40th Birthday Venues London
Looking for a 40th birthday party venue in London? These days 40 is the new 30, so don't tuck yourself away when that big birthday gets near. Get out there and see what London has to offer for those fortunate enough to still be partying at 40. Whether you want a sophisticated evening with a few friends or a riotous evening to make you feel 20 something again, then London's bars and clubs have something to offer. We pick out the best bars in London for your 40th birthday.
BB Afternoon Tea Bus, London
Unique, delicious and charming, one of London’s finest afternoon tea experiences is enjoyed aboard this vintage Routemaster bus. Take in Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Royal Albert Hall with a selection of sandwiches, pastries, cakes and macaroons to hand. Grab a group your nearest and dearest, and BYO bubbly for that extra touch of sparkle.
Canal Boat Party, North London
How’d you fancy an intimate, serene but also downright boozy party boat trip down Regent’s Canal? That’s what you’ll enjoy at the Canal Party Club, as you and 11 guests embark on a cruise down this famous waterway in the company of your own alcohol, food and music! Your experienced captain will be with you every step of the way, and there’s transparent covers and a heater to guard against bad weather.
Little Nan's Cocktail Parties, London
If you're feeling like a bit of demure drinking and charm for your birthday celebrations then get Little Nan over with her sensational mobile bar concept bringing vintage tinkerings, antique decanters and home brewed liquor infusions straight to your door for a the ultimate elegant Afternoon High Tea & Cocktails experience. Custom cakes, tailored tipples and inspired eats from Turkish and British cuisines come as standard at Nan's immersive mobile bar.
The Attic at Pan Peninsula, East London
If you're looking for somewhere special to celebrate your 40th, The Attic is the ultimate classic but cool choice. A polished granite bar blinks with Indian tiger eye stones. The maestro barman shakes up delicious cocktails. Panoramic windows show London's lights flickering like birthday candles. Fill this amazing space with friends for a night of understated opulence.
The Candlelight Club
Seeking out that perfect prohibition party? Look no further than the Candlelight Club, an elusive evening out in a secret location lit exclusively by candles. In authentic speakeasy style, these guys like to keep their cards close to their chest, but we can tell you that there will be bespoke cocktails, live jazz bands and a bloody handsome crowd in their roaring twenties best.
Searcys Westfield Stratford Champagne Bar, East London
If it's a refined champagne bar experience you're after, call off the search. Offering a vast spread of bubbly-fuelled packages, Searcy's want to take you on a journey taking in a whole variety of different tastes and flavours. From champagne lunches to Afternoon Tea experiences, there's a package to suit your needs.
The Chelsea Ram- Geronimo Inns, West London
As the primary venture of seasoned pub group Geronimo Inns, you can be sure that The Chelsea Ram sets the tone just right. Pervaded with humour in the form of eccentric features and loyal to a shabby elegance that sets its guests at easy immediately, you couldn't hope for a better place to celebrate your fortieth. A great drinks and party food selection is available and the club room offers a memorable feasting setting.
Blues Kitchen Camden, North London
A versatile spot that suits any and all 40th birthday celebration in London, Blues Kitchen ticks every box of cool. Try something from their extensive collection of Bourbons and catch a live performance from some of the most talked about musicians at one of London's most famous live music venues. Then, stick around and party on at one of their regular vintage rock and roll club nights.
The Chelsea Pensioner, West London
The perfect spot to celebrate your 40th birthday, The Chelsea Pensioner offers quality beers, an eclectic entertainment programme, tasty snacks and secret beer garden. All this and more, it is a great place for the family to get together to celebrate your big day, and any claims that you can’t get a high quality yet affordable drink in Chelsea quickly go out the window here!
Core, Central London
A fresh and easy-going haunt close to St Paul's, Core is ideally suited to intimate celebrations among your nearest & dearest and extravagant parties alike. There's a whole range of delicious cocktails and beers to sample, a good selection if you'd like to sit down for some dinner and ample chance to hire a private booth, table or your own private room too.
Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, East London
Blues Kitchen is a fantastic all round venue with ample space and flexibility to create your perfect birthday celebration. Get comfy in their private booths or private areas and celebrate your big day in style. There’s a spectacular range of BBQ’d treats if you fancy eating, as well as an equally rich list of bourbons, beers, spirits and cocktails to keep you topped up throughout. Once the plates are cleared away, live bands and DJs take to the stage long into the night.
Christabel's Cocktail Bar, London
Creative, vibrant and bursting with colour; Christabel’s are renowned for their striking pop-up experiences. Coming at us from a secret location overlooking the Regent’s Canal, past immersive drinking and dining experiences have included anything from Mad Hatters brunches to edible playgrounds and botanical speakeasies. Quite simply one of the most innovative pop-up concepts in town.
Comedy Cafe, East London
Bid farewell to the days of sweaty clubs, busy bars and too much time spent without a drink in hand - The Comedy Cafe in Shoreditch is a stage dominated by some of the UKs best comedic talent in the industry. You can expect an intimate loft style space, perfect for settling down with your guys and gals for a few cheeky birthday laughs.
Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar, East London
A striking basement bar below the critically acclaimed steakhouse, Hawksmoor Spitalfields impresses from the moment you step inside. The cutting-edge decor sets the tone for what is to follow, as a night filled with exquisite cocktails, fine wines and ice cold locally sourced beers lies in wait. Book your own private area and celebrate in style at one of the City's top haunts.
West End on the Thames, Central London
Grab a clutch of your pals together and celebrate aboard a stunning party boat on the Thames. You’ll drift down the river - enjoying the sights and sounds of central London - while much-respected DJs spin a mix of RnB, hip-hop, funky house and old skool classics to keep the party flowing.
Broadway House, West London
If it’s a relaxed birthday celebration in a refined Fulham Road environment you’re seeking, this one is a winner. Introducing Broadway House, a three-storey private members club which finds room to fit in a delicious restaurant, elegant members bar and not one but two rooftop terraces perfect for those balmy summer evenings. Best of all? You can rent out this refined space with no hire charge.
The Chelsea Prayer Room, West London
For something a little different, head down to The Chelsea Prayer Room for your 40th birthday party. This secret speakeasy style bar is as exclusive as it is mysterious, serving only unbranded spirits and large enough to host only thirty people at a time. This is a members only bar, but booking your 40th birthday party through DesignMyNight will get you all in, no problem! Book a space for you and your friends now!
The Met Bar, Central London
Treat yourself this time and head to The Met Bar in Mayfair for a night of absolute decadence - you only turn forty once, after all. This London cocktail bar occupies one a most exclusive of post codes and serves up an extensive array of expertly crafted cocktails to keep you and your friends entertained at your 40th birthday party in London. Book now for you and up to 180 friends.
Forbidden Nights @ The Clapham Grand, South London
Fancy a naughty 40th birthday party in London? Forbidden nights will leave little to the imagination, as they take to the stage to excite and entertain. Look forward to a professionally choreographed show, a free glass of bubbly on arrival, and a meet and greet with the stars of the show.
The Jones Family Project, East London
The Jones Family Project has all the bases when it comes to throwing a 40th birthday party. This versatile venue comes complete with a whole host of stylish areas available for private hire, so whether you are looking to celebrate with an intimate group of friends or hoping to throw a memorable shindig for up to 200, this Shoreditch retreat has your party sorted.
Baranis, Central London
Celebrate your forties in style at this fabulous Provence inspired London cocktail bar. With an impressive list of Pastis and Absinthe inspired cocktails on offer, as well as the UK's only indoor petanque courts, this is a good choice of venue to host your 40th birthday party in London. Be sure to book in advance though, as Baranis is only open for private hire over the weekend.
Northbank Restaurant, Central London
Northbank Restaurant is a sophisticated venue to host a 40th birthday celebration. Whether you want a small intimate party of just your closest friends or you want to rent out your own space for a bigger celebration, this is the perfect spot. Serving up delicious modern British dishes and unique cocktails as well as an extensive drink list there is something everyone can enjoy. If it's nice out then the riverside terrace is a beautiful spot for alfresco drinking and taking in the beautiful views. Reserve your spot online now!
Devonshire Terrace, East London
If you're looking for a sophisticated birthday celebration for your 40th then Devonshire Terrace is just what you need. This classy restaurant bar has a stunning interior, an outdoor atrium and a terrace perfect for enjoying drinks any time of the year. With a magnificent wine selection and a modern European menu it is sure to make any night feel really special. The late night opening hours during the week mean you can chat and drink until late, or even book out the whole venue on the weekends. Reserve your spot online now.
The Blind Pig, Central London
This hidden gem is a speakeasy sound tracked with Jazz and a wonderful bar to hold your birthday party in London. Candle light, delicious cocktails and a buzzing atmosphere all add to the experience.
The Luggage Room, Central London
For a 40th birthday party venue offering something a little different, check out The Luggage Room. The London Marriot's former luggage storage facility has been remade into this decadent 1920's style secret bar. You'll have to find the unassuming door and speak your name through a sliding hatch to the person behind it to get in. However, once inside you'll be able to enjoy premium cocktails and jazz music to make for a cracking 40th birthday.
The Happenstance, Central London
Enjoy one of the most sophisticated 40th birthdays you can have in London, at The Happenstance. This London bar serves up beautifully made cocktails, alongside fine wines, premium spirits and imported beer, it also has a mouth-watering food menu, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, that is available for a celebratory dinner. Whether it's drinks, food or both, your 40th in town would best be had at The Happenstance - book your 40th online.
Be At One Guildhall, Central London
With a mammoth 160-strong cocktail menu to choose from, you couldn't get a better 40th birthday party venue for cocktail lovers. Between Saturday and Wednesday, the cool bare bricked and neon lighted bar is available for private hire so you can have the commercial party tunes and attention of the friendly bar tenders all to yourself! Enjoy your fun 40th at Be At One Guildhall.
Carom, Central London
Carom is an Indian themed cocktail venue located in Soho; sophisticated is the word that springs to mind, with twisted Indian style cocktails proving a real hit. With the ability to hold around 460 guests for a cocktail reception and 280 for a dinner, Carom is another London venue that is perfect for a stylish and elegant 40th birthday party.
El Cantara Soho, Central London
El Cantara is a sunny Spanish and Moroccan restaurant and bar in the heart of Soho. With great tapas platters and tasty tagines on offer it will make your 40th a flavourful night to remember. Shisha is available on their heated rooftop terrace (capacity of 70) and makes for a fun and quirky evening - ideal for someone who wants a birthday party with a twist. Belly dancers, flamenco and snake charmers are all available on request to make El Cantara one of the most colourful party bars in London.
Floridita, Central London
A great all-in-one party venue, Floridita is a bar, restaurant and club on Wardour Street in Soho. A homage to the 1930s style of the legendary El Floridita club in Cuba, this is a decadent throwback to years gone by. A sophisticated evening party venue, enjoy latino dishes at Floridita coupled with fine cocktails in this Havana-esque setting. Have your 40th birthday party here and your friends will be talking about it for years, a guarenteed people pleaser for sure.
Oskar's Bar At Dabbous, Central London
A beautiful speakeasy bar beneath the Michelin-star restaurant Dabbous; Oskar's Bar is a classy cocktail bar to enjoy time with friends. Ideal for holding a birthday party, the decor oozes modern sophistication and attracts a smart and fashionable crowd. Perfect for an informal 40th birthday party where your guests can chat, drink and dance; Oskar's Bar is one of London's coolest bars and there is no doubt why it's so popular amongst Londoners.
The Tokenhouse, Central London
A modern city pub and bar, The Tokenhouse is a great city escape. With a great Cellar Bar which is perfect for private hire events this speakeasy party venue wouldn't look out place in Mad Men, it's that cool. With a wide range of beers, ales and craft lagers on offer The Tokenhouse is a down-to-earth and casual party venue where your guests will feel instantly comfortable and at ease.
Patch Bar, Central London
Patch Bar is an affordable haven by St. Paul's which has a good reputation for providing great evenings for large groups. Set over two floors with a restaurant, cocktail bar and modern club, Patch offers the full package evening with dinner, drinks and dancing. With great service this would make an excellent London bar to hold that 40th birthday party you've been planning. With sharer cocktails and good DJs Patch Bar can give you the all in one party night you've been looking for.
The London Cocktail Club Shaftesbury Avenue, Central London
A rum lovers paradise - the London Cocktail Club Shaftesbury Avenue is an intricate and smart venue perfect for a sophisticated 40th birthday event. With top quality cocktails on offer as well as innovative food this place hits the nail on the head; the naval decor will also captivate the eyes and add to the cool feel of this London bar. Renowned for its great atmosphere, if you want an unforgettable 40th birthday then get yourself down to the London Cocktail Club Shaftesbury Avenue.
The Cadogan Arms, West London
For a cool 40th birthday party venue in London why not check out The Cadogan Arms in Chelsea. This chic Chelsea pub and kitchen offers an amazing ambience in its comfortable yet very trendy interior, while the bar offers quality beers, cocktails and they even have pool tables upstairs. The food menu is classy and is designed for impressing your party guests while you celebrate in style. Book your 40th birthday celebration now!