Top hen party destinations of 2016
13 Dec 2016
Which hen party locations came out on top for 2016? Find out here - as ranked by Last Night of Freedom
With over 25,000 satisfied stag and hen groups to their name, Last Night of Freedom know a thing or two when it comes to planning the ultimate parties. Over their 17 years in the business, they’ve sent groups to a plethora of far flung locations across the globe – and, as the year draws to its close, they’re rounding up their top sellers of 2016.
Constantly topping the hen party destination ranks, Newcastle came in at a firm number one in 2016 – with hundreds of stag and hen parties taking to the streets of The Toon, to paint the city black and white. Boasting a huge variety of illustrious nightlife hotspots, including the Bigg Market, Geordie Shore’s Diamond Strip and the classy, upmarket Grey Street – you’ll be spoilt for choice with places to party. And, with iconic tourist hotspots such as The Tyne Bridge, Millennium Bridge and the glistening quayside, NUFC’s impressive football stadium, St James Park, and the world-renowned Angel of the North – there’s plenty of sightseeing to be done between all that partying.
Coming in at number two, decadent Dublin is a firm favourite with stag and hen parties spending their last hours of singledom in The Emerald Isle. And, with retail therapy by the bucket load, some of the biggest nightlife zones in Europe and more tourist attractions than you can shake a stick at – it’s no surprise why. From the tourist heavy Temple Bar, to the alternative, hipster Wexford Street – the homeland of Guinness and whiskey never sounded so good.
From Cosmopolitans in classy cocktail bars in the sky and nail art masterclasses, to trays of shots in rowdy nightclubs after a Mini Cooper challenge around the city – whatever you want to get out of London, you will with bells on it. Earning third position in 2016, The Big Smoke has seen hundreds of groups spend their last nights of freedom gracing its gold paved streets – indulging in completely unique activities, superb shopping opportunities and entry into some of the best nightclubs.
Overflowing with charm, character and romance, bustling Edinburgh is always super highly ranked with more refined stag and hen groups. From lavish spa days and glamorous cocktail bars, to gruesome dungeon tours and eerie ghost bus rides – there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied all day long. Then by night, you’ve got the quaint Royal Mile, Grassmarket and New Town areas to indulge your inner party animal and let loose.
Finally, the chic and confident ‘London of the North’ comes in at number five – with its various different zones - including the Northern Quarter and the super-fashionable Deansgate - each boasting a unique atmosphere and vibe. There’s a huge range of activities to involve yourselves in, too – including naked chocolatier sessions, tipsy afternoon tea parties and even a night with the rippling torsos of the Dreamboys.