Hens Guide in Leeds
Why Celebrate in Leeds?
A hen do is usually a once in a lifetime affair for every girl, so we’d say this means the celebrations need to be the biggest, bestest, most fabulous activities and experiences your bride to be has ever seen!
If you’re looking for the best, Leeds is the only option for your hen weekend. Iconic for hen parties, gaggling groups of giggling girls have been enjoying all that this monster city has to offer for decades. From unbeatable nightlife to unique sightseeing opportunities and epic shopping escapades, you can basically do it all in Leeds – without even having to pay for a flight!
The UK’s choice for ‘Visitor City of the Year’, it’s not hard to see why Leeds is the ultimate place to enjoy the last blowout. At its base, the whole city oozes a bustling vibe that can’t be matched, so you’re bound to slip right into the party spirit as soon as you step foot in this sprawling location. If you’ve read all that and you’re still not quite sold on this Yorkshire city for a Leeds hen weekend, wait until you hear about the nightlife ladies.
Top Sight-Seeing Spots:
- Little Yellow Boat Twee
- Ruddling Park Spa
Leeds Art Gallery
- Arena Quarter
Trinity Kitchen Street Foods
Guide to Leeds Nightlife
Alike to a lot of traditional hen parties, the nightlife is the main event of Leeds, and the city has been refining its options since jazz music filled the streets. Whatever kind of night you want for whatever kind of bride to be you’re celebrating with, you can find it in and around the after dark districts. If you don’t believe us, take a gander at some of the most popular districts around Leeds, and what each of them has to offer your group on the last night of freedom.
Chilled vibes, craft ales and live music are exactly what you’ll find down the famous Call Lane, a street that has a long standing for late nights in Leeds. If you’re planning a hen weekend that strays away from packed clubs or night’s that leave you with a sore head, this is just the place for you. Students, professionals and all people in between are drawn to Call Lane for venues like secret bar The Maven and the infamous Call Lane Strip.
The area of Briggate takes old but gold to a new level, hosting an array of fantastic bars and pubs that have been standing for up to 300 years – so they must be good! If you want something a little more quirky, you’re bound to find it in the depths of Briggate in Leeds. Want a bit of soul music? Head over to the Smokestack for old school Motown. Want cheap drinks and a multi-story place to dance? Bar Fibre is the place for you. Whatever the case, all the top venues across Briggate are within walking distance of one another, so we suggest you try them all if you have the time.
Millennium Square is where all the action happens, and is home to the popular Electric Press area and Park Row. Being one of the biggest districts Leeds has to offer, this also means it has the most to enjoy. Millennium Square isn’t for the fainthearted, however. Dress to the nine’s and take a few extra pennies for this area, as the high-class venues, blow-your-mind cocktails and indulgent atmosphere is worth paying a little more for.
Shopping in Leeds
If you have any time after bustling nightlife and hilarious experiences around the centre of Leeds, you might want to treat yourself to a bit of shopping – maybe wedding shopping if you’re really organised? Let’s just say, you won’t be stuck for choice if you want a whole day of shopping fun with the girls. Leeds is home to over four big shopping centres for you to explore, including Trinity Leeds, the classic Leeds Corn Exchange and impressive Victoria Leeds centre just to name a few.
If you want an experience with your shopping, the glamourous Victoria Quarter is a stunning array of stained glass ceilings and marbled floors that is a must visit for glitzy stores like Mulberry and Louis Vuitton. If you’d prefer something a little more homey and true to classic Leeds culture, Kirkgate Market is a must-visit. Enjoy a variety of cute stalls under an 1857 glass roof, with a range of food, fashion and knick-knack stalls.
Occupy Your Days
With the scale of hen party activities rolling around the UK at the moment, it’s not too hard to find something new to surprise the bride to be with, and being in the heart of Yorkshire is no different. Leeds hen party ideas are second to none when it comes to a hen do in the UK, and experiences like the unique Makeover and Photoshoot make the hen weekend just a little more memorable for the whole group – and leave you with a fantastic memento of the special day, bonus!
Dusk til' Dawn
Leeds is loud and proud about its nightlife (as you’ll know from the HUGE section above), so finding an experience to remember from dusk til’ dawn is not a hard task. If you’re looking to make a mark with the hen do and still have a night filled to the brim with drinks, dancing and laugher, the Bavarian Bierkeller show in Leeds is just the ticket. Dance on the tables, stack your beer steins high and join in with the classic German Oompah band for an interactive night that your bride to be won’t soon forget.
Unleash Your Diva
A big group of girls all on the town, a few diva moves are bound to come out, right? We’d be disappointed if not! Why not test your vocal chords with an activity like the karaoke and evening meal combo. Leeds is brimming with different karaoke bars, so get your group booked into one and sing along to some of your favourite tunes, all within in the safety of your own booth – so don’t hold back ladies. Thousands of songs, a supply of drinks for celebrating and a cheeky meal to line your stomachs for the night ahead, you can’t go wrong with this light-hearted hen do addition.