Our London Stag Do Guide
StagWeb's London Destination Specialist
This is Tom (TK), StagWeb's London specialist.
TK has been planning stag dos in London since 2015. He is very well-placed to give you tips and advice on booking your big celebration in the capital.
Explore our activities and guide, and if you think StagWeb can help you, be sure to send your free, no-obligation London stag enquiry and Tom will use his expertise to put together a weekend that works for you.
Yep, it's free to enquire, so why wouldn't you put Tom to the test?!
Is London Right for You?
When it comes to booking your stag do in London, you're going to want to make sure it's right for the celebration you're after.
From boozy to booze-free, adrenaline-pumping to relaxed AF, budget-friendly to something a bit more baller - whatever you're after - London has plenty of activities to suit all tastes and sizes.
If you're looking to kick the celebrations into gear, a previous stag legend of ours, Robert, recommends the German Bier-haus: "I took a group of six on a stag weekend in London - StagWeb handled all the details for me and they did a fantastic job...
"If you're planning a trip to London, the Bavarian beer house is a fantastic place to get the party going!"
- Big Nights Out
- Classic Activities
- Unique Activities
- Awesome Sightseeing
Not Ideal For...
- Coastal Activities
- Guaranteed Sun
When to Go to London?
According to StagWeb's stats for 2023, 50% of stags are heading to London in April and May.
Well, summer is wedding season (June-Aug), so most guys head to London at least two or three months before to allow enough time to fully recover from their antics (whatever they may be).
However, the beauty of London is that this city is bouncing all year round.
You don't need to rely on the weather being good. You don't need to go 'in season' to experience the best nights out. Simply rock up and prepare to party.
Where to Stay in London?
Whether you're in the north, east, south, west, or smack bang in central London, we can make sure to group your activities in the area you're staying in so you don't have to travel miles just to get anywhere...
... (well, within reason, we obviously can't drag the London Eye to you if you and the boys are staying on the other side of the city!).
Check out our London stag accommodation options for the latest stag-friendly stays and reserve your preferred option with a £50 deposit.
London's Popular Stag Night Districts
Located in the centre of the city, Soho is famed for its cocktail joints, alternative bars, burlesque shows and upmarket drinking spots.
Where: Central London
Underground Stations: Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square, Bond Street
In and around London Bridge, you'll find a cracking array of pubs and sports bars for guys who don't want to miss any action on the groom's big London celebration.
Where: Central London
Underground Stations: London Bridge
East London's go-to drinking district, Shoreditch is packed out with every type of bar you could possibly want. We're talking sports, cocktails, relaxed, speakeasy, live music - the lot!
Where: East London
Underground Stations: Old Street, Liverpool Street, Moorgate
Camden is boho. Big beards, tattoos, checked shirts - it really is as cool as London gets. If you enjoy quality food and drink but don't like paying the Earth, go here. It's packed with microbreweries and artisan food - winner!
Where: North London
Underground Stations: Camden Road, Chalk Farm
Brixton is bouncing with top pubs, live music, craft beer, the 02 Academy, and a load of vibrant eateries waiting to be conquered.
Where: South London
Underground Stations: Brixton
Kensington & Chelsea
Kensington and Chelsea are definitely on the pricier side, but if you're looking for a refined drinking experience, it's definitely worth a trip.
Where: West London
Underground Stations: South Kensington, High Street Kensington, West Kensington
Your London Stag Night
London is one of the busiest cities on the planet and, unsurprisingly, the nights out can fill up fast.
Next thing you know, you're stomping the streets trying to get any bar to let in a group of 18 stags at absolutely no notice.
Good luck with that!
Take the stress out of proceedings by booking your big night out with StagWeb.
We'll get you on the guestlist of the best venues in the English capital in no time.
All you'll need to do is rock up, give your names at the door, and head straight on in to get the party started.
From nightclubs to bar crawls, dining options to lap dance venues, you'll have plenty of choice whatever your vibe.
Check out the nightlife tab above or give our London Specialist a call on 01225 474200 and they'll be able to advise you on the best nights out for your group.
Getting to London
It's so easy to get to London by...
Train - From Paddington to Waterloo, Euston to King's Cross, London has multiple stations that are easily accessible wherever you're travelling from.
Visit Trainline to book your train tickets.
Car - London can be relatively daunting to drive around, particularly if you are new to it, but as long as you keep your Maps on, you should be good.
Please Note: Congestion Charges may apply - check out the Visit London website for the latest Congestion Charge information including where it applies, how to pay, and more.
If your accommodation doesn't have parking, visit Parkopedia for the nearest car parks in London.
Plane - London has four major airports - Heathrow (West London), Gatwick (South London), London Luton (North), London Stansted (North) - but Heathrow is the closest to central London for anyone flying in.
Getting Around London
Underground - The easiest way to get around London by far is using the London Underground. Frequent, fast, direct and not too hard on the wallet, it's a no-brainer if you need to get across the city.
To find a Tube station close to where you're heading, use the search facility on the Transport for London website.
Walking - Whilst the underground is the easiest way to get around, you don't see many sights when you're below the surface of the earth. Having a stroll around the city is a great way to get rid of some sore heads as well as see some of the city's most iconic buildings.
Taxi - The black cab is London. You'll see loads of them floating around the city and they're the only taxi that can be flagged down from the side of the street (if the yellow light is on). Uber and other minicabs are available, but make sure they're licensed.
Buses - Like the black cabs, London's red double-decker buses are iconic. They're also a cheap way to travel around the city. London buses are cashless, so you will need to pay contactless or use an Oyster card. For more info on the price of London buses, Visit London has all the latest information.
London Stag Party FAQs
Is London good for a stag do?
London has an extensive range of activities for you and the guys to take on, so you won't be short of things to do. There are plenty of sightseeing opps, too, plus the nights out will rival anywhere in the UK or Europe.
Is London expensive?
Let's face facts - London isn't the cheapest city in the world. Expect to pay a premium on pints, food, and other necessities. However, in terms of activities and accommodation, there's still value to be had. The average price per person for StagWeb's stags going to London in 2023 was £123 each (for activities, nightlife activities, and accommodation). That's cheaper than the average cost of a stag do for 2022 (£174). For the latest stag do statistics, check out StagWeb's industry report for 2022/2023.
What are the best central London stag do ideas?
We have activity suppliers based all across London, so if you're looking for something in central London specifically, chances are we have it. Our London Destination Specialist will be best placed to advise you - you can call us on 01225 474200 or simply enquire for your favourite activities and they'll be able to talk you through the best central London ideas when they send your quote. Easy.
Do you offer any London packages?
Yes, we have a range of London packages priced up and ready to book. Even if you want to build your own weekend, it's good to check out our packages to give you an idea of prices and how many activities you should go for.
How long should we go on a stag do to London for?
This one entirely depends on your budget and where you're travelling from. We have a lot of stags booking who are based in London, so they just book activities only. However, we have many others travelling from afar who book for one or two nights.
Do bars allow fancy dress in London?
Some will, some won't. Our top tips if you are going for stag do fancy dress is to:
- Map out what venues you're going to beforehand
- Check with the venues to see if they allow fancy dress
- Pick a fancy dress outfit that isn't offensive
Pretty straightforward stuff.
How to Book with StagWeb
When it comes to booking your London stag do, follow these simple steps:
- Send your speedy London enquiry to us
- Our London Destination Specialist will build your weekend and send you your quote
- You can then work with them to get your weekend how you want it
- When you're happy, pay your deposit to secure everything
- Your group can then pay in individual payments
Find out how StagWeb's deposits and individual payments make planning an absolute breeze.
Top 10 London Stag Do Ideas 2024
- Moonshine Saloon - Things can get mighty crazy in this part of town. Expect gunfight, laughter and moonshine cocktails.
- Multi-Activity Day - Why pick one activity when you can have an afternoon packed full of awesome stag-sized challenges?
- Clay Pigeon Shooting - Who will be your 'top gun' and who couldn't hit Beyonce's backside with a bazooka? Epic competition.
- Bubble Football - Football just got crazier in this hilarious mash-up that is complete sporting carnage. Game on!
- Foot Golf - Football and golf come together majestically in this slightly mad sporting hybrid. A perfect sport for hungover lads.
- Escape Room - Locked in a room you have just 60 minutes to escape before it's GAME OVER. Permanently!
- The Ultimate Thames Speedboat Experience - Get set for some James Bond-style action as you zoom down the River Thames in powerful rib boats.
- Dodgeball - The only sport where it's not just allowed but positively encouraged to go for the groom's 'man-veg'. Fire!
- Climb the O2 - To boldly go where no stag has gone before. Take your weekend to stunning new heights in this epic challenge.
- Urban Axe Throwing - Taking everyday pub games and making them potentially lethal.
Is Your Money Safe with StagWeb?
Not only do we have 20+ years of reliable service in the bank, but we're also ABTA-bonded (No.W7797).
What does ABTA-bonded mean?
Well, in a nutshell, it means we're held to the highest industry standards and regulations.
They are an independent travel regulator who make sure we deliver what we've guaranteed.
Not every travel company is a member and StagWeb's ABTA protection is completely voluntary because we want to ensure the best for our stags and are confident we'll deliver.
For more information, visit the ABTA website before booking.
StagWeb's Terms & Conditions
Before parting ways with your hard-earned cash, we'd always recommend having a read of our latest terms and conditions so we're all on the same page.
If you have any questions about anything or need anything explained, give us a ring on 01225 474200.
StagWeb's Cancellation Policy
Look. We get it. Sometimes life changes and you need to cancel.
When it comes to cancelling, all deposits and instalments are non-refundable - however - if we can work with you to change the date, destination, or even your whole itinerary, we can transfer any deposits across.
Any other payments will be reviewed in line with our terms and conditions.
Have a scan through our FAQ page for more frequently asked questions.
Staying Safe in London
We're not trying to parent you, but we do want you to be safe when you're partying with the lads.
Here are a few tips for staying safe on a stag do - better safe than sorry!
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