Have you been set the task of organising the hen, stag or sten do? Well, then it's time to get organising! Whether you are planning a long weekend escape or squeezing it all into one fun-filled day, there are plenty of great cities in the UK that will provide you with everything you'll need. Here are some top locations across the country that will surely spark your inspiration.
Birmingham - a city that has it all!
Whether you're attracted to Birmingham for its links to Peaky Blinders, its industrial and quirky feel or the party atmosphere, there are so many fantastic activities available to you in this Midlands city. For those who want an alcohol fuelled event, you could start your hen or stag celebrations with a delicious and boozy treat at one of Birmingham's amazing bottomless brunch locations before really kicking off the party at the many bars and restaurants that the second city has to offer. If you would prefer to do an activity before you party the night away, there are also plenty of other ideas that can be found in and around Birmingham; these include paint balling, escape rooms, murder mystery, craft experiences, spa days, gin tasting, cocktail classes and even a Spice Girls dance class! The options are truly endless here.
Brighton - for fun fuelled celebrations.
Brighton has to be one of the most popular UK locations to enjoy a hen or stag celebration and it is easy to see why. From fun fair activities at the Brighton Pier to karaoke bars, drag nights and cabaret shows, there are so many super fun things to do here in your final fling before the ring! But, we aren't just referring to the nightlife. Brighton is a fantastic location for chilled out fun too. Grab your friends and enjoy an incredibly relaxing seaside break with luxurious spa hotels, retail therapy and fancy restaurants to toast your single life goodbye.
Cardiff - perfect for adventure and party.
Cardiff is known for having a great nightlife and music scene. This, combined with easy access to the wild, Welsh landscape of mountains, coastlines, rivers and waterfalls, makes Cardiff a great location for stag and hen groups who want the perfect balance of adventure and party. Spend your days in the great outdoors gorge walking, hiking, abseiling and kayaking. The nights will be covered by Cardiff's excellent array of comedy clubs, bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs. What's more, Cardiff is known to be one of the UK's most accessible cities with easy travel routes from most regions. So, this city could be perfect for long-distance friends coming together.
Edinburgh - for lovers of ghosts and ghouls.
The capital of Scotland is a historic city that is full to the brim with exciting activities for your hen or stag event. Along with the usual hen and stag do activities, drinking holes and fancy restaurants, Edinburgh is most famous for its dark history. From the ominous Edinburgh castle to the world's most haunted graveyard, Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh is thought to be one of the most haunted cities in the world. If your bride or groom is a lover of ghouls, ghosts and mysteries, this is the perfect city for their hen or stag celebrations. You'll find plenty of spooky things to do here, from the famous ghostly walking tours to the city dungeons and the hidden underground vaults.
London - the ultimate boujee experience.
We can't forget England's capital city and it's endless array of activities! London is the ultimate hen or stag location for an upmarket and luxury experience. If your group isn't afraid to splash out, London can offer some sensational activities and escapades. From afternoon tea at some of the world's most sought after hotels, to champagne at the top of the Shard and private experiences on the London Eye, you'll have a wonderful time enjoying London's many stag and hen locations. What's more, consider a West End show as part of your celebrations, or if you are wanting something a little more risqué, check out Magic Mike Live at the Hippodrome!
Newcastle - not for the faint-hearted!
Thanks to shows like Geordie Shore, Newcastle is notorious for its party atmosphere and boisterous locals. It's the UK's party capital and the perfect place for your hen or stag event where nightlife is the main focus. Believe it or not, there are six different hotspots for partying in Newcastle, the most famous being The Diamond Strip. Here you can visit the most exclusive bars and clubs, and you may even spot a celeb or two. If you fancy something a little more classy, head over to the Quayside, where you can sip cocktails in a trendy bar with your best pals. For those who are into sports, you can visit Players, a sports bar where barmaids wear American cheerleader costumes!
Manchester - for the big sports fan.
If you want the vibe of London nightlife without the expense, then Manchester is the perfect alternative. There's plenty to keep you occupied, including 14 bars and restaurants all under one roof in The Printworks. The Northern Quarter is also a great place to stop by, with some of the city's best independent bars and live music. Along with the buzz of the nightlife in Manchester, you can't visit without noticing the area is crazy for sports. If you're a football lover, consider a stay in the city's notorious Hotel Football, which is located right outside the grounds of Manchester United. If you're a City fan, why not take a tour of Manchester City's famous grounds. For cricket enthusiasts, this area is great for you too since you can explore the Old Trafford Cricket ground.
Newquay - the "Ibiza" of England.
Just like the Balearic Island, Newquay has long stretches of beaches, a gorgeous marina and a variety of seaside resorts. For those who want to relax during the day and party at night, the Cornish town has loads to offer. You can take part in watersports activities such as paddle-boarding and kayaking, lounge on the beach, or even have a paddle in the warm, shallow waters. When night falls, you can take a sunset walk by the beach before heading off to one of the bustling nightclubs situated right on the waterfront.
Whatever you decide to do for your hen or stag do, we hope you have a great time! For more ideas, have a look at some of our brilliant hen & stag suppliers.