planning the ideal stag do in London

The stag do is an important part of any wedding, the final chance for the groom to have a wild weekend with his best friends before he commits his future to his wife to be. Stag nights, or even stag weekends need to be great fun, so picking the right location is paramount to success. London is a great choice as it has a huge variety of activities, alongside some of the best nightlife in the world.

The ‘daytime activity’

As many stag dos revolve around drinking alcohol, many opt for a fun daytime diversion to break up the constant boozing and provide some hilarious anecdotes for the best man’s speech. London has no shortage of things to do on any given weekend, but there are a few stand-put activities that will provide a welcome respite from the pub.

Axe throwing is usually confined to things like Game of Thrones, but Whistle Punks in Whitechapel brings an ancient art of warfare straight to the capital. There’s a fully stocked bar on site too, which may sound dangerous, but groups are given full guidance to ensure safety and maximum entertainment. If you’re group of stags or football stars, then zorb football is an absolutely hilarious way to bring everyone on a level and see some truly explosive moments. London Bubble Football offer games at 3 different locations, with a referee provided to try and keep the chaos to a minimum.

Another stag classic is paintballing. Bunker 51 is probably the best in the city, with themed activities including a zombie shootout and plenty of stag specific games, usually revolving around the entire group shooting at the groom from point blank range

The bite to eat

Getting a large group fed before the big night out is super important (no one wants to see the stag in bed before 10pm). Byron Burger caters for groups and is the perfect balance between ease and quality, but if you’re looking for something a bit more wild then try Bunga Bunga, serving pizzas alongside a mad cacophony of drag acts, Italian décor and Christmas music. Yes, it’s insane, but great fun.

Winning some spending money for the night-out

This is usually the part of the day where people are feeling tired from all of the activities, but why not try and add some adrenaline to liven yourself up? A trip to the casino is something a bit different and a great way to earn some money if you go in with the right strategy. There are some excellent casinos around Leicester Square, if Planet 7 Casino’s blog on the best roulette bets doesn’t get you in the mood then nothing will. Roulette is exciting, glamorous and has the potential of being extremely profitable if you know what you’re doing, so ensure you go in there with a plan!

The big night-out

This part of the stag depends entirely on your night out and music preference, with big clubs like Koko, The Roxy and Chinawhites being some of the most popular nights out in the city. If bars are more your thing, then areas like Shoreditch, Brixton, Camden and Soho are really popular with stag dos and tend to have everything in one place. Make sure you ask for free shots for the main man as well, with many bar staff willing to aid the cause.