London Hen Day Ideas
Let’s face it, when you start planning a hen weekend, no matter where in the country you’re from, London is always one of the first places that comes to mind. This is just the ultimate dream hen do location. There’s just so much going on here – it’s mad! So please keep reading to see just what you ladies can get up to in this capital city.
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Wow, narrowing down these activities was as hard as hell! But, I’ve managed to get through it and I’ve selected some of the most awesome hen day ideas in London.
Okay, right from the start I’m not messing around. It's A Knockout was an insanely popular TV show involving contestants doing all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff. Most of the games involved water or some huge inflatable contraption or suit. Well, now you can replay many of the events from the actual TV show. This is just completely brilliant! You will either be all on the same team trying to beat other groups or you will be split into two teams to compete against each other. This is one activity that you’ll all remember forever.
Next is one of the craziest and most fun games I have ever played – archery tag. Think of paintballing and laser tag and you’ll have an idea of what happens here. Archery tag is just what it sounds like – a game of tag – but you’re shooting soft arrows at each other. This is over the top and madcap fun and it would be a great addition to your London hen weekend celebrations.
Now it’s time for you speed demons to put your driving skills to the test during a fun day of indoor go kart racing! The guys here are just amazing and they’ll take great care of you and make sure that you all know how to handle the karts before you go onto the track to race. There are straights where you can drive really fast (perfect for overtaking) and some tricky twists and turns that will test your actual driving ability. If you get a little peckish, you can also grab a bite to eat here.
Paintballing is one of the coolest hen do activities in the UK and at this site you girls will have a huge 100-acre forest to use as your playground! There are just loads of places to run and hide and then jump out on your friends and shoot them. There’s nothing funnier than shooting one of your best friends in the bum and watching her squirm around in just a little bit of pain! At the end of the day, you’ll be covered in mud, leaves, sweat and maybe a few cuts and bruises as well. But, you’ll also have had one of the best times of your lives.
Next, we go from running around in the woods shooting at your friends to getting pampered like a princess on this amazing spa day. There’s everything that you’d expect here such as massages, wraps and beauty treatments. On top of that, they’ve got a little hot tub, pool and sauna where we had a great time! We spent about an hour just going between the three of them. For those of you who fancy some relaxation, this is the place to come.
Finally, here’s a way of mixing (great pun I reckon!) having fun with your friends and getting a little tipsy as well. Cocktail making classes are becoming a huge hit with hen groups all over the country and the Revolution Bar is the best for this activity. Your bartender will show you the ropes and all the tricks of the trade as you put together some of the most amazing (and probably some God-awful) cocktails! The best thing about this activity is getting to sample each other’s cocktails!
Experience The Unusual Side Of London!
I’ve still got another four ideas for your London hen weekend but these are a little bit ‘out there’ and crazy, but still heaps of fun. For activities with a difference, check these out!
For some people, paintballing sounds like a right nightmare. Getting bruised and covered in dirt is not everyone’s cup of tea. If that applies to you, then you should try Laser Strike! This is such a fun game where you’re equipped with these state of the art laser guns which are extremely accurate but don’t leave a bruise. They never run out of ammo so they’re perfect if you’ve got a terrible aim (like me!). This is just a great laugh and something that I’m sure you wouldn’t do on a normal weekend.
Here’s something that’s elegant, classy and also involves checking out a naked man’s package – yet it can still be called classy! I’m talking about a life drawing session. Here, you’ll need to use all those skills you learned in art class back in the day to really capture the essence of the naked man’s … talent! Comparing each other’s drawings at the end of the session is always hilarious and I’m sure you’ll spend the whole time laughing and pointing like schoolgirls.
London is known for its great music scene and now you girls can be part of it by recording your very own hit single! Studio Stars will get you into the recording booth and make you sound like … well, as good as they can! (They may have years of experience but they’re not miracle workers!) Honestly, the ‘quality’ of your singing doesn’t matter at all. This is just about having fun and at the end of it you’ll all have your very own CD that will serve as a great memory of your hen weekend.
I’ve saved the best (and craziest) until last. These days, thanks to all the films, TV shows, toys, comic books and God knows what else, zombies are all the rage. Well, you girls can now act out your own episode of The Walking Dead or pretend you are in Dawn Of The Dead as you enjoy some zombie survival training! You’ll be given some tips and advice about how to survive a zombie apocalypse! Then, you get to put your newly learned skills to the test as you try to escape from the zombies. This is crazy but, in all the time I have been doing this job, this is one of the best things I’ve ever tried and I really think you girls should give it a go!
Eating, Drinking, Dancing & Getting Patched Up In London!
I’m going to save you ladies loads of time and headaches by providing you with some of the need-to-know information about our nation’s capital.
Getting A Good Big City Breakfast
We went to Terry’s Cafe on both days and loved it! This is a good old English-style café that offers everything you could want for a nice filling breakfast – from a full English to lighter options.
A Lunch For Everyone!
London has more cafés, restaurants and vans selling food than any other place in the world! It’s crazy! My favourite is Bella Italia. This is the UK’s premier Italian restaurant chain, group or whatever you want to call it. It has a great selection of healthy pastas and some of the biggest pizzas I’ve ever seen!
Getting A Cab In London
I think there are more taxis on the roads in London than anything else! In other words, getting a taxi here is very easy. Just by standing at the side of the road, a taxi will probably stop right next to you. Carrot Cars offer a nice and cheap taxi service but there are like a million others!
When Should We Avoid London?
London is busy and overcrowded all the time so if you come here and anything’s different then you’ll be disappointed. London is the type of city where you can come any time of the year and just have a great time. There are stacks of things for you to do all year round.
Festivals In London
Wow, how can one city have so many festivals? I’m sure that if I wanted to, I could get the go-ahead to throw a festival here! In other words, there are loads of festivals going on in London. One that I particularly want to mention is the London Wireless Festival which is just huge and sees the biggest and most popular music acts taking to the stage.
Where To Get Patched Up In London (Finding A Pharmacy)
London has hundreds of pharmacies. If you ask me, the most convenient is the one in the Asda Superstore which is actually open pretty late as well.