Often referred to as ‘London-by-the-sea’, Brighton has been a popular party destination for decades. From the glorious beach, quirky South Lanes and exciting selection of bars, clubs and restaurants, this is the perfect location for any hen looking to celebrate by the seaside.
So, in honour of this much-loved city, here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Brighton for Your Hen Weekend.
If you’re visiting during the Summer months, you can guarantee that Brighton beach is going to be buzzing with stalls, restaurants, bars and clubs. You and the girls can take your drinks onto the pebbles, wander along the pier with an ice cream or take a dip in the English Channel. In the evening, you can enjoy the multiple bars and clubs that will make your Brighton hen weekend an experience to remember.
Arts and Music
If your hen weekend is taking place in May, you’ll find the city in full swing as it hosts international festivals filled with music, comedy and theatre. Its vibrant arts scene means you’ll never be far from gigs, open-air plays and a colourful nightlife.
Brighton is known for its flamboyancy and carefree attitude, so if you’re after something a little ‘cheeky’ for your hen party, then the Adonis Cabaret may be just what you’re looking for. Think male strip shows, fabulous drag acts and fun gags and games.
The Lanes and North Laine
If you’re looking to go shopping on your hen weekend in Brighton, then The Lanes are a must. Sitting parallel to each other at the bottom of North Street, The Lanes and the North Laine are packed with quaint cafes, independent shops and old pubs that’ll give you a thorough taste of this eclectic city.
Just a thirty-minute walk east of Brighton Pier or quick bus journey along the coast, you and your hens can take a break from the bustling city centre and explore the view at the yacht harbour. At Brighton Marina, you’ll discover an array of restaurants and bars. You can also relax at the cinema, compete in a round of bowling or do a little shopping at the boutiques, galleries and craft shops.
British Airways i360
For a chance to see Brighton in full panoramic view during your Hen do, why not take a trip to the British Airways i360? The impressive observation tower sits on the beach and stands 162 meters tall (531 ft). Gaze across the ocean, see all of Brighton’s famous landmarks and sip on bubbly with your friends.
Pubs, Clubs and Bars
Brighton is known for its quirky pubs, chic bars and pumping night clubs. If you want to get hands-on with your favourite tipples, you and the girls can try Cocktail Making and Gin Tasting. Or if you’re starting early try tipsy Afternoon Tea before heading onto West Street, where you’ll find night clubs galore – along with plenty of late-night fast food takeaways for the end of the night!
If you want something that’ll test your hen’s problem-solving abilities – and your teamwork – Brighton has a fun selection of Escape Rooms that’ll get you solving puzzles and unlocking clues against the clock.
There is always plenty of things to do in Brighton, however, if you’re looking to get away from the city centre for a few hours and give your bride-to-be some time to unwind, then a trip to the nearby countryside is always a welcome treat. You can go Wine Tasting at a local vineyard or wander along the South Downs. Or, if you’re looking for some action and adventure, try a Mud Buggy experience where you can race each other in the great outdoors.
No matter the season or the weather, you’ll have plenty to do for your hen do in Brighton. It's easy to see why thousands of holidaymakers flock to this seaside resort every year. And, it’s not just hens that can have all the fun. If you’re looking to celebrate a Brighton birthday party, Brighton stag do, or, if you’re simply looking for an experience to enjoy with friends, then we’ve got you covered.