by SARAH MAIN OF LAST NIGHT OF FREEDOM
With over 23 years of experience, industry-leading stag and hen party planners, Last Night of Freedom, have over 25,000 satisfied groups under their belts. From their Geordie hometown of Newcastle to The Big Smoke itself – Last Night of Freedom has rounded up their top local hen party destinations.
Newcastle has always been one of our most popular hen party destinations, and it’s no surprise why. As proud Geordies, we know The Toon like the back of our hand – and, with a whopping range of fabulous activities, shopping areas and iconic tourist hot spots to keep you occupied through the day, and some of the trendiest bars and clubs opening as the sun sets – we couldn’t recommend it more. Boasting numerous illustrious nightlife zones, including the Diamond Strip, synonymous with Geordie Shore and the glistening Quayside – you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you’re interested in checking out a more detailed guide of exactly where to celebrate in Newcastle, tap here to see our insider’s guide to Newcastle nightlife.
Drawing in over four million visitors annually, decadent Dublin is doing something right. As the birthplace of whisky, and the liquid nectar, Guinness – Ireland’s star-spangled party capital has a rich history of drinking intertwined with debauchery. Throughout the day, you can enjoy a spot of retail therapy, or even pay a visit to one of the many tourist attractions – the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Temple Bar, and the Old Jameson Distillery to name but a few. Dublin’s nightlife scene can be broken up into many areas, all with completely different vibes – including the tourist-heavy Temple Bar and the alternative Wexford Street, which hosts live music every night of the week. If you’re interested in finding out more about Dublin’s notorious nightlife, tap here to check out our insider’s guide.
Recently surging in popularity, London is a lively, lavish spot to celebrate your hen do. Split into six massive zones – from the hipster East End to the sophisticated South East and everything in between – the illustrious capital is packed with world-famous landmarks, huge stretches of shop-lined streets and a plethora of glamorous restaurants, bars and nightclubs. On your hen weekend, you and the girls could indulge in a glamorous glass of champagne at the top of The Shard, a cocktail workshop in Made in Chelsea’s Beaufort House or even go to see a musical in the magical West End – Good old ‘London Taan’ has it all, tap here to organise your hen party in London.
This olde-worlde capital city is bursting with romance, character and charm – every hen party will be swept up in a haze of trendy bars, bubbly and bagpipes. You’ve got the renowned Princes Street and George Street for high street and boutique shops, the Royal Mile for quaint, authentic Scottish pubs and souvenir shops, and the buzzing Grassmarket, Rose Street and Royal Mile for nightlife. You can take part in a range of dance classes, enjoy sumptuous spa days with afternoon teas, and drink your way around the city on bar crawls aplenty. You’re sure to leave with a Scottish twinkle in your eye, tap here to book your hen party in Edinburgh.
The chic city of Northern cool is brimming with confidence, class and cocktails. The extensive list of activities you can do in this cosmopolitan metropolis is huge – from sumptuous spa days, naked chocolatier sessions and tipsy afternoon tea parties, to indoor skydiving, Segway games and the rippling abs of the Dreamboys – any hen party in Manchester is going to be unforgettable. It also boasts a fabulous nightlife scene, broken up into many areas – with the hipster Northern Quarter and the uber-trendy, fashionable Deansgate to name but a few. Then, if you and the girls are after a hangover cure, you’ve got the bright lights of the Arndale Shopping Centre, and surrounding shopping streets to get you through, tap here to check out hen parties in Manchester.