For women who are looking to avoid the heavy hustle and bustle of the bigger cities and still have the luxuries, Southampton Hen Parties are not to be beaten.
Southampton is quite flat and easy to walk, but you might prefer a different mode of transport for your hen night. Both bikes and buses are available. Buses in Southampton run regularly and stop at most central spots.
Must-do and must-see:
The Titanic Memorial
The Bargate Medieval Gatehouse in the city centre
Attending the annual boat show if you're in town at the right time.
A great addition to any hen weekend can also include visiting the Maritime Museum or exploring the wild nature of New Forest. Weekend sailing courses are also available for an unforgettable hen weekend getaway. Art buffs will enjoy the City Art Gallery's collection of British modern art.
What is a good hen party without some shopping? For some good old fashioned consumerism, Bedford Place is the perfect stop. Full of boutique stores, it is a unique Southampton shopping experience. For high end shopping boutiques, the malls at West Quay and Bargate are the most amazing places to visit. For fresh food, fair trade items or fruit and veg check out the Friday market at Bargate.
From pubs catering to sailors, to clubs catering to students, the nightlife in Southampton is perfect for hen weekends for any woman. The waterfront Platform Tavern is known for the live jazz music often playing there. The Portswood area has establishments geared towards younger crowds and students, while The Marina area is known for upscale pubs.
Food and Drink:
From affordable ethnic food, to expensive fancy cuisine, it is all available during a hen weekend in Southampton. Bedford Street is best known for its wide variety of ethnic restaurants including, Mexican, Moroccan and Indian food.
A hen party on Bedford Street will never go hungry! For pricier cuisine, you should take your hen party to Oxford Street to dine. Oxford Street is full of upscale quality restaurants to enjoy.
You can never go wrong by choosing to have your hen do in Southampton! The city that launched the Titanic and endured bombing attacks during World War II has been rebuilt into a great place to visit. This city has everything to offer without all the hustle of actually being in a big city! Southampton Hen Parties are always a success!