Top Ten

2017 has seen Last Night of freedom become an adult (in the very loosest sense of the word), as it celebrated its 18th birthday in November. Since first starting out in 2000, we’ve successfully sent out over 25,000 stag and hen groups to far flung corners of the globe, from notorious Newcastle, to sun-kissed Marbella, to cosmopolitan Dublin. To celebrate our past 18 years, we’re taking a look at the top 10 hen party locations of 2017.



The Temple Bar pun in Dublin, illuminated at night
Two pints of Guinness and a bottle of beer on the bar in The Guinness Storehouse

The luck of the Irish strikes again, as Dublin makes it to first place in our top 10 hen do locations of 2017. There wasn’t much in it, but this year is the first year in our history that Dublin’s reached the top spot, knocking our Geordie hometown off its place at number one. The Jervis Shopping centre and surrounding areas are definitely a spot for a retail therapy loving hen, where the quaint, cobbled streets of the Temple Bar, with its multi-coloured bars and live music aplenty, boast a unique drinking experience suitable for every hen group. ‘The Fair City’ ticks all those hen party boxes.



The Tyne Bridge, The Sage and The Millenium Eye all illuminated at night along the Quayside
The view from Newcastle's Monument down Grainger and Grey Streets

We're super proud of our Geordie Homeland, Newcastle, and it comes as no surprise to us to see it sail straight to the top of the ranks, year in, year out. Surprisingly, Newcastle has actually dropped one place, albeit just, in our top 10. This wonderfully cosmopolitan city is packed with gorgeous architecture, fabulous shopping districts – including the world-famous Metrocentre – swanky bars and massive clubs. Trust us, there’s no better celebration than a hen weekend in The Toon.



The Cavern bar in Liverpool
The Albert Docks with modern buildings surrounding the water

2017 marks the first year that Liverpool has found its way into our top three hen do locations. Fair play to the city, lively Liverpool has climbed its way up the rankings (three places up, in fact) in 2017, and has nobly earned its place at our number three. With its rich musical heritage, upmarket, fashionable bars and Scouse brows as far as the eye can see, you’re going to have a lorra lorra laughs on your Liverpool hen weekend.



A quaint street in Edinburgh
A monument in Edinburgh with a pretty view behind it

Edinburgh is a none-mover, maintaining its spot at fourth position since 2016. With fabulous activities – such as the drop-dead gorgeous Dreamboys striptease show, a huge range of high-end cocktail workshops and even a ghost bus tour – it’s got something for everyone. The olde worlde charm of the city continually leaves hen parties with a cheeky Scottish twinkle in their eye, and we expect it to do the same for many years to come.



One of the canals in Amsterdam with iconic canal side buildings overlooking it
Lots of people in Amsterdam with illuminated neon signs on all of the buildings

Our cosmopolitan capital has glamorous bars around every turn, and a huge wealth of out-of-the-box activities, including afternoon tea on a London bus, Bake with an (actual GBBO) Legend and even a Mini Cooper Italian Job challenge around the city centre. Having said all of this, 2017 has seen London dip two places, from third to fifth place in our top ten.



The fountain area in Manchester
A bridge with a large block of flats in the background

Dipping just one place in 2017, Manchester maintains its spot in our top 10 for the second year in a row. With charm, class and character by the bucket load, as well as a rich musical heritage, we deem the party HQ and capital of the north well worthy of its place at number six.



The big wheel in Brighton
The Brighton Pier

Beautifully bohemian Brighton is a new entry into our top 10. Having all the quaint charm of a traditional British seaside resort, hen groups are always pleasantly surprised when they discover the wild nightlife scene that the location has to offer. As soon as dusk falls, it’s not all old school bathers and 99s….



Some hot air balloons in Bristol, flying above a high level bridge
A photo taken off a boat in Bristol

Bristol also made its debut in our top 10 hen party locations in 2017. The gert lush city has grace, glamor and a famous DJ scene to its name, as well as a huge range of popular hen party activities, including luxurious spa days and even the hilarious, fun filled West Country Games.



Cardiff city centre
The dock area in Cardiff with buildings illuminated in the dark

Another non-mover is the Welsh capital, Cardiff. Securing its place at number nine on our top hen do locations list, Cardiff continues to please hen parties throughout the year. Hundreds of hen party friendly bars, crazy activities and gallons of booze suggest Cardiff isn’t going to budge from our top 10.



Some whitewashed buildings in Marbella
The promenade area of Marbella at dusk

Upmarket and glamorous, Marbella has been in our top 10 since 2012. The hen party favourite in Costa del Sol reached number one position back in 2014, and since then has steadily declined in popularity, but always maintained its position in the top 10. We’ve got Glitz and Glam TOWIE make overs on offer and luxury beach club entries, so that our hen groups get the full Marbella experience.

If you know a Bride-to-Be who'd love to celebrate in one of our top 10 locations, or would like to have a browse through the 56 hen party locations we have on offer, take a look on our locations home page.

Top Ten Destinations (2000 - 2017)

1. Dublin An icon of an arrow pointing up (+1)
2. Newcastle An icon of an arrow pointing down (-1)
3. Liverpool An icon of an arrow pointing up (+3)
4. Edinburgh An icon of an arrow pointing sideways(-)
5. LondonAn icon of an arrow pointing down (-2)
6. Manchester An icon of an arrow pointing down (-1)
7. Brighton New
8. BristolNew
9. CardiffAn icon of an arrow pointing sideways(-)
10. MarbellaAn icon of an arrow pointing down (-3)

Last Updated - 30/10/2018