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34 Awesome Ideas for a London Stag Do

From beer masterclasses and prison-themed bars to spy missions and taking part in The Crystal Maze, these London stag do ideas will have you and the crew spoilt for choice!

Stag Do in London - a group of guys enjoying a performance at a music festival
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Stag Do in London - a group of guys enjoying a performance at a music festival
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Are you looking for some awesome London stag do ideas? Being tasked with organising a stag do in London can come with a lot of pressure. You want to make sure you plan a selection of seriously cool stag do games and activities in London that are affordable and legendary.

To help you plan the ultimate London stag do, we have some cool ideas. Our round up of stag do inspo includes a range of alternative stag do ideas in London from themed escape rooms and west end shows to famous music festivals and an Alcatraz themed cocktail masterclass. 

With something to suit every kind of stag theme, we’ve not only come up with the best London stag do ideas, but we’ve also combined a selection of the best stag do hotels in London which cater from large groups. The list includes everything from 5* suites in the centre of London, to affordable stag do accommodation starting from less than £50 per person per night.

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Food & Drink Stag Do Ideas in London

Celebrate your London stag do by creating food and drink memories none of you will ever forget. The best way to please a large group of stags is to keep everyone in tow fed and watered and we have some of the coolest and most unique ways to do so. From BYOB sushi making to a craft beer cruise - you’ll be spoilt for choice by these food and drink London stag do ideas. 

1. Craft Beer Boat Cruise Stag Do in London - £40pp, Lambeth

A view of the the Houses of Parliament with a craft beer in focus

If the group are all fans of craft beer, why not enjoy a 2 hour 30 minute craft beer cruise. Setting off from the iconic Lambeth Pier in South East London, the boat trip takes you down the River Thames where you can see all of London’s famous sights while sipping on a range of hand-picked craft beers.

The tour is run by beer sommelier James Kellow and each ticket (£80 for two people) entitles you to five beers and the option to purchase more, as well as a signature branded souvenir glass which you can take home with you.

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2. Brewery Tour and Tasting Stag Do in London - £25pp, Camden Town

A row of five Camden Hells beers in front of Camden Hells taps

Continuing with the beer theme, the Camden Town Brewery Tour gives stags the opportunity to explore one of London’s most famous breweries where you will get a guided tour of the premises and gain insights into the extensive brewing process.

As part of your tour, you will each receive half a pint on arrival, a flight of five tasters, a pint at the end of the tour, a Camden pin to take home with you and the chance to drink a beer which has been poured straight from the tank - they don’t come much fresher than that!

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3. Whisky Tour and Tasting Stag Do in London - £45pp, Bow

For something a little stronger and more refined, consider a whisky tour and tasting for your London stag do. The East London Liquor Company have launched a Whisky Lover’s Tour and Tasting located at their distillery in Bow Wharf, East London, which also happens to be London’s historic distilling district.

As part of the package, you will receive an Old Fashioned cocktail, a tour of the brewery and distillery and a tasting of five whiskies from around the world. The distillery is also home to a gift shop which stocks a wide range of gins, vodkas, rums and whiskies from around the world - perfect for grabbing a souvenir.

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4. Meat Cooking Class Stag Do in London - £230pp, Marylebone

a roasted spatchcock chicken

If cooking is more your group’s thing, why not consider a meat and poultry cooking class as part of your London stag do activities?

The Cookery School at Little Portland Street are on hand to teach you and the other stags a multitude of poultry skills including how to use chicken four ways, the perfect way to roast a beef joint, everything you need to know about stewing lamb and a masterclass in grilling steak.

Once all of the cooking is done, you can all sit down and enjoy the feast which will be expertly paired with fine wine along with a selection of desserts, too. You will also each get to leave the day’s lesson with your very own boned and stuffed chicken - what a treat!

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5. Bring Your Own Booze Sushi Stag Do in London - £79pp, Wandsworth

Become a group of sushi masters during your London stag do with the amazing Avenue Cookery School in Wandsworth. The sushi workshop is £158 per two people and offers you and the crew two hours of fun and informal sushi making.

Learn how to roll your own sushi using top of the range equipment and the best bit? It’s BYOB so you and your fellow stags can pair your Japanese delicacies with drinks of your choice. After the class, the stag group can sit down and enjoy the sushi you made, along with the alcohol you brought with you and everyone will have a recipe book emailed to them.

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Touristy Stag Do Ideas in London

Whether you’re naturally a local, or you’re traveling to London from afar - being a tourist in England’s capital can be bags of fun. Planning a stag do in London absolutely *has* to involve at least one tourist attraction or activity and we have a few of the best picks for you to choose from. 

6. Climbing the O2 London Stag Do - £42pp, The O2 Arena Greenwich

A birds eye view of the O2 Arena at dusk

You may know The O2 Arena for hosting music events and comedy shows - but did you know you can scale the roof as a London stag do activity? What better way see this amazing city than on the roof of one of its most famous arenas? As part of your unique stag do activity, you will walk the 365m journey to the summit of the arena which sits 52m above ground level.

Once at the top of the walkway which is suspended above the iconic tent, you can take in the view and snap some awesome stag do pictures before making your way back down to ground level. Climb the O2? Completed it mate!

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7. Stag Do Bar Bus Tour Around London - £27pp, City of London

A view over Westminster bridge from the top deck of a bus at dusk

Take a tour of London with a difference for your stag do activity. The Bar Bus, supplied by TootBus London offers passengers a chance to see the city of London in a truly unique way. Imagine a cool rooftop bar and a London bus had a baby - the Bar Bus would be the result of such a love affair.

The tunes are banging, the décor is totally Instagrammable and most importantly, the drinks are always flowing. Exclusively run for over 18s only - this is your chance to opt for a slightly more alternative London stag do idea.  

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8. Scary Dungeon Stag Do in London - From £39.95pp, London Bridge

If you’re up for a scare, head down to The London Dungeon for the ultimate London stag do experience. With special, horrifying packages specifically tailored to hen and stag dos in London - these guys know exactly how to cater to a group of stags. Choose between the Peasant, Traitor or King package to determine your fate.

All of the stag do packages include at least one drink per person, digital images from your visit and a personalised tour of The London Dungeon and the lavish King package also gives your group a souvenir for each guest and a personalised tombstone for the stag to commemorate the special occasion. 

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9. Bottomless Pizza at the Shard - £44pp, London Bridge

An aerial view of The Shard and London Bridge

If you’re looking to keep things classy during your London stag do, why not visit one of the city’s most famous and luxurious landmark, The Shard, where you can enjoy views from London’s highest viewing gallery.

With this package, you and the group can enjoy the view from The Shard (which is spectacular, may we just say) as well as bottomless pizza at Gordon Ramsay’s Street Pizza.

Stunning, unspoilt views of the most gorgeous city in the world - arguably - and unlimited pizza for two *full* hours? Where do we sign up?

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10. London Steam Train Experience - £118pp, Multiple Stations in London

Experience the joys of London in an alternative London stag do activity - a steam train! Enjoy a return journey on one of London’s oldest forms of transport, the steam train. Enjoy open carriages and a choice of 33 different town or coastal destinations after alighting from London Victoria, Paddington, King’s Cross, Euston or Waterloo.

Food and drink can be purchased on the steam train but you are also welcome to bring your own and enjoy the stunning views and charming surroundings. 

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Alternative Stag Do Ideas in London

If you’re after a London stag do that is completely removed from the stereotypical choices - consider one of these alternative stag do ideas. From re-enacting the joys of The Crystal Maze to creating Dragon-shaped sushi - these unique and alternative London stag do activities will have you reminiscing about this weekend for years to come. 

11. The Crystal Maze Stag Do in London - £60pp, Shaftesbury

a group of men and women in orange bomber jackets running through the Aztec zone in the Crystal Maze game

Fans of The Crystal Maze will go wild for this immersive real-life game show experience.

The most exciting stag do activity in London, you and your fellow stags can recreate the epic 90s TV show whilst competing in thrilling activities and working as a team to collect as many crystals as you can in the Aztec, Futuristic, Industrial and Medieval zones before facing your final test in The Crystal Maze Dome.

You even get to wear the legendary orange bomber jackets - but don’t steal them - as tempting as it is, that’ll definitely get you in trouble. 

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12.  Alcatraz Prison Stag Do in London - £37.50pp, Shoreditch

Two men standing in front of a prison bar in orange overals and white vests

Cocktails on a stag do in London may not seem that unique, but the cocktails at Alcatraz Penitentiary are like none you’ve experienced before. In this prison themed bar located in the hidden blocks of Shoreditch you’ll find yourself in orange jumpsuits attempting to smuggle alcohol past the Warden into your very own prison cell.

Once you make it to your cell, you’ll be joined by prisoners who are masters of mixology. They’ll soon become your prison besties as they serve you up personalised felony concoctions as you and the crew enjoy an insanely unique London stag do experience. 

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13. Murder Mystery Train Stag Do in London - £340pp, London Victoria

Alighting from London Victoria train station is Belmond British Pullman - a luxury train with a murderous twist. Though a little bit more spenny, this alternative London stag do idea is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience for the entire group.

Facing a murder mystery even Sherlock Holmes himself couldn’t solve, you and the group need to use the clue sheet to solve the mystery at hand - not before finishing a luxurious five-course meal with wine, of course! Thrilling and exciting, this mystery will ensure all the stags are entertained - and there are prizes for those who crack the case!

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14. Tomb Raider the Live Experience - £40pp, Camden

Film buffs will be completely obsessed with this unique Tomb Raider experience, hosted in London’s Camden. But be wary, once you enter the building you are no longer stags, but archaeological students working in Finland.

After receiving a message from Lara Croft herself about a deadly discovery, it’ll all be down to you to make sure the powerful ancient artefact doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Your team of eight will be accompanied by live actors and characters from The Tomb Raider Franchise (fan alert!) who will aid you in solving the many puzzles that’ll face you.

A unique and completely alternative London stag do activity - you’re guaranteed to never have another experience like this one!

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15. Spy Hero Escape Room - £30pp, Aldgate East

four screens with spy images on them and maps

From being archaeological heroes, to spy heroes, this spy hero escape room requires you, the group of London stags, to transform yourself into international super spies - are you up for the challenge? Live your full spy fantasy in this thrilling and immersive escape room where your spy skills will be put to the test through tech, laser and bind-bending puzzles.

Those after an alternative stag do idea in London will be truly satisfied with this once in a lifetime spy experience - and you even get a team photograph to prove to everyone else that you genuinely *are* spies because, let’s be honest, no one is going to believe you…

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Sporting Stag Do Ideas in London

London was pretty much made for a sporty stag do group. From cricket at The Oval and rugby at Twickenham, to tennis at Wimbledon and football at Wembley - you could spend a whole week in London and do a different sporting stag activity each day!

16. Paintballing London Stag Do - From £9.99pp, Paintball UK

A stag dressed as a banana playing a game of paintball

Paintball UK have a number of locations in Greater London and have special packages specifically for stag dos. For groups of 12 stags or more, they will even provide funny costumes for you, or you can choose your own.

As long as the costume fits on top of the camouflage overalls that everyone needs to wear - most costumes are allowed. They do specify however that Borat mankinis aren’t allowed - sorry folks, back to the drawing board it is. 

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17. Football Stag Dos in London - Various Locations and Companies

A view of an empty football ground with red seats
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Whether you plan to watch a football game as part of the London stag do, or get a VIP tour of one of the London football stadiums, the city is home to several famous clubs and grounds for you to explore. London football stadiums include Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham and more.

The city also plays host to more versatile stadiums such as Wembley where you can see a number of big games happening. You can view football tickets on Ticketmaster’s football section as well as browse the latest game availability on Live Football Tickets.

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18. Rugby Stag Dos in London - Various Locations and Companies 

Football not your sport? Why not check out a rugby game while on your stag do in London? There are 13 London rugby teams in total who play in the national leagues and many others who compete in the regional leagues.

As well as browsing the many local rugby stadiums, London is also famous for housing Twickenham Stadium which hosts international matches for the England rugby team and is the home of the Rugby Football Union.

There is also a World of Rugby museum located within the stadium, making it the perfect place for a Rugby themed London stag do. You can browse tickets for the Rugby Union and Rugby League on Ticketmaster and also check out the latest live games at Live Rugby Tickets.

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19. Cricket Stag Do in London - Various Locations and Companies 

A view of a cricket stadium full of people watching a game at dusk
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Proving London is the best location for a sporty stag do, there are also a number of cricket themed activities for fans of the sport to explore as a group. There are many local London cricket teams which you can go and see whilst on a London stag do, but the real stars of the show when it comes to watching cricket in London are the three main grounds; Lord’s Cricket Ground, Prince’s Cricket Ground and The Oval.

Cricket makes for a great stag do activity in London because games tend to last hours, giving you a whole day’s worth of activity for the cost of just one ticket. You can browse the latest cricket tickets on Ticket Master.

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20. Tennis Stag Do in London - Wimbledon

It wouldn’t be the London sporting section if we didn’t give a huge shout out to Wimbledon. Is there a better way to spend your London stag do than cheering on tennis legends in centre court at the annual Wimbledon tournament?

Whilst the public ballots don’t guarantee you a ticket, every morning there are a number of tickets that are released on the door. All you have to do is set yourself an alarm, get there nice and early and it’s likely you will all get a ticket.

There are also virtual queues and resale opportunities if you want the tickets guaranteed. If you’re out of luck, sitting up on the Wimbledon hill and watching the games on the large screen also makes for a great London stag do activity - take a cooler filled to the brim with drinks and enjoy the games. It’s important to note that Wimbledon runs on specific dates every year.

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Music and Entertainment Stag Do Ideas in London

If you’re a stag group that’s well into your music or comedy, we have a number of great suggestions for you. Shows and gigs are also a great activity for a stag do because buying tickets in advance is fairly hassle free and guarantees availability for everyone who wants to join in on the fun. 

21. Live Music Stag Do in London - Various Locations 

A woman on a man's shoulders dancing to a live music performance
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When planning London stag do activities - it’d be almost criminal to not look up what music events are taking place. With event spaces like Wembley Stadium, Alexandra Palace, Hyde Park and The Apollo Theatre, there’s never a lack of choice when it comes to gigs in London.

In the last year alone the city has played host to stars such as Ed Sheeran, The Streets, Elton John, Coldplay, Bon Iver and the Abba Voyage show. On top of that, there are a number of small music venues for more eclectic taste including famous Jazz clubs like Ronnie Scott's in Soho. Browse the latest concert tickets here

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22. Comedy Show Stag Do in London - Various Locations

Similarly to music, London is home to some of the most hilarious comedy shows around. Whether it’s a trip to see Sh*tfaced Shakespeare, an exclusive preview of a panel show, a big time comedian on tour or a night at a local London comedy club - the options are endless.

For those trying to save money on the stag do, it’s a known fact that comedy tickets retail for considerably less than concerts, especially at Soho and Covent Garden comedy clubs where you can find tickets for as little as £8 per person.

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23. Theatre Stag Do in London - Various Locations

Going to the theatre may not strike you as the go-to stag do activity in London, but the town’s West End is home to world-renowned shows that will genuinely blow your mind. Offering both matinee and evening performances in most venues, the choice of theatre tickets is vast, meaning there is something to suit every kind of stag group.

If you’re after comedy and want to see something seriously funny, The Book of Mormon will have you falling off of your chair in hysterics. For a mind-blowing performance that you’ll never forget, Hamilton will leave you breathless and wanting to watch the whole thing all over again.

Music lovers can dive into soul music heaven with The Drifter’s Girl or remember a legend with Bob Marley’s Get Up Stand Up. And those are just a few of the incredible options! 

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24. Festival Stag Do in London - Various Locations

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Ranging from the food variety to the musical and even comedy - festivals in London are vast and truly epic and offer a great way to keep all the stags entertained with little planning for you. Once everyone’s bought their festival tickets and you’ve booked the accommodation - all you have to do at a festival is turn up and explore.

Some of London’s most popular festivals include Wireless Festival in Crystal Palace Park and Finsbury Park, Somerset House Summer Series, Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace, All Ponds East in Victoria Park, Yam Carnival in Clapham Common and Field Day in Victoria Park. 

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Where to Stay on a Stag Do in London

For most, stag dos in London are likely to last more than just one day, so you need somewhere suitable and fun to stay. Finding stag do accommodation in London can be tricky as a lot of places aren’t able to accommodate large groups of people without having to hire multiple rooms - and that can be a logistical nightmare.

We’ve discovered a selection of stag do accommodation in London that fits eight or more people in no more than two separate suites. From entire houses and garden flats to swanky hotels and a 5* spot, these stag do hotels in London start from just £43.50 per person! 

*Note that all prices are based on eight people staying for two nights and were based on a Friday - Sunday stay in 2023. PP/PN = per person, per night. 

Three Bedroom Garden House - £43.50 PP/PN, Wandsworth

Sitting room with sofa, large doors and a yellow armchair

Located in the bussing area of Wandsworth, this three bedroom garden house is just over a mine from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, three miles from the Eventim Apollo and the same distance from Chelsea Football Club’s home ground Stamford Bridge.

Olympia Exhibition Centre and the Natural History Museum are also within five miles. This price is based on renting the entire garden house which sleeps eight people. 

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The Columbia Hotel - £50 PP/PN, Westminster

An outside view of a white hotel with the word Columbia at the front

The Columbia Hotel in Westminster is a family run hotel in the centre of London. Just a five-minute walk from the nearest tube station, this swanky (but very affordable) property offers views of both Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. With a 24-hour desk and continental breakfast served to-go, this budget friendly hotel is great for those who don’t want to spend lots on their London stag do.

The price is based on two suites sleeping four people each. 

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NOX Hotel - £50.40 PP/PN, Notting Hill

Period property with pillars and black fence

The NOX Hotel in Notting Hill is a super stylish and modern apartment which actually sleeps nine people. If rented for nine instead of eight people, the price would reduce to £40pp/pn. The hotel is a short walk from Bayswater tube station and a five-minute walk from Hyde Park.

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Rosewood Residences - £56.25 PP/PN, Knightsbridge

An open plan living room and kitchen with grey sofa and dark floors

Rosewood Residences in Knightsbridge has double beds in each of the three bedrooms as well as two sofa beds in the living room meaning it comfortably sleeps eight people. With Harrods, the V&A, Buckingham Palace, The Royal Albert Hall and a whole host of London’s finest attractions on its doorstep, this is an absolute steal for any stag do in London. 

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City Living Apartments - £70.50 PP/PN, Tower Hamlets

An open plan living room with two two-seater sofas and a staircase in the background

Rent a gorgeous three bedroom apartment in the City Living Apartments in Tower Hamlets and have the joys of Brick Lane at your fingertips. Famed for its worldly cuisines and bustling bars, this lively neighbourhood is perfect for stag dos in London. Each apartment is fitted with a kitchen and clothes washing facilities so it can accommodate longer trips if you’re planning a whole week in the big city.

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Maysa Apartments - £93.75 PP/PN, Oxford Street 

The outside of Russel & Bromley with apartments above

Located only 450 yards from the famous Oxford Street, Maysa Apartments is an absolute dream for city dwellers ready for some stag fun. With spots such as Carnaby Street, Madame Tussauds and Piccadilly theatre at your fingertips, you’ll never run out of things to do on your London stag do. The apartment has three bedrooms as well as two sofa beds to accommodate eight guests.

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Hux Hotel - £137.50 PP/PN, Kensington

Eclectic decorated hotel reception with velvet stools in green, purple and blue with art on the walls

If you and your fellow stags are after a hotel that is super swanky, Hux Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea will have you all feeling like movie stars for the trip. The eccentric décor and exuberant details of this hotel are perfect for a thrilling stag do in London and the location is unbeatable.

The quoted price is based on hiring two stunning superior suites for two nights. Each superior suite can sleep four people and houses two en-suite bathrooms, city views and a private kitchen as well as top of the range amenities.

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Four Bedroom En-Suite Apartment - £162 PP/PN, Knightsbridge

Large sitting room with striped grey carpet and two sofas

Located in the centre of one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, this four bedroom apartment in Knightsbridge offers a luxury feel that doesn’t completely break the bank. Each of the four bedrooms has an en-suite and can sleep two people and there is a large sofa bed in the living room, meaning this stag do accommodation can accommodate ten people.

If hired out for its full capacity, the cost would be brought down to £130pp/pn. The apartment features a balcony perfect for evening drinks and morning coffees and the staff speak Spanish, French and Italian as well as English - perfect for any European guests.

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Beaufort House - £169 PP/PN, Knightsbridge

Outside a period property with pillars and a gold and black metal fence

Another Knightsbridge property, Beaufort House offers the same location advantages as the prior apartment. As well as the location, this stag do accommodation can also offer a 24-hour concierge service, daily apartment cleaning and free access for *all* guests to the Aquilla Health Club which is located a five-minute walk away.

The apartment bedrooms consist of a mixture of double and single beds so sleeping arrangements are flexible.

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The Churchill Suite at Hyatt Regency London - £551 PP/PN, Westminster

Inside a four bedroom suite with piano, sitting room and expensive decor

If you’re looking to treat yourselves, The Churchill Suite at Hyatt Regency is one of the most luxurious accommodation options in the whole of the city.

The crème-de-la-crème of London hotels, The Hyatt Regency offers guests the opportunity to feel like royalty throughout the duration of their stay - and it doesn’t get more royal than The Churchill Suite! The suite consists of four en-suite bedrooms, a drawing room with a magnificent Kranich & Bach baby grand piano (an absolute essential!), as well as a lounge and separate dining room.

The dining table seats ten and there’s a kitchen in the suite as well, making it the perfect place for you to hire a private chef to cook for you and your fellow stags. If you can’t splash out on your London stag do, when can you?

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Now you've got the accommodation and activities sorted - it's time to plan some entertainment. Check out our guide to the most epic stag party games you and the group will never forget!