Hen do ideas – London

I posted a few days ago about a great hen do I went to in Lisbon in Portugal but you don’t need to travel that far to have a great time.

I’ve been on loads of hen dos and they’ve all been completely different.  I’ve had booze and fine dining in London, the city weekend in Lisbon, fancy dress and fun in Brighton and a weekend seeing parts of London I had never seen before.  Having lived in the city for years I was shocked!

You may be organising a hen do soon so hopefully these appeal to you…..

Chocolate making

chocolate making

Off Leather Lane, down an alleyway, there stands a Business Centre.  A GREAT place to start off a surprise hen do because the bride to be will have NO IDEA what you’re doing there.  Inside, and down several flights of stairs is My Chocolate, a 90 minute workshop in which you taste different qualities of chocolate, and make various treats using vats of melted chocolate, ganache and fudge.

melted chocolate

It’s soooooo good.  And very messy.

chocolate tasting

Drunken pingpong

bounce bar 1

I love a new bar. Cocktails, a buzzing atmosphere, and lots of your best friends and you know you have a good evening ahead.  Well add to that the hilarious activity of playing ping pong (badly) with a glass of wine in your hand. Try Bounce, located in Chancery Lane and Shoreditch. And for my American readers – if you’re in Chicago, there’s one opening there in June.

bounce bar 2

Burlesque and drag

madame jojos

One of the most memorable events of the whole weekend happened at Madame JoJo’s when a male singer in a gorgeously sexy outfit stripped down to reveal barely covered but PERFECT boobs.  He/she looked AMAZING and also had legs to die for!  All of the performers were gorgeous and made the evening highly entertaining.  (Update May 2016: Madame Jojo’s has now closed. If you are aware of any great alternatives, be sure to comment below and let us know!)

Courtesy of Londontown

Courtesy of Londontown

Afternoon tea and cake

tea party

Finally, the next day, with sore heads, we gathered in North London for a tea party.  Beautifully laid out for the ten of us were scones and clotted cream, dozens of lovely sandwiches, chocolate dipped strawberries and cupcakes topped with sugar bras!  We also enjoyed tea and freshly homemade lemonade.  Lovely!

I hope this helps! And hey, if no one you know is getting married soon, so what?  Try these things anyway!!

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  1. Bethany Jane Walker
    May 6, 2016 / 9:44 am

    These are some great ideas and some I’ve never heard of before! I’m currently planning my best friends hen do and looking at best hen do destinations and London looks great. My friend lives near there but isn’t a partier and I think she’d love the drunk ping pong or chocolate making!

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