21st Birthday Party London
Karaoke shindigs, secretive supper clubs, boisterous bar crawls and downright debaucherous nights on the tiles, we’ve really gone all out this time around. Turning 21 is a big deal and is there a better city than London to celebrate your 21st birthday. Whatever your taste and whatever your budget, our list of the recommended 21st birthday party events in London is sure to find you a perfect match.
Last updated on 18th April 2017
What better way to celebrate turning 21 with a soundtrack chosen by you, a huge group of mates throwing some serious shapes and a tour of London's most iconic sights? Hop aboard The Golden Flame for a night of partying as you pass Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the London Eye, all while dancing to the best soundtrack. Tickets are sold out for January but register your interest here to be the first to find out about new releases.
To celebrate your baptism into adult life, head to the Piano Works in Farringdon for an evening full of smooth, swinging jazz, enticing couples dancing and mouth-watering food. Held in a Victorian Warehouse, the team behind this impressive project wonderfully combine the venue's harsh, airy vibes with the opulence and sophistication of a Parisian piano bar. Relax, unwind and celebrate your 21st birthday at this evening full of character.
With exclusive drink discounts, free shots and free entry to some of the top bars and clubs in London, this is a bar crawl made for a memorable 21st birthday party. Hosted by friendly and experienced guides, you’ll drop in on five of the best nightspots in London alongside a buzzing crowd of students and tourists all out to let their hair down and make some new friends. Undeniably one of the best bar crawl experiences in London.
Spot the trendy crowd out for fun at Zoo bar, a chic and modern club in Soho. You can enjoy a night of fun and frivolity and chart and commercial house music until 3 AM in a very lively atmosphere at this central London bar.
If it’s your 21st birthday in London, you need a night that’s guaranteed to be quality. Cue Cargo with their Saturday Night Switched, which brings together their top quality resident DJs across two rooms to keep you dancing well into the night.
If you’ve got the search party hunting for something incredibly fun - but a little bit different – this is you all over. It’s probably easiest to think of Sounds Familiar as a disco in a pub quiz format, except there’s no mundane trivia and the focus is instead on identifying songs and the artists responsible. A wildly fun night where you’ll likely end up on the tables, arms around a stranger, belting out the words to one power ballad after another.
No, seriously. It really is possible to enjoy a 21st birthday party on Leicester Square without burning a hole in your wallet. Ruby Blue is the mythical destination of choice, bringing tasty comfort food, happy hour discounts and feel-good partying to one of the most prestigious parts of town. We’d suggest getting along between 5 and 8 PM (except on Saturdays) where happy hour drinks should get your birthday celebrations off to a flying start.
Get ready for a roaring 21st birthday party in Central London thanks to the help of Number 1 in London Bridge. Not only can you book private areas for you and your pals, get ready to dance well on into the night thanks to a roster of fun-time DJs.
Head down the stairs to the basement bar at The Hoxton Seven for a drinking den fit for a king. A great place to let your hair down on your 21st, the line up of cool cocktails and live DJs spinning tunes is a guarantee for a memorable night. If you feel peckish, order one of their delicious home-made pizzas too.
This quirky and colourful cocktail bar rocks at the weekends. With affordable drinks, party DJs playing the latest dance floor smashers and your chance to book out the Thai-style beach huts or the private room upstairs, this is a must for your 21st in London.
Grab your share of the VIP treatment at this Moroccan-inspired party palace. Fez Club’s professional staff, awesome sound system and late licence make it the perfect destination if you’re celebrating in Putney. Enjoy a few unique cocktails or a glass or two of champers then join a lively crowd on the dance floor until 4 AM at the weekends!
It’s always a fun time party night at Bar Rumba: great themed nights, dressing up and dancing all night. Bar Rumba is a lively and comfy boutique club with lots to offer for anyone looking for a 21st birthday party with a twist.
A smart and friendly cocktail bar, club and restaurant, Zebrano offers among the best value for money in the West End. There’s plenty of party packages to suit your needs, and offers like the ‘BFF Deal’ (bespoke package worth £50 for groups of 15+) sweeten the deal further. Tuck into international food, sip ‘Designer Cocktails’ and dance until 3 AM in the heart of Carnaby.
Trapeze will truly offer you a birthday you won't forget. Set in the heart of Shoreditch, it's the ideal place for your 21st birthday with a cool cocktail bar on the first floor and a pumping basement club, this circus themed venue is an incredibly fun night out. With food on offer as well, there's really everything you need in one night.
Looking for a fun place with a little bit of everything? All Star Lanes in Stratford has it sorted. Warm up with a couple of cocktails from the 1950s Americana-inspired bar, before popping over to the bowling arena, where there’s no less than 14 lanes. Once you’re all done slaying your mates you can patch things up at dinner, where the menu features everything from Dedham Vale burgers to mac ‘n’ cheese.
For a glamorous 21st birthday party in London Friday nights at Shaka Zulu are a great choice; you can join the cool, trendy crowd dancing the night away to their favourite house and R n B tunes. Get a table and be treated like the VIP you are with their great table service.
When was the last really great birthday party you went to that didn’t feature tequila? Exactly. Azulito houses a casual 80 bottles of 100% agave tequila for your supping satisfaction either straight or as part of a margarita. There’s an eclectic décor, lively ambience and DJs until midnight at the weekend too, with the option of exclusively hiring the venue out to celebrate if you fancy it.
For a 21st birthday party in London that you won't forget in a hurry, The Lucky Pig in Fitzrovia is a top choice. As well as being available for private, the vintage bar also caters for small groups with amazing cocktails and delicious bar snacks along with a hot line-up of DJ nights and live music.
Strong cocktails, power ballad anthems and fancy dress antics make for one heck of a 21st birthday; trust us. Get yourself along to Islington’s devoted karaoke bar, where liberating, heart-racing performances are the norm. There’s thousands of songs to choose between and you could add a cocktail masterclass to your package for that extra wow-factor.
Zigfrid is a UFO in the world of Shoreditch clubbing. With a quirky and completely non-sensical mish mash of interiors and an eclectic music policy you always spend a night to remember at Zigfrid Von Underbelly.
If you want to celebrate your 21st birthday party in London with unrivalled excess, set sail on a Camden pub crawl. For only £10 you can look forward to free shots, entry to all stop offs, and queue jump to some of the bigger venues. With a focus on Camden's popular live music venues, look forward to enjoying a beverage at the Camden Barfly, and Blues Kitchen, as well as entry into Koko on a Friday night and Soundtracks at Proud on a Saturday.
A neighbourhood bar in Clapham with an industrial edge, Suburb SW11 promises brilliant happy hours, a cool interior and a late license come the weekend, making it the ideal spot for a fun-time 21st birthday in London. Think unique cocktails, craft beers and delicious eats at this South London gem.
Famous for their “rough and ready” approach to partying, Bavarian Beerhouse is a party bar for people who don’t take life too seriously. Come at the weekend when you’ll find an Oktoberfest spirit ruling the roost; the bar team come dressed in lederhosen, there’s plenty of currywurst to get stuck into and the German beers come to the table by the steinful.
For a more unique 21st birthday get onboard West End on the Thames, which will take your party onto the Thames for a backdrop of some incredible views of London. On the top deck of this spacious river boat you can enjoy all the hard-to-beat views of London at night. Mingle amongst the other young, adventurous partiers of London, or hire out the whole party for a private clubbing cruise through the heart of London while admiring the city as you’ve never seen it before.
For your 21st birthday shenanigans spend your evening (or at least the start of it anyway) at one of the City's most loved stand-up venues that showcases some of the best up and coming and established comedic talent in the industry. Laughs are inevitable, there'll definitely be plenty of booze and there'll also be live musical musings once the comedy is over should you wish to take to the dance floor.
Turn back the hands of time for your 21st birthday party, at The Old School Yard. What better way to celebrate your 21st birthday than by remembering your childhood? Reserve an area to enjoy the great cocktails, happy hours and retro arcade games; or liven things up by booking one of the many private karaoke rooms. For a lively and fun filled 21st birthday party in London.
Step back in time as you hit that big 21st Birthday milestone with Hot Since 91. Celebrating everything about the best decade in time, sing some retro songs at 90s karaoke and party all night long as you remember the best time in history.
Your 21st deserves somewhere you can dress up a little, have a boogie until late but still mingle and mooch around like you're now a sophisticated adult. Behold the Dead Dolls House in Islington, a three-floor playground of contemporary cool design and places to drink, dance, dine and lounge to your young little heart's content.
Perfect for a birthday party, this Spanish fiesta is fuelled by fun, with themed nights everyday of the week great happy hours, affordable drinks, DJs kick in on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a 3am closing time on Saturdays; Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury offers a unique vibe for a birthday party. With tasty tapas, delicious cocktails and fiesta filled fun, Salvador and Amanda inject some Spanish flavour to Bloomsbury. Happy 21st Birthday!
Looking for an all round winning boozer to host your 21st birthday in Chelsea? Well you've just found it. With an extensive list of drinks, one of the best gardens in London, a slick interior and buzzing DJ nights - this King's Road haunt has everything in place for a truly memorable 21st. The guys at Jam Tree are happy to welcome you just for drinks, to reserve an area or hire the whole venue out.
For a 21st birthday with a difference jump aboard the M.V Jewel of London and the double decker party boat cruises the Thames and parties for four hours. The boat will show you the best views of London, provide a DJ who will pump out the biggest tunes and make sure the bar is fully stocked.
Just because you're all big and grown up now doesn't mean you can't have oodles of fun on your birthday. Dalston's ballpit bar has been a huge hit, BallieBallerson has a waist-deep ball-pit, DJs and a cocktail list better than any party bag goodies.
This birthday bash with a difference will have you big-haired, head-banded and splattered with eighties cheese at an event to remember. Learn a professionally choreographed routine to your favourite retro anthem and have a laugh as you go. Looking for a completely unique 21st birthday party experience? This is the one. Reflex Dance Studios have flexible party packages, ideal for celebrating special birthdays.
Ask For Janice is a stellar choice for a birthday party if you’re celebrating in Farringdon. With space for up to 100, the venue is renowned for its wide range of gins and craft beers, and serves anything from finger foods to fully fledged feasts made up of locally produced fare.
Located in the heart of Soho, Gem offers a luxurious surrounding to enjoy a bite to eat, cocktails, after work drinks, late night clubbing and massive birthday events. 21st parties at Gem are second to none with a great vibe and crowd always willing to crank up the party.
We’ve all been there at one point or rather. Smugly sinking the last cup at the beer pong table and crowning yourself the undisputed champion. Here’s your chance to solidify that statement, as the Shoreditch Pub Crawl whisk you around some of the finest bars in the area playing drinking games and enjoying free shots.
Sway in Soho offers different spaces with a stylish and contemporary décor; 3 bars, a nightclub and a restaurant all under one roof. The music varies in the different rooms so you can chose the atmosphere you prefer to Sway your hips.
Don't have the usual birthday mayhem (we've all done the passing out and not making it to the club thing - no one wants that on their 21st). Choose a theme, whether it's a musical or your all time favourite diva, and get ready to learn some moves from the pros who gave Rihanna her body popping at a party with a difference.
Now that you're all grown up, have a sophisticated soiree in the swankiest club in South London at this Clapham club. With three rooms to choose from, get down low in the basement bar, break it down in the main terrace area or class it up in the split level VIP lounge. Regular burlesque performances and even fire-eating will have your heads spinning and eyes bulging, so hit this place up for a birthday to remember.
This sprightly restaurant and bar is ideal for birthday parties of all varieties. Their comfy booths and ample private areas are tailor made for special occasions, and Blues Kitchen’s flexible approach is ideal for creating your perfect party. The venue itself offers a vast spread of damn fine BBQ eats, an extensive list of Americana-inspired drinks and a energetic live music and DJ programme that continues to 3am at the weekends.
21 is a roaring party, whatever the weather, so where to make the most of it in London? If you're looking for a 21st birthday party in London where you can dance the night away, head to Loop in Central as this cracking club promises cheesy pop, VIP booths, a multi-coloured dance floor and more.
If you want to totally storm your 21st birthday party then get your crew together and head down to Shaka Zulu on a Saturday night for a night of music, mayhem and awe inspiring acts. The notorious collective known as Twisted Circus will be bringing an array of fire breathing, stilt walking and acrobatic acts to the club.
Every mood, every scene, every preference, the six different bars and clubs of the Piccadilly Institute offer great clubbing experiences for everybody. Perfect for a big all-out 21st party with lots of guests, Piccadilly Institute offers great variation and lots of style.
Situated in the heart of Covent Garden Foudation is a hot cocktail bar, dining experience and club. With an impressive and ecletic décor Foundation has a perfect vibe for an original clubbing night. A great all-in-one venue where you can grab dinner, drinks and then clubbing for a top 21st birthday party.
Tiger Tiger is a Picadilly restaurant, bar and club where the central London crowds gather throughout the day for a relaxing drink and later in the evening for an awesome fun-time party night. A great all-in-one venue for a 21st birthday with dinner, drinks and a night of clubbing fun.
Assemble that wolf pack of yours and prepare yourself for a leisurely cruise down the Regent’s Canal aboard the Canal Party Club! The trip really is what you make of it; you’re welcome to bring your own booze, food and music as your captain steers you down this famous waterway taking in the sites of North London while you’re at it. Transparent covers and a heater guard against bad weather.
Ping pong tables, shot wheels and Scandinavian party vibes all pool together to create one fun-loving 21st birthday party destination at Nordic Bar. You might have to immerse yourself in Nordic traditions by wearing a cone on your head and shouting 'Skaol' before downing your drink but you'll be rewarded with some of the best Scandinavian food and drink, a fun crowd and DJs spinning pumping tunes until the early hours of the morning.
SO.UK scooped the Best DJ Bar of 2015 prize at the London Club & Bar Awards, making it an excellent choice for 21st birthday celebrations in Clapham. The venue brings a glamorous and refined feel to the table, serving an extensive choice of cocktails and ensuring a lively atmosphere with its playlist of party tunes.
Undoubtedly one of London’s most unique afternoon tea experiences can be enjoyed aboard this vintage Routemaster bus! Take in all of central London’s sites on a charming drive around the city, with a spread of sandwiches, pastries, cakes and macaroons to nibble away at. Bring your own bubbly for a £5 corkage fee for that extra sparkle.
Your 21st is made for something a bit special, but preferably confined to one place where you can be waited on hand and foot and not lose the crowd when transitioning from bar to bar. Enter Fu Manchu - a low lit palace of delectable Oriental themed cocktails.
Award-winning comedy clubs? There’s one absolute banker that springs to mind. The 99 Club – with its relaxed approach to alternative stand-up – has won prizes at the Chortle Awards four years in a row, and they’re not resting on their laurels either. Perfect for a few drinks, a bit of grub and wall-to-wall fits of laughter.
A truly lavish and refined spot on the Gloucester Road, Meursault is a handsome basement bar found below the award-winning L’etranger restaurant. Offering a refined yet relaxed atmosphere, head along for a birthday celebration featuring late night drinks or the complete gourmet experience.
Hoxton Pony is a big hitting party bar on the Shoreditch party scene. Modern interiors and cutting edge design excites from the word go, as talented bartenders mix a list of 300+ spirits with freshly prepared syrups and compotes on the drinks front. There’s food if you’d like it, before a top notch range of DJs pump up the party into the early hours.
The Shoreditch is an East London club. It is a restaurant during the day, serves cocktails in the evening and hosts regular DJs into the early hours. The interior is fun mix of Tiki-bar and art deco with flamingos and honey comb wallpaper providing a unique bar setting.
Looking for a cool Central London spot to host your 21st birthday? Well look no further than Aviary Bar. With an aquarium behind the bar, a cool interior and crafted cocktails, celebrate your 21st in style. With a great dinner menu as well as the top drinks menu, enjoy the best of both worlds for your 21st, and have a birthday your friends will all be talking about.
If you love comedy gigs and clubbing, Bar Rumba has the night for you. Every Saturday night, Bar Rumba holds its Big Night Out Comedy Club. Soak up the happy hour deals before the comedians start the show, then get your dancing shoes on for some late night party action afterwards. Ideal for birthdays or groups of friends looking for something a little different, book online and get your discounted tickets exclusively with DesignMyNight...
Fabric is well situated between Farringdon and Barbican. You can expect to move your body to the rhythm of cutting-edge house, techno, electro, disco, dub-techno and many other music styles mixed by various artists from underground DJ talents to international legends.