Hen Party Houses in Bath
Enjoy a classy hen party down south
If Made in Chelsea rocked up to film their countryside special, we wouldn’t be surprised. As soon as you see the interior, you’ll definitely want to stay here. The only issue is who gets which bedroom…
This house was made for grown-up sleepovers. With rooms boasting multiple beds, a dining table long enough for a DIY cocktail station and feel good quotes plastered on the walls, you’ll never want to leave.
Ladies, it’s an Alice in Wonderland themed house with tea cups as seats. No, we haven’t gone mad. This incredible, unique home is ideal for a hen party with a difference.
Looking for a pad big enough for everyone? This house can be broken into two apartments sleeping up to 12 – making it ideal for large groups who might not know each other well. But don’t worry, everyone will soon be besties.
This light, airy and refreshing house sleeps up to 13 and has plenty of space for everyone to relax in. We love the traditional fireplaces, and have you seen all that light? Your makeup is going to look flawless.
This unique property is an ideal base for all ages. The inside is big enough for friends to catch up in, and, outside, there’s a private garden terrace to enjoy fresh air after the night before.
A Georgian townhouse in the centre of the Bath. Need we say more?! From the kitchen to the living room, there’s plenty of space for your hen do celebrations and the beds look pretty comfy after a long night out!
Just because you’re not in a hotel doesn’t mean you can’t have luxury, and this house proves it. Catch up with friends along the giant table and, the next morning, debrief in the same spot.
This 200-year old property has certainly seen a few good parties, and it’s no surprise with it’s central location and terrace with a hot tub. The space is ideal for groups of friends to let their hair down, have a laugh and make memories.
INTRODUCTION TO BATH
Situated in the southwest of England, the beautiful city of Bath is home to a fantastic shopping district, an endless array of bars and restaurants, historical sights and luxurious spas making it the ideal location for a UK hen weekend. With Georgian architecture, medieval heritage and views for days, it’s no wonder that Bath is known for being one of the prettiest cities around. Whether you want a relaxing trip away with the girls or an action-packed weekend, a trip to Bath will not disappoint. Less than two hours from London and easily accessible from all other major cities, Bath offers everything you could want and more. Whoever said Somerset was sleepy, obviously hasn’t enjoyed a weekend here…
HOW TO GET TO BATH
Tell your hens that you’re planning a do in Somerset and you might get a few odd looks. But ladies trust us, there’s more to Somerset than that weird looking bit on the map right at the bottom. Bath, and its central location, is incredibly easy to reach. From London it takes around 1.5 hours on a train and if you fancy driving, it’s close to the M4 and M5. It’s also just 19 miles from Bristol Airport for anyone coming from a little further away. Once there, the best way to explore Bath is on foot but the city boasts a simple bus route too. Of course, there’s plenty of taxis for those friends that”‘just don’t do buses!”
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN BATH FOR HEN GROUPS
Bath City Centre
Bath may be relatively small but what it might lack in size, it certainly makes up for it in a diverse range of things to do and see. If you want to be in the centre of the action, it’s best to stay as close to the city centre as possible. Here, you’ll find all the sights, the best nightlife and incredible pubs and restaurants.
Thermae Bath Spa and The Roman Baths
If an afternoon in a luxurious spa is just what you’re looking for, Bath’s Thermae Spa has to be on your list of things to see. The only spa in Britain where you can bathe in naturally warm waters, there’s even an open-air rooftop pool that’s open until night. Your Instagram feed will never have looked so good. There’s also The Roman Baths – it’s not one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions for no reason… Close by, you’ll also find Bath Abbey, The Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge: three places that definitely deserve a picture!
Royal Victoria Park
Opened by Queen Victoria herself when she was just 7, this park is jam-packed with history. And whether you’re trying to blow the cobwebs of last night out of your hair or simply want to see the sights, it won’t disappoint. If the weathers nice, why not pack a bag full of gourmet treats and enjoy a grown-up picnic? Cider is a must!
Feeling lucky? Perhaps you’re just looking for an excuse to get all dolled up? Bath Racecourse is the place to be. Ladies Day is one of the most popular events in the area’s calendar – a day where fashion, music, and food are more important than the horses.
One of the best things about Bath being a compact city is the fact that all its shops are on your doorstep! From large retailers to smaller, independent stores, whatever you’re looking for – fashions, gifts, jewellery, vintage clothing or more – you’ll find it here. SouthGate is ideal for those looking for big-name brands, Guildhall Market houses independent suppliers and in the Upper Town along George Street, you’ll find eclectic independent shops. Don’t forget to head to Milsom Place – where you’ll find stores like Hobbs and Phase Eight as well as the UK’s oldest department store. And if you’ve got a winter hen party planned, Bath Christmas Markets are a must-see.
Restaurants & Attractions
From clubs (which are typically underground here) and cinemas to bars and theatres, a night out in Bath can be as chilled or as busy as you like. If cocktail bars are your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice and if you prefer something more traditional, there’s plenty of pubs with live music. Obviously you’ll need somewhere to line the stomachs and in Bath, you won’t go hungry. Our favourites include: Giggling Squid, The Bath Pizza Co, Hall & Woodhouse, The Mint Room and The Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
BEST HEN GROUP ACTIVITIES IN BATH
Nude Life drawing for an arty party
BEST FOR A CHEAP LAUGH
Is there anything better than embarrassing your friends? Nude Life drawing puts the art into the party with a unique and fun activity that definitely won’t be forgotten in a hurry. Your private session will begin with a few drinking games and end with your bride posing with the naked model. It’s a great activity that guarantees loads of fun. The best bit? You can arrange it in your own accommodation.
BEST FOR ALL AGES
After a morning spent at the spa or in the thermal baths, dry off and head for afternoon tea – champagne of course. Bath has plenty of Georgian hotels to choose from and you can sit back and relax with a feast of savoury and sweet treats. Go traditional or choose a contemporary cheese-themed experience…
Hen party wine tasting
BEST FOR PRETENDING YOU’RE SOPHISTICATED
Of course, you could find a wine tasting event in the city. But then you’ll have to pretend that you can taste the Lemon Verbena in the Chardonnay. Not to mention actually spit out the wine. So instead, why not take part in an online wine tasting from the comfort of your own accommodation? Hey, you could even partake in a little wine tasting from the comfort of your hot tub… Now we’re talking!
Gin masterclass and a private banquet
BEST FOR PLEASING EVERYONE
Simply hire a function room, enlist the help of a gin expert and get the caterers in. This fun and unique group experience will not only teach you how to make your very own gin cocktails but you’ll also be treated to a three-course dinner. Plus it’s the perfect activity for pretending you’re posh.
Pre-theatre cocktails and a musical
BEST FOR FEELING LIKE A CELEB
After a day of shopping, who really wants to head back into the city for a night out? Especially after the number of Pinots you consumed at lunch. That’s why a private chef in your own home or hen party accommodation is ideal. Jesse Davies provides a bespoke catering experience, serving up a 3-course meal for you and the girls – and she’ll even set-up the table so it’s social media ready. This must be what it’s like to be famous, right?!
An escape room
BEST FOR THOSE HENS THAT CAN’T SIT STILL
Depending on the size of your group, break off into teams and see who can escape the fastest. Discover clues, solve puzzles, and complete tasks all within a set time. Why not turn it into a drinking game? The losing team has to buy the next round and do a shot!