There are few cities better equipped for a stag do than London. Home to a bevy of bars, pubs, clubs, and restaurants, London offers an endless night of entertainment for every stag do. There are also plenty of fun and unique activities to consider, if you’re looking for something more than just a glorified night on the tiles.
Considering the great transport links to and throughout the city, London provides access to quite possibly the largest selection of activities for a stag party in the country and as a result, it’s a very popular choice for many best men in charge of organising a memorable night for the groom-to-be.
If you take a look at this interactive map by Last Night of Freedom, which highlights the projected number of stag and hen groups visiting major cities in the UK and Europe during any given weekend, you will see that London is usually one of the most popular destinations. This is no surprise given the amount of options available to ensure a memorable day and night is had by all involved.
However, having so many options can make choosing what to do in London quite difficult.
Here are some useful ideas which will hopefully inspire you if you are ever given the task of organising a stag do in the Big Smoke.
1. Mini Cooper Italian Job Challenge
This challenge makes for a memorable stag do where the party are picked up from any location in Central London in a fleet of classic Mini Coopers. Taking inspiration from the Italian Job film, the party are placed into teams tasked with driving through the streets of London as they complete various challenges and avoid capture.
Winners expect some champagne and chocolates (not to mention bragging rights), all while completing their challenge dressed in jumpsuits and tweed hats just like in the classic film!
2. East London Craft Beer Tour
Beer is part and parcel of any good stag do, and there is no shortage of amazing places in London to get a pint of the good stuff, but the East London Craft Beer Tour takes beer drinking stag dos to whole new level.
Starting at the White Hart Brew Pub and finishing off in the Old Street Brewery, you’ll sip on the finest local craft beers and learn about the brewing process, providing a fun, and also educational, beer orientated stag do experience!
3. James Bond Powerboat Experience
Adrenaline junkies looking for a memorable stag do should certainly consider the amazing James Boat Powerboat Experience – just make sure to hold on tight during the thrilling boat ride through the River Thames.
Image caption: A 007-inspired trip down the Thames is sure to put a smile on the face of any stag
12 guests are taken on a ride on a rigid inflatable boat that starts as a casual boat tour of London before quickly escalating into a thrilling ride across the waves, pushing the 245 horsepower of the boat to the limit as the James Bond theme plays over the speaker system.
4. Brewery Experience Day
Beer lovers aren’t shy of stag do options in London. But rather than just heading down to one of the many pubs and bars in the city, why not consider a brewery experience day instead? Here you will learn all about the beer brewing process, which naturally includes sampling lots of different beers, and you will also get to try your hand at a bit of brewing yourself.
5. Sunset or Day Climb of O2
The O2 Arena is an iconic London Landmark and it’s possible to climb right to the top with your mates for a truly unique stag do experience. The climb isn’t for the faint hearted as it involves a 52m ascent to the top of the structure. But once you reach the top you can take in a breath-taking view of the London cityscape from the viewing platform.
6. Playboy Casino Night at Playboy Club in Mayfair
Celebrate a stag do in style courtesy of the Playboy Casino Night at the famous Playboy Club in London. Featuring one of the best casinos in London and a bustling nightclub, the Playboy Club offers the perfect setting for a night of drinking and gambling.
Get served by the iconic Bunny Girls as you play your favourite casino games with your mates – you can even hire VIP rooms for enjoy a private night of entertainment!
7. Tour of Lords Cricket Ground
There are many great sporting venues worth visiting in London, so why not start a stag do off with a tour of the most famous cricket ground in the country? Obviously a perfect choice if the groom-to-be is big cricket fan – but even if he’s not, it’s still an interesting option.
Guests are taken on a complete tour of the venue, including the Pavilion, Long Room, dressing room, and the MCC Museum to name a few.
8. Private Capsules at the London Eye
A big drawback of a stag do in London is just how crowded many venues are. It’s hard to find somewhere with complete privacy, but the London Eye offers a surprising solution to this with their private capsules.
Take in a stunning view of the London skyline as you and your mates enjoy food and drinks, with various hospitality items available for hire. It’s an amazing experience and a great way to start a night out in London.
9. Drink Champagne at the Shard
The UK’s tallest building provides one of the best panoramic city views in all of Europe, and you can enjoy the view with your stag party whilst sipping on champagne. You begin by taking a trip in the high-speed elevators that take you to the Shard’s observation deck, which is built across two floors.
Image caption: Enjoying drinks from the top of one of the tallest buildings in Europe is certainly an option to consider when planning a stag party in London
The first is the standard indoor viewing deck, while the second provides an incredible outdoor view in the open-air Skydeck. Take in the incredible view and celebrate the stag’s ‘last night of freedom’ with some bubbly.
10. Thames Barrier Experience
The Thames Barrier Experience offers a high-speed 75-minute journey across the River Thames, where you take in all the sights across the waterfront – providing you find enough time to catch a glimpse!
Step into a 750hp rigid inflatable boat (RIB) that speeds across the river as you discover the ever-changing face of the London waterfront. Catch all the sights of Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, the O2 Arena and the Thames Barrier from the comfort (or discomfort) of a speedboat.
So there it is, a useful list of 10 ideas for organising a memorable stag do in London, although there are plenty of other things on offer in the capital if none of the activities listed above take your fancy.