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10 Most popular cities for a hen do in Europe

10 Most popular cities for a hen do in Europe

On the search for the best hen do destinations in the world? VegasSlotsOnline reveals the best hen-do destinations to please every type of bride in 2023 

Wedding season has officially begun, which means many future brides and grooms will soon be heading off to exciting locations for their pre-wedding send-offs. 

But which destinations are the preferred choice when it comes to having an unforgettable hen or stag do? 

"Wedding season has officially begun"

VegasSlotsOnline has conducted new research to reveal the top cities across Europe and the UK for hen weekends, taking into account the average costs of drinks and Airbnbs in each city as well as yearly search volumes for "stag do in [insert city]", looking at 55 cities overall.  

The best hen do destinations

Budapest is crowned the top city for a hen-do in Europe, thanks to cheap pints (£1.86) and accommodation (£58.70). This city has come in first on the list of hen do hotspots, though it’s interesting to note that the number of people interested in hen trips in the city is just one-sixth (3,120) of those searching for stag dos.   

Prague comes in second place. The Czech capital’s nightlife options are amongst the most impressive of any European city. And, even more impressively, they aren’t that expensive, with the ranking’s cheapest cost for a cocktail (£7.00) and for a pint (£1.82). The best clubbing and drinking spots are almost always outside Prague’s centre, so even if the average cost of an Airbnb is not among the cheapest (£83.66), you can still book your hotel far from the centre and closer the party area. 

Lisbon - best hen do destinations

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is ranked as the third best destination for hen dos, with 3,840 yearly searches on Google. It’s the ideal place for those ladies looking for cheap cocktails (£7.00) and warm temperatures—July is the hottest month in Lisbon, with an average temperature of 23.5°C.

Several UK locations have ranked highly for hen trips, including Liverpool at 4th place. This city is indeed the most searched of all (10,560 searches per year) and offers places like Concert Square and Albert Doc, which provide one-stop nightlife shops where you can party the night away without the need to flag a cab to get to your next venue. 

"Several UK locations have ranked highly for hen trips"

Valencia is the first Spanish city in the ranking. El Carmen is Valencia’s most famous nightlife area, found in the northeast part of the Old Town. The narrow streets of El Carmen are jam-packed with bars, cafés, shops and nightclubs, where you can find pints costing just £2.50. 

Following, we find the second Spanish city, Barcelona. Well-known for its nightlife and gorgeous beaches, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most expensive cities, with Airbnb costing on average £162.50 per night and cocktails on average £10.00. Port OIimpic is the best place for going clubbing with the bride-to-be, as you'll find several large beach clubs next to each other. 

Valencia - best hen do destinations

Valencia, Spain

Birmingham comes at 7th place, with the cheapest prices if compared to the other UK cities—on average £4.00 for a pint, £8.00 for a cocktail and £119.86 for an Airbnb. 

Manchester follows at 8th place, being searched 7,080 times per year as a hen-do destination. If you’re looking for a dancing spot in the UK, this city is the place to be—the spawning ground of entire musical movements, genres and scenes, the city has produced some of the world's most cited and influential artists.

"The nightlife in Brussels is relaxed and slightly quieter than other European cities"

The nightlife in Brussels is relaxed and slightly quieter than other European cities but there are still some good places to go for dancing or just chilling with friends around a table with drinks. Also, you can find cocktails for £8.00 and the average cost of an Airbnb of £85.27 per night, which is one of the cheapest on the list. 

Finally, Glasgow comes in 10th place, with an average cost of £4.00 for a pint, £8.00 for a cocktail and £121.47 for a night in an Airbnb. The most popular areas to celebrate a hen-do are definitely the City Centre, the Market City and the West End.

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