importantly… insane nightlife. If you’re looking to live up the celeb lifestyle for the weekend, this is the place!
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The Vibe: Sun, sea & sand meets chic city break
Stunning beaches, iconic architecture and as much tapas and sangria as you can handle! Barcelona is a top hen do destination for anyone looking for a healthy mix of city and seaside.
You could start your day with a spot of sunbathing and paddleboarding at the beach, then explore the city by bike followed by flamenco, dinner and a show, then guestlist entry to one of the city’s biggest and best clubs to dance the night away. You can arrange all these options and so many more with Go Hen.
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The Vibe: Quintessentially British seaside, but make it cool
Brighton is what you’d get if you crossed the coastal grandmother aesthetic with a Pride parade… it shouldn’t work, but somehow it just does! Without a doubt Britain’s coolest seaside town, Brighton is the perfect place – especially if you’re looking for hen party ideas for mixed ages.
Any older relatives will love an afternoon tea and a mooch around the quirky independent boutiques in the lanes, the younger crowd will appreciate the vibrant party town after dark & kids will love the rides and arcades on the iconic Brighton Palace Pier!
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Classy Hen Party Destinations Abroad
Some brides want penis paraphernalia, naked waiters and dancing on tables. Others desire a more high-class affair with spa treatments, fine dining and sunset cocktails on rooftop terraces. Both options are equally fabulous. But if your bride veers more towards the latter, then these classy hen do destinations abroad could be just what you’re looking for.
The Vibe: Wine & dine in the city of love
When it comes to style, you really can’t beat Paris. The home of ‘Parisian chic’… come for the food, the wine and the iconic city sights. Stay for the effortlessly cool culture and that certain je ne sais quoi that leaves you feeling drunk on love (or wine… either works!).
You certainly won’t be short of things to do on a hen night in Paris… See the sights and tour the city by day – how about a river cruise – then indulge in a little champagne tasting and end on a high with a visit to the one and only, Moulin Rouge!
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The Vibe: Vespa tours, pasta feasts and prosecco on tap
Who says Rome is just for romantic mini-breaks? Why not whisk your entire bride squad away for a sophisticated weekend in the historic Italian capital? Make sure to get your hands on one of Go Hen’s coveted sightseeing passes. This gets you free access to some of Rome’s most iconic sights as well as free travel on public transport.
If you’re looking for hen party ideas for small groups, why not see the city the way the locals do – on your own private Vespa tour? And of course, indulge in the best pasta, pizza and prosecco that Italy has to offer!
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Alternative Hen Do Ideas
If you’re looking for something a little more out of the ordinary, then these alternative hen do ideas may just tickle your fancy.
The Vibe: Drinking, dancing and outdoorsy fun
Dublin is a true party city, which really earns its place as one of the top hen do destinations. If it’s drinking and dancing you’re after, this town delivers! A visit to the iconic Guinness brewery is a must for any brides who appreciate the black stuff.
Or if Irish whiskey is more your scene, you could opt for a distillery tour & tasting. There are heaps of outdoorsy options to try, from go-karting and horse riding to clay pigeon shooting, kayaking and archery. Then end the evening with an Irish dance party or live music and pints in a traditional Irish pub.
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The Vibe: A once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list trip
When it comes to unusual hen weekends, Reykjavik is the standout winner. Where else can you go whale watching one day, tour incredible waterfalls, geysers, volcanos & glaciers the next, and then finish up with a luxurious soak in the naturally heated geothermal Blue Lagoon?
And depending on when you go, you might even catch a glimpse of the spectacular Northern Lights! All this AND there’s an ICE BAR?!? Sign us up!
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Feeling inspired? We hope you enjoyed our top hen do destination picks & are feeling ready to plan your own hen party - let's get booking!