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5 Tips Every Stag & Hen Party Visiting Liverpool Should Know — From Street Pastors To Activities

Updated: Feb 19

5 Essential Tips That Every Stag & Hen Party Visiting Liverpool Should Know – From Street Pastors, To Reasonably Priced Transport Options, Bars & Activities

Guests in the Liverpool City Region celebrating a Hen Party at Mason's on Seel Street in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
Guests in the Liverpool City Region celebrating a Hen Party at Mason's on Seel Street in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

If you want to be a bride or a groom, then, in the words of The Beatles: 'All you need is love', and a ticket to Liverpool!


And if you want a fab Stag or Hen Do, then Liverpool is the ultimate destination. The City has everything you could possibly want – world class restaurants and bars, amazing activities, great hotels and fun-loving locals.


There’s a reason Liverpool has grown into the most visited Hen Party destination in Europe. Though, there are some things that every group should know if they want to make the most out of their trip to The World Capital of Pop.


The Stag and Hen Party experts, Last Night of Freedom, have provided us here at The Liverpudlian with what they think is essential knowledge for a trip to Liverpool, and we think it really is must know stuff! It comprises of five key points that every reveller should know about before visiting the Liverpool City Region for a fab time with friends.


Read on to find out five tips and tricks that every Hen and Stag Do should know when visiting Liverpool.


1. You Will Never Be Alone

This isn’t a reference to the Mersey Beat classic. Well, it sort of is, but it is also about reminding you that you won’t be the only Hen Party in town.


Liverpool is a thriving hotspot for pre-wedding experiences – it is Europe’s biggest Hen Party destination (and second only to Newcastle for Stag Dos).


As such, you will probably be barging brides-to-be out of the way at the bar as you desperately try to catch that hunky bartenders eye for a glass of fizz.


The good news is that this leads to Liverpool having an incredible atmosphere at the weekend – plus, it means there’s tons of choice when it comes to activities and hotels, as Liverpool is perfectly set up for Hen Dos.

The fabulous Goodness Gracious Rooftop Garden on Liverpool Waterfront that offers incredible 8-storey views of the Liverpool Bay Area. The rooftop venue is part of the luscious Oh Me Oh My venue on the ground floor (Credit: Ant Clausen/Supplied By Publicist).
The fabulous Goodness Gracious Rooftop Garden on Liverpool Waterfront that offers incredible 8-storey views of the Liverpool Bay Area. The rooftop venue is part of the luscious Oh Me Oh My venue on the ground floor (Credit: Ant Clausen/Supplied By Publicist).

2. Get A Ticket To Ride

On a Stag or Hen weekend, the temptation is huge to just get a taxi everywhere. Whilst that is a great option, there’s a selection of cheaper alternatives that are worth keeping in mind. Whilst it may not be as glamorous as catching a cab to each end of town, it should be mentioned that the Liverpool City Region’s bus fares are very reasonably priced.

The Liverpool City Region Metro Card covering the trains, buses and ferries (Credit: The Liverpudlian).
The Liverpool City Region Metro Card covering the trains, buses and ferries (Credit: The Liverpudlian).

Mayor of Liverpool's Six Boroughs, Steve Rotheram, recently launched the ‘Fairer Fare’, which caps trips to a only £2 for a single journey. You can’t even buy a shot these days for that, so make sure to give the LCR's public transport a ride! So whilst at you Stag or Hen Do, you can ealisy jump on a bus and pay contactlessly, joining more than 400,000 people who rely on the bus to travel around The City's Six Boroughs.


3. Bring Your Own Booze

You won’t find many bars on Earth that want you to bring your own alcohol inside. Then again, there are not many bars on Earth like Alcotraz.


This immersive speakeasy is based on the notorious San Francisco prison that it shares a name with. Groups dress like inmates in this unique venue that’s so cool, you won’t want to escape – especially since you get to ‘smuggle’ in your own drinks for the staff to turn into funky cocktails.


4. There’s Plenty Of ‘Help’ If You Get In Trouble

Hen Parties can be incredible – but they can also involve a lot of drinking. So if you are starting to feel a bit worse for wear, then a strange city that you've not visited before can quickly become a scary place to be.


Thankfully, Scousers are by a large a friendly bunch – and there are tons of officials who work in Liverpool City Centre to support you in any hour of need. Besides the police and paramedics, who can easily be spotted, Liverpool also has the Street Pastors. These faith-based volunteers spend their weekends keeping a watchful eye on anybody who might be in trouble.


The Street Pastors are dressed in distinctive blue branded jackets, they dish out welfare packs – which can include a bottle of water and even disposable flip flops for when your heels ultimately prove too much. For more information, you can visit the Street Pastors Liverpool website.


5. There's Something For Everyone — It Isn’t All About The Beatles

Whilst John, Paul, George and Ringo’s shadows may loom large over Liverpool, leaving what can feel pretty large shoes to fill — the City still has a vast array of quite literally world class architecture, people, restaurants, bars, venues, and activities for you to immerse youself in!

The Invisible Wind Factory is out of this world! (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
The Invisible Wind Factory is out of this world! (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

While there are plenty of Beatles-themed tourists spots to check out, there’s more to Liverpool than the Fab Four. You can head for a cocktail down at The Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool ONE's Chavasse Park, Castle Street, or Concert Square, before clubbing down the Ropewalks at LEVEL (Trust us, you won’t hear ‘Twist and Shout’ in here!)’. Not to mention the Invisible Wind Factory in The Ten Streets Quarter that offers incredible nights out, from midnight raves to daytime roller skating sessions!

The FACT Cinema & Gallery in Ropewalks (Credit: The Liverpudlian).
The FACT Cinema & Gallery in Ropewalks (Credit: The Liverpudlian).

And if you have a bit of down time (and you want some non-Beatles culture) then you can check out the World Museum as well as Liverpool Central Library just next door, both situated on William Brown Street. You could even visit the TATE or the Museum of Liverpool on the Waterfront too! Liverpool has the largest number of museums and galleries in the UK outside of London, and most of them are free too!


Liverpool is brilliant for any Hen Party – and you’ll want to ‘get back’ as soon as you leave, which is often the case for countless University students that study here, many holiday-makers, and party revellers just like you.


If you fancy preparing for your trip to Liverpool, you can always catch up on some Liverpool Scouse Slang words and phrases that will be helpful on your trip! So you can then know if the 'clobber' you are wearing is either 'boss' or 'antwacky', and to know if the weather is 'baltic'. All of these terms often bewilder every reveller on their first visit to Liverpool. So why not brush up on some slang for the Scouse friends that you are more than likely going to make on your visit — and so you don't get confused with all the local lingo on your fantastic stay in The World In One City.

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