A few Saturdays ago I headed to London for my sisters Bachelorette Party. Not one for much debauchery, she told us from the get go  “if there’s any suggestion that I have to lick cream out of some mans arse, I’m going home.” She doesn’t mess about my sister and we knew we had to take her seriously, so I immediately cancelled the Magic Mike tribute act and the shots of tequilla, opting for a far more civilised affair. A Mamma Mia matinee at the Novello followed by dinner and cocktails.

I bloody love London but I don’t know my way around. As a child I went on school trips to the art and history museums, as a teenager I trained it up with friends to Camden gawping at all the extroverts with dread locks and piercings. When you are sixteen all that is so appealing, we’d buy outrageous outfits from the market and change into them in the McDonald’s toilets. You’d get back to the suburbs, to your middle class Grammar School and well, you looked like a right prick didn’t you?

Even now I am an absolute wide eyed tourist, photographing everything, fucking up my travel card by putting it in my pocket with my phone. I do not understand tube maps, I get panicked, its so hot down there. I’m obsessed I will be mugged, pick pocketed by some grubby five year old artful dodger, I cling to my bag as if it actually has anything of value in it. But I love it, I love London.

We started planning this last year, putting £15 away into an account each month meaning that when it came to getting organised in January our train and theatre tickets were already paid for. All we needed on the day was food and booze funds!
First we headed to Buckingham Palace via St James Park and then along The Mall to the completely closed off Trafalgar Square (which was disappointing). The Mall is a really, really long street and the mini bottles of Prosecco I bought along gave us the enthusiasm we needed to get to the other end!

After our first drink of the day, we figured we should cancel that out with some food so we headed along The Strand. The team at Pret A Manger gave the bride to be a free lunch, which was very kind! Then we headed along to Covent Garden, where I had the most expensive wee of my life. Seriously in one of the lovely little courtyards, right by a gorgeous cafe and violinists playing, there is now a ‘Toilet Shop’, where you pay a pound for the privilege. Bloody outrageous. We perused the stalls and shops and headed to the Nags Head for half a lager. There were lots of street entertainers about including a pretty believable Jack Sparrow.

Then we headed to Mamma Mia, which was just brilliant. We didn’t have the best seats in the house, high up in the dress circle but we had a great time singing along and the show was excellent! A great show for a Hen Party, the cast were outstanding.  After the Matinee, we walked through Covent Garden to Leicester Square and had a group caricature done. It only took a few minutes each and the result was hilarious – can you guess which one is me?

It was pretty crowded in the early evening but became easier, we saw the Hippodrome and the Odeon where they hold all the big premiers. We took a quick photo at China Town gate and headed onto Piccadilly Circus.

We’d booked a table at Planet Hollywood for dinner where we had a few drinks and some lovely steak and fries. The cocktails are named after movies, I had a Titanic and my sister had a Legally Blonde. We shared some wine and hopped on a train home.

And…I was in bed by 10pm, not because I blind drunk as I’d hoped but because I was exhausted from all the walking we had done!

 

Bachelorette Party, London Baby!

22 thoughts on “Bachelorette Party, London Baby!

  • April 8, 2016 at 7:24 am
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    I love how your sister had a very civilised hen party, although I think there is always a place for a bit of magic mike 😉 Actually, who am I kidding considering the throught of a stripper standing cm from my face petrifies me! #fabfridaypost

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  • April 8, 2016 at 10:44 am
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    what a great and fun day out and I’m with your sister on the more civilised party! That caricature was brilliant!

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  • April 8, 2016 at 10:18 am
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    I lived in London for many years, couldn’t do it now but love going back as a tourist. Sounds like you had a great day out, you did so much! #FabFridayPost

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  • April 8, 2016 at 10:32 am
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    Sounds like so much fun Sarah! Thanks for hosting and allowing me in the #FabFridayPost! Love you ladies!

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  • April 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm
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    My wife friend’s demanded a stripper for her hen do which was taking place at a family restaurant. Needless to say there lots of children with their parents’ hands over their eyes!

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  • April 8, 2016 at 2:54 pm
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    Sounds like so much fun! Although I’ve been to The Toliet when I first moved here and was equally outraged. Love the cocktail names, “Titanic”! haha I like that you had a unique hen do experience, although mine will definitely have magic mike strippers! ; ) Thanks for linking up with #StayClassy!

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  • April 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm
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    Sounds like a perfect day to me! I love a trip to London when I get the chance, my absolute favourite thing to do 😄 #FabFridayPost

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  • April 8, 2016 at 4:02 pm
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    Sounds like a great party. Your descriptions of your interaction with London are very funny indeed. I was particularly tickled by the 5 year old Artful Dodgers to look out for and the fucking up of your travel card. Great post and thanks for hosting. #FabFridaypost

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  • April 8, 2016 at 4:45 pm
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    All sounds very civilised! I wouldn’t want a stripper either, so I think your sister had the right idea. #FabFridayPost

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  • April 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm
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    Sounds like a great time! Thanks for cohostessing the #FabFridayPost

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  • April 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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    It looks like you had a lovely day and not a pair of todger deelyboppers in sight. I’m the same I’m not sure I can physically get to 11pm anymore without automatically thinking of my pjs and a cup of hot milk (just call me Doris 😂). Here’s to hoping Mike doesn’t turn up with his nudie friends on the wedding. 🙈 #fabfridaypost

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  • April 9, 2016 at 12:06 am
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    Oh, this sounds like such a lovely time. How cool that your sister had such a calm bachelorette party-I’m not one for wild parties either! I love the photos, and it sounds like you all had such a wonderful trip. One day I’m going to be sure to visit London! <3 Thanks for hosting #FabFridayPost

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  • April 9, 2016 at 9:33 am
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    Wow, sounds like a fabulous day! Lots of the places you mention are places I know very, VERY well but mainly from slogging up and down on the way to/from work. A mini bottle of Prosecco (or two) would have definitely improved things. And £15 savings each month is super sensible. Hurrah!

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  • April 9, 2016 at 4:13 pm
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    Great post! This sounds like my perfect kind of day!! My hen party was slightly more messy I have to admit!!! #FabFridayPostLinky

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  • April 9, 2016 at 9:14 pm
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    It’s great to see London through someone’s (less jaded eyes). When it’s not a grinding hub of commuting misery it can be magical and it’s good to have posts like this to remind me of that! Sounds like you all had a great time and memorable for all the right reasons!

    #FabFridayPost

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  • April 10, 2016 at 12:33 am
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    Wow sounds like so much fun! I would love to see that show, I would love to see London. #fabfriday

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  • April 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm
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    I used to do exactly the same in camden, bright pink fluffly leg warmers and a particularly risque pink pvc nurses outfit that yes I wore out in Northampton haha! My mum used to dread me going there as I always came back with a new piercing! I would love to go and sing along to mama mia. Sounds like a good day. Thanks for linking to #Picknmix

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  • April 14, 2016 at 5:13 am
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    Love London which is strange because before I moved there I moaned to everyone how much I hated it and now I love going back! I love the bustle. I love the tube. I love the grumpy people. The promise. Ahhh. This has made me miss London even more….. x

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  • April 14, 2016 at 5:34 am
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    Sounds like an awesome time! Love hen parties, kinda sad that most of my friends and rellies are married now lol! #stayclassy

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  • April 15, 2016 at 3:20 am
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    lol! Sound like a great night out! I love London too but walking from place to place is a killer. Haha You ladies looks gorgeous by the way! 🙂 xx #FabFridayPost

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