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Festive Hen Party Ideas in London

Fill your hen with festive fun this Christmas! We’ve rounded up the best winter pursuits for you and your pals.

The holidays are here and there's no better time to create special memories with your friends! To celebrate your last Christmas as a Miss, we've curated a wishlist of festive hen party ideas in the city to inspire your wintry get-together.

Christmas Lights Bar Bus Tour

Tiqets Tootbus Tour

London’s Christmas lights are some of the best in the world and there’s no better way to experience them than on an open-top London Bar Bus. Tiqets has teamed up with Tootbus to launch a one-hour tour past the famous sights of Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Regent Street and more. As soon as you board the festive fun begins, with a selection of drinks available as you ascend the steps to take your seats. The double-decker bus gives you Instagrammable views, Christmas tunes and a chance to rediscover the city like never before.

To book your hen do Tootbus tour, visit the Tiqets site here.

Glide at Battersea Power Station

Glide at Battersea Power Station

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Grab your girls by the hand and glide onto the open-air ice rink at London’s new hotspot, Battersea Power Station. Sponsored by the luxury fragrance brand, Jo Malone, this ice rink is the place to be this wintertime. Set between the banks of the River Thames and the iconic power station turned shopping centre, you’ll enjoy unrivalled London views as you skate between three interconnecting rinks and twirl around the 30ft Christmas tree. Finish your session with a mulled wine or a cosy hot chocolate in The Glass House or a private igloo - cheers!

Get your tickets here! The rink is open until the 7th of January 2024.

Candle Painting Workshop

Bable Candle Painting Workshop

A craft workshop is always a hit on a hen! It’s the perfect way to break the ice and get your girls chatting while they sip away. Bable is a hand-painted candle painting brand that is all about connecting with those around you while getting creative. The Founder, Bianca, launched her brand out of a love for hosting dinner parties and now she’s passionate about helping you create your very own unique candle designs. Her workshops can take place in a venue of your choice and include everything you need to brighten up the table and take home a treasured keepsake. 

To book your candle painting workshop or purchase a Bable Kit, click here.

Wreath-Making Class

Christmas Wreath-Making Workshop

Another Christmassy craft idea is to book a wreath-making day course. Step by step, you can all learn how to build up your foliage into a festive and fragrant ornament. Not only is the process of making the wreath great fun but the result can be displayed on your front door in the build-up to Christmas. There are plenty of wonderful wreath-making courses across London, including Petersham Nurseries, McQueen’s Flower School, Lavender Green Flowers, Moyses Stevens Flower School and Wild At Heart Flowers.

Keep an eye out for 2024’s lineup of wreath-making courses at the studios above!

Christmas Cocktail Making

Mixology Events

To get into the festive spirit, booking a tipsy cocktail masterclass could be just the trick! A mixology expert will guide you through the steps to mix, shake and sip on a tasty alcoholic tipple to set your night off to a fun start. Mixology Events hosts award-winning cocktail-making classes from their flagship venue at TT Liquor in Shoreditch, as well as at various pop-up venues around the capital and beyond. The class is interactive, hands-on and destined to make you and your hens have the best night ever.

Browse and book their cocktail classes online here.

Festive Afternoon Tea 

The Gore London Afternoon Tea

Cosy up by the fireplace and the twinkling lights of the tree at one of Kensington’s most coveted addresses. The Gore London by Starhotels Collezione will treat you and your girls to an afternoon to remember. Their Quintessentially English Afternoon Tea combines the authentic traditions of tea time with contemporary and festive twists. As you sip on champagne and tuck into seasonal savoury and sweet delights including freshly made sandwiches, scones and a patisserie selection by Chef Frederick Forster, it’s the perfect experience to celebrate your upcoming wedding.

Take a look at the menu and book your time for tea at The Gore London.

Spa Day at Cowshed

Cowshed Primrose Hill

Nestled in one of London’s most desirable locales, Cowshed Primrose Hill is an elegant spa that you can exclusively hire for 12 to 25 guests. This little oasis of relaxation would make a special wintertime memory as you enjoy a signature manicure, pedicure, LED facial or back massage in the boutique’s six treatment rooms and treatment chairs. Why not doll up with some festive nails ahead of your night out or sink into a state of bliss with your besties? Their bespoke packages include canapes, champagne, two 30-minute treatments each and a Cowshed goodie bag!

Enquire about Cowshed Primrose Hill exclusivity here.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland has become an icon of London’s festivities, and there is never a dull moment in this extravaganza of rides, shopping, food, drink and entertainment. It’s a great choice for a girly group outing during wintertime, with endless possibilities for creating merry memories together. Get your thrills on the amusement park rides, explore the ice sculpture kingdom, sing and dance away in the Bavarian Village or watch the magic of the circus and nightly live performances. Winter Wonderland is the capital’s go-to destination for Christmas cheer!

Winter Wonderland is open until the 1st of January 2024, to book tickets visit their website.

Skuna Hot Tub Boat

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Booking a floating River Thames experience with Skuna Boats is something you’ll never forget. Bikinis in winter you say? Why not! This all-weather activity means you can immerse yourselves in a hot tub while cruising along London’s freezing waterways or watch a Christmas movie in the boat at their open-air cinema! If you prefer to wrap up, they also have a festive BBQ boats that glide through the historic London Docklands, featuring mulled wine, pigs in blankets, mince pies and hot water bottles. This versatile activity has got your London hen do covered!

Pick your cruise along the River Thames with Skuna Boats here.


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