30th Birthday Venues London
Turning 30 any time soon? Well don't keep it quiet, celebrate it! London has a whole host of fantastic 30th birthday party venues that will transform your 30th from something you dread into a legendary event. So don't have a quiet one in the pub, have a look at our stellar selection of venues and enjoy the best London's nightlife has to offer and even hire your own space out for some major birthday celebrations.
Last updated on 14th October 2016
Quaint, welcoming and with a crack team of talented bartenders, Phonox Below is cosy cocktail bar that's perfect if you're planning an unforgettable 30th birthday celebration. The bar has collected together an fantastic group of DJs, who'll use their impressive collection of records to create the perfect mood befitting a birthday celebration. Completing the experience, the bartenders make use of the many international spirits and fresh fruits to offer a stunning selection of quirky cocktail concoctions.
The Brixton Beach Boulevard was one of the biggest successes of the summer, and now there’s a brand new wintry pop-up to discover. Coming to the same rooftop space in Brixton, the Big Apple Brixton whisks you across the pond and back in time, where a selection of themed bars, a night club, lots of private hire rooms and a menu of delicious, NYC-inspired street food awaits. Explore the faded glamour of New York circa 1977 and host your birthday at one of the most hotly anticipated pop-ups of the season.
Cecil's is a secret drinking den hidden away near London Bridge perfect for an intimate 30th birthday party. The theme is oriental, and the cocktail list is full of sumptuous drinks; there is regular live entertainment - a great addition to any birthday.
Oriole is a truly sumptuous space of mystery and magic in Smithfield Market. Sister site to the multi-award winning Nightjar speakeasy, Oriole is surging ahead on the London cocktail scene in its own right. Head this way for a cocktail list laced with exotic influences, equally tasty bites to eat and a playlist of live jazz, swing and blues tunes.
Combining sophistication with quirky eccentricity to great success, Adam and Eve is the perfect place to celebrate the big 3 - 0! Decorated in warm mustards, pinks and greens, the atmosphere is mischievous and welcoming. The excellent wine list is a very enticing aspect, as is the great menu full of bar snacks and gastro pub fare. A happy birthday to you!
Spend your 30th at Tequila Mockingbird - a cool, three-floored cocktail bar in Putney with a literary twist. The basement here boasts a private party room available for hire - perfect for your big birthday bash. Book this space out and tuck into cut-price cocktails, beers and wine from 5pm all the way through until 9pm! With a few b'day bevs in you, dance into the early morning hours here as DJs spin until 2am.
"Darts?" you say in disbelief. This isn't just your average brunch session, no no, this is a Flight Club brunch session. Pay attention, there'll be: pizza en masse, a bottle of prosecco per person and some hella fun partying as you experience this social gaming bar. Fill your boots on this fun atmosphere and we promise, darts is the new ping pong, you'll never look back.
An immersive experience in the same mould as ‘Allo Allo and Dad’s Army, it’s time for you to step up and join the French Resistance movement of 1943 as they recruit secret agents. Once you’ve received your briefing, you’ll kit up and get stuck in; immersing yourself in the 1940s Parisian culture and perfecting that French accent to avoid the suspicions of the lurking Gestapo. Away from this unique entertainment there’s a three-course menu served in their authentic French bistro and an after-party of swing dancing ‘til late!
Why not treat yourself to a foodie feast for the big Three Oh (but we don't have to bring that up again...) and dine in style in this cosy den by London Bridge? Sometimes it's not all about those big clubbing moments, sometimes it's all about great food and great company - the good times will follow. Soak up the warm hues and homely vibes and finish off with some tempting tipples for a sophisticated birthday galavant.
If you're looking for a stylish restaurant and bar to host your 30th birthday celebrations then Northbank Restaurant is just what you're looking for. Between the delicious food, unique cocktails, beautiful terrace and unbeatable views of London from the riverside it is guaranteed to make for a special night. Choose from a variety of private hire spaces depending on whether you're planning on having a huge bash or an intimate get together.
Hosting a plethora of live music nights and boasting one hell of a beefy sound system, The Star of Kings has a low-lit lair downstairs where the volume can be cranked and the entertainment runs wild; perfect for some cheeky birthday celebrations, with the upstairs pub room as a welcome, quieter retreat. Spend your birthday celebrations cruising this Kings Cross resident with your party posse.
Looking for a hot-to-trot birthday destination in London? Hankering over somewhere that will provide the up-most service during your 30th birthday bash? We've just the destination for you. Found in the heart of Embankment, Champagne Charlie's is brimming with gastro dining, world renowned bottles of Champers and cool interiors. There's even a 45 strong private hire room to boot!
With your 30th on the horizon, you're probably looking for a plush London location to get into some serious DJs and dancing. Enter Montezuma, South Kensington's latest late night hot spot for clubbing and a luxuriant party aesthetic. Expect a low-lit basement bar of playful LED lights and DJs taking you into the night.
Styled around the illicit, underground activity of a roaring twenties speakeasy, Proud Cabaret promises a night of glamour and intrigue below the streets of the city. Experience the shady activity of a prohibition-themed birthday night out, with dazzling burlesque performances enjoyed in the company of superbly executed British cuisine and plenty of cocktails.
Ideal for a low-key birthday gathering with your closest pals, Miz En Bouche is a charming French bistro that combines attentive service with fantastic food in the heart of Angel. It’s something of a hidden gem with a lovely neighbourhood feel, with a private patio for enjoying a drop of wine and a menu featuring classic French fare with a twist.
You'e soon to be 30 and fabulous. There's no need for a birthday crisis this year, Grace Bar in central London can cater to all of your party needs with their 6 room spread of unique and differently themed rooms. Check out their Milk Bar, Cocoa Club and gorgeous restaurant for some atmospheric dining followed by some raucous birthday partying in London.
Just because you can't jet away on your birthday, doesn't mean you can't appreciate some mean fusion foods at the hands of Mommi Clapham. You're turning 30, it's time to celebrate and embrace your age. Don't turn away from a reason for a big fat party. Mommi is at hand to show you through the night with cocktails and foods galore inspired by Japanese and South American cultures.
Fitzrovia boats a plush little plot inspired by England's great rugged countryside and pushing out agricultural charm in abundance. Brought to you from the guys behind Oskar's bar at Dabbous, you can expect the freshest plates of home made, locally sourced produce served in a setting that feels like an urban style farm. Rustic food and drink makes for the perfect space for some 30th birthday celebrations.
Trader Vic’s private Tiki Room offers an exotic atmosphere with influences from the Med, Middle East, Asia and everywhere in between. A handsome space dressed with authentic tiki artefacts, enjoy a birthday dinner of foods cooked via the Chinese wood-fired ovens complemented by a cocktail menu that features the original Mai Tai first coined in 1944.
Looking for something special to do on your 30th in London? We'll bet that you are, and we have just the thing. Join Searcys in St Pancras for a birthday celebration to remember as you sit washing down oysters with some of the finest bottles of Champagne in the business.
The Vineyard is a newly refurbished boozer that oozes laid back drinking vibes with a cool, contemporary décor perfect for some chilled celebrations with friends. Hire out this whole pub for your 30th birthday escapades and make a day of tucking into delicious pub grubs and beer. If the weather calls for it you can even venture out into the covered beer garden for some al fresco antics.
Embrace your 30s by celebrating at a restaurant that is just as retro as you. Kidding. Coin Laundry has old school ambiance with new school flair, exactly how your 30s should feel. This restaurant has a killer all day menu if you want a morning, afternoon, or night event. Nestled in Exmouth Market, the area is just as lively as the venue and guest of honor are.
You're 30. It happened. And there's only one thing that's going to make you feel better. THE DREAMBOYS. Yes, it's exactly what you think - a team of boys who are all fully licensed to take their clothes off. Expect bulging muscles, body oiled bods and a group of boys to hold your hand through your birthday. Well, happy bloody 30th.
The throwback days of lycra wearing, pop music fuelled partying and Biker Grove TV are coming together for an almighty 90s themed night hosted by only pensioner who can, Little Nan. She'll be taking to the Rio Cinema in Shoreditch for a residency of pick 'n' mix scoffing, cocktail teapots and more.
Ask For Janice is a Farringdon favourite bursting with personality. These guys love a party, welcoming up to 100 guests for celebrations that often involve lashings of gin. The venue serves a hearty spread of local produce if you should fancy some grub, and there’s plenty of craft beer to complement the previously mentioned exhaustive gin list.
As far as cool venues go, Roof East has quite a lot to brag about. A smashing open-air terrace in the heart of Stratford, you can get the drinks in, eat street food from a Hawksmoor chef and enjoy fun events like the Rooftop Film Club while you gaze out at views of the Olympic Village and the rest of the city.
Grab a clutch of your party pals together and celebrate aboard a stunning boat on the Thames. You’ll cruisedown 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. A birthday on a boat? You shouldn't have.
Spread over three floors in Islington, The Dead Dolls House can cater to all of your birthday needs with a 4 different and unique rooms for sophisticated supping, indulgent dining and prim partying, you can host your birthday celebrations up in the Parlour, Drawing Room, Library or Ballroom.
If sweating it out at a club or getting pushed and shoved at some of London's busiest bars isn't your idea of crackin' birthday then venture out East to the Shoreditch Comedy Cafe for a feel good birthday celebration filled with fun, laughter and the all important booze. There's live musical happenings to take you late into the night as well so you can get a taste of everything turning 30 this year!
A charming atmosphere, great beer, good food and interesting people - that’s what you can expect from a birthday bash held at The Draft House in Old Street. This would be an excellent choice for lovers of beer, with a wonderful range showcasing excellent brewers from near and far. There’s good music overhead, a buzzy ambience and food options spanning everything from sharing plates to burgers and hot dogs.
Create your own personalised pottery at Wonderland Ceramics - take a tumble into their Alice in Wonderland inspired studio and let your imagination run wild. Unleash the child in you with pots of paints and brushes galore as you decorate mugs, bowls, tea pots, coasters or even get messy and mould your own. There'll be cocktails, of course, so it's all fun and games at this playground of artwork and boozing.
The Jazz Cafe promises dinner, drinks, live music and club nights from a legendary joint in the heart of Camden Town. Opening back in 1990, the venue has become renowned for welcoming some globally renowned names down the years, with the likes of Amy Winehouse, D’Angelo and Bobby Womack all having graced the stage. Celebrate your birthday with dinner on the mezzanine or a party package for one of their hip-hop and soul club nights come the weekend.
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.
Show them how it's done on the buzzing dance floor with those robot arms, snake hips and that all too trademark chicken move in this swanky bar in King's Cross. It's your birthday so celebrate in style in a bar that has a heated, picturesque rooftop terrace and an alluring hidden cocktail bar, The Black Door. Get tipsy and then some on these tasty tipples and have a right good boogie with your best mates.
Set yourself up for a memorable birthday night in Shoreditch at this chic basement bar on Hoxton Square. Luring its guests downstairs with an infectious combo of heady cocktails, cosy booths and a burst of neon lighting, this is one impressive bespoke bar. Plot a way through a varied and interesting menu, share one of their signature cocktail barrels and enjoy a few classy bar snacks before heading on to one of the area’s famed dancing spots.
For your 30th birthday frolics, tuck into the exquisite cocktail craft and Italian cuisine of Lotus. Experience their unique approach to mixology which uses edible flowers as a primary ingredient to infuse their libations with a wholly distinct and individual flavour. Contemporary cool and a Modern edge fuse at this stylish haunt - perfect for some cocktail supping and divine birthday eats.
Barrio Shoreditch is one of East London's best cocktail bars for celebrating a great 30th birthday party. The bar also doubles as a great fun time party bar - perfect for letting your hair down and enjoying delicious cocktails. Barrio East is a cool and quirky cocktail bar that raises the bar of South American themed cocktail bars in London, and has no equal for a Latin themed 30th birthday in London.
With a focus on great live music, authentic Italian pizzas and bespoke cocktails, there’s no doubting Old Street Records’ place as one of the coolest bars in Shoreditch. It’s a cracking spot to kick-off those birthday celebrations - enjoy a couple of unique drinks at the bar then settle in for a night featuring anything from EP launches to new bands and established live acts. There’s a basement bar hosting intimate jazz evenings and low-key DJ sets, too.
There's no time like your 30th birthday to become the dancing queen you've always dreamt of. Well Just Dance invite you to take part in an evening dedicated to learning the biggest and best dance routines from your favourite music videos. With the help of an instructor you can bosh out all the moves and revel in your birthday.
For an elegant 30th birthday venue in Central London that's sure to leave you feeling like royalty, head to Blind Spot in Soho and lose yourself in the sultry, sleek atmosphere on offer. Alongside the line-up of DJs, the team of trained bar staff use their years of experience and eye for creation to blending and mix a range of ingredients together, producing a list of quirky concoctions that perfectly complement the bar's sophisticated, almost-arrogant attitude.
If you're looking for a fun-filled 30th birthday party in one of London's coolest bars, Zigfrid Von Underbelly is the place to be. It is a DJ bar, with live music and a restaurant in the heart of Hoxton Square. Shoreditch clubbing, dining and drinking can all be enjoyed at Zigfrid, in a wonderful, quirky and completely sensical non-sensical mish mash of interiors.
Jump straight out of the Footloose screen sensation, don your legwarmers, your fluorescent head bands and head on down to an event with a difference. Learn the best eighties moves to your favourite retro tunes and enjoy an unforgettable experience. Celebrate your 30th birthday in London in complete 80s style with Reflex Dance Studios, who also have flexible party packages, ideal for private bookings.
Mist on Rocks is a swanky Clapham cocktail bar with a secret garden (shhh). More importantly, it's a fantastic venue for the big 3-0 - it boasts a classy decor with a feelgood vibe for partying. In fact, this venue has been specifically designed for private party hire, so make sure you make an enquiry about having them host your big bash - it's usually free ;).
What other bowling alley in London offers you the chance to “step into the golden age of America” while you chalk up those strikes? There’s 6 lanes (which can each take 7 guests) to All Star Lanes, and plenty of tasty food and drink to take advantage of once you’re finished. Trounce all your mates (it is your birthday, after all) then grab a booth and tuck into an Americana menu and cocktails.
Friends, drinking, singing and fancy dress. What more could any rational person want from their 30th birthday bash? Welcome to Islington’s dedicated karaoke bar, where swigging strong cocktails and bellowing out your favourite guilty pleasure tunes is the norm. Guests can add a cocktail masterclass to your karaoke package for £35 per person too.
Secure this extra special venue for your 30th birthday party. Located above Fulham's Goat DINE, this is a secret speakeasy bar that serves only unbranded spirits and is so small that it can host only thirty people at a time. You can gain entry to this exclusive bar through an advance booking with DesignMyNight - be sure to book soon though, as this one is incredibly exclusive.
The Four Sisters in Islington is darkly atmospheric, yet undeniably quirky and welcoming. With an eccentric array of furnishings set upon dark wood flooring and wall panelling, there is no question that The Four Sisters is brimming with atmosphere; pair this with a cocktail menu that demonstrates an innovative take on classic blends and you've found the ideal spot for a low key 30th birthday party in London.
Baranis brings beautiful cocktails and an heir of southern France opulence to the Chancery Lane scene. Home to a host of intimate booths and the UK’s only indoor Petanque court (think indoor boules), celebrate with winning mixed drinks and French wines, or come for dinner and drinks with a menu of Provencal dishes served ‘til late.
With the same eye for creation as its sister bar The White Lyan, expect to find a number of classic recipes wonderfully twisted and distorted beyond recognition at the vibrant Dandelyan. Run by Ryan Chetiyawardana, the DandeLyan is a suave hotel bar based on the ground floor of the Mondrian Hotel in Southwark. Elegantly decorated and boasting amazing riverside views of the Thames, it's the cocktail menu that's really turning head. Smooth and flavoursome, incorporating a diverse range of exotic fruits, there are few better pots to celebrate your 30th birthday?
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 (halleujah!).
With an internationally-inspired menu offering dishes such as Jamaican Curry and other irresistible delights, and a sublime cocktail and wine menu, you can't go wrong. But that's not the highlight; book out their secret bar behind the bookcase and dine in decadent seclusion. With its own garden and bar you get to avoid the queues and spend time with the people who matter on your big night.
This rough 'n' ready Hackney hangout is a shabby-chic spot for some chilled birthday celebrations. A grand place to meet for some daytime drinking activities that will no doubt extend long into the night. There's a sweet little garden terrace, function room and karaoke room so there's definitely room for some drunken singing contests this 30th!
For a 30th Birthday blowout, be sure to check out the Ivory Vault, located in between the Tower of London and London Bridge. Bursting full of history, this private hire venue sits wonderfully in the cellar of a grade II listed building, built over 200 years ago. Idyllic by nature, and with a capacity of 450 people, the Ivory Vault specialises in themed event; why not make you birthday celebration a masquerade ball or perhaps a medieval banquet?
Another top Soho cocktail bar, Archer Street Cocktail Lounge is a another welcome addition to our 30th birthday venues list. With a swish hotel-esque bar upstairs, supplemented by a cosy lodge type basement bar Archer Street is a cool and sophisticated venue. With a great mix between the comfort of the sofas and booths and the buzz created by the DJs, this is one of London's best party venues.
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.
Looking for a chic all-in-one venue close to Covent Garden for your 30th birthday festivities? Sway is a versatile restaurant, bar and club made for just that, bringing a touch of New York City inspired debauchery to the heart of theatreland. Come for a sit-down meal, head straight for the bar for a few signature cocktails or keep things nice and simple with some DJs and dancing into the early hours at this stylish playground for adults.
If you're looking for a place in London to celebrate your 30th in style, look no further than the Soda Room, the secret cocktail and party bar hidden beneath The Botanist Broadgate. Promising a cool interior, high-grade cocktails and a party atmosphere six nights a week, this is the ideal city bar to spend a special birthday.
A view through the looking glass into New Orleans, Shaker and Company Bar in Hamstead Road is all exposed brickwork, art on the walls and well made cocktails. Another cool place to have your 30th birthday celebration, Shaker and Company's basement bar is another feature which makes it the ideal party venue. With cute bar food and a great drinks range, you're 30th at Shaker and Company will be the talk of the town.
Both elegant and informal, The Bull's Head will show you a right good birthday time! Proving a welcome change to a crowded bar or club, the eccentric features and comfy spaces of The Bull's Head really bring it to life. Depending on the size of your party, pick between The Private Dining Room, The Geronimo Room, The Snug and The Jazz Room.
Looking for a 30th birthday party featuring a tiki twist? It’s all about Kanaloa, central London’s colourful and vibrant party den named after the Hawaiian God of the Sea. Expect a night of tiki-inspired debauchery here, with a menu of tropical treats on the food menu and a range of punchy cocktails served in quirky vessels to get you firmly in the mood. Book out your own space and soak in these exotic feel-good vibes as DJs play until 3am at the weekends.
The Rolling Stock is a hidden gem of a party bar on east London’s Kingsland Road. Kick things off with up to 50% off selected food and drink during their daily happy hours, with tables available to reserve with no minimum spend involved. This is a bar, gallery and buzzing dance floor space, with one of the best outdoor areas in east London as an extra bonus.
Celebrating your 30th birthday at Rise 46 is ideal with the basement bar being available for private hire. Downstairs at Rise46 is available for group bookings and table reservations. Whether you are looking to relax with friends upstairs over a soothing bottle of wine, or planning a more lively weekend treat downstairs with live DJ sets until 2am in Clapham, check out Rise46.
Fancy celebrating your 30th birthday in London in style? Who doesn't, but it's a bar like the Mezcaleria Bar in Wahaca on Charlotte Street that can make sure it happens. Teaming with mezcal shots and international tequila bottles, head down for private tables, cocktails and more as you wave goodbye to your 20s.
Based at the HQ of the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist is a hybrid of Victorian men’s club and Masonic Lodge that pays homage to the scandalous activity of the infamous Baron. Brought to London by the team behind the popular Dub Jam and Adventure Bars, expect great times and great drinks in an engaging, authentically-designed subterranean space.
The huge selection of cocktails, great-tasting grub and vibrant feel to this City-based haunt makes it ideal for your 30th. Whether you're planning a casual bit of dinner and drinks or something more extravagant, Core's party planners will do everything they can to meet any special requirements. Guests can book a table, booth or their own private room.
Bringing your mates along to Simmons Fitzrovia for your thirtieth is never going to get a bad reaction. The cream of the crop of top cocktail joints, and having fun with a pretty quirky character at the same time - the focus is on your fun times. Perfect for a celebration, it boats witty little features such as a skull disco ball and practical comfort with the expansive, heated outside area.
Celebrate your 30th Birthday in style this year at Meat People in Angel. Beautifully decorated with colourful furniture and with wood panelled walls, the talented chefs and wonderful mixologists promise to serve up a treat. With an arsenal of fruits and spices, the bartenders use a selection of international spirits to create a number of brilliant cocktails. To complete the package, the chefs deliver brilliant dishes made using the finest cuts of meat. Mouth-watering by nature, why not make this your next birthday venue?
Wine guzzling with the guys and gals or wine tasting for a cultural kick, make your 30th birthday a memorable one at Davy's Wine Vaults as you immerse yourself into the world of wine. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or fancy learning a little bit more, the lovely team here will look after you and your party to make sure your celebration goes as smoothly as possible.
Prepare to be dazzled for your 30th birthday bash with a slice of Quaglino's style. Expect exquisite eats inspired by classic European cuisines and doused with Middle Eastern flavour as well as a gorgeous bar toting specially crafted cocktails. You'll be dining in the most opulent of restaurants where art-deco meets dramatic Modern style - now that is a 30th well spent.
Blues Kitchen is a fantastic all round venue with ample space and flexibility to create your perfect birthday celebration. 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.
From the exterior, Blessings Bar fits the criteria of a fine looking townhouse more than a buzzing nightlife spot. But that being said, if you venture inside you'll find 3 floors of different bar spaces so there's somewhere for chilling out with mates, a rooftop terrace to steal a moment or two and a basement cellar bar where the music and dancing goes down.
The Chelsea Pensioner offers quality beers, an eclectic entertainment programme, tasty snacks and secret beer garden so you can basque in some alfresco glory. Frequented by live bands, comedy nights, pub quizzes and the outdoor cinema screening come the summer months, this boozer is a top notch pick for your birthday celebrations. Pool tables and stags heads - need we say more?
Celebrate the your 30th birthday with dinner and a show by heading down to The London Cabaret Club in Holborn. Here, they combine an exquisite fine dining experience with an innovative live cabaret show. The show and the menu celebrates British culture, both new and old - spend your night tucking into some delectable British dishes whilst the West End's biggest stars put on an excellently choreographed show.
Delectable Dim Sum and Oriental infused mixology all in a low lit archway. Fu Manchu is a space of charm and mystique where you can tuck into freshly made dumplings and sup on finely crafted cocktails spiced with Chinese herbs and spices. Not only does it do dinner and drinks to a 'T' but this place also amps up the party vibes on the weekend making this a hot birthday spot.
A rum lovers paradise, London Cocktail Club Shaftesbury Avenue is a smart cocktail bar decked out in naval regalia. With tattoo artists designing the wall art this place is seriously cool and catches the eye immediately. This basement bar offers great cocktails and with its unique decor would make a great 30th birthday venue.
Perfect for a relaxed 30th birthday that you intend to spend all night dancing, Bar Soho is a party-lovers destination. Take advantage of their generous Happy Hour at 50% off normal prices, and relax with your friends in this intimate and beautifully decorated bar. Later on, the party kicks off and keeps going till late.
If you're turning the big three zero this year and you're looking for a space to welcome friends and family for some lovely dinner and drinks, The Driver is the perfect answer. A Kings Cross favourite for mixing up gastro pub stylings and relaxed socialising, The Driver caters to your needs for whatever private party you're after.
The Star of Bethnal Green oozes old fashioned aesthetics over a 2 floor spread. The elegant comfort of this pub turns into a buzzing den of punter pint swilling and quiz mastery. This pad is a good one for a cheeky birthday get together with lots of evening entertainment to keep you feeling fresh for your 30th. There's even karaoke - go on, we dare you!
This is Dance Party Club. The rules of Dance Party Club - no one talks about Dance Party Club (thank the lord). You're thirty and it's time to shine, this is your year to become that performer you always wished you could be. Choose your theme and head on down for a lesson in how to shake those hips and shimmy those shoulders, straight from the pros themselves.
Pushing out classy vibes aplenty, The Gable is a city favourite for a sophisticated drinks with a laid back edge. With both a charming restaurant space that fits a country-chic kind of character as well as a dedicated basement bar themed on this great city itself, The Gable is a sound shout for your 30th birthday party if you need somewhere for dinner followed by some late night drinks.
The Happenstance is a London restaurant bar that is ideal for a top 30th birthday. This London bar serves up an array of expertly and 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 make for a lovely celebratory dinner. Whether it's drinks, food or both; your 30th in London would best be had at The Happenstance.
68 & Boston is a refined Soho spot, made for a relaxing 30th shindig in the heart of theatreland. Start on the ground floor wine bar, where quality bottles (each priced at £20) from around the globe are ready for sampling. Head upstairs to discover the elusive ‘Boston’ cocktail bar, where skilled bartenders mix up a balance of well-made classics and creative originals from £10.
Housed in an historic horse stables in Camden, Proud is a seriously fun night out with lashings of risque entertainment and raunchy wares. You can hire your own Horse stable to have your own private party and area or head down to one of their fabulously flirty shows where beaus, babes and boas are in abundance.
If you're looking for a neat little pre-drinks destination South of the river for your birthday celebrations, the The Walrus Room has you covered. Step into this Victorian inspired emporium of vintage memorabilia and taxidermy where you'll discover creative cocktails and sumptuous seafood eats. Civilised, cool and something a little different sounds like the ticket.
Where better to celebrate your 30th birthday party in London that Goat DRINK, a cool West London cocktail bar that offers a smattering of New York style cool. If there's one thing we know, Kensington offers the cream of the crop when it comes to plush night life. With a selection of hand crafted favourites, all embellished with a modern twist and a Bloody Mary to suit all tastes, this is the place for you.
Offering good value for money in a warm and familiar atmosphere, Verge is a great choice for a 30th birthday bash just off Brick Lane. A mix of signature and classic cocktails should offer something for even the fussiest of palates, with beer from the London Fields Brewery and plenty of wine to round things off. Verge offers birthday drinks in an iconic part of East London, with the option of exclusive private hire for bigger parties.
How better to spend your 30th birthday in London than with a few games of beer pong, copious amounts of pizza and glass after glass of your favourite drink? Well, the team at The Bat and Ball have it all for you, opening their doors to London's many birthday parties. With 2 bars, a pizzeria run by Well Street Pizza, and 12 ping pong tables, you can choose to either reserve a section/ table or perhaps even the entire venue. The balls in your court!
The specialist tasting team at Oddbins are here to make something fun of your 30th birthday in London. If you're found a fab venue but still need some inspiration on what to do, then how does a tutored tasting sound with the team at Oddbins catering to your every party need? We think it sounds preeeetty good. Especially seeing as they're willing to change up the ropes and take requests on something new!
Stay goodbye to your immature twenties with a night of sophistication and class at the Piano Works. Expect to be taken back in time to a decade when couples danced all night to the latest soulful swinging sensation and the USSR posed a considerable threat to national security. Serving delicious drinks and mouth-watering dishes, how better to welcome your thirties than a night at this suave, East London joint.
Perfect for group nights out or for a fun-loving 30th birthday party in London, the Shuffle Club invite guests to their industrial space Shoreditch to try their hand at a sport that's over 500 years old. Combining ten-pin bowling and curling together in a frivolous blend, guests will first have a chance to learn all about Shuffleboarding on the venues dazzling 22 ft court, before taking on their friends in a competitive game. With 8 courts, 2 bars and food court of classic American grub, this is the perfect venue for your next birthday celebration in town.
Don't let the I'm-turning-thirty-terror get you down - turn the lights on and stop rocking back and forth, it's time to hit the town in style. Take a holiday from the usual hangouts and hit this Moroccan jewel in the heart of Farringdon. With stunning decor, a great selection of cocktails and wines and a bustling dance floor, you'll feel eighteen all over again.
Killer cocktails, cracking barstaff and a broody Hells Angels atmosphere in a flourishing east London social hub. All the ingredients are sure here for a birthday party at the LCC, where guests laugh the night away in between mouthfuls of quirky cocktails like the ‘Confessions of a Cucumber Salesman’, ‘Brixton Riot’ and ‘Smoking Barrel’.
Angel’s Upper Street is one of the places to party in North London, and that’s got a lot to do with venues like LadyBird. This two floor cocktail bar and basement club knows how to party; serving cocktail favourites like the Lego Head and Sand Bucket Sharetails on the ground floor and welcoming dance floor heroes with a playlist of 80s, 90s, disco and house classics until 4am at the weekends.
If you’re planning an intimate gathering in a cosy Covent Garden basement bar, Cocktail Baby is perfect. A lovely blend of disco, soulful and deep house tunes set the backdrop, as the venue’s friendly bar team get to work on making you feel at home. Nail down your own candlelit area and survey a menu filled with signature cocktails, beers, ciders and spirits to help toast the big day.
With an eclectic design underpinned by Clerkenwell’s proud literary history, this is a quirky place in which to celebrate your birthday. The venue serves hand-crafted pizzas but it’s really their cocktails that steal the show; each comprised of house-infused spirits, liqueurs, syrups and bitters to pack an almighty punch. Book a table for a quiet gathering, hire the private room for something larger or take control of the whole venue (for up to 250) if you’re going big.
Wave goodbye to your twenties with a charming evening of board games, ice-cold beer and delicious burgers at the Crown in Battersea. Based on Lavender Hill, the pub is wonderfully decorated with vintage photographs, an elegant bar and comfy sofas as soft as a cloud. Completing the package and making this South London spot a perfect venue for your 30th birthday, the compelling burger and locally-sourced beer menu will leave you well-fed and wanting more.
Proud brings a glamorous burlesque experience to a 200-year-old, Grade II listed location in the heart of London’s famous Camden Town. Perfect for special occasions, enjoy a decadent cabaret supper club with live performances from some of the leading burlesque acts in the city. Proud also offers a sumptuous and seasonal menu of dining options, and entry to the club night after party is inclusive of the ticket price.
On your 3rd birthday you tottered up to the dusty attic to have a tea party with your teddies. At 13 you clambered up with an enormous bag of contraband Haribo. At 30 you swoop up to the 48th floor of Pan Peninsula, where The Attic is a swanky cocktail bar boasting panoramic views of London. You've come a long way, birthday boys and girls.
Locate the Little Yellow Door for a birthday celebration like no other. This is a unique pop-up concept fashioned around an eccentric Notting Hill living room where menus are hand-written on magazines and regulars are entrusted with their own key to come and go as they please. It’s worth considering heading over on Fridays, when The Wandering Chef stage a delicious dinner party to bring in the weekend in style.
Offering great food, wallet-friendly drinks and a vibrant atmosphere, The Warwick is an accessible all-round venue for a special occasion in Soho. Situated moments from Regent Street, it’s a rich, warm and welcoming venue well worth seeking out; try their pioneering signature cocktails or something from their lovely little range of G&Ts to get the night off to a flying start.
Celebrate your 30th in style by hiring Christabel's, pop up cocktail bar. Tailored perfectly for parties and bespoke events, Christabel is all about cool cocktails. Have a go at making your own or leave it up to the professionals. 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.
This Shoreditch restaurant slash bar is a truly stand out candidate for 30th birthday celebrations. The venue is blessed with a whole host of areas available for private hire - so whether you're planning on marking your special day with a stylish meal with your nearest and dearest or something a bit more vibrant with room for up to 200 guests, The Jones Family Project has it covered.
Celebrate the big 3-0 at this prized Canary Wharf restaurant and bar. You can hire out your own section of the venue or make yourself at home on their riverside terrace, which boasts spectacular views of the London skyline. Fresh Modern British cuisine is on the menu and there’s no shortage of cracking cocktails, with an exclusive choice of drink deals available to parties!
Recently crowned the Best DJ Bar of 2015 at the London Club & Bar Awards, SO.UK is a great spot for cocktails and dancing. The venue brings a suave and sophisticated edge to Clapham, with an extensive drinks menu and line-up of top DJ attracting revelers from across the whole of south London. Reserve an area or book a table and enjoy a classy 30th at this award-winning bar.
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.
This plush corner-plotted pub is a delightful boozer with all the traditional English charm you could want. Hailing a faithful afterwork crowd and regular weekend visitors, Jackdaw & Star is a perfect little local spot for some laid-back birthday drinks. If you're over the big birthday hoopla's so loved by kids, then pop down to this pubbing pleasure for some chilled socialising with friends (the bar tab can be on them).
For a 30th birthday party with a secret, illicit edge, head down to The Luggage Room in Mayfair. You'll need to scout out the unassuming black door and head down a winding corridor to get in. However, you'll be rewarded with a decadent 1920's style bar packed out with fine liquors and period curiosities all set to the soothing soundtrack of jazz music. A slick and smooth 30th birthday treat.
Bespoke goodies, tailor made tipples and charming cakes with cocktails served in tea pots? Sounds like Little Nan is on to a winner for your birthday celebrations. Afternoon High Tea & Cocktails takes on a vintage edge with antique decanters, crystal cut serve ware and home made infused liquors to make your birthday tipples personal, unique and utterly enjoyable.
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.
Open the door to Soho's lustrous red light history and saunter on down to the Rah Rah Room for a bit of uncontained 30th birthday fun time entertainment. The stage is set with feather draped ladies, cabaret babes and burlesque beauties putting on an array of live performances; everybody loves a birthday boy/girl too (wink, wink).
There's only one way to celebrate your 30th birthday in London, and that's enjoying the honed taste of some specially crafted cocktails. Nestled beneath Bishopsgate, WM Barker & Co is a haven for suave cocktail drinking and chilling out with friends, making for the perfect place to bring in a big birthday.
Your 30th calls for some cocktail lounging from London's purveyors of plush Martini's and debauchery - Dirty Martini of course. Having just opened up a pad in Clapham, take your Birthday South to one of London's biggest party districts and enjoy DJs, dancing and drinking galore. Dirty Martini knows how to knock up one buzzing atmosphere perfect for a cheeky birthday few spent with mates.
Topolski brings something different to the table for anyone looking for a birthday venue in central London. Set in the railway arches near Waterloo station, it’s a gallery, bar, cafe and late-night venue with bags of character and a lively dancefloor come the weekends. Come for a few cocktails to toast your 30th then head to arch two, where resident and guest DJs play into the night.
Say goodbye to your immature twenties with an evening full of delicious crêpes and tasty cocktails. The team behind Shutterbug have really let their creativity flow. Tucking into a tasty caramel and cinnamon dish or chomp your way through a delicious Nutella slathered crêpe. With a wide variety of cocktails on offer, you'll definitely find something that tickles your fancy. From the tequila based Mexican Bug to the bourbon infused Redneck Snack, their menu if full of character and will leave you wanting more.
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. With a glorious outside area you can fill your boots on alfresco partying to your hearts content and enjoy a birthday fiesta with all your mates.
Start your 30th birthday party with a quirky twist at Drink Shop & Do. Take part in one of their crafty workshops and sit down to a boozy afternoon tea before the DJs ramp up the volume in the evening. Expect tasty cocktails served in hefty jugs and dancing until 2am when the up-for-it party crowd flock to the quirky venue on Fridays and Saturdays.
Get the whole birthday package at Buddha Bar. This exotic wonderland is a restaurant bar of Oriental mystique where Pan-Asian foods mix with artisan mixology to create one luxuriant experience. For something truly East meets West, Buddha Bar brings a dark ambiance, luscious plates and incredible drinks with DJs offering up an electro-style background.
Celebrate your 30th birthday in style at this South London gem, promising excellent happy hour prices, delicious cocktails and a late license come the weekend. Think gorgeous eats and an industrial-chic interior at the brilliantly-unique Suburb SW11.
Turning 30 is a big'un - one that should be stress-free and fun. But having all of your friends around one table figuring out what they want to eat at your birthday dinner can be a bit of an ordeal... let's eliminate that faff. Head down to Hackney's most innovative and exciting restaurant, Pidgin. This modern British eatery on serves up a weekly-changing, no-choice four course menu of ever-delectable dishes.
Indulge in a truly lavish celebration at Mayfair’s world-famous Playboy Club. Offering cutting edge facilities across the board, there’s a classy casino, ample fine-dining facilities and stylish non-members sections to explore. Take to the Baroque Bar for a birthday bash heavy on the live music, champers towers and great food.