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Shop 'til you Drop on Your Manchester Hen Do

Shop 'til you Drop on Your Manchester Hen Do

Categories: Hen Party Advice

In the North West of England there is only one place that hens who love their shopping should be heading to, and that is Manchester. With an array of pubs and clubs, combined with a large shopping centre and loads of events it is no wonder than Manchester hen weekends are rising in popularity!


When it comes to shopping Manchester has a not-so-secret weapon in the Arndale Centre, the UK’s largest city centre shopping centre. With over 240 shops found in the centre you do almost everything you need to without leaving the Arndale itself. As well as clothes shops and a large food court you can also get a massage, get your hair cut and your nails done, and even do a spot of shopping for the rest of the family. The centre even offers a style advisor service, which would be an ideal surprise for a hen do, as the hen herself could get some tips and great style suggestions from a personal stylist.

Eating, drinking and dancing

The Printworks has plenty to see and do, from the 19 screen Odeon cinema to the bars and restaurants, to live music venues. You’ll find all the favourites here, Nandos, Chiquitos, TigerTiger, Wagamamas, Hard Rock Café and many, many more! Entourage is the night club of choice, with all manner of popular DJs and club nights being held there throughout the year. They didn’t call this city Madchester in the 1990s for nothing!

When it comes to food there are enough chain restaurants to be found in either the Arndale Centre, the Printworks and throughout the city itself. If you’re willing to dig a little deeper you’ll also find a plethora of independent restaurants and cafes, with the cafes in particular often your best choice for a good breakfast. The Northern Quarter has some of the city’s best cafes so be sure to visit that area if you can.


Events and activities for hen groups are varied in Manchester, with quite the selection on offer from various sources. Some of Hen Heaven’s more popular events include a MAC makeover and photoshoot, where you’ll get dolled up by some industry professionals before having your very own glam photoshoot. Those who want to relax and enjoy their last weekend of freedom can indulge in some spa treatments or have two beauty therapists come to their hotel accommodation for beauty treatments without having to leave the comfort and sanctity of the hotel room. This is a good one for the morning after the big night out before.

Put simply, Manchester is an ideal city to travel to for a hen weekend regardless of your tastes, likes, and interests. If you love to shop then Manchester comes highly recommended.


Miriam is the Senior PR & Campaigns Executive for The Stag Company. Originally from New Zealand, she loves fashion, animals, and travelling.

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