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Portsmouth Hen Party Ideas

Plotting the perfect Portsmouth hen party? For the ultimate in hen party fun with a serious helping of sea, surf and (sometimes) sun, this is great city to really let your hair down.

If you are a hen party that craves culture, fun activities, some shopping and plenty of partying afterwards then Portsmouth should tick all your boxes. Regardless of whether the sun is shining or not, take a walk along the Millennium Promenade to take in the breathtaking coastline surrounding the city. In a location famed for its watersports then you have the chance to try your hand at a host of water-based activities in Portsmouth. Head to the Portsmouth Water Sports Centre and try your hand at some kayaking, canoeing or sailing.

A great way to get an overview of the city is to take a guided walk around Portsmouth. Culture vultures have plenty to keep then entertained. Portsmouth has had a host of famous authors choosing to live in the city at one time or another in their lives. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is said to have invented the character of Sherlock Holmes here, and you can visit the Richard Lancelyn Green Conan Doyle Collection, a stunning collection of books and memorabilia associated with the author and his fictional detective. Others famous authors who have lived or stayed in Portsmouth include Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling and H G Wells. Current authors such Graham Hurley and Betty Burton call the city their home and have carried on the city’s strong literary association. Portsmouth Tourism Guiding Service run literary tours and talks should the fancy take you.

Shoppers can make the most of shopping at the Gunwharf Quays where you can shop in the discount retail outlets and take advantage of the programme of events that run year-round in this location.

Portsmouth offers a range of entertainment suitable for hen parties of any taste with a host of theatres, live music venues such as the Cellars at Eastney and the Wedgewood Rooms. Comedy fans can giggle or heckle at comedians at The Cellars. For a tipple or two (or three…) you have plenty to choose from in Portsmouth. The cocktail crowd can head to Tiger Tiger or Roast Bar. For a quirky bar experience, taking a trip to the Kraken Wakes is a good bet, where you can see live acts, join in the pub quiz, or take part in sketching sessions. Clubbers have a choice of awesome venues in the city with Liquid & Envy being a prime spot for dancing the night away and Flares being a fun night out regardless of your budget!

Be taught a lesson!

Charm School 80s-tastic Party in Portsmouth

Cheesy, fun and indulgent – Charm School 80s-tasic parties are a great way to have fun and relive those classic 80s dance movie moments with your hen party. Perfect your dodgy dance moves and then take them to the floor of Flares for a fabulous cheesy hen party. Portsmouth is just one of the great party cities across the UK where you can take a feel-good Charm School dance class. From burlesque to go-go dancing, check out our syllabus to find your hens’ favourite style!

Just to say that we all thoroughly enjoyed the dancing class! The bride to be had a great time and Eva made us all feel comfortable straight away. We are now thinking about enrolling in a course of burlesque.

Susan M, for burlesque hen Glasgow

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