One of the many happy consequences of the country’s post-covid reopening is that weddings can go ahead, largely as they did before. Stag and Hen Dos have become an important and popular part of the process. They provide a ritual way of saying goodbye to life as a singleton, and an excuse for everyone to head out and do something fun – usually with the help of plenty of alcohol.
There’s no shortage of attractive stag and hen do destinations in the UK. Most of the time, they’re to be found in big cities with bustling nightlife. That way, you can do find an activity to do in the daytime before hitting the town during the evening. If you’ve got a hotel booked, then there’s no need to worry about getting a taxi home, and you can invite guests from further afield.
Recent research has highlighted a few disparities between the sexes when it comes to these occasions. In general, women spend slightly more on accommodation than men – £93 compared to £83. Men, on the other hand, are more likely to head overseas for their stag adventures, with around 70% of overseas bookings being for stag dos.
Best in the UK
If you’re looking to stay in the UK, then a few destinations stand out. Let’s run through a few of them.
Liverpool has a thriving nightlife, thanks to a city centre that’s nice and compact. You can walk from club to club easily, and there’s something available for everyone, whether you’re after something more chilled-out, or an all-night rave.
The Welsh capital has plenty to offer, with St Mary Street being ground zero for most of the big clubs and pubs. It’s closed to road vehicles on Friday and Saturday, since the crowds are thick enough that you wouldn’t want to drive there anywhere.
Bristol has produced more than its share of artists and musicians, and boasts several legendary clubs and theatres. You can get a train from Cardiff to Bristol easily, making this a popular destination for Welsh stag and hen dos.
Brighton is a much-loved party town with a famously liberal attitude to just about everything. What’s more, it’s easily accessible from London, which makes it popular among those based in the capital who need a break from it. There’s plenty of seaside activities to enjoy during the daytime, too, especially if your party happens to arrive during the summer.