Need 25th birthday ideas? Look no further than Tonight Josephine. You'll have a boatload of cool events to choose from, including Britney or Mamma Mia-themed bottomless brunches, karaoke bashes and singalong shindigs.
There isn't a stone that hasn't been unturned in our quest to find the best ways to celebrate your 25th birthday in London. Read on to discover our little treasure trove of things to try, including private boat parties, live music caverns of cool, homely gastropubs and of course no shortage of buoyant late-night spots for you to get those hands in the air.
Last updated on 23rd March 2023
Need 25th birthday ideas? Look no further than Tonight Josephine. You'll have a boatload of cool events to choose from, including Britney or Mamma Mia-themed bottomless brunches, karaoke bashes and singalong shindigs.
Spend your 25th Birthday in a tropical paradise. Based on the island that an exiled Napoleon spent 300 days with his closest pals, the 600-capacity rooftop bar is awash with sunny colours, panoramic views and a summer cocktail menu of frozen delicacies.
The Beast of Brixton is the perfect destination for your 25th Birthday party, mixing cool décor, great drinks and an out-of-control party playlist. Known for their delicious street food and amazing Sunday roast, this hidden gem in Brixton is gaining a reputation for keeping the party alive across its two floors, so whether you want a sit down meal or to dance the night away, this is your destination.
So you're 25. What next? Why not jump right into this nostalgia fest, as Ballie Ballerson delivers you bottomless prosecco, unlimited pizza and one million balls for you pleasure, or the midweek sessions are all about retro sweeties and cocktails.
A bit of a city favourite for chilled out vibes and socialising after work, Core is a Bank beauty if you're looking for somewhere cool to spend your birthday in London. Turning 25 needs cocktails in abundance, somewhere you can be social, maybe grab some bar snacks and somewhere that has a basement bar for late night boozing. Well, hello Core, nice to meet you.
A cool fusion of cocktail and contemporary club, Patch St. Paul's is a big favourite with birthday groups looking around the St Paul's area. Land £10 off champagne and half price cocktails and wine during happy hour, book out one of their stylish private areas and finish by dancing the night away.
The Wall is a versatile space for a birthday party, with a focus on quality food, drinks and service inspired by the New York cafe-cum-diner scene. It's a branch of the House of Vans collective, with influences from both sides of the Atlantic, and would suit those looking for a memorable party held from a unique space in the heart of London.
@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 22nd April 2023 and 8 other Saturdays
Make your birthday in London just that much more special by hopping aboard The Dutch Master. This silent disco party boat will see you drinking, dancing and having a cracking time while you enjoy the multi-channel DJs, as well as the stunning views.
Barrio Shoreditch is one of London's best and most fun-filled cocktail bars - perfect for a memorable 25th birthday party in London. This fun time party bar is a great place in Shoreditch for enjoying a spectacular and fast-paced birthday party with your nearest and dearest. Start planing an unforgettable 25th birthday party in Shoreditch.
Unleash your inner dancing queen as you venture to Disco Brunch for your 25th. Offering bottomless drinks, tasty brunch dishes and a soundtrack of funky classic,s this is your chance to unleash your inner Cher, Bianca or Mick Jagger on the dance floor.
25th birthdays are for drinking, dancing and living it up with your best mates. You'll want somewhere that has all the makings of a sophisticated night out paired with the endless fun you had at concerts in your late teens. Enter The Piano Works and you'll never look back. Request the songs you want to hear all night long, to have them played by the dual piano led band. One of a kind.
For your 25th, you need somewhere that's got all the cocktail swagger you need but in a cool, laid back setting that's an upgrade from all other average London bars. The Bermondsey Arts Club takes residency of a former public conveniences turning it into a 1930s inspired den of art deco design and innovative mixology.
The White Swan in central London is the perfect place for a sit-down meal with your nearest and dearest as they have space for up to 52 in their dining room. With plenty of hearty dining options and gallons of fine wine, this is a great space for a sophisitcated 25th birthday party.
Like the sound live music, pizzas and cocktails to celebrate your bday? Old Street Records offers all this in one of the coolest spaces in the whole of east London. Head along and start the celebrations with a couple of their bespoke drinks, with everything from EP launches, new bands and established acts to look forward to as the evening progresses. Intimate jazz nights and low-key DJ sets are usually held in the secret basement bar, if that's more your thing!
Looking for a fun-filled 25th that features bowling, karaoke, food and drinks? Located on Brick Lane in the heart of Shoreditch, let your American alter ego run free while you rack up the strikes on one of their six lanes. From there you could head for a sing-song, or settle down in the restaurant where hearty burgers are best matched with chilli cheese fries. The bar area offers something pretty special too, with all your favourite tipples alongside unique drinks for good measure - who's for a candyfloss cocktail?
@ Forbidden Nights @ Infernos on Saturday 8th April 2023 and 34 other Saturdays
Forbidden Nights is London's hottest male variety show, bringing an all-star lineup of skilled performers picked from around the UK to the stage. Guaranteed to get you and your girls a little hot under the collar, this is a sexy yet fun night out where you'll be dazzled by performers including a Channing Tatum lookalike and an X-Factor finalist.
An ever popular choice for 25th birthday celebrations in London, this chic cocktail bar gives you a taste of Southern France without any need to leave the city. With a Provence inspired cocktail menu and the UK's only indoor petanque court, this is a good London cocktail bar to celebrate your 25th birthday in style.
Turning the big half century? How about heading to a top secret London location for a huge day party with RnBhangra Brunch. Gather all your mates for bottomless cocktails, a two-course spread and all your favourite bhangra hits.
Not only does The Hoxton Seven have a great basement DJ bar but it also has some of the coolest quirky cocktails around. This unpretentious bar is a great place to celebrate a birthday and really gets going when you descend the stairs and the DJ starts spinning some tunes, a sure fire winner and a memorable night. Book your birthday night out here today.
Trapeze will truly offer you a birthday you won't forget. Set in the heart of Shoreditch, it's the ideal place for your 25th 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.
Assemble your gang for an afternoon of code-cracking and adrenaline highs. Take on one of AIM's four escape rooms and experience cutting edge technology paired with mind-boggling puzzles and immersive interiors. Probably best to not do this one on a hangover.
Your 25th is extra-special, so do something extra-special... BYOC is a unique haunt that creates bespoke cocktails based on your favourite spirit, just raid your cupboard (or pop into the offy on your way over) and let the bartenders work their magic.
Start your 25th birthday night out in the decadent style of the Empire of China in Brixton's hidden gem, The Courtesan. Feast on some traditional sharing-style dim sum plates, which are renewed with modern and worldly ingredients, before working your way through their elegant but lethal 'Liquid Seduction' menu of tea-based cocktails. Best of all, the central location of The Courtesan means you won't have to head far for your 25th birthday in London.
Zebrano is designed with 3 floors with their own private bar. You can enjoy your party in the lofty balcony, the main dance floor or the 'VIP' basement. If you're after a 25th party with some great VIP style then get yourself to Zebrano.
Live out your Fresh Prince fantasy by heading to The 90's Brunch for your birthday. Armed with a killer soundtrack of nostalgic classics, bottomless booze and a hearty breakfast offering, these guys are giving you the ultimate throwback.
The Trafalgar Arms is a home-from-home just minutes away from Tooting Broadway. A grand space which remains warm and welcoming, there's an inviting feel to this classic gastropub. The team here thrive on hosting bespoke birthday events - it's what gets them out of bed in the morning. Whether you're just looking for a few drinks with your mates, a casual party with bubbly and canapes or a sit-down meal in one of their stunning dining spaces, this pub has it all.
Celebrate your 25th birthday party at Studio 88, brought to you from the team behind The Piano Works. Every night two piano vocalists and accompanying musicians form a 6 piece band and only play songs requested by the audience.
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.
Get down to The Star of Kings for your 25th birthday frolics; you can expect a lush pub brimming with a boozy bar and upbeat atmosphere as well as a basement lair of low lights, leather sofas and a huge sound system. Playing host to DJ nights, live music and other pubbing activities, this King's Cross boozer is a great place to drink with friends and bring in another birthday special.
An old fashioned local with shed loads of character and one hella friendly atmosphere. Big birthday blowouts are not the one anymore, it's all about chillin' in a pub with your mates and a pint or glass of vino in hand. Tuck into The Star of Bethnal Green's weekly activities including quiz nights, DJ sets, disco dancing and (of course) karaoke. Cameras at the ready, this 25th will be a boozy one.
Catch Bar in Shoreditch is a quirky party bar that's ideal for a 25th Birthday celebration. With two bars and colourful wall decorations, this Mexican bar is a lively slice of Latin America. You can reserve an area, dine on Mexican Tacos and Tortas and sip on fabulous fruity cocktails. Later the DJ turns up the music and the party really begins!
Looking for ways to celebrate your 25th birthday in London? Head on over to Greenwich, where you'll find TOCA Social, an absolute must for football fans. You'll face-off with an interactive game, plus there's foosball, photobooths and American refreshments for afterwards.
Casa Blue offers a lively fun time atmosphere for your 25th birthday in London. This cool and quirky Shoreditch bar features a Saharan bazaar style bar room with hanging lanterns and cocktails that are as potent as they are delicious. The tasty meze and grilled treats are perfect party sharers too, so add some spice to your 25th at Casa Blue in East London.
Quirky ways to celebrate your 25th birthday in London? Head to Blingo for a hilarious night of bingo and lip sync challenges. Over the evening, you and your crew will party along to a DJ and battle against other teams for glory.
Looking for a stylish all-in-one venue close to Covent Garden for your 25th birthday shenanigans? Sway is a versatile restaurant, bar and club custom-made for just that, bringing a touch of New York City inspired excess and debauchery to a completely revamped space in the heart of theatreland.
Floripa London is a mix of Brazilian beach bar, London bloc party club and London's great music scene that hosts live bands, DJs and legendary parties. So if you're after a slice of South America for your 25th birthday then look no further than Floripa.
Looking for the best places for a birthday party? London Bridge Rooftop is a fantastic shout for a summertime bash, offering swoon-worthy views and delicious drinks. Plus, it's also joined by a DJ everyday to provide fun beats and hosts a jam-packed weekend of bottomless brunches and £5 Aperol spritz deals.
If you're looking for somewhere laid-back but special to celebrate your 25th birthday in West London, make sure to check out The Hawk's Nest. Offering a beautiful alfresco garden dripping in luscious foliage (plus covers and heaters during the colder months), it's the perfect place to chomp on pizza and sink cocktails.
This trendy Clerkenwell party bar is truly flexible, offering a number of private hire packages. Guests can privately hire the stylish ground floor, the plush basement bar or go all out and book both. Each room has its own bar and everything in place for a DJ to come and play some tunes. With a licence that can be extended to 1.30am and a long list of very affordable cocktails, 1920 is a great candidate for a 25th.
If you want to spend your 25th in a traditional London boozer surrounded by friends and a feel-good atmosphere then The Star of Hackney Downs is the perfect pubbing venture for you. This place specialises in freshly made pizzas, crafty brews and one crackin' karaoke room up for grabs for some cheeky birthday celebrations. Hire out a room and have some good olde fun in a 90s, old school pub.
Tracking down that perfect prohibition party was no easy feat, until the Candlelight Club came striding into the spotlight. They'll keep their cards close to their chest right up until the day of the event, but we're free to tell you that you can expect bespoke cocktails, vintage DJ sets and live jazz music in a buzzing venue lit entirely by candles. Vibes are chilled but dress codes are strict; don't forget your twenties best!
Archer Street is a Soho cocktail bar that has plenty of communal and private sofas to lounge, secluded alcoves to book yet a warm and sociable feel at the great bar. With a great alpine bar downstairs, Archer Street is ideal for that cool and sophisticated 25th birthday you've been planning.
Killer cocktails, cracking bar staff, a lineup of crazy themes make The Cocktail Club some of the most loved bars in London. All the ingredients are sure here for a birthday party, where guests laugh the night away in between mouthfuls of quirky cocktails like the 'confessions of a cucumber salesman', 'Brixton riot' and 'smoking barrel'.
Little Nan has become something of a household gem in the cocktail industry as of late. Specialising in whimsical mixed drinks, English charm and elegant etiquette in all of her endeavours, Little Nan presents her Cocktail Parties package as the perfect treat for your birthday themed escapades. Expect a travelling service of vintage inspired cocktails served in antiques, tailor made tipples, bespoke serving ware and an immersive bar experience as Little Nan comes to transform your special day!
Based at the HQ of the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist is styled as part Victorian men's club and part Masonic Lodge. It's an intriguing and inventive basement bar that pays homage to the scandalous ways of the infamous Baron, promising great drinks and great times perfect for birthday parties in Covent Garden.
Enjoy a 25th birthday at Steak and Lobster, because there's no better food groups to celebrate your birthday than those. Just on the door step of Covent Garden, you can enjoy delicious dishes, bubbles, cocktails and good times all round.
Looking for a fun-filled 25th celebration in the heart of Islington? LadyBird is the perfect match; offering two floors of cocktail-fuelled wild abandon from its Upper Street patch. Start with a few cocktails on the ground floor before making your way down to the basement, where DJs drop a mixed bag of the 80s, the 90s, disco and house tunes until 4am (at the weekends).
Back yourself as a bit of a part-time rockstar? London's dedicated karaoke bar gives you a platform to prove it; with strong cocktails, thousands of party tunes and a fancy dress box in place to set you up for a memorable night. Add a cocktail masterclass to your package if you're looking to go all out!
Dirty Martini on Hanover Square is the perfect place for a glitz and glam Mayfair night. Come here for a private party or for the impressive decorative details and the trendy atmosphere of the club. For a swish 25th birthday, look no further than Dirty Martini Hanover Square.
A versatile spot that ticks every box of cool, Blues Kitchen Camden is an ideal party space at which to celebrate a 25th birthday - whether you fancy necking something from their extensive collection of Bourbons, or catching a live music performance before partying the night away at one of their vintage rock and roll club nights - this is the place to celebrate a 25th birthday in London.
Let your hair down with your amigos and celebrate over a night of cocktails and house tunes at SiXTY/FoUR. Situated along Clapham High Street, the fun spot is offering everything from happy hours and DJ sets to regularly changing kitchen residencies.
To the oche! This is darts, but not like you've ever known before. Think of a cool London bar decked out with the latest high-tech darts board that all come complete with their own digital scoring and gaming system; then think of a massive bar, pumping music and some of the best fun you've probably ever had. Maybe you're a 25 year old darts prodigy... who knows.
If you're looking for a fun-filled 25th birthday party in one of London's coolest bars, Gigi's is the place to be. It is a DJ bar, with live music venue and restaurant in the heart of Hoxton Square that pairs vibrant interiors with a feel-good atmosphere you'll find heard to beat.
Make that 25th birthday celebration worth remembering with The Star By Liverpool Street. Venture inside this hotspot, where you'll be able to book one of the private spaces to enjoy great vibes or head to one of the karaoke rooms to showcase your epic (or terrible) singing skills.
Make your 25th milestone a night to remember at Shoreditch's Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes bar. Cool and artistic, portraying ever-shifting interiors including an old-school American kitchen theme, this bar/art piece is always revolutionary and rebellious in design and is complemented by fascinating art exhibitions and creative events. Its Basement Bar plays host to a diverse throng of DJs and live acts, spinning out space disco and funk to acoustic tones in order to suit every birthday.
Simmons, a unique and quirky cocktail bar, is a great place to enjoy your 25th birthday party in London. It is home to one of London's largest fruit flavoured beers and they have outrageously long and generous happy hours - throughout the week. Simmons is great if you want to enjoy a few cocktails in an unique environment with your friends and it's also an ideal place to have a amazing 25th birthday in London.
Looking for something a little different for your celebrations? Navrtar is the high-tech venue with a penchant for all things VR. Strap on your headset and be transported to another world, tackling anything from blood-thirsty zombies to world-threatening zombies.
The Shoreditch is an East London club. This restaurant by the day serves cocktails in the evening and host regular DJ into the early hours. The interior is fun mix of tiki-bar and art deco with flamingo's and honey comb wallpaper providing a unique bar setting.
Celebrate your birthday in style over at Horizons Casino. Not only does the late-night Leicester Square bar boast poker tables, roulette and slot machines, but also a delicious menu of cocktails, top-quality grub and good vibes.
Big birthday coming up and not sure how to celebrate? Try one of London's best virtual reality experiences. DNA VR has various venues across the city, with pods and a free-roaming area at each one. Play a zombie shoot-out game, complete an escape room or discover what the inside of the tardis looks like.
Looking for a 25th birthday party venue in London? You can hire out the swish mezzanine floor at All Bar One on Liverpool Street. Plus, they're serving up make-you-own buffet party packages, complete with plenty of booze to boot.
Celebrate your 25th birthday in London, Latin style, at Barrio North. Make the most of the great happy hours, enjoy some glorious tapas food and party hard until the early hours. The intimate booths and alcoves are perfect for medium sized parties, and you can also book entire areas - should your party size require it.
Knock back a tipple or two of the finest Tequila this side of the Pacific. With a flavourful array of chirpy margaritas on show, order up by the round for you and your pals and slurp up the essence of Mehhico! Overlooking one of the prized greenery gables in London, Terrace Bar is a Hispanic retreat perfect for the odd birthday pre-drink (or even the god forsaken line of slammers). Lime wedge at the ready!
Make your quarter of a century bash one to remember with a trip to Hyper Reality in East London. Here, you can do everything from hopping on a rollercoaster to racing around in go-karts and surviving a zombie apocalypse, all thanks to their VR gaming.
It's a spacious cocktail bar, stylish restaurant and nice boutique club in the heart of Shoreditch. Q Shoreditch mixes exposed brick work with leather and furs and there is a touch of Hollywood glamour.