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New York or London – which would you rather visit for your hen do? This new online tool should help you decide…

If you fancy an urban getaway for your hen do, you won’t get better than London or New York; both cities have heaps to offer (not least in the way of hen dos), whether it’s tourist attractions, places to eat or places to stay… they’ve basically got it all.

Picking one or the other, therefore, can prove a little tricky. How exactly are you supposed to choose a favourite, when they each have so much going for them?

Say hello to Bang For Your Buck, a new online tool created by travel experts London Pass, which draws up direct comparisons between the two destinations to help you select the perfect spot.

This ingenious tool groups together specific aspects of the cities and stacks them up against each other, focusing on food and drink, transport, accommodation, environment, tourist attractions and costs.

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Other aspects included in the category system are: air quality; hours of sunshine; rainfall; average cost of particular items; green spaces; traffic congestion; number of museums; number of airports; number of cinemas; number of taxis; and number of five-star hotels.

As the second most visited city in the world, London beats New York in every measure within the accommodation category, and is also home to more museums. Surprisingly, it’s even better for sunshine and has the least rainfall!

New York, however, has more than twice as many restaurants and theatres, plus higher-rated street food and more bars. Check out the Bang For Your Guide guide for yourself here.


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Natalie Keeler is a features writer and sub-editor for Wedding Ideas, and writes pieces for both the print editions and for the website. When she’s not compiling ideas for future issues and working on the magazine’s sister title, Baby, Natalie loves pulling together round-ups of dreamy honeymoon destinations, idyllic wedding venues and top bridal trends. She admits to being a bit of a Christmas fanatic and has happily taken charge of the office Secret Santa for the last two years; though did forget to bring her gift in on the correct day last year, which was a bit embarrassing. Follow Natalie on Instagram and Twitter…

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