The beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh is perfect for getting the girls together for a hen party, which is why we’ve created this classic hen do itinerary. It has everything you need to create the iconic hen do experience featuring our most popular activities, carefully chosen based on real ratings and reviews.


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Stay: 2 nights at Royal Mile Apartments


Royal Mile Apartments offer clean and modern 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments, flexible for hen groups of all sizes looking to self-cater. Located in central Edinburgh, close to popular restaurants, cafés and bars, it’s the perfect base for exploring.

Day 1: Friday night

Do: cocktail making


Get everyone together to experience the fun art of mixology at vibrant pan-Asian street food-inspired Bar Soba. Creating your own classic cocktails is the perfect opportunity to get to know each other and a great way to start the night. Dig into a 2-course meal of creative and delicious street food dishes.

Drink: guestlist entry at Club Tropicana


Dance the night away at Club Tropicana, a colourful haven for fans of the good ol’ days. You’ll have entry into Edinburgh’s top eighties venue, with its huge dance floor, 2 bars and disco vibes. Enjoy all your favourite nostalgic tunes and grab a drink - you’ll find fish bowls, jugs and test tube shots.

Day 2: Saturday morning

Do: dance lesson


Ever dreamed of becoming a dancer? Try something new, sweat out that hangover and take a dance class. Choose a theme, with tons of options including Burlesque, Grease, Thriller, and your professional choreographer will teach you and the girls how to impress on the dance floor, whatever your skill level.

Day 2: Saturday afternoon

Eat: champagne afternoon tea


Indulge in a relaxing and quintessentially British pastime: afternoon tea. Sip on a glass of bubbly as you tuck into a selection of mini brioche rolls, crostini and British classic, scones with jam. Satisfy your sweet tooth and treat yourself to mini desserts and dainty cakes.

Day 2: Saturday night

Watch: Dreamboys


Get ready for a steamy live performance of sexy shirtless men in hen party favourite, the Dreamboys. Sip on a cocktail as you take in the sights of the ultimate male strip show, full of muscles and oiled torsos, leaving little to the imagination. Club entry is included after the show so you can keep the party mood going.

Drink: club entry at Espionage


Enter into a lively labyrinth of drinking and dancing at Espionage. The popular club has five floors of fun with a selection of bars, dance floors and secret spaces. Edinburgh’s best DJs play everything from chart-toppers to R&B and indie tunes.

Day 3: Sunday morning

Do: Edinburgh sightseeing


Edinburgh is a beautiful city, full of history and charm, so it’d be a shame to miss out on all it has to offer while you’re there. Take a stroll through the Royal Mile to experience the city’s stunning sights, from the unmissable Edinburgh Castle to the lovely Princes Street Gardens. Check out our guide to the best Edinburgh attractions.

Relax: Pamper Session


There’s no better way to end an amazing hen weekend than to enjoy a little pamper session before you head home. Relax with a revitalising treatment before making the most of the facilities. Take a swim in the pool or sweat out your hangover in the sauna or steam room.

This itinerary has been designed specifically for real hens like you, looking to get the full hen party experience. Whether you want to recreate this exact weekend or just need some ideas as a starting point, hopefully you’re one step closer to planning an unforgettable hen weekend. For more inspiration for an Edinburgh hen weekend, check out our ideas.