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

1 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££

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 the ultimate elegant Afternoon High Tea & Cocktails experience. 

Happily Affordable ££

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. 

 

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The Candlelight Club

9 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££

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.

Happily Affordable ££
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The Star fuse cutting-edge comedy with awe-inspiring tricks at this fun King’s Cross bash. Promising an early summer shindig of gags and gasps aplenty, cabaret magician Dee Riley is your host and there’s performances from Fay Presto, Siegfried Loew, Andy Clockwise and Dee Riley too.

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The Fellow

1 user reviews

You're all grown up, so have a sophisticated sojourn in King Cross's swankiest bar. Grab some great Gastro grub and line those stomachs before you hit those classy cocktails, fine wines or boozy beers. Don't miss the heated, picturesque rooftop terrace and celebrate your birthday in style with your nearest and dearest.

Happily Affordable ££

What could be better than a birthday night out of laughter, booze and dancing? You’re absolutely right; nothing could be better, especially when you’re in the company of this renowned comedy club that floats on Victoria Embankment. Take your seat among a lovely crowd and enjoy sets from a talented line-up, then hit the dance floor afterwards and dance ‘til late.

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The Vineyard

2 user reviews

Take to this cosy pub for your 40th birthday celebrations and hire out the whole space for your family and friends. The Vineyard is all about laid-back drinking and delicious gastro grub to keep the punters happy. With its fun and funky interior design and covered beer garden it's perfect for some birthday drinking escapades. 

Happily Affordable ££

Learn a new skill and have some wild times at this suave bar in Spitalfields. Make one of three options: an Apple, Espresso or Porn Star Martini and learn how the pros do things on the fourth Saturday of the month.

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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 ease immediately, you couldn't hope for a better place to celebrate your fortieth. 

Happily Affordable ££

Apples and Pears

17 user reviews

Apples & Pears cocktail bar is the perfect stage for a memorable birthday bash on Brick Lane. There’s Vietnamese street food if your party is peckish, a whole host of cocktails, beers and wines to cater for all tastes and an atmosphere packed with east London energy. You can book smaller spaces or the whole venue, with no hire fee involved.

Happily Affordable ££

Wonderland Ceramics

1 user reviews

Delve into this charming little rabbit hole of Alice in Wonderland inspired goodies. Wonderland Ceramics present the ultimate in feel good, fun activites - painting pottery and supping on cocktails (alternatively you can bring your own booze to glug on). Jazz up your kitchen wares with some playful mug, bowl, tea pot or even picture frame decorating. 

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Canal Boat Party

10 user reviews

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!

Happily Affordable ££

'SMITHS', Spitalfields

1 user reviews

Have a sophisticated soiree with the girls, the boys or both - it's your birthday so you get to invite whoever the hell you want! Settle into this homely kitchen meets industrial modern suave and let your favourite mates keep you watered with the finest cocktails around.

Happily Affordable ££

Blues Kitchen Camden

7 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££

The Chelsea Pensioner

3 user reviews

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!

Happily Affordable ££

Core

7 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

10 user reviews

Get comfy in a private booths 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.

Happily Affordable ££

Christabel's Cocktail Bar

3 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££

Comedy Cafe

17 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££

Central & Co

5 user reviews

Central & Co is a friendly and welcoming all day brasserie serving seasonal British produce in a primed West End location. Enjoy something fresh from their smaller plates menu and toast your big day with a glass of sparkline wine; the international choice here is among the most diverse in town. Have a wander downstairs to discover a secret speakeasy bar too!

Happily Affordable ££

The Elgin

1 user reviews

A well-rounded, homely and personal local in Maida Vale, The Elgin offers top quality across the board. Their first floor private room – with its own fully functioning bar – suits gatherings for up to 120 guests, and the vast choice of locally-sourced food, craft beers and wines offers a little something for all tastes.

Happily Affordable ££

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.

Happily Affordable ££

West End on the Thames

17 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££

Broadway House

2 user reviews

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. 

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The Chelsea Prayer Room

5 user reviews

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. This is a members only bar, but booking your 40th birthday party through DesignMyNight will get you all in, no problem! 

Happily Affordable ££

The Met Bar

3 user reviews

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. 

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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. 

Happily Affordable ££

The Jones Family Project

14 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££

Baranis

7 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££

Northbank Restaurant

6 user reviews

Northbank Restaurant is a sophisticated venue to host a 40th birthday celebration. 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. 

Happily Affordable ££

Devonshire Terrace

4 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££

The Luggage Room

9 user reviews

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.

Splash the Cash £££

The Happenstance

6 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££

Be At One Guildhall

3 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££

Carom

13 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££

Floridita

11 user reviews

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 coupled with fine cocktails in this Havana-esque setting. 

Happily Affordable ££

Oskar's Bar At Dabbous

13 user reviews

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. Enjoy an informal 40th birthday party in one of London's coolest bars.

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The Tokenhouse

3 user reviews

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, this venue is a down-to-earth and casual party haven where your guests will feel instantly comfortable and at ease.

Happily Affordable ££

Patch Bar

15 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££

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. 

Happily Affordable ££

The Cadogan Arms

9 user reviews

For a cool 40th birthday party in London, why not check out The Cadogan Arms in Chelsea? This chic 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. 

Happily Affordable ££

Drink Shop & Do

38 user reviews

This versatile venue is good for any event you like - whether it's painting Lionel Richie onto Rich Tea biscuits or getting your boogy on over cocktails. Book out the whole place for your very own private shindig if that floats your boat or party with the common people on the downstairs dance floor.

Happily Affordable ££

Steam and Rye

34 user reviews

Enter this wacky den of crazy trinkets and funky vibes for a shindig with a difference. Whether you're sitting down for a portion of ribs or out to spot the celebs and throw those funky shapes around on the dance floor, this will certainly be a party that you'll all remember.

Happily Affordable ££

The Exhibit

3 user reviews

This sophisticated hang out in Balham is the perfect spot for a topnotch great quality meal at rustic tables in a stylish, modern interior, with the prospect of balcony seating for sunny summer nights. Stick around for a screening in the cushy cinema after, complete with sofa seats, cushions and free bags of popcorn - a real birthday treat!

Happily Affordable ££

Beaufort House Chelsea

7 user reviews

This sophisticated little haunt is a members only club, but squeeze your way in and hire out the private dining area for a spot of classy munching from an impressive menu. Add the tastiest of tipples, from the classics to the delightfully innovative spiced pear mojito, and you have a glam birthday topped off with quality.

Splash the Cash £££

Tuttons Vaults

2 user reviews

This unusual venue is an event space for private hire only, so book your space now and plunge the depths of this secret den. With an arched textured ceiling, suave vintage furniture and an Alice in Wonderland feel checkered floor, this place is a magical escape from those London streets and a great place for some confidential capers.

Happily Affordable ££

The Roof Gardens

13 user reviews

Book out your own private VIP area for a sophisticated soiree with one hell of a view of London's lit up night time skyline, or join the party with everyone else at this glamorous, stunningly botanical hang out in Kensington's skyway highway.

Splash the Cash £££

Whether it's a boozy afternoon tea, a large lunch, a private party or an evening tipple that you're after, the occasion is sure to be glamorous and full of fizz at this sophisticated City bar. Get the best bubbles in town at a venue that serves the largest selection of champagne cocktails in London.

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This Spanish-themed bar in Bloomsbury is a gorgeous little hideaway, with passionate red booth seats, ornate lantern lights and walls smothered in framed pictures and quirky trinkets. With tasty tapas treats and entertainment every week, enjoy a bit of Spanish guitar alongside your authentic cuisine.

Happily Affordable ££

Grace Bar

20 user reviews

This versatile venue has six different rooms for you to choose from, so book out your private party and decide between the restaurant for tasty dishes, VIP lounge for some secret slurping or any of the other bars and dance floors available. With vibrant, elegant decor, it's an exciting spot for some 40th birthday partying.

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The Gable

4 user reviews

This fun bar in the City of London is the perfect haven of quaint furniture and glamorous decor with a groovy twist in the form of a Nintendo Wii for your gaming pleasure. Let loose on the dance floor to live DJ sets or chill out with a delicious dish and a tasty tipple in the relaxed bar area.

Happily Affordable ££

Pause

5 user reviews

popular for private functions, this glam picture of elegance and sophistication is the perfect spot for some drunken lounging or a bit of something tasty and topnotch. Enjoy a cocktail masterclass or a buffet or simply kick back and relax and let the night fall where it may.

Happily Affordable ££

Dirty Martini Bishopsgate

18 user reviews

Voted best party bar in the 2014/15 DesignMyNight awards, this place is credited as the best venue around for your big birthday bash. Have a sophisticated shindig in stylish surrounds with superb cocktails, expertly blended by the mixology pros, and rock on through the night.

Happily Affordable ££

This luxurious lounge with its soft hues and even softer seats is an indulgent hug of velvet sofas, cushions and alcoholic taste bud snugglers. Settle back in elegant surrounds with a cocktail in hand and if the mood takes you, head down to the mystical Apres-Ski Lounge downstairs for some move busting in this Alpine paradise.

Splash the Cash £££

Trapeze

51 user reviews

This circus haunt with its acrobatic instruments dangling from the ceiling, its multi-coloured booth seats and its checkered floor is a vibrant and unique venue in Hoxton to chase all other quirky venues right off the map. Settle in for a raucous night in a bar whose very interior is an entertainment in itself.

Happily Affordable ££

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