Liverpool is a fantastic city offering history, culture, style and plenty of nightlife, making it the perfect place to host a hen party (some say it even rivals hen parties in London!). Organising a hen do can be overwhelming, so if you don’t know where to start then this guide to Liverpool hen parties is here to help.
If you’re looking for luxury or budget accommodation and hen party ideas in Liverpool, we’ve got it covered with the best hotels, bars and things to fill your weekend. So whether your hens are into zorb footballing or are more afternoon tea kind of girls, we’ll help to make it a memorable weekend for all of you.
Things to Do
1. Martini Sipping
Who doesn’t love a good cocktail, and they taste so much better when you’ve made it yourself. Start the night off by sipping on your favourite cocktail, then get behind the bar to mix your own, with a little bit of help from a pro of course. The package, at Revolution bars, also includes a two-course meal for just £35pp.
2. Jump Around, Jump Around
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Set in an underground network of vibrant trampolines, slides and tunnels, this cave trampolining is a must for any adventurous hens. The venue is set inside a cathedral-sized former slate mine and you’re invited to bounce, jump and roll your way through an illuminated course set over 6 inter-connected levels. Wild! Prices start at £29pp.
3. River Surfing
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If you think white water rafting is fun then you’ll love this river bug extreme activity. You’ll get suited and booted into a wetsuit and helmet, then you’re given a banana-style boat to paddle down the river in, head first. Each session is £43pp.
4. Whizz Around on the Wheel
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The Liverpool Wheel is a great way of seeing the city from up in the air with views across the Mersey from 10am – 11pm. Book it on one of your first days to get a idea of how amazing the city is. The views as the sun is setting are picture-perfect too. Just make sure you don’t book a ride after an evening of drinking… A ride on the wheel costs £10.
5. Boozing and Botanicals
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What is a summer’s night without a gin in hand? If you and the other hens love sipping on gin then this gin tasting class is perfect for you. When you make your way to Thaikhun Street Bar you’ll be greeted by a gin expert who will teach you everything there is to know about gin, and of course, you’ll get to taste some gins along the way too. £35pp, based on minimum numbers of 6 people.
6. Hens Ahoy!
Take to the water on an Albert Dock Boat Cruise, which run day and night. For hen parties of up to 38 you can also hire out a whole boat. So grab your hats and prosecco and be ready for some fun on the water. Prices start at £25pp.
7. Get Creative in the Kitchen
Chaophraya has a (Thai) cooking school, perfect for hens who like to cook (and eat delicious thai food!). Sessions are inspired by each chef’s personal background and regional upbringing to create a unique experience. From an array of central, northeastern, north and south flavours, recipes can include Tom Yum Soup, Papaya Salad and the famous Pad Thai! Enquire for prices.
8. Master the Pole
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Learn how the likes of J.Lo got to grips with pole dancing, in this private class, taught by an expert. You’ll go through a short warm-up, then be shown some basic spins and tricks on the pole – and, of course, how to slide seductively down the pole. You’ll look like a natural in no time. A lesson costs £28pp.
9. Bubble Mayhen
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When else can you get in a huge inflatable ball and roll around while you kick a ball? Zorb Football may be a little quirky but you’ll be laughing the whole way through. Strap yourselves into your giant inflatable bubbles, step onto the pitch, then bounce, barge and bump your way through a pulsating five-a-side match. The fun starts at £28pp for an hour.
10. Let it Be
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Liverpool is infamous for being the home of The Beatles and the Cavern Club offer tours around the city. Their Magical Mystery Bus Tour is a fun and fascinating two-hour Beatles and Liverpool tour, starting at the Albert Dock, taking in the boys’ childhood homes, schools, colleges and the spots that inspired the songs Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever. Tickets cost £19.95.
11. When Life Imitates Art
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Get creative and a little saucy with this one – a nude drawing class. Sit back and try and remember how you used to draw people in your GCSE art classes, then have a giggle afterwards comparing each other’s attempts. £30pp based on a minimum of 10 people.
12. Tea for Two
Afternoon tea is a firm favourite for a girls’ weekend and there is no shortage of options in Liverpool. The Baltic Social do an awesome punk afternoon tea complete with sliders, onion rings, pretzels, chips and sweets, and costs £24.95pp! If you want panoramic views head to Panoramanic34 who do luxury afternoon tea, for £34.99 each, while you take in the views of the city.
13. Shop till You Drop
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If you can find the time, the shops are definitely worth a visit. Liverpool One is an open-air shopping district with more than 160 high-street and designer retailers including the UK’s only at Beauty Bazaar and Harvey Nichols.
14. And Relax…
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By the end of the weekend, you’ll probably be all partied out, so you may want to fit in a bit of rest and relaxation. Formby Hall offer an overnight stay, including one 55 minute treatment, starting from £139. While the Carnatic Spa is a small day spa just outside of the city that can be hired exclusively for a half or full day with prices starting at £100 per person.
Where to Stay
If you’re visiting just for the weekend you’ll want to make sure you’re close to all the action! Whether you’re looking to splash the cash on a luxury hotel or you’re doing it on a budget here are some great accommodation choices all across the city.
- Sleep Eat Love – Classed as a ‘poshtel’, it opened just two years ago and is perfect for a group of you on a budget. The 96 room hostel is located within the Hatton Garden area of Liverpool, and prices start at a very reasonable £14 for a bed in a mixed dorm.
- Tune Hotel – With double rooms starting at £33, the city centre rooms are stylish and modern. Buddy up with another hen and these rooms are perfect on a budget.
- ibis Styles – Cavern Quarter Hotel – If you’re looking for a hotel name you recognise but still don’t want to splash the cash, this ibis hotel, from £60, is perfect. The hotel is also just a few minutes’ walk from some of the best sights including Albert Dock, Liverpool One and The Echo Arena.
- Travelodge – You can always count on a Travelodge if you’re looking for somewhere basic but need a good night’s sleep. With ten Travelodges to choose from in the city, this one is based in the centre so you’ll be near everywhere you need to be for a memorable weekend.
- Signature Suites at the Shankly Hotel – If you love pink, then these dreamy suites are perfect for you and your hen party. Set in the heart of Liverpool, these purpose-built apartments and party suites are the perfect destination for any bride-to-be looking to show off her cool credentials. Prices from £100pp.
- House in the heart of Liverpool – This Airbnb house in the heart of Liverpool is a unique 12-bed house and comes with lots of space and funky furniture. At just over £100pp for the whole weekend, you can’t really go wrong.
- Titanic Hotel – Located next to the water, this old, rustic-styled building will have you intrigued as soon as you step into it. They also have a rum bar – perfect for a quick drink before a night out on the town. Prices start at £80 a night.
- Unique 12 bed house – This is another Airbnb gem, with a very quirky design. From leather sofas to cool lighting and unique wall art, its the perfect base for a fun weekend in Liverpool. Prices start at just under £100pp if 12 of you are sharing.
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- Hope Street Hotel – If you’re hoping to have an Insta-worthy hen do then this luxurious hotel is perfect. The 4-star boutique hotel, based on the aptly-named Hope Street, has chic bedrooms and a nice homely feel to it. Prices start at £150 per night.
- 30 St James Street – This hotel is situated in the heart of the city opposite the famous Albert Dock. Not only does it have stunning rooms but there is the added bonus of a rooftop champagne bar. Glamour doesn’t come cheap as rooms start at £200, based on two sharing, but we say it’s definitely worth it.
- The Nadler – This super chic hotel is located in the fashionable Ropewalks district, just next to the Tate. It’s the most expensive stay, with prices from £367 per night, but worth it for its location and luxury.
- Posh Pads – If you really want to live it up in the city, why not hire out a penthouse? You’ll feel like you’re in Vegas the whole weekend and if you want to carry on the party simply bring it back to your penthouse. Prices start from around £200pp.
Where to Eat
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- Gusto is situated in the vibrant Albert Docks and serves classic Italian dishes, with an extensive selection of pizzas, pastas, deli sharing boards and seafood. They have a set menu available for large groups and are famed for their gorgeous brunches which will help aid your recovery the morning after the night before.
- Viva Brazil is an authentic Brazilian-style steakhouse, ideal if you are hoping to line your stomach before a night on the town. For £27.95 each, you have an unlimited supply of more than 15 kinds of steak, which are cooked in a charcoal BBQ and carved at your table. On Saturday night samba dancers provide entertainment – but be warned, they may try and get you involved!
- Sapporo Teppanyaki is perfect if you want the chefs to put on a theatrical show for you while you’re eating. The Japanese restaurant cooks the food on a roaring fire as you sit around. Watch the thrilling teppanyaki performance exhibited by their master chefs.
- The Florist is the place to go if you’re looking for Instagrammable cocktails and tasty food. The vibrant cocktails complement the restaurant’s décor – flower trees and hanging vibrant lights.
- Delifonseca is a good choice for any foodies or those who want to have a more low key evening. The multi-award-winning restaurant specialises in modern versions of traditional dishes from Britain and around the world. As well as fabulous food, they offer a variety of alcohol tastings of which you can choose from wine, champagne, spirits and beer.
- Wahaca is always a great choice for tasty tacos and margaritas. Their vibrant restaurants, with colourful décor, are always ready for a party and their Liverpool branch is no different.
- Jam Restaurant is described as ‘Liverpool’s no. 1 hen party venue’. With chic marble effect, the venue is adorned with twinkling lights, pastel-coloured pom poms and a beautiful flower wall – perfect for those group selfies. You can choose from dinner or brunch.
- Yard and Coop offer a more relaxed vibe, serving Instagrammable burgers and, apparently, some of the best buttermilk fried chicken in the city. They also serve yummy cocktails and a range of fun activities such as prosecco pong and classic arcade games.
Where to Drink
Now for the really important stuff – the nightlife. Liverpool has an amazing selection of bars and clubs, allowing you to party into the early hours. Concert Square is the ideal area for a lively night out. For more relaxed drinks, head to the Royal Albert Docks which have fun, laid-back bars.
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- Alma de Cuba has a fabulous carnival feel. Set inside the magnificent conversion of the former St Peters Catholic Church, Alma de Cuba combines Cuba, Hispanic and Latin American influences. Every Friday and Saturday night from 11pm there is a spectacular petal shower, set to amazing music, with Samba dancers leading the party.
- Modo is perfect if you’re craving cocktails – drop in for a drink on your way out or party until closing at 4am. You can reserve an area in the main club room, with a number of packages available. On Saturdays there are 2-4-1 cocktails until 10pm and you can double up on house spirits from £1.
- The Cavern Club is ideal if you are looking for some live music, and it doesn’t get much better than the home of the Beatles. There are resident bands playing all weekend long from midday. You can enjoy music from a range of artists but Beatles fans shouldn’t miss Saturday nights – which are said to be amazing.
- El Bandito is a tequila haven just off Duke Street with more rustic vibes. It serves the best Mexican cocktails in the city. Be ready to party!
- Rubber Soul is a no-frills bar with a big atmosphere. Playing hits from the ’60s, right through to present day. It’s the perfect feel-good bar to kick your hen do off.
- Level Nightclub, located on Fleet Street in the heart of Concert Square, is for hardcore clubbers. Inspired by the superclubs of the ’80s and ’90s, it plays different styles of music, perfect to keep all hens happy. The first level is the showpiece and has a laser show, while level two has an urban vibe and a VIP lounge. Level three is the cheese zone – playing ’90s pop and cheesy anthems.
- The Alchemist is the bar to visit if you want to be wowed by cocktails and its chic minimalist look. Start here before you get too tipsy to remember just how great their cocktails are.
- Hinterlands is ideal if you’re after an outside, rustic vibe. Think food trucks and a laid-back vibe. Perfect for a hungover Sunday.