Whether you like to admit it or not, everybody loves the 80s. The hair, the fashion, the dance moves. You know you love it! Think Cindy Lauper, Madonna (before she got all weird) and of course, queen of the leg warmers – Jane Fonda herself. Speaking of which, when the class begins you’ll start off with an 80s style aerobics warm up session, and that’s not all because you’ll be doing moves such as the sprinkler and the shopping trolley too! So think FAME and wear all the Lycra and neon you can grab because this is going to be a crazy trip back to one of the best eras ever!
Made popular by the Latin American superstar Shakira, belly dancing is an exotic dance that originates from Greece and the Middle East. It’s an activity that works your stomach and hips. You’ll also be required to do chest rotations, vertical and horizontal rolling’s, hip lifts, shimmies and camels, snake arms and ripples! It’s really not as scary as it sounds – trust us, and once you’re in the class learning the techniques, you’ll soon be shocked and impressed at just how sensual your body can be! Plus (if it makes you feel better) we've ensured that you and your hens have a private room to practice in and a friendly female dance instructor so you have nothing to feel embarrassed about!
Bollywood is colourful, loud, fun and larger than life – making it the perfect energetic hen do activity! During the two hour class you and your fellow hens will be provided with a private venue to practice in, props to get you into the Bollywood spirit and of course a friendly, professional dance instructor who will teach you all the Bhangra moves to make you dance just like a Bollywood star! The dance style is a fusion between hip hop and traditional Indian dances. So put on a smile, bring a change of clothes for afterwards (it’s gonna get energetic ladies!) and prepare to learn a dance style that has had millions in awe all over the world!
For the hens who want to get up to some cheeky fun for their weekend, why not try something a little bit sexier than the standard hen party activities - how about giving burlesque a go? Brought back into mainstream trend by the Pussycat Dolls and gorgeous strip artist Dita Von Teese, this sexy past time is a great way to learn a variety of seductive moves. More about the art of teasing than taking off your clothes, you will also get to play with some fun props like feather fans and crops. It is a great giggle and a fantastic chance to get dressed up with all your girls!
Chances are you’ve seen them in American teen movies, shaking their poms poms and jumping around in colourful preppy outfits, and although you may think you don’t have it in you to be a cheerleader, we here at Hen Heaven disagree! So if you fancy trying your hand at a choreographed dance then this cheerleading experience will satisfy that need. You and your girls will be taught some professional cheer moves by an experienced dance instructor. Don’t worry, you won’t be asked to do any lifts or somersaults if you don’t think you can! Once you’ve mastered the moves you and your hens will get the chance to do the whole routine at the end for the grand finale. Bring it on indeed!
Channel your inner Roxie Hart and get your head into the flirty 1920’s era with this fantastically fun dance party. Think scandal, decadence and corrpution because this hen party offering is sexy, sassy and seriously stylish! During this two hour class you and your girls will learn some impressive dance moves and hand movements to create a routine that would impress even Velma Kelly! So get dressed up ladies and have your jazz hands at the ready!
Chocolate tastes better when you make it yourself… If your dream is to become a domestic goddess in the vein of Juliet Binoche in Chocolat then you’ll love this fantastic hen party activity. Even if you don’t, you’ll still have plenty of fun indulging in some sweet treats, both creating and enjoying truffles and creamy ganache. Not only will you make your own chocolate, you’ll also learn about the legend of cocoa, and how to infuse flavours. Your own chocolate creations then come next, putting what you’ve learnt to practice and coming away with your own handmade treats! You’ll get a giant, organic chocolate button along with your own creations, all given to you in a ribbon tied goody bag. Prizes are given for the best designs of the day, and no hen party activity would be complete without a special something for then hen, and our Chocolate Making Workshop is no different. Prepare yourself for a cocoa-verload.
Are a girl’s best friend really diamonds… or actually cocktails? Well after this we know what your answer will be, because Revolution have upped their game when it comes to their cocktail making experience… so much so, that we feel it might just be the best one London has to offer! Kicking things off with a Strawberry Daiquiri which quickly moves onto testing out some more cocktails whilst learning about the history of mixology itself. Then it’s on to the main event: choose a cocktail and make it with the help of the experts! Once you've mastered the technique it’s time to drink up your tasty creations with some party nibbles before embarking on the rest of your night – ready to put the bartenders of London to the test.
Cocktail making is one of our most popular activities, so if you want something that's sure to please everyone and go down a storm then this is the hen do activity we suggest every time. Upon entry you and all your fabulous hens will be greeted with a Strawberry Woo Woo reception (it’s their most popular cocktail, so who wouldn’t want that?!) Then your personal bartender will teach you about the history of the mixologist and all the different tools used to make cocktails. When it comes to making your own you will get to choose a cocktail from a list (it's a very long list) and make it with the help of the experts. You'll also get nibbles to snack on and of course the chance to sit down and enjoy all your creations!
You know the songs, you love the film, you attempted the dance moves…and failed miserably. Well now you can actually perform the official moves by learning the routine during the hen do! This two hour, active dance class will have you and your fellow hens doing the Cha Cha, the Salsa and learning all the great moves that ‘Baby’ learns when she visits the log cabin. Plus for an additional supplement, we can provide you with your very own Johnny Castle – however we promise we won’t make you carry a watermelon to class! You can bring your own if you really want to though!
This fascinator making experience is perfect for the crafty hen that likes to get hands on and create beautiful things. Oh that, and the fact that we think that every woman should have a fascinator. Besides, these pretty hair pieces make us look and feel so much better, during this hen activity you will actually have the opportunity to make your own fascinator. Your instructor will supply you with different fabrics, as well as diamantes and other decorations. So be sure to take advantage of all these gorgeous props! If you want to make yours unique then please feel free to bring some of your own decorations. Because who knows, you may get a chance to wear it to an actual wedding one day!
Let’s talk about sex ladies! Because this naughty activity is a great way to break the ice, get everybody talking and laughing themselves silly in no time. During this class you will learn flirty techniques, how to be more sexy, act with more confidence and come across as dangerously alluring. It may seem a bit silly but honestly this class is a woman’s best friend, and you will learn so much about the opposite sex (even if you think you’re an expert already.) Our friendly, female, sexpert teacher will talk to you all about sex, behaviours and how to make the opposite sex weak at the knees.
Ever wanted to be a part of a girl band? We know the answer to that is going to be a yes, so we’ve taken the liberty of sourcing the best girl band experience in town to make your hen party that little bit better and a whole lot more memorable. First off, we’ll source the best possible venue to stage this girl band experience and then with your professional choreographer, it’s time to get right to it, learning a dance routine whilst music by some of music’s famous girl bands plays in the background – making you feel like the real thing. A brilliant inclusion to any hen party and the perfect opportunity to get dressed up like the stars, take photos and bring the video camera!
Don't stop believing! Who doesn't love a good performance, especially when you create your own? Take part in this amazing experience and be part of your own Glee moment. That’s right, you heard us, Glee!! Pick your favourite song and become the stars of your own show. You will have a dance instructor who will teach you how to execute all the popular, classic moves from the Glee themes. You and your girls will have a great time dancing on your favourite tunes and giggling away. This is the perfect activity for an afternoon of fun with your closest friends on such a special weekend. Just don’t forget to capture the moments on camera!
Get ready to go back to Rydell High in this exciting hen party activity! Because this upbeat and fun-filled class will teach you and all your hens about the traditional hand jives as well as the much loved rock n’ roll steps from the film. So you’ll be screaming out the lines (you’ve fallen in love with Danny Zuko!) and doing all the moves (like pros!) with your girls in no time. Plus to add to the memorable experience we’ll even supply you and your hens with Pink Lady jackets to wear for the brilliant finale song 'We Go Together'.
The London Eye doesn’t really require any introduction does it? Standing tall as one of the main sights of the London skyline and once aboard your pod, the very best place to see all the other sights of the city as you climb higher and higher on your 30 minute ‘flight’ over the capital – how very relaxing!. It really doesn’t get much better and much more luxurious than this, so when better to experience it than on a hen party with all of your closest friends, gazing out over the Thames, Big Ben and beyond. It’s an experience you just can’t pass up!
Experience just what it’s like to be a high rolling super model over a couple of hours that won’t just leave you feeling like a celeb, but also capture some photos of you and your family and friends that will live on forever and help you remember this London hen weekend long after it and the wedding is done and dusted. Arrive with just a foundation layer of makeup on and the makeup artists and stylists will do the rest – handing you bubbly on arrival and before long, getting you in front of the camera for your photoshoot. Remember to bring different outfits and practice your poses, because these are going to be pictures of you and your closest friends you’ve always wanted!
If you're looking for a hen party idea that's a little different from the rest, life drawing is a great choice. However we’re going to let you sketch something a little bit more exciting than a bowl of fruit… in fact we’re going to provide you and your hens with a live nude model to sketch. The models are professional, polite and charming so you’ll have no problem feeling inspired and will feel at ease in no time! Once you’ve completed your sketches you’ll have a chance to relax and chat with your model and you even get to keep your own life art masterpiece as a souvenir.
We believe that on your hen weekend you should feel like a celebrity for a couple of days, with everything arranged to perfection and experiences you would never normally have. One of these is definitely setting about creating your very own perfume – from its scent right down to its name. Celebrities everywhere have signature fragrances to their names so now we’re giving you and your group the chance to do the same in a class that first of all teaches you all about how these perfumes are created and what infusions are used to result in the desired moods and tones. Then with that new found knowledge, it’s on to blending your choices together to create your very own fragrance that you will then name, seal up and take home with you – each member getting 5ml while the hen is upgraded to a 20ml diamante atomiser. The perfect experience for any hen that loves smelling good and wants a taste of the celebrity lifestyle!
Hen parties are all about embracing that ‘little something different’ and that applies to the kind of experiences you choose in the day all the way to what and where you eat. How? Well instead of simply sitting down for some Italian food, why not all get involved, learn something new and then tuck into some delicious food with a twist? Yes, this pizza making party at Pizza Express in Haymarket will see you all donning your chef whites to make some authentic pizza like the pros, learning from the resident chefs how to toss and knead the dough before adding the sauce and toppings in a party that is far from a chore but instead a whole lot of fun and hilarity for you all. With the experience including drinks, those yummy dough balls and of course, the opportunity to eat your own creation while having a good chat over it. The perfect start to a big night in the capital!
This activity is a great icebreaker for those who don’t know each other in the hen group. Pole dancing is a fun and enthusiastic activity that will get everybody talking and laughing in no time! You and your hens will be taught some basic spins, moves and tricks on the pole by our friendly and professional teacher, and once you’ve mastered those it’ll only be a matter of time before you encourage each other to try out even more daring moves. You’ll need to be wearing flexible and comfy clothes for the class. Just make sure you bring a change of clothes for afterwards as this is an energetic activity.
You might never have a video that is played on MTV, but at least with this you can experience what it’s like to make and star in one, turning your group of hens into a super group of popstars over the course of two and a quarter hours! You'll enter the location of your video to find it filled with the team that are going to make it happen – first of all you’ll meet your choreographer that will help you choose your song and routine before teaching you it. Once you are video ready, you will then need to look the part. You’ll have the added bonus of having a team of make-up artists and stylists glamming you up ready for you big moment… and then it’s lights, camera, action – time for the shoot. Led along by a director, you’ll all film your own music video with the bride-to-be taking the starring role – providing her with a completely unique memory of her time in London that’ll live on forever. The true popstar experience!
See the beautiful sights of London from the Thames as you and your girls relax and unwind during this two hour boat cruise. With this offering you’ll be guaranteed a window seat so that you can take in all the sights of the capital; Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, the London Eye… Just think of all the great photo opportunities! You’ll also enjoy a carefully prepared three course, set menu lunch. You’ll also be given half a refreshing bottle of wine (red or white) which will be served with your meal, and half a bottle of mineral water.
For something spicy and exciting during your hen weekend salsa dancing is the only way to do it! Our fantastic instructors will teach you the basic footwork and build on this with passionate and dynamic salsa moves. By the end of this energetic and sexy two hour session you’ll be performing a whole salsa dance like a Cuban pro! It’s fiery, exciting and energetic, so if you’re a fan of Strictly Come dancing and you love salsa music then this is the activity to get you on your feet and shaking your hips for a hen weekend to remember!
Surrender yourself over to this five star spa experience and take some time out of the glamourous chaos that is a hen weekend. Leave your stresses behind as you enjoy a day of swimming, and using the sauna and Jacuzzi, all in the heart of the city. The Ajala spa is well known for its deep relaxing massages and luxurious treatments (not included in this offering), so if you’re in the mood for some additional pampering as well as a chance to unwind at a spa then we can’t think of a better time than during a hen party!
The biggest show in the country has just become the best party to be at! Our Strictly Come Dancing party lets you glide across the floor with all the grace, style and dignity of your favourite stars of the show. Your group will get to pick from a number of their favourite dancers on the show and based on that you will be taught some of their favourite dances and moves so that you can feel like a Strictly in your own right! The class will last approximately two hours, and our friendly and professional dance teacher will go through all the steps with you. Plus if any of the hens are the shy type then worry not because we’ve put you in a private room so you can practice your hearts out in peace.
When in London for the weekend it would almost be criminal not to see the sights and do a spot of shopping. However, there is one famous area that we as Brits tend to take for granted and forget – The West End. Yeah, Broadway is great and it has some fantastic shows but we’ve got some great shows right here in the UK! The Lion King, Wicked, Cats… the list goes on and on! So if you fancy seeing an unforgettable show as part of your hen weekend then we can sort out tickets for you. Just let us know when you want your hen weekend and what show you want to see and let us do all the leg work for you!
One of the most iconic dances of all time is now something that we can teach you during your very own hen weekend. That’s right ladies, get ready to practice your zombie claw and your staggered walk because this Thriller dance experience will have you doing all the moves that would make the late MJ proud. With all the best elements of disco and street dance, Thriller is a rich, varied and fun dance routine for dancers and non-dancers alike. So don your best red jacket, your 80’s hair and all the red pleather you can find for two hours of spooky fun.
Whilst there’s nothing wrong with having a cocktail during your hen do, there’s something to be said about having a good old cup of tea and a catch up with all your favourite girls (with some cake of course!) Just imagine fine bone china, dainty cups, delicious looking cakes and sandwiches –what's not to like? Especially since this experience takes place in SoHo and you’ll get to choose from a selection of teas and served sweet treats such as millionaire’s shortbread, pink champagne jelly with cassis panna cotta, classic sandwiches and homemade scones with cream and jam.
Arranging lunch for a group of hens can be a bit of nightmare, not knowing what everyone wants and their dietary requirements… So let us take the stress out of planning for you! Because with this lunch offering you and your hens will get to choose from a special Pizza Express set menu that also includes a welcome soft drink. So whether you fancy tucking into a La Reine pizza with a glass of refreshing Diet Coke and perhaps a plate of dough balls on the side, whatever you choose, you and your hens will have a delightful time having a catch up and enjoying your hen weekend lunch.
Even if you wouldn’t usually do it, your hen night is the perfect chance to embark on something cheeky – and it doesn’t get much cheekier than the Adonis Cabaret. The UK’s number one ladies night out is here in the capital and you will definitely not be disappointed, with an evening of hilarious acts and hunky men getting you all in the mood for the kind of hen party that will be remembered for years and years to come! Located inside Club Aquarium near Hoxton, you won’t have far to travel to get your fix of muscled men, and if you’re too flushed to move after the show you can always stay and enjoy the club (and maybe replay it all in your heads!) Hot men? Dancing? Drinks? Perfect.
Woooweeee get ready for an evening of fun ladies, because you and your girls can just sit back, relax and enjoy the view....No, not the view from your room. We're talking about those hunky butlers in the buff, with their super toned bodies and abs of steel. Spend quality time with your girls whilst being served by these gorgeous men not wearing much! What's not to love about this situation? The butlers themselves are friendly, fun and they know how to get the atmosphere going. So trust us when we say that this will be a really fun experience for all involved - particularly for the bride who deserves a bit of hot eye candy on her last night of freedom!
Are you looking for an evening of fun and laughter with all your best hens? Then how about this fabulous comedy evening? There will be several comedians who will be there to entertain and make you laugh till your hen party boppers fall off! You and the rest of the group will be seated for the two hour event, so please feel free to wear your high heels. Oh and if you get peckish or thirsty you will be able to order delicious drinks and nibbles at the venue. Drinks, laughter and all your best girls? Hands down this has got to be one of the best ways to celebrate the big weekend and a great way to send off the bride.
Start your Friday night with a trip to the 99 comedy club for an evening of laughter! You'll see hilarious stand-up comedians and enjoy a few refreshing drinks, and you'll also get to indulge in a gourmet burger before the show, made with the freshest ingredients by the amazing chefs at the restaurant. Once the food and drinks are settled, and you have laughed until your sides hurt we have one more treat for you; we've also thrown in nightclub entry into a lush, stylish club (Storm) where you and the rest of your hen group can party hard and dance the night away. Dancing? Laughter? Drinks? This is without a doubt the perfect evening for your special weekend away for the bride to be.
Being our capital city, London should be bigger than everywhere else – and it should definitely be better, so why would you want to risk entry into one of London’s biggest clubs? We’ll put your names down on the guestlist so you can find yourselves in Tiger Tiger – the definition of a capital super club, with six rooms and a whole lot of fun to be had throughout the whole night… no matter what your tastes are! Why? Because Tiger Tiger takes in all of the best parts of the world’s clubbing scene and places it under one roof, with its White Room sending you off to the spirit of Ibiza. Whilst its Groovy Wonderland is a retro heaven where you can get lost in the night and truly celebrate the night away!
One weekend is never enough to see all that London has to offer, but you’re obviously going to try and see as much of it as possible – and while this means swinging by for some selfies at the London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, this also means sampling as much of its nightlife as possible – and with bars and clubs so close together in central London, there’s not even going to be any need for the tube. Especially on this self-guided bar crawl where you’re given entry into some of the best nightspots around Leicester Square, placing your name on the guestlist and allowing you and the girls to jump the queues at Grace, Gem, Strawberry Moons and of course – Piccadilly Institute. Now that’s what we call a tour of London!
Celebrate your hen party with an awesome bar crawl because this will definitely be the kind of evening you are looking for! So get ready to step out in West London to start partying like the fabulous night owl you are (or should we say night hen?) You and the rest of your hen group will be going to five different clubs which means you’ll be in it for the long haul and till the break of dawn! So get your heels on, glam up, put on your lipstick, be fabulous and get ready for the night of your life. Oh and maybe prepare the painkillers and the water by the bedside for the next morning!
A hen party is such an important occasion, so instead of any normal sit down meal, the hen deserves a banquet of epic proportions – and there’s nothing better than this Medieval Banquet situated inside the vaulted cellars of Ivory House, just a stone’s throw from the famed Tower of London and for the night will play host to an evening of food and entertainment that dates way back in time and is some of the most fun you can have in the capital city! You’ll become one of King Henry VIII’s very special guests for the kind of night you would expect to see back in Medieval times, with a delicious four course meal hitting the tables in a room lit by flickering torch light – setting the tone for two hours of live interactive entertainment, that will include duelling knights, magic and incredible feats of strength! Oh and did we mention there’s unlimited drinks included? Yeah, we don’t think this could get any better either!
It’s all well and good partying on land and whilst you may think that boat parties should be reserved for places such as Majorca and Marbella, we kindly disagree! After all, here in good ole' Blighty we’ve got one of the best riverside views in Europe. So if you fancy having a hen party on a boat but don’t want to break the bank then we’ve got you sorted. During this four hour boat trip you and your hens will get to see the London sights and have a boogie courtesy of the on board DJ. There will also be a cash bar so make sure you bring some money. Oh and if you’re worried about being hungry then we’ve got you covered there too with a light supper buffet to keep you in top dancing form till the break of dawn!
One of the ‘must-do’ things in London, take yourselves off to the one and only permanent bar made out of ice, situated just off Regent Street in the city centre, the bar is a highly sought-after experience for visitors and locals alike, having you sip some very specially made drinks in minus temperatures and in surroundings like you have never seen before. Of course you’ll have shawls and gloves to keep you warm, after your time in this breath-taking bar it will feel that London outside is warm no matter the weather… and being in England, that’s a plus if there ever was one! Here your entry will be pre-paid so there is no need to worry about any queuing and can get straight to the fun… exactly what a hen party needs!
For ladies who love to dance and socialise, this shared salsa class will see you and your hens learning all the moves that make up this passionate and fiery dance style. You’ll be greeted with a welcome cocktail before you’re seated down for your three course meal (which will be at 8:00 pm.) Wait though because it gets better: we’ll even throw in an after dinner shot before you get into the dancing! Speaking of dancing you’ll be taught by a professional instructor in a group, so don’t worry about feeling embarrassed! Throw yourself into it and invoke your inner Cuban dancing queen!
Starting at 7:30 pm this show is a comedy sensation that will have you and your girls laughing and gripping your sides. Complete with a funky and luxurious looking interior this venue has a bar so you can order drinks before the show and have a catch up with all the hens. Remember to dress the part (no sportswear or ripped jeans) and turn up on time as you may be refused entry if you arrive late. Other than that though this is rib tickling, tear jerking ‘LOL’ fest that will be fondly remembered long after the hen weekend is over!
Saturday night is going to be the biggest night when it comes to your hen party and you’re going to want it to go off with a bang. Being in London we’ve got more than enough venues to choose from but Piccadilly Institute is the name leaving everybody’s lips when talking about London nightlife, offering up a completely unique clubbing experience that twists six different styles into one hugely memorable and extremely quirky night in the capital. Whether it’s the sleek blue lines and mannequins lining the ceiling in ‘Clinic’, or the cute, flower draped style of ‘Fruitbox’ that feels like you’ve escaped with a picnic on your night out, Piccadilly Institute is made for the kind of one-off occasion that a hen weekend embodies.
Planning dinner for a big hen group can sometimes be a bit tricky, so to help you out and take the stress away we’ve arranged this brilliant three course meal for you and your hens at Pizza Express. You’ll get to choose from a special set menu that also includes a welcome drink. Tuck into some warm dough balls and a refreshing glass of Pinot Grigio, or perhaps you prefer a plate of aromatic garlic bread? Whatever you choose, we’re sure it’ll be delicious and the friendly service and relaxed décor is the perfect way to dine during a hen weekend.
Hen parties are all about spending some quality time with your closest friends, and where better to do that than over a delicious meal together before hitting the club? Well Ruby Blue, slap bang in the centre of London’s famous Leicester Square is just the place to do it, serving up an extensive menu that can be washed down with the complimentary bubbly before you decide to take things up a notch and make your way to it's club area, complete with lavish bars and terraces overlooking the best of London – you can’t go wrong with this...