The East Hill pub is a quaint, characterful venue that's ideal for an intimate 40th birthday celebration. Armed by the freshest ingredients and the finest cuts of meat, the chefs at this homely haunt have curated a menu of hearty British dishes, with a line up of locally brewed craft beers to wash it all down.
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.
Voted best party bar in the 2014/15 DesignMyNight awards, this place is credited as the best venue around for your big birthday bash. Have a sophisticated shindig in stylish surrounds with superb cocktails, expertly blended by the mixology pros, and rock on through the night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
With their swilling of Champagne, traditional interiors and bustling selection of gastro inspired plates, it's no wonder that Champagne Charlie's has become such a bespoke birthday joint. With their exposed brickwork and barrel theme, this special plot is primed for any birthday party.
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.
A modern city pub and bar, The Tokenhouse is a great city escape for your 40th. With a great Cellar Bar that's perfect for private hire events, this speakeasy party venue matches its cool interiors with a wide range of beers, ales and craft lagers and a menu of fresh seasonal plates.
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.
Celebarte in style with Blues Kitchen, who offer 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? Hit the dance floor as live bands and DJs perform long into the night.
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.
A hidden gem in the heart of London's finest train station, Searcys in St Pancras promise the ultimate in birthday indulgence. Perfect for any 40th birthday bash in the city, this elegant eatery is renowned for oysters, press for Champagne buttons and handpicked bottles aplenty.
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.
The team behind the iconic Rivoli Ballroom in London will transport their guests back to the 1920s, hosting a night revolving around jive music as well as playing host to other regular quirky events. There really are few better ways to celebrate your 40th birthday in London.
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.
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.
Effortlessly cool, East London bar The Strongroom is a perfect London birthday location. With huge beer selection, great food and plenty of spaces to hire or just hang out in, including an impressive beer garden when the weather's good, there's no better place to hit the big 4-0.
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.
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.
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.
Heading to the theatre? Fill up with enticing plates from Tredwells in Covent Garden. With its elegant surroundings and curated menu that showcases British seasonal produce with a global twist, you can cater for any audience joining your 40th birthday celebrations.
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.
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.
Grab a clutch of your pals together and celebrate aboard a stunning party boat on the Thames. You'll drift down the river, enjoying the sights of central London, while respected DJs spin a mix of RnB, hip-hop, funky house and old skool classics to keep the party flowing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.