If you’re celebrating the bride-to-be’s hen party in London but are unsure where to go in the buzzing capital, why not consider Shoreditch? Situated in the city’s vibrant East End, this uber-hip area is known for its laid-back vibe and is considered one of London’s coolest neighbourhoods. Stick with us, because we’re going to show you why Shoreditch is becoming more and more popular for hen do groups like yours!

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Why Celebrate a Hen Party in Shoreditch?

From vintage shopping and graffiti murals in Brick Lane, to Columbia Road’s famous flower market, there really is endless things to see and do in Shoreditch. Top that off with a massive choice of hen do activities, an eclectic mix of watering holes and great restaurants, this buzzing location offers the ultimate backdrop to raise a glass and celebrate your main gal! 


Best Shopping in Shoreditch for Hen Parties

If you and the girls crave a bit of retail therapy from time to time, then you’ve struck gold with a trip to Shoreditch. This area offers something for everyone when it comes to shopping, with everything from quirky stores and hipster labels, right through to designer boutiques and vintage treasures. And don’t forget about nearby Brick Lane’s iconic market - perfect for the bargain hunters amongst you! Whether you’re after a pair of colourful shoes, beautiful fabrics or simply fancy having a rummage through bric-a-brac and trinkets, you’ll find all this and more at this famous market. Alternatively, why not hit up Shoreditch High Street for a great selection of shops where you'll be able to spend hours shopping at the many original stores.

And don’t forget about Boxpark; a pop-up shopping mall housed in refitted shipping containers - quirky eh? There are loads of unique shops here that you won’t find down your local high street. From cute gift stores and arty spots, right through to nail bars, independent clothing boutiques, and even a vitamin drip bar, we’d say Boxpark is definitely the place to go for a shopping fix!

where to eat in shoreditch

Hen Parties in Shoreditch - Where To Eat

You’ll be totally spoiled for choice when it comes to dining options in Shoreditch - there’s quite literally everything you could think of in this uber-cool part of the city. Whether you’re after traditional British pub grub, Asian fusion, Peruvian, Italian, BBQ or even pizza in a converted tea warehouse that’s giving us all the hipster vibes, look no further than Shoreditch.

Bustling Old Street is the very heartbeat of Shoreditch, and along this road, you’ll find plenty of great spots to grab a coffee and snacks, along with loads of bars and pubs where you’ll be able to sink your teeth into some tasty munch. There’s also a variety of restaurants here, along with take away options such as fish and chips and kebabs - perfect if you’re in need of a quick bite or a little something after a big night out!

best hen dos in shoreditch

If you venture away from Old Street and head down Tabernacle Street and Paul Street, you’ll find a brilliant array of restaurants where you and your hen squad can dine and celebrate - after all, there’s really nothing better than good food and great company is there? For laid back Mexican food, look no further than Wahaca, or why not head to Oliveira where some of the most sumptuous vegetarian dishes await.

Further recommendations include Dishoom for modern Indian in a stylish Bombay Cafe setting, Barrio for bottomless brunch (things are about to get wild!) and Burger & Beyond for juicy, succulent burgers, all situated on Shoreditch High Street. Oh and if you liked the sound of that pizza place in the converted tea warehouse that we mentioned earlier, you’ll find Pizza East just a stone’s throw from Shoreditch High Street train station - you’re welcome!

best bars to dance in shoreditch

Shoreditch: Best Bars and Clubs For Hen Parties

Looking for somewhere to party and let loose during the big London hen weekend? Then super stylish Shoreditch has got you covered. There’s a massive choice of bars, pubs, and nightclubs in this vibrant area, with something to suit every group's preference and music tastes. Whether you’re looking for the best bars to dance in Shoreditch, fancy keeping things low-key, or looking for the ultimate all-night party, we’ve compiled our picks of the best bars and nightlife spots in Shoreditch - enjoy! 

hen party ideas in shoreditch

Tonight Josephine

If you and your hen squad are after a carefree bar that’s filled with instagrammable backdrops, then make your way to Tonight Josephine on Hoxton Square. This bar is awash with pink tones, filled to the brim with punchy cocktails, and boasts a whole lot of sass, perfect for raising a glass to the bride-to-be. Get wild and party to top tunes all night long in this glitzy den of debauchery, and don’t forget to snap a few selfies in front of the venue’s famous neon sign. You know, the one that reads “Well Behaved Women Don’t Make History”. So what are you waiting for? Make your Shoreditch hen do unforgettable with a visit to Tonight Josephine.

Queen Of Hoxton

This venue is famed for being one of the area’s hottest party spots, and for good reason too! Not only is it a bar, but it also doubles as a club and features an incredible rooftop bar too - just imagine enjoying drinks in the sun with the girls during the warmer months! And with the addition of a kitchen that serves up juicy burgers and fries as well, your every need will be catered for at this epic hangout. Expect a vibrant and buzzy atmosphere, where you’ll be able to let your hair down and have a blast ‘til the small hours. 


If you’re after a late-night party venue, then Barrio Shoreditch is the place to go! With live DJs playing every Thursday-Saturday night, you’re guaranteed one seriously good time. There’s a real mix of music on offer here, with everything from the likes of Latin beats and hip-hop, through to reggaeton and the latest chart hits. But Barrio’s not just a spot for the evening! This venue also offers some of the most exciting bottomless brunches around, along with mouth-watering tacos, and a gorgeous beer garden where you’ll be able to enjoy the sun’s golden rays throughout the summer. 

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Nightclubs in Shoreditch

Colours Hoxton 

If a bit of live music’s your jam, the Colours Hoxton is the place to be. This buzzing venue in the heart of East London hosts everything from up-and-coming musicians, to established artists. There’s always something exciting going on here, with multiple events running weekly. In the mood for a bit of karaoke while you’re at it? No worries, because Colours also boasts a private karaoke booth, where you and the hens can blast out your favourite tunes. 


If you’re after killer beats, wicked DJs, and an electric dance floor, then XOYO is the perfect late-night hangout for you and your gals. This is one of those clubs where you’ve got to go hard or go home! Whether you're partying to house, hip-hop, indie, or heading for a good old-fashioned rave, all musical tastes will be catered for here. Let's be honest, the vibe at XOYO really is second to none. 


This lively Brazillian-themed joint meets London bloc party club is one of the best places to go to experience the city’s unrivaled music scene. Look forward to a mix of tropical beach bar feels and boho charm, along with a host of incredible tunes from awesome DJs and live bands. Be prepared to dance ‘til the wee hours, with hip hop, house, R’n’B, and commercial bangers. 

The Top 10 Shoreditch Hen Party Activities

After a bit of inspiration for planning the upcoming Shoreditch hen do? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Grab a lovely cuppa (and maybe a biscuit or two) and discover Fizzbox’s most popular hen do activities in Shoreditch. No matter what your budget or vibe is, we know you’ll find an experience that will equip you and the rest of the hens with unforgettable memories!

cocktail making in shoreditch

1. Cocktail Masterclass - Be At One 

Celebrate the lovely bride-to-be and learn how to craft your very own cocktails with this deliciously boozy masterclass! You’ll head to the Be At One in Shoreditch, 90 minutes of mixing, muddling, and shaking awaits! Situated on the East End’s uber-hip Old Street, this bar is super easy to reach being just a short stroll from Old Street train and tube stations. 

On arrival, things get kick-started with a chilled flute of Prosecco and a warm welcome from your mixologist host. They’ll give you the lowdown on the masterclass, before running through the two cocktails you’ll each be mixing up. It won’t be long until you and the hens are behind the bar and crafting some tasty concoctions - you’re going to be impressed with your creations, just you wait! There will even be some fun games and challenges thrown in too, so prepare to get competitive!

2. Life Drawing 

If you’ve always wanted to try a nude life drawing session, then what better chance than on the London hen do? Yes, there will be giggles and blushes but expect to have a fantastic time with your pals as you sketch a professional life model. Hosted by Hen & Stag Events, this private experience will take place at a great venue in Shoreditch and will be led by an art tutor - all materials and equipment will be provided on the day, so just bring yourselves and an open mind along! Your tutor will be on hand for guidance and will provide advice on technique - are you ready to create a masterpiece? There’s only one way to find out.

3. Bottomless Brunch at The Piano Works 

Nothing says hen do like bottomless brunch, and we’ve got just the spot for you and the rest of the gals - The Piano Works. This vibrant and lively venue in Farringdon (just a stone’s throw from Old Street) is the place for hen groups after an unforgettable time. The Piano Works is sleek and stylish and offers an unbeatable atmosphere. Throw in some mouth-watering dishes and free-flowing drinks for two wonderful hours and you’ll be in heaven! Each person will be spoiled with a two-course brunch and will be able to take their pick from a variety of delicious tipples - choose from Prosecco, cocktails, or beer. And to make things even better, you’ll be able to dine to an epic lineup of tunes!

4. Prosecco Bike

Sip, cycle and see the city’s best sights? It can only be London’s Prosecco bike of course! Hop on board and prepare to pedal as you experience the capital from this portable bar on wheels. Your meeting point will be at an arranged spot in Shoreditch, making it ideal for groups that are staying nearby. There will be a copious amount of Prosecco on board, perfect for enjoying with the hens as you celebrate the lovely bride-to-be! And if you were wondering, yes - you will be powering this beastly vehicle via pedal power, however, you won’t need to worry about the steering. There will be a professional driver to do that. So sit back, prepare to pedal, and have the time of your lives as you soak up this vibrant destination in the best way possible. 


5. Alcotraz 

For a Shoreditch hen party activity with a real difference, how about spending some at Alcotraz, the immersive, prison cocktail bar experience? This unique concept will see you and the rest of the hens sport bright orange jumpsuits and smuggle in your choice of liquor. You’ll be seated in a cell-style area, and it’ll be up to you to secretly pass your contraband to the crooked guards and avoid getting caught by the warden. They’ll then return with some incredible cocktails for you to enjoy. Hosted by professional actors, this unique experience is full of theatre, fun, and delicious cocktails - just be sure you keep your wits about you!

6. Bubble Mayhen

Round up the hens and get set for a bubbly blast with a bonkers and fun-filled session of Bubble Mayhen. You’ll head to PowerLeague in Shoreditch for your experience - a purpose-built venue offering outdoor pitches. A friendly and energetic activity coordinator will host, running through the rules and the activity’s format at the start. After that, it’ll be time to suit up!  Each one of your group will rock a giant, inflatable zorb on your top halves, leaving your legs to run free. You’ll get stuck in a side-splitting variety of games such as British Bulldog and Bump The Bride that will see you bounce, bump, and crash into one another! Get set for the most hilarious 60 minutes you’ve had in ages!

Avora hen party in Shoreditch London

7. Avora 

Immerse yourselves in a magical new world during the hen party in Shoreditch with the incredible, Avora experience. This one-of-a-kind cocktail adventure will see you and the rest of your group step through a newly discovered gateway, where a land of mystery and intrigue awaits. At the start of your journey, you’ll head to the Roscorp Laboratory, where you’ll be given a purpose-built jumpsuit for the mission ahead. You’ll then craft your first cocktail in the lab, before moving into Avora and watching in awe as day turns to night. Look forward to rich, mystical forests and the bioluminescence of the ecosystem. This amazing experience is fantastic for hen groups who love a theatrical element and is definitely one that’s not to be missed. Three cocktails per person will be included during your trip to Avora.

8. Bounce - Ping Pong, Food & Drinks

Ready to get old skool with some ping pong in London? Well, let us introduce you to Bounce, one of Shoreditch’s most buzzing spots. You and your hen squad will partake in a bit of healthy competition as you battle it out against one another with an epic game - who will win the prestigious title of Ping Pong queen? But this isn’t just any game of ping pong, because these packages at Bounce will also come with delicious food (we’re looking at you bottomless pizza) along with plenty of drinks too. Is there any better way to spend your time in Shoreditch? We think not!

scavenger hunt in shoreditch

9. London Scavenger Hunt

Make buzzing London your playground with one of these thrilling Scavenger Hunts in the city! You and your hen squad will spend between two to four hours working together to solve exciting tasks and challenges as a team. Expect plenty of silliness along the way with tasks such as a cramming into a phonebox, spotting a British bulldog and even creating a human pyramid. With trivia, photo and video challenges here, there’s never a dull moment as you race across the city. And with trophies and a bottle of bubble up for grabs for the winner, there’s plenty to play for here, so make sure you bring your A-game along. There’s various starting points available throughout the capital, including Shoreditch, making this ideal for your big hen party. 

10. Moonshine Salon 

Take a trip back in time to the Wild West at the fabulous Moonshine Saloon! Sneak in your favorite bottle of spirits and let the expert mixologists create four mouthwatering cocktails for each of your group. Plus, to make things feel more authentic, you and the rest of the hens will be able wear Cowboy attire for full effect - there’s just one thing to remember, don’t let the Sheriff spot your smuggled liquor! This theatrical experience is filled with lively characters such as Cassy Clyde, who will provide you with a truly unique journey into the Wild West. Whether you want to sip your cocktails in the main saloon, wander the Wild West Streets, or explore the general store while mingling with the actors, this unique concept will be sure to provide the ultimate Shoreditch hen party experience!

Plan Your Shoreditch Hen Party Now

Now that you’ve read about the best hen party ideas in Shoreditch, it’s time to get the ball rolling and get your massive weekend in London planned. Whether you’re planning on sipping cocktails in quirky bars, indulging in delicious meals at vibrant restaurants or taking in the incredible sights on offer, Shoreditch really does have it all!

Be sure to take a browse of the full range of our hen party experiences and find the perfect fit for your group. Don’t wait! Pop an enquiry through today and make your Shoreditch hen party totally unforgettable!