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Hen Do: Making It Classy In London
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Hen Do: Making It Classy In London

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The calendar is moving closer to the wedding date and the bride-to-be is busy executing her right to get stressed. It’s her bridal party who have to hold the fort, ensuring she has a memorable wedding. And step one is the hen do! With the anxiety brewing, it’s best to have a relaxing yet fun hen do. Here are some activities in Central London to do exactly that.
Hen party fun | © Chris Tse/Flickr
Hen party fun | © Chris Tse/Flickr
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Mix It Up At A Cocktail Masterclass

Fancy a cocktail? Why not try making one yourself! Cocktail Masterclasses are quite popular and rightly so. You can book a table and time slot at Revolution Bar in Leadenhall. They have a cocktail masterclass and tasting session where you get an opportunity to play the dream of being behind the bar. If you fancy being in just one place for the evening, they also have meal packages. Flaunt your cocktail making skills to team groom later on.

140-144 Leadenhall Street, London, +44 207 621 9955

Strawberry Martini | © daspunkt/Flickr
Strawberry Martini | © daspunkt/Flickr

Sew Up A Fancy Fascinator

Who knew working around beads and fabric could be fun? Get together and learn how to rustle up a fancy fascinator step-by-step. Glam Hatters have different packages for hen parties, depending on how much time you have at hand. They’ll give you all the materials – vintage buttons, millinery trimmings, bases and teach you everything from scratch. You can also book a tea party with them. Psst…it would be a good idea to make similar fascinators and wear them to the wedding.

Candid Art Studios, 3rd Floor, 5 Torrens Street, London, +44 203 637 3341

Feather Fascinator|© Jemma Loveridge/Flickr
Feather Fascinator | © Jemma Loveridge/Flickr

As indulgent as this sounds, it’s not going to come in the way of you and what you wear on the wedding day. My Chocolate has what they call a Healthy Hen, where you journey through a chocolate tasting and making session with no sugar and no dairy. You get to experiment and whip up your own creations as well; and at the end of the session, you take home a goodie bag you can nip into anytime you need a sweet tooth fix.

10c Branch Place, London, +44 20 7269 5760

Chocolate in Moulds|© Bakerella/Flickr
Chocolate in Moulds | © Bakerella/Flickr

This one is sure to make the entire crew scream a “YES!” in unison. A day at the spa is a welcome break any time, any day. The Bannatyne Spa in Millbank will give the hen and her entourage the much-needed pampering with their range of treatments. There are different packages to pick from and each of them definitely includes a facial and massage. This is a double bounty as it also preps you for the wedding day.

4 Millbank, Westminster, London, +44 844 248 3777

Bond Over A Cuppa At An Afternoon Tea Party

Transport yourself back to the 1920s with Betty’s vintage afternoon teas. The menu is quite unique, with options as diverse as Alice in Wonderland and Great Gatsby. Have a 1920s dress code for the day to make the experience complete. For an additional cost, they also have a range of activities you can do or learn while sipping on tea.

73 Blythe Road, Brook Green, London

Afternoon Tea|© Melizza/Flickr
Afternoon Tea | © Melizza/Flickr