Are you and your bride squad ready for an epic hen weekend in Brighton? Look no further because we’ve got the ultimate guide to make your celebration legendary!

Brighton sign

Brighton: The Perfect Hen Party Destination

Brighton, nestled on the sunny south coast of England, is not just any city – it’s THE city for hen parties! This lively coastal gem is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and a bounty of activities and attractions tailored for a memorable celebration.

One of the prime reasons why Brighton is the go-to destination for hen parties is its welcoming, inclusive culture. Brighton embraces diversity with open arms. This makes it the ideal backdrop for a pre-wedding bash where everyone can feel at home.

But it’s not just the inclusive vibes that make Brighton shine. It’s also the nightlife! With a plethora of bars, pubs, clubs, and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, Brighton is a nocturnal paradise. From chic cocktail lounges to quintessential British pubs, there’s something for every hen to revel in.

But wait, there’s more! Brighton is also a treasure trove of unique and exciting activities, perfect for a hen do. Adventurous souls can try thrilling water sports like kayaking or paddle boarding along the picturesque coastline. If relaxation is more your style, you’ll find numerous spas where you and your pals can unwind and rejuvenate.

Culture vultures won’t be disappointed either. Brighton boasts a wealth of museums and galleries, from contemporary art exhibitions to local history showcases. And no visit is complete without a stroll through the famous Lanes – a maze of narrow streets brimming with indie boutiques, cosy cafes, and street performers.

A red vintage bus with a vineyard behind on a Great British Wine Tour

The Great British Wine Tours Experience

Now, let’s dive into the star of the show – the Vintage Bus Wine Tour by Great British Wine Tours. This extraordinary experience adds a touch of elegance and excitement to your hen weekend in Brighton.

The adventure begins at a designated meeting point in Brighton, where you and your group will be warmly welcomed by your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. From there, it’s all aboard the beautifully restored vintage bus, which makes the perfect backdrop for all those photos!

As you journey through the picturesque Sussex landscape, your guide will regale you with fascinating facts and stories about the thriving local wine industry.

At the first vineyard, you’ll tour the vines learning about the annual life cycle of growing and harvesting grapes. But the pièce de résistance of this tour is undoubtedly the chance to savour some of England’s finest wines. Great British Wine Tours specialises in showcasing award-winning English wines from local vineyards. You’ll be treated to a tasting extravaganza, featuring an array of still and sparkling wines crafted from grapes grown right here in Sussex.

To elevate your wine tasting experience, you’ll also have the opportunity to indulge in a delicious homemade picnic lunch right amidst the vineyards. Then it’s on to a second vineyard for more exploring and tasting of Sussex wines before returning to Brighton.  Talk about a perfect hen party treat!

Hen party weekend in Brighton on a wine tour at a vineyard with vines behind them on a Great British Wine Tour
Hen party weekend in Brighton on a wine tour at a vineyard on a Great British Wine Tour
A group of hens enjoying a wine tasting at a table with vineyard in background

Top 10 Things to Do on Your Hen Weekend in Brighton

Okay, now that you’ve got the scoop on the Vintage Bus Wine Tour, let’s explore the top 10 activities that will make your hen do in Brighton unforgettable:

1. Nightlife Extravaganza

Brighton’s nightlife is legendary! Sip cocktails at trendy bars like Twisted Lemon and The Plotting Parlour or the newly opened Permit Room.  Dance the night away at the biggest club in town, PRYZM, for soul & jazz music head to Casablanca or for underground electronic music, try The Arch on the seafront.  

Nightclub Brighton

  1. Brunch Heaven

Start your day at charming and popular brunch spots like Moksha Cafe, Lost in the Lanes, or Oeuf, for a delightful morning feast.

Photo Credit: Oeuf

 

Ouef cafe Brighton
  1. Retail Therapy

Shopaholics, rejoice! Explore the famous Lanes and North Laine areas.  For vintage finds head to Snoopers Paradise, and for homeware, jewellery and fashion at independent retailers try Dowse, Lavender Room and Hold.

Photo Credit: Lavender Room

Lavender Room shop Brighton

  1. Beach Bliss

Soak up the sun and sea at Brighton Beach. Pick up a few food supplies and enjoy a picnic on the beach – deck chair and parasols are available to hire!  Alternatively relax at beach bars like OhSo Social Beach Bar or Lucky Beach.

Brighton beach with deckchairs

  1. Group Adventures

Thrill-seekers can opt for group activities such as paddle boarding with Brighton Watersports, a sky high outdoor walk 138 metres up on top of the Brighton i360 pod, or choose a fun way to explore the city on a Black Cat Treasure Hunt.

Photo Credit: Brighton i360

Walk 360 at Brighton i360

  1. Comedy Gold

Get your giggle on at Komedia, Brighton’s renowned comedy club or book tickets for The Forge Comedy Club – both will give you a night of laughter you won’t forget!

Photo Credit: Forge Comedy Club

Forge Comedy Club, Brighton

  1. Outdoor Escapade

Hop on one of Brighton’s Beryl e-bikes – the city’s bike-share scheme – to cycle the length of the seafront.  Stop off at Rockwater on Hove’s beachfront for refreshments, or at The Laughing Dog cafe and shop in Brighton Marina.

Photo Credit: Beryl

E-Bikes in Brighton

  1. Spa Serenity

Take a break from the hustle and bustle with a day of pampering at one of Brighton’s luxurious spas. Options like The Treatment Rooms and Harbour Hotel Spa offer a variety of treatments to help you and your hens relax and rejuvenate.

Photo Credit: Harbour Hotel

Harbour Hotel Brighton Spa

  1. Museums and Art Galleries

Explore Brighton’s rich culture and history by visiting its many museums and art galleries. Don’t miss the stunning Royal Pavilion and the impressive Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

Royal Pavilion, Brighton

  1. Beachside Dining

Savour a leisurely meal with your hens at beachside restaurants or bars. Try Murmur located in The Arches directly on Brighton’s seafront, for exquisite seafood or the food market, Shelter Hall, which has something for everyone in a lively atmosphere. 

Photo Credit: Shelter Hall

Shelter Hall, Brighton

With your itinerary sorted and the Vintage Bus Wine Tour on the agenda, your hen party in Brighton is set to be extraordinary. It’s a celebration that perfectly blends sophistication, relaxation, and fun, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime.

So, get ready for a hen do like no other in the vibrant and welcoming city of Brighton. With the Vintage Bus Wine Tour and these top 10 activities, you’re in for an unforgettable celebration filled with laughter, adventure, and cherished moments. Cheers to an amazing hen weekend in Brighton! 

 

Great British Wine Tours’ Vintage Bus Wine Tour departs from Brighton every Saturday from April – October.  If you would rather book a tailor-made private wine tour for your hen party, please do contact us. 

If you’re looking for a place to stay on a hen weekend in Brighton, the Ibis is located right next to the train station, DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole is an historic hotel located right on the seafront and 2 Portland Place is a magnificent private house that accommodates up to 18 people.