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Say no to a generic, snapped-stiletto sobfesst (although the stripper can stay). Here’s how to make sure you kiss goodbye to your final days of freedom BarChick style. BOATY ACTION Vestal voyages All aboard for a cocktail-fuelled boat ride along the Regents canal on Vestal Voyage’s 50ft classic, Polish cruiser! Starting off in Kings Cross you’ll take an hour and a half long trip through the longest tunnel on the canal network and out the other side into Islington. Get all the hens involved (this one is even great-aunt friendly) and kick back with some of their expertly created concoctions. Hop on at: Granary Square Steps, Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C £30pp for an hour and a half of crusin' and boozin' (includes two free cocktails) Or £40pp for four hours and three cocktails Kayaking London Looking for less glitter and more adventure? Then hit the Thames and get paddling, kayaks are the new makeup classes and the views are stunning. BOOZE FOCUSSED Gin/ Negroni tour All aboard, you’re going on a Gin Journey. Blue eyed boy of Shake, Rattle and Stir  Leon Dallaway will captain his pimped out bus as you’re shuttled between London’s finest juniper establishments (don’t worry he won’t actually be driving). Visit five amazing bars and drink a beautifully crafted gin cocktail in each as well as a small batch of bespoke gin and a shed load of gin knowledge. If you're more into your Negronis, there's a tour for that too. Tour tickets: £60pp CHILL Spa day - The Sanctuary You can’t really knock a lengthy massage with chill out music, Champagne and fluffy towels. Besides, it’s probably the only time you can get naked and demand someone else touch you now you’re getting hitched and all. The Sanctuary has various spas dotted around the UK, so wherever you’re based you should be able to find one. Groups of more than 10 get a discount of 10% but you gotta pay in advance and only on one card… so make sure any tight mates or random cousins of the bride pay up straight away. KINKY Pole dancing classes This isn’t just a chance to get your legs over your head and try out some new positions (or is it…). It’s actually a great way to keep in shape and get a decent figure, the perfect activity for a group of single or taken girls. Looking to invite some hot new loving into your life? Memorise the moves you learn here and you’ll probably be the next one to strut down the aisle. Milky moments Otherwise known as foreplay lessons, probably leave mum at home for this one. Show your lucky lover something new on the big night, you’re going to be putting the moves on the same person for the rest of your life after all. Take your ladies, grab a hip flask and let the instructor speak. It’s playtime, send the bill to the groom. AFTERNOON TEA Claridge's - posh one There’s a time and a place for the heavy boozing, you don’t want to peak too early. Keep things uptown and line your tum with a serving of class at Claridges, obvs. High-end and mature this may be the phase of the proceeding to invite the mums along to before ditching them later as the messiness kicks in. £48pp or upgrade with a glass of Champagne for £60 The Sanderson - the really quirky one If you have the cash, go for this epic Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea. We're talking ladybird and caterpillar cakes, music boxes for sugar cubes and teapots with hats. This has Instagram-fest written all over it, chuck in some bottomless prosecco and you're on for an awesome afternoon. 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG From £48pp Monday - Saturday: 1pm to 4pm, Sunday: 1pm - 5pm  Beas of Bloomsbury - the laid back one It's the no frills take on a classic. Think chunky scones, beefy cupcakes and hefty sandwiches. A great place to come for tea if you're rowdy crowd. Various locations: Bloomsbury, Farringdon, St Pauls, Maida Vale, Marylebone From £24pp COCKTAILS Vista at The Trafalgar This is the perfect place for summer drinks. Above The Trafalgar Hotel expect a huge selection of cocktails, food and chilled out music. The party starts in the lift with sparkly floors, flashing lights and a trendy etched mirror and continues with sunsets over London. What’s not to love? 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS The Zetter Townhouse This great little hotel bar is filled with quirky interiors and amazing cocktails. Say hi to the stuffed kangaroo and grab a seat with the cat in a dress who’s holding a carousel. There is a games room downstairs for larger parties complete with a ping pong table if you fancy yourself a bit of a pro. The cocktails change seasonally and are created by Tony C, the James Bond of cocktails. If you really want to splash out then get a room, they’re amazing and come with your own mini bar with pre made cocktails. 49-50 St. Johns Square, EC1V 4JJ Evans and Peel Apparently lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking off her clothes (but it’s better if you do). Well you’ll need to talk a pretty good game to make it through the bookcase an into the bar here. Roleplay is the word of the week, which is handy and probably something you should practice as you’re about to spend your whole life with the same person… ooops. 310c Earls Court Road, SW5 9BA DINNER Hawksmoor - classy option No matter where you’re celebrating this big girl fest you will most certainly be near one of the three Hawksmoors. Either will sort you out with a slap up feast full of meat, triple battered chips and a lot of cauliflower cheese. If you’re on a white dress diet then this might be a bad choice, but then again, he should love you regardless, right? Test him: tuck in and wash it all down with some of their cocktails. Shakey Pete’s Ginger Beer is one of our favourites and the Banana Daiquiri is killer.  Various locations Volupte - kinky option Cabaret, nipple tassels, cocktails and dinner. Nice pairing. Sit back, relax (especially if you’ve come straight from those pole dancing lessons) and watch the pros get sexy whilst you indulge. PARTY TIMES Blues Kitchen Shoreditch A firm BarChick fave. Live bands, shedloads of Bourbon and a wicked rowdy crowd. You can't go wrong. Book the camper van out the back for your gals for a private party, then head out into the raucousness outside. P.S. There are other Blues Kitchen bars around the city, that are just as wild, they just don't have the camper van.. 143 Curtain Road, EC2A 3AR AFTER HOURS Cahoots Follow the ‘to the train’ signs, chat up the ticket inspector and step foot inside the old tube carriage complete with vintage TfL carriage seats. Ration-inspired cocktails garnished with peardrops and crumbled Oxo cubes served in teacups await you and your crew... and you can party here 'til 2-3am. 13 Kingly Street, W1B 5PG Slim Jims Head to Slim Jims and hand over your underwear in exchange for free drinks. Finally a currency in which we are more than happy to trade. Return a few weeks later only to find you bra dangling from the ceiling with the others…. So that’s where it went. 112 Upper St, N1 1NQ La Cabina If you're out and about east way and don't want any risk of being chucked out before you're ready, head to La Cabina 'cause it's open 'til 5am baby. 232 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AX     You should also check out: London's best party bars Where to throw a party in London London's best summer pop-ups

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Say no to a generic, snapped-stiletto sobfesst (although the stripper can stay). Here’s how to make sure you kiss goodbye to your final days of freedom BarChick style. BOATY ACTION Vestal voyages All aboard for a cocktail-fuelled boat ride along the Regents canal on Vestal Voyage’s 50ft classic, Polish cruiser! Starting off in Kings Cross you’ll take an hour and a half long trip through the longest tunnel on the canal network and out the other side into Islington. Get all the hens involved (this one is even great-aunt friendly) and kick back with some of their expertly created concoctions. Hop on at: Granary Square Steps, Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C £30pp for an hour and a half of crusin' and boozin' (includes two free cocktails) Or £40pp for four hours and three cocktails Kayaking London Looking for less glitter and more adventure? Then hit the Thames and get paddling, kayaks are the new makeup classes and the views are stunning. BOOZE FOCUSSED Gin/ Negroni tour All aboard, you’re going on a Gin Journey. Blue eyed boy of Shake, Rattle and Stir  Leon Dallaway will captain his pimped out bus as you’re shuttled between London’s finest juniper establishments (don’t worry he won’t actually be driving). Visit five amazing bars and drink a beautifully crafted gin cocktail in each as well as a small batch of bespoke gin and a shed load of gin knowledge. If you're more into your Negronis, there's a tour for that too. Tour tickets: £60pp CHILL Spa day - The Sanctuary You can’t really knock a lengthy massage with chill out music, Champagne and fluffy towels. Besides, it’s probably the only time you can get naked and demand someone else touch you now you’re getting hitched and all. The Sanctuary has various spas dotted around the UK, so wherever you’re based you should be able to find one. Groups of more than 10 get a discount of 10% but you gotta pay in advance and only on one card… so make sure any tight mates or random cousins of the bride pay up straight away. KINKY Pole dancing classes This isn’t just a chance to get your legs over your head and try out some new positions (or is it…). It’s actually a great way to keep in shape and get a decent figure, the perfect activity for a group of single or taken girls. Looking to invite some hot new loving into your life? Memorise the moves you learn here and you’ll probably be the next one to strut down the aisle. Milky moments Otherwise known as foreplay lessons, probably leave mum at home for this one. Show your lucky lover something new on the big night, you’re going to be putting the moves on the same person for the rest of your life after all. Take your ladies, grab a hip flask and let the instructor speak. It’s playtime, send the bill to the groom. AFTERNOON TEA Claridge's - posh one There’s a time and a place for the heavy boozing, you don’t want to peak too early. Keep things uptown and line your tum with a serving of class at Claridges, obvs. High-end and mature this may be the phase of the proceeding to invite the mums along to before ditching them later as the messiness kicks in. £48pp or upgrade with a glass of Champagne for £60 The Sanderson - the really quirky one If you have the cash, go for this epic Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea. We're talking ladybird and caterpillar cakes, music boxes for sugar cubes and teapots with hats. This has Instagram-fest written all over it, chuck in some bottomless prosecco and you're on for an awesome afternoon. 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG From £48pp Monday - Saturday: 1pm to 4pm, Sunday: 1pm - 5pm  Beas of Bloomsbury - the laid back one It's the no frills take on a classic. Think chunky scones, beefy cupcakes and hefty sandwiches. A great place to come for tea if you're rowdy crowd. Various locations: Bloomsbury, Farringdon, St Pauls, Maida Vale, Marylebone From £24pp COCKTAILS Vista at The Trafalgar This is the perfect place for summer drinks. Above The Trafalgar Hotel expect a huge selection of cocktails, food and chilled out music. The party starts in the lift with sparkly floors, flashing lights and a trendy etched mirror and continues with sunsets over London. What’s not to love? 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS The Zetter Townhouse This great little hotel bar is filled with quirky interiors and amazing cocktails. Say hi to the stuffed kangaroo and grab a seat with the cat in a dress who’s holding a carousel. There is a games room downstairs for larger parties complete with a ping pong table if you fancy yourself a bit of a pro. The cocktails change seasonally and are created by Tony C, the James Bond of cocktails. If you really want to splash out then get a room, they’re amazing and come with your own mini bar with pre made cocktails. 49-50 St. Johns Square, EC1V 4JJ Evans and Peel Apparently lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking off her clothes (but it’s better if you do). Well you’ll need to talk a pretty good game to make it through the bookcase an into the bar here. Roleplay is the word of the week, which is handy and probably something you should practice as you’re about to spend your whole life with the same person… ooops. 310c Earls Court Road, SW5 9BA DINNER Hawksmoor - classy option No matter where you’re celebrating this big girl fest you will most certainly be near one of the three Hawksmoors. Either will sort you out with a slap up feast full of meat, triple battered chips and a lot of cauliflower cheese. If you’re on a white dress diet then this might be a bad choice, but then again, he should love you regardless, right? Test him: tuck in and wash it all down with some of their cocktails. Shakey Pete’s Ginger Beer is one of our favourites and the Banana Daiquiri is killer.  Various locations Volupte - kinky option Cabaret, nipple tassels, cocktails and dinner. Nice pairing. Sit back, relax (especially if you’ve come straight from those pole dancing lessons) and watch the pros get sexy whilst you indulge. PARTY TIMES Blues Kitchen Shoreditch A firm BarChick fave. Live bands, shedloads of Bourbon and a wicked rowdy crowd. You can't go wrong. Book the camper van out the back for your gals for a private party, then head out into the raucousness outside. P.S. There are other Blues Kitchen bars around the city, that are just as wild, they just don't have the camper van.. 143 Curtain Road, EC2A 3AR AFTER HOURS Cahoots Follow the ‘to the train’ signs, chat up the ticket inspector and step foot inside the old tube carriage complete with vintage TfL carriage seats. Ration-inspired cocktails garnished with peardrops and crumbled Oxo cubes served in teacups await you and your crew... and you can party here 'til 2-3am. 13 Kingly Street, W1B 5PG Slim Jims Head to Slim Jims and hand over your underwear in exchange for free drinks. Finally a currency in which we are more than happy to trade. Return a few weeks later only to find you bra dangling from the ceiling with the others…. So that’s where it went. 112 Upper St, N1 1NQ La Cabina If you're out and about east way and don't want any risk of being chucked out before you're ready, head to La Cabina 'cause it's open 'til 5am baby. 232 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AX     You should also check out: London's best party bars Where to throw a party in London London's best summer pop-ups

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Say no to a generic, snapped-stiletto sobfesst (although the stripper can stay). Here’s how to make sure you kiss goodbye to your final days of freedom BarChick style. BOATY ACTION Vestal voyages All aboard for a cocktail-fuelled boat ride along the Regents canal on Vestal Voyage’s 50ft classic, Polish cruiser! Starting off in Kings Cross you’ll take an hour and a half long trip through the longest tunnel on the canal network and out the other side into Islington. Get all the hens involved (this one is even great-aunt friendly) and kick back with some of their expertly created concoctions. Hop on at: Granary Square Steps, Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C £30pp for an hour and a half of crusin' and boozin' (includes two free cocktails) Or £40pp for four hours and three cocktails Kayaking London Looking for less glitter and more adventure? Then hit the Thames and get paddling, kayaks are the new makeup classes and the views are stunning. BOOZE FOCUSSED Gin/ Negroni tour All aboard, you’re going on a Gin Journey. Blue eyed boy of Shake, Rattle and Stir  Leon Dallaway will captain his pimped out bus as you’re shuttled between London’s finest juniper establishments (don’t worry he won’t actually be driving). Visit five amazing bars and drink a beautifully crafted gin cocktail in each as well as a small batch of bespoke gin and a shed load of gin knowledge. If you're more into your Negronis, there's a tour for that too. Tour tickets: £60pp CHILL Spa day - The Sanctuary You can’t really knock a lengthy massage with chill out music, Champagne and fluffy towels. Besides, it’s probably the only time you can get naked and demand someone else touch you now you’re getting hitched and all. The Sanctuary has various spas dotted around the UK, so wherever you’re based you should be able to find one. Groups of more than 10 get a discount of 10% but you gotta pay in advance and only on one card… so make sure any tight mates or random cousins of the bride pay up straight away. KINKY Pole dancing classes This isn’t just a chance to get your legs over your head and try out some new positions (or is it…). It’s actually a great way to keep in shape and get a decent figure, the perfect activity for a group of single or taken girls. Looking to invite some hot new loving into your life? Memorise the moves you learn here and you’ll probably be the next one to strut down the aisle. Milky moments Otherwise known as foreplay lessons, probably leave mum at home for this one. Show your lucky lover something new on the big night, you’re going to be putting the moves on the same person for the rest of your life after all. Take your ladies, grab a hip flask and let the instructor speak. It’s playtime, send the bill to the groom. AFTERNOON TEA Claridge's - posh one There’s a time and a place for the heavy boozing, you don’t want to peak too early. Keep things uptown and line your tum with a serving of class at Claridges, obvs. High-end and mature this may be the phase of the proceeding to invite the mums along to before ditching them later as the messiness kicks in. £48pp or upgrade with a glass of Champagne for £60 The Sanderson - the really quirky one If you have the cash, go for this epic Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea. We're talking ladybird and caterpillar cakes, music boxes for sugar cubes and teapots with hats. This has Instagram-fest written all over it, chuck in some bottomless prosecco and you're on for an awesome afternoon. 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG From £48pp Monday - Saturday: 1pm to 4pm, Sunday: 1pm - 5pm  Beas of Bloomsbury - the laid back one It's the no frills take on a classic. Think chunky scones, beefy cupcakes and hefty sandwiches. A great place to come for tea if you're rowdy crowd. Various locations: Bloomsbury, Farringdon, St Pauls, Maida Vale, Marylebone From £24pp COCKTAILS Vista at The Trafalgar This is the perfect place for summer drinks. Above The Trafalgar Hotel expect a huge selection of cocktails, food and chilled out music. The party starts in the lift with sparkly floors, flashing lights and a trendy etched mirror and continues with sunsets over London. What’s not to love? 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS The Zetter Townhouse This great little hotel bar is filled with quirky interiors and amazing cocktails. Say hi to the stuffed kangaroo and grab a seat with the cat in a dress who’s holding a carousel. There is a games room downstairs for larger parties complete with a ping pong table if you fancy yourself a bit of a pro. The cocktails change seasonally and are created by Tony C, the James Bond of cocktails. If you really want to splash out then get a room, they’re amazing and come with your own mini bar with pre made cocktails. 49-50 St. Johns Square, EC1V 4JJ Evans and Peel Apparently lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking off her clothes (but it’s better if you do). Well you’ll need to talk a pretty good game to make it through the bookcase an into the bar here. Roleplay is the word of the week, which is handy and probably something you should practice as you’re about to spend your whole life with the same person… ooops. 310c Earls Court Road, SW5 9BA DINNER Hawksmoor - classy option No matter where you’re celebrating this big girl fest you will most certainly be near one of the three Hawksmoors. Either will sort you out with a slap up feast full of meat, triple battered chips and a lot of cauliflower cheese. If you’re on a white dress diet then this might be a bad choice, but then again, he should love you regardless, right? Test him: tuck in and wash it all down with some of their cocktails. Shakey Pete’s Ginger Beer is one of our favourites and the Banana Daiquiri is killer.  Various locations Volupte - kinky option Cabaret, nipple tassels, cocktails and dinner. Nice pairing. Sit back, relax (especially if you’ve come straight from those pole dancing lessons) and watch the pros get sexy whilst you indulge. PARTY TIMES Blues Kitchen Shoreditch A firm BarChick fave. Live bands, shedloads of Bourbon and a wicked rowdy crowd. You can't go wrong. Book the camper van out the back for your gals for a private party, then head out into the raucousness outside. P.S. There are other Blues Kitchen bars around the city, that are just as wild, they just don't have the camper van.. 143 Curtain Road, EC2A 3AR AFTER HOURS Cahoots Follow the ‘to the train’ signs, chat up the ticket inspector and step foot inside the old tube carriage complete with vintage TfL carriage seats. Ration-inspired cocktails garnished with peardrops and crumbled Oxo cubes served in teacups await you and your crew... and you can party here 'til 2-3am. 13 Kingly Street, W1B 5PG Slim Jims Head to Slim Jims and hand over your underwear in exchange for free drinks. Finally a currency in which we are more than happy to trade. Return a few weeks later only to find you bra dangling from the ceiling with the others…. So that’s where it went. 112 Upper St, N1 1NQ La Cabina If you're out and about east way and don't want any risk of being chucked out before you're ready, head to La Cabina 'cause it's open 'til 5am baby. 232 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AX     You should also check out: London's best party bars Where to throw a party in London London's best summer pop-ups

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Where to throw an epic hen do in London

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L-Plates, feather boas and penis straws; we’re talking about hen-dos, of course. Say no to a generic, snapped-stiletto sobfesst (although the stripper can stay). Here’s how to make sure you kiss goodbye to your final days of freedom BarChick style.

BOATY ACTION

Vestal voyages

All aboard for a cocktail-fuelled boat ride along the Regents canal on Vestal Voyage’s 50ft classic, Polish cruiser! Starting off in Kings Cross you’ll take an hour and a half long trip through the longest tunnel on the canal network and out the other side into Islington. Get all the hens involved (this one is even great-aunt friendly) and kick back with some of their expertly created concoctions.

Hop on at: Granary Square Steps, Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C

£30pp for an hour and a half of crusin’ and boozin’ (includes two free cocktails)

Or £40pp for four hours and three cocktails

Kayaking London

Looking for less glitter and more adventure? Then hit the Thames and get paddling, kayaks are the new makeup classes and the views are stunning.

BOOZE FOCUSSED

Gin/ Negroni tour

All aboard, you’re going on a Gin Journey. Blue eyed boy of Shake, Rattle and Stir  Leon Dallaway will captain his pimped out bus as you’re shuttled between London’s finest juniper establishments (don’t worry he won’t actually be driving). Visit five amazing bars and drink a beautifully crafted gin cocktail in each as well as a small batch of bespoke gin and a shed load of gin knowledge. If you’re more into your Negronis, there’s a tour for that too.

Tour tickets: £60pp

CHILL

Spa day – The Sanctuary

You can’t really knock a lengthy massage with chill out music, Champagne and fluffy towels. Besides, it’s probably the only time you can get naked and demand someone else touch you now you’re getting hitched and all. The Sanctuary has various spas dotted around the UK, so wherever you’re based you should be able to find one. Groups of more than 10 get a discount of 10% but you gotta pay in advance and only on one card… so make sure any tight mates or random cousins of the bride pay up straight away.

KINKY

Pole dancing classes

This isn’t just a chance to get your legs over your head and try out some new positions (or is it…). It’s actually a great way to keep in shape and get a decent figure, the perfect activity for a group of single or taken girls. Looking to invite some hot new loving into your life? Memorise the moves you learn here and you’ll probably be the next one to strut down the aisle.

Milky moments

Otherwise known as foreplay lessons, probably leave mum at home for this one. Show your lucky lover something new on the big night, you’re going to be putting the moves on the same person for the rest of your life after all. Take your ladies, grab a hip flask and let the instructor speak. It’s playtime, send the bill to the groom.

AFTERNOON TEA

Claridge’s – posh one

There’s a time and a place for the heavy boozing, you don’t want to peak too early. Keep things uptown and line your tum with a serving of class at Claridges, obvs. High-end and mature this may be the phase of the proceeding to invite the mums along to before ditching them later as the messiness kicks in.

£48pp or upgrade with a glass of Champagne for £60

The Sanderson – the really quirky one

If you have the cash, go for this epic Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea. We’re talking ladybird and caterpillar cakes, music boxes for sugar cubes and teapots with hats. This has Instagram-fest written all over it, chuck in some bottomless prosecco and you’re on for an awesome afternoon.

50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG

From £48pp

Monday – Saturday: 1pm to 4pm, Sunday: 1pm – 5pm 

Beas of Bloomsbury – the laid back one

It’s the no frills take on a classic. Think chunky scones, beefy cupcakes and hefty sandwiches. A great place to come for tea if you’re rowdy crowd.

Various locations: Bloomsbury, Farringdon, St Pauls, Maida Vale, Marylebone

From £24pp

COCKTAILS

Vista at The Trafalgar

This is the perfect place for summer drinks. Above The Trafalgar Hotel expect a huge selection of cocktails, food and chilled out music. The party starts in the lift with sparkly floors, flashing lights and a trendy etched mirror and continues with sunsets over London. What’s not to love?

2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS

The Zetter Townhouse

This great little hotel bar is filled with quirky interiors and amazing cocktails. Say hi to the stuffed kangaroo and grab a seat with the cat in a dress who’s holding a carousel. There is a games room downstairs for larger parties complete with a ping pong table if you fancy yourself a bit of a pro. The cocktails change seasonally and are created by Tony C, the James Bond of cocktails. If you really want to splash out then get a room, they’re amazing and come with your own mini bar with pre made cocktails.

49-50 St. Johns Square, EC1V 4JJ

Evans and Peel

Apparently lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking off her clothes (but it’s better if you do). Well you’ll need to talk a pretty good game to make it through the bookcase an into the bar here. Roleplay is the word of the week, which is handy and probably something you should practice as you’re about to spend your whole life with the same person… ooops.

310c Earls Court Road, SW5 9BA

DINNER

Hawksmoor – classy option

No matter where you’re celebrating this big girl fest you will most certainly be near one of the three Hawksmoors. Either will sort you out with a slap up feast full of meat, triple battered chips and a lot of cauliflower cheese. If you’re on a white dress diet then this might be a bad choice, but then again, he should love you regardless, right? Test him: tuck in and wash it all down with some of their cocktails. Shakey Pete’s Ginger Beer is one of our favourites and the Banana Daiquiri is killer.

 Various locations

Volupte – kinky option

Cabaret, nipple tassels, cocktails and dinner. Nice pairing. Sit back, relax (especially if you’ve come straight from those pole dancing lessons) and watch the pros get sexy whilst you indulge.

PARTY TIMES

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

A firm BarChick fave. Live bands, shedloads of Bourbon and a wicked rowdy crowd. You can’t go wrong. Book the camper van out the back for your gals for a private party, then head out into the raucousness outside.

P.S. There are other Blues Kitchen bars around the city, that are just as wild, they just don’t have the camper van..

143 Curtain Road, EC2A 3AR

AFTER HOURS

Cahoots

Follow the ‘to the train’ signs, chat up the ticket inspector and step foot inside the old tube carriage complete with vintage TfL carriage seats. Ration-inspired cocktails garnished with peardrops and crumbled Oxo cubes served in teacups await you and your crew… and you can party here ’til 2-3am.

13 Kingly Street, W1B 5PG

Slim Jims

Head to Slim Jims and hand over your underwear in exchange for free drinks. Finally a currency in which we are more than happy to trade. Return a few weeks later only to find you bra dangling from the ceiling with the others…. So that’s where it went.

112 Upper St, N1 1NQ

La Cabina

If you’re out and about east way and don’t want any risk of being chucked out before you’re ready, head to La Cabina ’cause it’s open ’til 5am baby.

232 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AX

 

 

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