Take afternoon tea, but ditch the twee
Afternoon tea is a staple hen party activity, but if dainty macarons and crustless sarnies are too schmaltzy, get cannibalistic with a Fried Chicken Afternoon Tea at Soho’s Ma’Plucker. Enjoy pulled chicken in brioche buns, chicken waffles, and chocolate cornflake scotch eggs, plus alcoholic iced tea, all for £18.50 per person.
Wine-tasting is another traditional hen event that can end up feeling a bit stuffy. So for a twist, The Sun Tavern stocks the world’s largest selection of poitín: a traditional Irish spirit that’s only been legal since 1997 and ranges in strength from 40 percent ABV to 90 percent ABV. Sample a range of tankard cocktails as you learn about the history of the drink, committing your liver to history as you go.