Chic Hen Party Alternatives

The date’s been set, the venue is booked and the seating plan is finally sorted, now all that’s left to do is plan your hen party or bridal shower. But how to do things differently? Whether you’re looking for a night out on the town, hiring a huge house in the hills or a hosting a unique brunch, it can be hard to know where to start. But I’ll let you into a little secret. The thought of a hen night fills me with dread and can become a little overwhelming. So if you're like me and just want to have a classy gathering of the girls with some bubbles, then here are a few ideas for the discerning bride-to-be.

Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough – Hyde Park Corner

This opulent hotel sits on the edge of Hyde Park and has got to be the hidden gem in London’s Crown. Originally the home of Viscount Lanesborough it opened its doors as a luxury hotel in 1991. Guests include Tom Cruise, Madonna, Mariah Carey, George Bush to name a few. Attention to detail is what we love and this hotel has it all the way. You can experience that opulence with their Afternoon Tea starting at £55. Pure heaven.

Hot Air Balloon

If you fancy an exhilarating hot air balloon ride with up to 16 friends then why not go up up and away over the beautiful English countryside. Balloons Over Britain offer flights an hour after sunrise or 2 hours before sunset which then gives you the rest of the day to spend some quality time relaxing and having a few spa treatments. A real day to remember.

Spa Days

Dig in at The Dormy House Hotel with a bottle of fizz and an exclusive spa package. As they say “ It’s all about being spoiled rotten, from head to toe, inside out. Walk in. Float out. Whats not to love?


The Witchery – The Royal Mile Edinburgh

Book a two course lunch in either the Secret Garden or the Historic Witchery Dining Room. James Thomson’s The Witchery by the Castle is the most romantic and atmospheric dining destination in Edinburgh. Get tucked in with your girlfriends and enjoy some relaxing wining and dining.

Glamping in the Meadow

Nestled off a country lane at the foot of the Malvern Hills you will find Swallowfields Luxury Glamping. Sumptuous bedding in a laid back Safari Spa lodge with a touch of 1920’s glitz and glamour. You can even take the dog!

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