The Fashion Week bandwagon hits the capital from September 18 to 23, and if you're looking for a trendy, last-minute idea to kick off your London hen party, I've got just the thing. The uber-hip Met Bar, in the Metropolitan hotel on Park Lane (, has launched a style-setting afternoon tea with low-fat cupcakes and cookies inspired by handbag designer Lulu Guinness's quirky designs - think lip-shaped sweet treats, cameo head cupcakes and the like. It's £24 each - and you'll even get a discount card for 15 per cent off purchases from Lulu's Ellis Street, SW1, store. You'll have to be quick though - it only runs until September 26 (if you don't make it by then, the Met Bar's regular afternoon tea is just as delicious).

Having fashion-fabulous hen celebrations elsewhere? Harvey Nichols ( serves suitably stylish afternoon tea in its Bristol, Leeds and Manchester store restaurants. Brighton hens should head to the sleek Park Inn, Landsdowne Place (, while Liverpool-bound ladies can get their cake and Champagne fix at St John restaurant in the Sir Thomas Hotel ( Heading to Edinburgh? Go for old-school glamour at The Balmoral ( And if you're destined for Cardiff, head to the cool surrounds of The St David's Hotel and Spa (