A hen party, under the stars, in London? So long, days where camping under the stars meant a 2-inch ‘mattress’ and soggy sleeping bag. Enter: The Marylebone’s Terrace Suites, where you can snuggle up under a blanket in the glow of the flickering fire looking up at The Plough. In the middle of London. Ok, so you can’t actually sleep outside (though we may have dozed off on the squishy sofa) but you won’t want to miss a night’s sleep in the gargantuan bed. At The Marylebone, a small hotel a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus (though miraculously peaceful), all three of the terrace suites can be interconnected to host a group of hens. Kickstart your hen weekend with a dance class in the neighbouring Third Space gym (hello, awesome group dance on your wedding night!) or a dip in the pool followed by afternoon tea in The Parlour. Your evening starts on red leather stools at the bar at 108 brasserie where cocktails are a must– the barman even infuses his own whiskey in mini barrels, followed by dinner – order the grilled garlic prawns. Though, if you can’t tear yourself away from the views from your decked terrace, order dinner up to your room to dine overlooking the Marylebone sky line. As the night draws in, it’s time for girly games on the terrace, take a look at these hen party games for inspiration. Plus, you’ll want to watch a wedding movie, which can be loaded onto the (weatherproof!) televisions on the terrace. If you’re more of a ‘night in’ than ‘night out’ girl and it’s a relaxed, unpretentious hen party you’re after, stop your search: you’ve found the perfect London bolthole.
A night in one of the The Marylebone's Terrace Suites starts from £2,000, doylecollection.com/hotels/the-marylebone-hotel
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