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 chequered floor, this place is a magical escape for your birthday.
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 celebration comes around. Get out there and see what London has to offer, whether you want a sophisticated evening with a few friends or a riotous evening to make you feel 20 something again... our city's bars and clubs are sure to have something to offer. Scroll through our top picks of the best 40th birthday venues in London and make a night of it.
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 and seasonal plates any time of the year.
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 handcrafted cocktail to hand and revel in the gentle yet sophisticated buzz of this sleek birthday bar.
A fresh and easy-going haunt close to St Paul's, Core is ideally suited to intimate celebrations with your family 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 dinner in one of their private spaces.
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 experiences have Mad Hatter brunches, edible playgrounds and botanical speakeasies.
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 funky interior design and covered beer gardenthat's perfect for outdoor escapades.
The Piano Works is an ideal spot for 40th birthdays with extra music, as the venue only plays requests from the audience, so you're guaranteed to have a bespoke celebration. Sip your way through their vast cocktail list or simply dine a range of delectable dishes at this lively House of Song.
One of the best places to have a 40th birthday in London. Avenue will have you celebrating your special day by the light of a stunning wine glass chandelier, quaffing delicious cocktails with fiery Asian and South American-inspired cuisine to really make you feel special.
From light and scrumptious finger sandwiches through to chunky fruit scones, Scoff and Banter on Oxford Street are the perfect place for a fancy 40th birthday celebration in London. Tucked away just off London's busiest shopping district, you'll find a cosy little retreat after splurging.
Delve into this charming little rabbit hole of artistic goodies at Wonderland Ceramics, who present the ultimate in feel good, fun activities - painting pottery and supping on cocktails or BYOB. Jazz up your kitchen wares with some playful mug, bowl, tea pot or even picture frame decorating.
Looking for a special place in London to celebrate your 40th birthday? The Soda Room is a cocktail haunt hidden under the Botanist Broadgate promising cool interiors, blinding cocktails and a cool atmosphere, all throughout the week. Expect great drinks, great music and an unpretentious crowd.
The big 4-0 demands something a little special, so head over to Zuaya in Kensington where this truly spectacular bar and restaurant offers a delicious menu of sharing plates, fine wines and some cocktails that are definitely going to get the party started.
If you're feeling like a bit of demure drinking and charm for your birthday celebrations, get to Little Nan's. Her signature Afternoon High Tea & Cocktails experience will have you comping away on tasty tiny sarnies, baked goods and light bites while washing it all down with teapots filled with cocktails.
For something a little different, head down to The Chelsea Prayer Room for your 40th birthday party. This secret speakeasy bar is as exclusive as it is mysterious, serving only unbranded spirit to it's glamorous clientele, against a backdrop of swoon-worthy stylish furnishings.
Looking for somewhere with a bit of character for your 40th? Topolski is a gallery, bar, cafe and late-night venue set to offer something a little different. Both spaces are available for private hire, or you could just come for cocktails and dancing at this fun, alternative central London venue.
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, it's sure to make for one fabulous fiesta.
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.
Palatino is a Stevie Parle restaurant drawing inspiration from the rich culinary history of Rome, with a menu of authentic eats that perfect for 40th birthday feasting. Plates here take influences from the middle East, Jewish diaspora and from across the country itself with brilliant bottles of wine to match.
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.
What better way to celebrate the big 4-0 than with dinner and a show? Head down to The London Cabaret Club in Holborn to indulge in a quintessentially British dining experience with flowing drinks and an innovative live cabaret show from some of the West End's biggest stars.
With pretty interiors and hankering for deep flavours, Matsya in Mayfair is offering some of the most surprising India cuisine and unique cocktails in London. Enjoy an intimate fine dining experience for your birthday, and be transported to different parts of the region with their unique dishes.
Jamie's Wine Bar Ludgate Hill is minutes away from St. Paul's and tailor-made for festivities. With a private function room downstairs and the whole venue available at weekends with no hire fee, Jamie's Wine Bar is very popular when it comes to 40th birthday parties and there is no doubt why.
The London Marriot's former luggage storage facility has been remade into this decadent 1920's style secret bar. Find the unassuming door and speak your name through a sliding hatch, and then you'll be able to enjoy premium cocktails with a side of jazz music to make for a cracking 40th birthday.
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 innovative, and you have a glam birthday topped off with quality.
Apples & Pears cocktail bar is the perfect stage for a memorable 40th birthday bash off Brick Lane. There's wood fired pizzas 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.
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.
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, plus the riverside terrace is a beautiful spot for alfresco drinking in summer.
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. All we can tell you is that there will be bespoke cocktails, live jazz bands and a bloody handsome crowd in all their finery...
The Chelsea Ram sets the tone just right for your 40th birthday celebrations in London. Pervaded with humour in the form of eccentric features and loyal to a shabby elegance that sets its guests at ease immediately, the pub's impressive interiors come paired with a hearty menu of pubs classics.
An exciting wine and cocktail bar owned by three big players in the industry, 68 & Boston is a fabulous place to celebrate your 40th this year. Be sure to spend some time in the wine bar, where quality bottles from around the world are served at affordable rates, and indulge in their tasty bar food.
As the work of a Michelin-starred chef, Le Bar is a swish spot to spend a 40th birthday, transporting guests to the elegant South West of France. The French-themed bar specialises in hand-crafted cocktails, fine wines and frapas dishes, set within a swanky Smithfield spot.
For a relaxed, easy-going 40th birthday celebration, head to The Crown pub on Lavender Hill in Battersea. The pub's elegant bar is stocked full of exquisite craft beer, while the compelling menu of classic burgers will leave you well-fuelled for the night's festivities, whatever they may be.
How'd you fancy an intimate, serene but also downright boozy 40th birthday 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.
Patch St. Paul's is an affordable multi-purpose venue in the City, toting a good reputation for providing great evenings for large groups. Set over two floors with a restaurant, cocktail bar and modern club, this place offers the full birthday package with dinner, drinks and dancing.
For an elegant 40th birthday venue in Central London that's sure to leave you feeling like royalty, head to Blind Spot in Soho and lose yourself a little. The team here have pushed boundaries, creating a list of cocktails that perfectly complements the venue's sophisticated, vibrant atmosphere.
This sophisticated hang out is the perfect spot for a quality meal with rustic tables and stylish, modern interior... there's even balcony seating for sunny summer nights. Stick around for a screening in the cushy cinema and sink into the sofa seating with free bags of popcorn.
Celebrate your big day with your closest friends and family at a cozy restaurant like Coin Laundry. This venue has the comfort and appeal of a stylish 70s home with a perfectly articulated menu, ensuring that you and your guests have the best 40th birthday experience possible.
The Jones Family Project has all the bases when it comes to throwing a 40th birthday party. This versatile Shoreditch venue comes complete with a stylish areas available for private hire, perfect for an intimate group of friends or memorable shindigs for up to 200 party revellers.
Have a sophisticated 40th birthday soiree at this swanky bar in King Cross. As well as serving elevate gastro grub and an ample choice of classy cocktails, fine wines or boozy beers, this place's picturesque rooftop terrace is an extra-special location for celebrating with friends and family.
So the Top Secret Comedy Club are probably going to be quite mad that we're shouting about them from the rooftops. But when a show this funny pops on to our radar, we felt like we had no option... Come for a hilarious birthday celebrations with cheap drinks and an amazing atmosphere to boot.
A rum lovers paradise - London Cocktail Club is a smart venue that's perfect for a 40th birthday event. With top quality cocktails on offer as well as innovative food, this place hits the nail on the head... plus the naval decor will captivate the eyes and add to the cool feel of this London bar.
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, all washed down with BYOB fizz.
Davy's is one fine looking wine bar on Fisherman's Walk. With a history of delivering the finest wines dating way back to 1870, the Canary Wharf outpost of this prestigious wine bar chain serves a unique, hand-picked list of wines from across the globe, perfect for wine-lovers.
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.
Styled around the illicit, underground activity of a roaring twenties speakeasy, Proud Cabaret delivers a night of glamour and intrigue below the streets of the city. Experience a dazzling night of food, drink and dazzling entertainment in one of the city's very best venues for burlesque performance.