If you are searching for the ideal location for your hen party, then look no further than the urban metropolis of Manchester. Whether you are looking for a relaxed day and maybe taking in the sights and the shopping, or planning on hitting the wine and club scene as soon as possible, Manchester’s options provide the ideal venue for every bride-to-be to fully let her hair down before the big day.


The Food

No hen party would be complete without a tasty and filling meal to set your hens up for the long night ahead. Whether you are looking at booking in your favourite chain restaurant or looking to a sample cuisine at a local independent restaurant, there is something for everyone. Those who enjoy Indian food are spoilt for choice, with the famous Curry Mile in Rusholme offering numerous restaurants lit up in a neon glow which must be seen to be believed. Independent restaurants of all nationalities are available in the City Centre, from the ever-popular Italian and Spanish, to more specialist niche cuisines such as Japanese, Greek, Mongolian, and Russian. A large area in the city centre, designated ‘China Town’ brings a taste of the oriental to the North West of England, complete with pagodas and authentic cuisine. A reserved booth or seating area in one of Manchester’s many restaurants is the ideal way to begin the night of partying. Remember to book well in advance to avoid disappointment!


The Nightlife

No matter what kind of drinking experience you are looking for, Manchester has the bars and clubs for you. From old school real-ale pubs to trendy cocktail bars in the heart of the business district, Manchester’s drinking scene is famous all around the country. With suave metropolitan barsoccupying one side of the scale and the raucous party clubs located on Deansgate Locks at the other, there is a drinking venue perfect for every hen party.  The vast amount of bars make Manchester an extremely popular hen party destination, with the weekend nights seeing the city centre fully come to life as the party scene develops and the revelers come out to play. Bar crawls, pubs and exclusive trance clubs: Manchester’s nightlife allows every hen night to fully make the most of a thriving city centre.


The Culture

If the drinking scene is not for you, then why not sample some of the deep cultural heritage available? The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is an ever-popular destination, and can even be rented out for private parties – complete with a steam train to explore! If the museum scene isn’t for you, then why not take in a show or a concert at one of the city’s numerous theatres and venues? The world’s biggest music acts regularly play the Manchester Arena, while stage shows and comedians entertain the city on a nightly basis.


The Shopping

Don’t waste the opportunity to indulge in a little bit of shopping before you head home! With it’s redeveloped Arndale and the Trafford Centre at your fingertips, shopping for bargains and upmarket items has never been easier. Many parties arrive well in advance of their party plans, providing a nice quiet night with shopping time allocated before the real fun begins over the weekend. Remember to stock up on your hen party accessories when out and about!


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