Hen Party Activities in Glasgow

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Glasgow Hen Parties

Gather your closest friends to give the bride-to-be the epic send-off she deserves! Get ready to celebrate Scottish style! A hen weekend in Glasgow gives you great fun at a value for money price! What’s not to love? The city is packed with history, culture and art that contrasts effortlessly with its edgy nightlife and banging live music scene.

Join the Scots in the fourth biggest city in the UK for a wild time you’ll never forget! If you’re looking for the perfect Instagram photo, head up the Glasgow Tower and get some snaps. It’s the world’s tallest, freestanding, rotating structure so you’re guaranteed amazing views of the city and surrounding area.

Shopaholics should make a beeline to the aptly named Style Mile where you’ll find indie boutiques and chain favourites. Find 80 more shops at Buchanan Galleries and grab a bite to eat at Scotland’s biggest food court at St Enoch Shopping Centre before you buy that perfect outfit for your Glasgow hen night or maybe even try on some tartan! This city really is a shopper’s paradise!

When the sun goes down, it’s time to sample that cutting-edge nightlife. Enjoy some quality, purse-friendly drinks with the girls at a range of top watering holes before ending your night on a high at a buzzing nightclub. Sounds good, right? Read on for more top ideas to help you celebrate an epic hen do in Glasgow!

Hen Parties Activities in Glasgow

One of our most popular activities is hen party Life Drawing in Glasgow and it’s easy to see why; it teaches you a new skill, gets everyone giggling and involves a bit of naked guy naughtiness without being as in your face (ahem!) as strippers! A professional art instructor guides your session, sharing drawing tips and techniques for you to capture the nude male model in front of you in all his glory! Expect red faces and lots of giggles with this one!

Unleash your inner sex kitten with a bit of Burlesque Dancing! We know she’s in there! A dance instructor will teach you some seriously sassy moves that are bound to tease and please. These will then be incorporated into a fun choreographed routine that you’ll perform at the end, feather fans in hand! Don that red lippy and channel your inner Dita Von Teese, girls!

Why not take part in an interactive Treasure Hunt so you can get competitive, see the sights and find the best spots to party later? It works via an app on your phone or tablet and guides you around the city using GPS, setting you fun challenges and asking brain teasing questions.

If you’re fans of Harry Potter, we’ve got some good new for you! You can finally play your very own game of Quidditch! Muggles are welcome to jump on a broomstick, shoot quaffles through hoops, dodge those bludgers and try to catch that super valuable golden snitch. Did we mention that this will be one of you dressed up in a golden morphsuit? Alternatively, you can climb inside a one-woman zorb ball to play some hilarious games during your hen do in Glasgow that’ll see you knock each other over as you compete for Bubble Mayhen glory!

Did you know?

  • The oldest surviving music hall in the world is in Glasgow. It was built in the 1850s and Stan Laurel (of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy) made his debut there in 1906.
  • According to local legend, local curry house Shish Mahal invented the chicken tikka masala in the 1970s.
  • The statue of the Duke of Wellington has a traffic cone on its head. When the council tried to remove it, there was public outcry, so it remains there to this day!
  • Head to Fossil Grove in Victoria Park to see trees that date back to 330 million years ago. Yep, they’re twice as old as dinosaurs!
  • Some of the remains of St Valentine are in a wooden box at the Church of Blessed St John Duns Scotus on Ballater Street.
  • Glasgow has eight music venues and has been voted the UK’s best place for concerts outside of London. If you like live music, you’ll love a hen do in Glasgow!
  • Glasgow City Chambers boasts more marble than the Vatican! It’s even played the Vatican and the Kremlin in movies.
  • Glasgow Tower is a Guinness World Record holder! It’s the tallest, fully rotating, freestanding structure in the world.
  • The pretty well intact 15th century ruins of Crookston Castle are on a hill in suburb Crookston. If you’re a fan of hidden gems, this is worth a visit.
  • Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show ran for three months at the East End Exhibition Buildings.
  • University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum is Scotland’s oldest public museum. It was built in 1807.
  • The first official football match was played here in 1872. It was between England and Scotland and they drew 0-0.
  • Glasgow’s name originates from a Gaelic phrase meaning dear green place or green valley.
  • Mitchell Library is the biggest public reference library in Europe.
  • Scottish engineer John Logie Baird broadcast the 1st moving images on TV in 1926.

Glasgow in numbers

  • Glasgow the biggest city in Scotland.
  • It’s also the fourth largest city in the UK.
  • The popular Horseshoe Bar has the longest bar in Europe at 104 ft and three inches.
  • The cinema at Renfrew Street is the world’s tallest cinema. It features six floors and 18 screens, allowing 663 people to watch films at the same time.
  • Clockwork Orange is the name given to the city’s underground rail system due to its colour. It’s the world’s 3rd oldest underground railway system.
  • Glasgow Tower is the world’s only structure to be able to rotate 360°C into prevailing wind. Fancy a visit during your Glasgow hen party?
  • Glasgow City Chambers cost £578,232 to build in 1888. That’d be around £40 million in today’s money.
  • This Scottish city might be a rainy one but in August 1975, temperatures soared to a scorching 31.2°C.
  • Glasgow’s got more than 20 museums. The city’s world renowned for its culture, art and architecture so they’re well worth a visit during your hen do in Glasgow.
  • Glasgow Cathedral is the Scottish mainland’s most complete medieval cathedral.

Local Celebs

You never know who you might see during your Glasgow hen weekend! There are loads of famous and fabulous Glaswegians including actor and singer John Barrowman, actor Gerard Butler, comedians Billy Conolly, Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle, singers Lulu and Sharleen Spiteri and former Dr Who Peter Capalid.

The city boasts an awesome live music scene so it’s no surprise a number of top bands were formed there including Travis, Belle and Sebastian, Primal Scream, Simple Minds, The Fratellis and Franz Ferdinand.

Glasgow loves a curry! Not only is it the only city to have won the Curry Capital of Britain title four times, it’s also long rumoured to have invented the delicious chicken tikka masala! If you’re a curry fan, you’re going love getting your taste buds tickled here but this city also offers so much more.

From massive steaks to quality vegan food, fine dining to fast food, there’s a restaurant, café, pub or takeaway to keep everyone happy and those bellies full. Glasgow’s foodie scene is constantly evolving so there’s always something new and exciting to try.

Why not combine eating with sightseeing? Jump onboard a fabulous Afternoon Tea Bus in Glasgow to munch on some delicious sweet and savoury goodies whilst driving past some iconic landmarks and stunning city sights. You can even jump on a bus after dark for the City Cocktail Tour where you’ll get two drinks each as you see the sights at night and chow down on American bites including beef and pork sliders and mac and cheese. Yum!

Trust us, you’re going to need lots of energy during your hen do in Glasgow so refuel with some delicious food before hitting another activity. Alternatively, if you’re planning a big night out on the booze, make sure to book a stomach-lining meal out beforehand.

There’s no better way to warm up for a big night out than with a bit of hen party Cocktail Making in Glasgow! Head to a city centre bar and prepare yourselves to get hands on as you create some delicious drinks from Caipirinhas to Daiquiris. You’ll receive a welcome drink each to get the good times flowing straight away before a pro bartender shows you all the tricks of the trade. To up the fun factor, they’ll lead some fun games to get you unleashing your competitive sides from tandem cocktail making to blindfold buddies.

We only work with the best bars in Glasgow and all the venues that offer Cocktail Making, including Revolution and Las Iguanas, are located in the city centre, conveniently close to all the action. You’re spoilt for choice with which bar or club to hit next!

Wherever you choose, you’ll enjoy quality drinks at value for money. Everyone in your group will love this especially if you’re on a budget or used to those Southern drink prices.

Glaswegians love a drink and a dance, so you’ll be in great company as you head to one of the awesome nightclubs. Here you’ll find top DJs spinning a fantastic selection of tunes from R&B to cheese, house to hip hop, all sure to get you on that dancefloor and throwing your best shapes! Sub Club is one of the city’s most popular clubs despite on first glance looking like a little basement room. Don’t underestimate it, many epic hen nights in Glasgow have taken place here!

If you’re thinking about a hen do in Glasgow, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s always something going on. St Mungo Festival takes place every January and celebrates Glasgow’s patron saint with theatre events, lectures, workshops and walks. If you fancy learning more about the city’s rich medieval city, you’ll be pleased to hear that most events are free.

Laughter can be heard all over the city in March with the arrival of the annual International Comedy Festival. Top stand-up stars from Scotland, the UK and beyond come to Glasgow to perform at Europe’s biggest comedy festival.

GinFall also takes place in March and is known to be the best gin festival in Scotland. Get the chance to taste gins from all over the globe, take part in workshops, make cocktails, access exclusive bars, listen to live music and munch on tasty food.

July sees the return of TRNSMT Festival where some of the biggest and best music stars perform to packed-out crowds from Snow Patrol to Stormzy, Jess Glynne to Years and Years. Cheese Fest takes place in November and is a firm fave with visitors who can tuck into delicious cheese from all over the world, get involved in workshops and even meet cheese ambassadors Wallace and Gromit!

Nowhere does New Year’s Eve like Scotland! Come at this time of year and get two for one on your celebrations, NYE and a hen do in Glasgow! Hogmanay begins on 30th December and lasts for three epic days, packing in loads of live music, fireworks and exciting events to see in the new year.

Getting around the city during your Glasgow hen do is a breeze. The city’s served by a super bus network and also has an underground rail system. You can buy tickets to give you unlimited travel for total convenience. If you’re feeling a bit active, why not hop on a bike available at bicycle stations throughout the city?

If that’s a bit too much hard work, or you want to rest up for those high heels later, you can always hop in a taxi. Either pre-book your cab or hop in one at one of the many taxi ranks situated all over the city and near the most happening night time hotspots.

Fancy a Hen Party in Glasgow?

Glorious Glasgow is ready and waiting for you! Come and experience its history, culture, food and fun nightlife. You won’t regret it! If you’re looking for hen party ideas in Glasgow, check out our listings now for plenty of inspo and awesome activities you and the girls will never forget.

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