7 Ideas for a Genteel Stag Party in North London

Written by: Shanna F. Jones

Contrary to popular belief, not every groom-to-be enjoys the oily flesh of a Brazilian stripper’s arse cheeks sending sonic ripples across their engagement band. Not all stags want to show off about how many pints they can down, before throwing up every colour under the sun into a Dutch gutter. Genteel doesn’t have to mean gay (although gay is most certainly allowed) and can, in fact, evoke a special kind of old school masculinity completely devoid of ‘roid rage. For those delicate in nature and twirly of moustache, we’ve skipped joyfully around the quarters of North London to bring you seven delightful places for a modern gentleman and his pals to have a jolly.

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Go to a spa
The traditional home of the hen party. But men can enjoy a bit of pampering and relaxation too, am-I-right? Hell, you deserve it dude. Try one of the Laboratories spas in either Mill Hill or Muswell Hill, they offer some great treatments and packages for men.

Go on a weekend meditation retreat
Calm yo’ self (and any pre-wedding jitters) by getting zen at one of the meditation retreats on offer across North London.

Have a ceilidh
Get your knees up before you get your leg over. Hire a ceilidh band to come to you, while you and your buds bust some moves. Forget showing off in the club downing shots, you can show off with your lethal do-si-dos. Forget the strippers in lap dancing joints when you can Strip the Willow on the dance floor.

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Have a pottery party
Turning Earth doesn’t cater to pottery parties in house but they will send a potter with materials out to you. A party without even having to leave home or do any prep? Suitable for even the laziest genteel gent.

Lego robot and beer parties
Well that sounds bloody great. Kind of like an afternoon tea, but for the lads. For only £8 per party member, it’s a good one for #skintLADS as well.

Learn how to dance
Be glam rock gods or perfect your MC Hammer dance with a stag do dance party class.

Challenge your inner shadows with Jamie Catto
Every man I’ve ever known to do an emotional self-improvement workshop with the former Faithless musician has not been able to stop talking about it and has become a more confident, happier guy as a result. I’m not even bullshitting you, and confidence combined with emotional intelligence is, like, TOTALLY attractive.

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