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Girly Things to Do in London

Updated July 19, 2017

If you want a place where you can let your hair down and embrace what it means to be a girl, London is a great place to start. A fashion centre of the world, London is also home to glamorous clubs, noted shopping, spas, restaurants and theatres. What more could a girl want?

Settle In

London is a common destination for hen parties and ladies nights out (or hen parties, as they are known locally). Many hotels offer packages for visitors looking to spend some time with the girls, including snacks and drinks. A luxury hotel or a charming bed and breakfast are perfect bases of operations for your girl's time out and about in London. Once you're all settled in, try something wild. In London, you can let your inner bad girl out to play at Rock n Roll Pole, where you can learn the art of the strip tease and the pole dance. Girls with an inner cheerleader may prefer the Cheerleader Experience, where you and a group of friends will learn and perform a basic routine over an hour and a half. Practice pom poms are yours to keep, and the best performer gets a bottle of bubbly to celebrate.

Clothes and More Clothes

In a city like London, it's easy to spend an entire day devoted just to clothes. Start your day at the Fashion and Textile Museum and take in exhibits on the history of clothes, how fabrics are created and collections of famous designers. Kensington Palace features an exhibit with displays dedicated to the fashion of Princess Diana, and the Museum of London has an ongoing Dress and Fashion exhibition. Of course, all the displays are just a warm up for the real deal, which is shopping in boutiques in London's many fashionable shopping areas, including Piccadilly, Mayfair and Knightsbridge.

Spas

There's no better way to end a girl-centric day than with spa treatment. Treat yourself (and your friends, if you like) to wraps, mud, soaks, massage, and other pampering treatment. London is home to innumerable spas, many of them located in London's finer hotels, but one excellent choice for celebrities and everyday girls alike is Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden. From manicures and pedicures to massage and exfoliation, Sanctuary specialises in using ancient techniques in a modern, soothing setting.

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About the Author

Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.