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The Best Girly Things to Do in London

March 31, 2023

There are things going on all year round in the city, so whenever you’re planning to have a girls’ trip to London, there’s always plenty to do!

Our ultimate 2024 list of girly things to do in London will tell you everything you need to know to make the most of your time away together – from the best affordable group activities to ultimate girly recommendations of places to go in London and nightlife spots. Get your nails done or go for a posh afternoon tea, a girly trip in London should be all about indulging in the finer things in life and pampering yourselves!

Fun (and amazing) girly things to do in London

Have fun with the girls at Ballie Ballerson

young people having fun at a Ballie Ballerson ball pit

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Head to this giant ball pit bar where adults are encouraged to embrace their inner child and play to their heart’s content. Like no bar you’ve ever been to, Ballie Ballerson will take you back to a more childlike time. Throw yourself into one of the giant ball pits, bust some moves on the dance floor or settle in for one of the famous Ballie Ballerson bottomless brunches. For a girls’ weekend in London activity, this ticks a whole lot of boxes.

Get your VIP and brunch tickets here.

Ballie Ballerson London
97 – 113 Curtain Road


Challenge your girls at Junkyard Golf

Inside Junkyard Golf in London

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Who says golf is just for boys? Show your pals what you’re made of with a round of the craziest golf in town. Billing itself as the UK’s first alternative crazy golf, you’ll have a ‘ball’ sipping on cocktails and making your way around one of the wacky courses on offer. Choose from ‘Bozo’ (a dystopian fairground), ‘Pablo’ (9 holes of polluted paradise), ‘Gary’ (the scrapyard challenge) and ‘Bruce’ (the action hero of the club).

Get your tickets here.

Junkyard Golf
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Ln,
Spitalfields, 6QL 


Enjoy London’s Crystal Maze

People inside the Crystal Maze in London

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You and your friends can test your mental and physical dexterity and skill in the real-life incarnation of the famous game show! If you’re a child of the 90s you may well remember this popular game show. Now, you and your friends can take on the ultimate team challenge during your girly activities in London, testing your mental and physical ability and skill across various adventure zones. It’s a great way to bond with your mates whilst you’re in the city, and see if you can take on the Crystal Maze!

Get your tickets here.

Crystal Maze
22-32 Shaftesbury Ave


Wander around London’s hidden gems

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If you’re looking for ladies’ day out ideas in London, there is nothing better than walking or cycling around the city! Get lost in the city neighbourhoods, discover the hidden gems of the city and spot the coolest spots for your pictures with the girls! When it’s sunny outside, why not take a walk in nature? Check out London’s beautiful parks, such as Hampstead Heath for a picnic for your girls’ day out or a swim in the famous ladies’ ponds. 

Looking for more activities to do with your girlfriends outdoor? Discover our guide to free walking tours in London or if you’re more into cycling, don’t miss our guide with the safest cycling routes around the city.

Get Pampered at Dryby

Inside Dryby in London

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If you can’t do a bit of pampering during a girly day out in London, then when can you? Since opening, DryBy has become the best girly place to go for blow drys and chic manicures. The set-up is such that it’s an ideal spot for catching up with your gal pals whilst you get preened and polished. Make sure to book an appointment in advance to ensure you can all nab a spot.

74 Mortimer Street


Book your appointment here.

Discover the ladies’ day-out ideas for Food

Book your Bottomless Brunch at Ask for Janice

Inside Ask for Janice in London

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Start your girl’s weekend in London the right way and head to Ask for Janice for a spot of brunch. This laid-back restaurant offers all your favourite brunch staples including Avocado Toast, Smoked salmon and eggs benedict. For those who had a little too much Prosseco the night before, they also make a cracking Bloody Mary. If you’re feeling really peckish, we suggest ordering the bottomless option!

Ask for Janice
50-52 Long Ln,


For affordable food options, check our list of cheap eatscheap bottomless brunches and best cheap sushi in London. Looking for authentic places to eat around London? Check our guide for where to find the best street food in London.

Book your Afternoon Tea at Sketch

Inside Sketch in London

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If you haven’t seen the plush, pink interiors of Sketch all over your Instagram feed, where have you been hiding? This renovated 18th-century townhouse is perfect for a girly afternoon tea in London, you’ll want to put aside a few hours to settle into the sumptuous scalloped chairs and tuck into the quintessentially British spread, with a few twists thrown in for good measure. 

This relatively new venue is especially popular, so if you planning to go during your girls’ weekend in London make sure to book well in advance. You’ll love it so much you’ll want more, so don’t miss our extended list of the best spots for cheap afternoon tea in London.

9 Conduit St


Call +44 20 7659 4500 to book

Take pictures at Tonight Josephine

Inside Tonight Josephine in London

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Glam-tastic, chic and very, very pink – Tonight Josephine is one of  London’s most instragrammable Cocktail bars and a great spot for a few drinks. Head here to celebrate femininity, shake what your mother gave you and kick start your big night out in London with the girls. Cocktails here are pretty reasonable too, which is perfect for any girly groups with a lot planned on their weekend away.

Are you more into rooftop bars? We got you covered! Check out our selection of the best rooftop bars in London.

Tonight Josephine Waterloo
111 Waterloo Road
London, SE1 8UL 


Grab your drink at one of these girly places!

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If you and your friends prefer a classy approach to a night out then we recommend paying a visit to one of London’s exquisite cocktail bars. Don’t let your finest glitzy fare and head to Dirty MartiniDisrepute, or Tonight Josephine for a glamorous start to your girls’ night out in London!

Plan the Best Girls Night Out in London

Of course, no girly weekend in London would be complete with a night out on the town. Fortunately, the UK capital is jam-packed with places to dance the night away. Keep reading to find out the best activities for ladies’ night out in London and don’t miss these girly places to dance with your besties!

Don’t miss these top girly places to dance

Inside a London club

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If you’re looking for a more lively night out, head to one of London’s famous nightclubs. You can’t go wrong with FabricCargo, or XOYO. Here you can find party-goers in their hundreds, world-class DJs and plenty of room to show off your dance moves!

There you have it, our list to best girly things to do in London. Whether you’re looking for something fun to do, activities or places to eat just for girls, there’s no shortage of exciting things to do.

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Don’t forget to:

• Book restaurants and activities in advance where possible to avoid disappointment on the day.     

• Avoid queuing in train stations and save some cash by booking a group travel card before you arrive. Find out how to travel cheap around London or book your group travel card here.     

• Plan as much as you can before you arrive. London is a big place and it’s very easy to end up wandering around aimlessly.