May 2018

Last Updated: 04/06/2018

Us lot at Last Night of Freedom pride ourselves in knowing everything there is to know about all of the stag and hen party locations we offer. Do you know how we know? Because we’ve been and tested each and every destination across the globe. This month, we’ve been to the history-soaked York. In case you were wondering, here’s how we got on…

After a few cheeky drinks on the hour long train down to York from Newcastle, we were feeling a bit peckish. We headed to Bella Italia on Lower Petergate for a spot of boozy brunch (read: a little bit of brunch, lots and lots of booze). We were spoilt to a huge variety of foods, including everything from Full English breakfasts, to frittatas and maple syrup drizzled pancakes, all helping to absorb the pints and prosecco.

Last Night of Freedom staff members in the York Dungeon

Once we’d got ourselves sufficient sustenance, we headed down to the iconic York Dungeon on Clifford Street – getting a flavour of the city’s rich and dramatic history. Our personalised tour took us 2000 years deep into the most gory and gruesome parts of York history, including the torture chamber, the vengeance of the Vikings and the eerie mist of the Plague. We saw, heard, felt and even smelt (ew) everything within the city’s murky past and got some serious scares (some more than others!) along the way. Before we knew it, the hour and a half tour was up and we were ready to get out and back to normality. The hairs on the back of our necks have just gone down…

A man being lifted into the air by some girls during a dance class

We all met at The Hilton, just behind Clifford’s Tower and dusted off our dancing shoes before meeting our professional choreographer for a dance class we’d never forget. By this point of the day, it was seriously hot and the booze was really starting to kick in (that’s our excuse for our performance, anyway). We ended the Dirty Dancing class recreating the famous lift scene, with six girls and our very own Operations Executive, David Forrest (he hasn’t stopped thinking about it since) and even saw our MD, Matt, freestyling to MC Hammer’s Can’t Touch This. Our group’s star dancer, Amy Reid, won herself a bottle of prosecco for her ad-lib twerking in the Spice Girls dance-off. Needless to say, we polished the bottle off before heading to our next venue.

Some Last Night of Freedom team members doing a Slug and Lettuce cocktail class

Last, but by no means least, we arrived at Slug and Lettuce on Back Swinegate for our cocktail class. Our lovely host, Jonny, gave us a rundown of exactly how we were going to make our cocktails, then it was up to us. A lot of mixing, twisting, shaking, swearing and glass shattering later (yes, that really did happen), we had ourselves a delicious cocktail, as well as a new skill under our belts. We wish we could tell you about the rest of the night, but between around 30 of us, we can only piece together about 20% of the night, so we’ll leave the rest to your imaginations.

If you like the look of York for your do, check out our York stag and hen weekends pages to see what we could offer your group.

Why not take a look at what else we got up to in York, here:

Some LNOF staff members in the York DungeonLNOF staff members in the York Dungeon holding signsLNOF staff members in the York Dungeon with an actor dressed as a judgeSome LNOF staff emmebrs outside York DungeonA man wearing Team Bride glasses and sucking a cocktail from a strawTwo men in a beer gardenA man in the foreground holding a drink and a man in the background standing aloneA girl wearing sunglasses indoors, with her thumbs upA girl wearing sunglasses indoors looking very drunkA man looking at a girl as she holds a drinkA girl holding her cocktail to her lipsSome LNOF team members doing a cocktail classA man making a cocktailA girl shaking a cocktail mixerThree people doing a cocktail classThe cocktail mixologist teaching a groupA man with a balloon tied to his glassesTwo men wearing hen party glassesA man being lifted into the air by some girlsA Dirty Dancing class going onA man about to be lifted into the airLNOF staff doing a dance classTwo men wearing Team Bride glasses in a beer gardenSome LNOF team memebrs in the beer gardenA girl sitting in a beer garden with sun glasses onA boat on the River OozeSome cocktails and cocktail making equipment on the tableA girl holding a GnT and poutingFour men in the beer garden, in the sunA girl and boy in the sunny beer garden