If London is the place to be for your stag weekend, the array of choice on offer can be overwhelming. As a city, London can cater to a massive range of tastes and budgets, but knowing what you are looking for can help you narrow down the options and have a fantastic weekend.
A multi-faceted city
London can offer a huge range of choices for a stag weekend, from a pub crawl around the city, visits to trendy bars in the West End, to taking a more bohemian turn around Camden. As with any stag experience, knowing the tastes of the members of the group can help you to plan for a successful time. When thinking about the itinerary for the evening, there is an almost endless selection on offer.
Something to eat
Given that a meal out in London can be an entire evening in itself and that the capital has plenty of choice when it comes to restaurants, the mantra of planning ahead rings true again. Similarly, the role of the meal in your evening will dictate to an extent the sort of place you plump for. If you only want a meal in order to provide foundations for the rest of the evening’s activities, something cheap, cheerful and plentiful is in order. An all you can eat buffet or noodle bar, of which there are many dotted around the capital, will provide much food for not many pennies. If the meal is likely to be a more central part of the evening, perhaps if you have older relatives along on the stag weekend who are unlikely to join you for the rest of the shenanigans, a restaurant like The Fish & Chip Shop in Islington provides a great take on the Friday night tea staple. Described by the Independent as an “undoubted success”, this place provides a fun start to your night.
A night on the tiles
Once you have eaten, often the next order of the day is taking to the bars and ending in a nightclub. With so many pubs, bars and clubs to choose from, it can be tough to know where to begin. In an area such as Greenwich or Camden there are many places within walking distance, so using this place as a hub you can plan your entire night. In terms of clubs, London Bridge’s Cable was among one of the Guardian’s top 10 clubs in London and is well worth a shout for late night drinking and dancing.
Away from the bars
If spending your weekend in the pub is likely to be eschewed in favour of other activities, London has an unrivalled selection. Taking in a comedy club or even a west end show can make your weekend live long in the memory. If you are stumped for activities to fill your weekend, there are companies like Chilli Sauce who can do the spade work for you, they even offer stag weekends abroad for those interested.