Looking for a chic city hen night location? We joined Details Editor Sophie in the historic city of Bath on Saturday for her last night of freedom – and what a night it was!

Jane Austen Centre

There were around 16 of us altogether, complete with school friends, work friends, aunties and even Sophie’s Mum! Our day started in a very civilized manner with a trip to the Regency Tea Room at the Jane Austen Centre. The perfect hen night activity for all ages, this gave the girls a chance to get to know each other early on.  We tucked into The Lady’s Afternoon Tea – a traditional cream tea – but there were a host of homemade cakes and savoury bites to choose from.

After our vintage afternoon tea party, we headed through the stunning city of Bath, past the weir, and down to the John Rennie Narrowboat. One of the most luxurious floating restaurants on the canal, the John Rennie can cater for all types of parties and celebrations, with hen nights being a specialty! Even though it was a chilly March day, the boat was super cosy, and it was amazing to be in an environment where the scenery was constantly changing. Okay, so a slow-moving narrowboat isn’t the first place that springs to mind when you think about hen nights, but we soon got the party started with some cheesy tunes thanks to the boat’s on-board music system.

Butlers in the buff

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With a full bar on board the naughty hen night games soon started flowing, helped along by our cheeky waiter, Lawrence, from Butlers in the Buff. Wearing just a black tie, cuffs and a cheeky bottom-revealing apron, Lawrence acted as our private waiter for the entire trip, chatting, laughing and making sure our glasses were always full! I think Butlers in the Buff are a brilliant idea – super-sexy without being as embarrassing as a full-on stripper.


After an hour’s trip, and a scrumptious buffet, we were back on dry land and it was back to the Travelodge to get into our party gear, before heading out to some of Bath’s brilliant bars and clubs. Wedding Ideas recommends Vodka Revolution! Overall, this is one of the best hen nights I’ve been to – perfectly organised by chief bridesmaid, Jade, just the right number of people (16) and a great mix of ages. And real star of the show? Bath! A beautiful, historic city boasting ladylike activities in the day, and a real party atmosphere after dark! To organise your last night of freedom anywhere in the UK, call the experts at Red Seven or UKGirlThing.