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.
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 birthday gets near. Get out there and see what London has to offer for those fortunate enough to still be partying at 40. Whether you want a sophisticated evening with a few friends or a riotous evening to make you feel 20 something again, then London's bars and clubs have something to offer. We pick out the best bars in London for your 40th birthday.
The team behind the iconic Rivoli Ballroom in London will transport their guests back to the 1920s, hosting a night revolving around jive music. This monthly event will be signposted by the great swing bands on display - such as Juke Joint Jump, The Cadillac Kings and Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift. There are few better ways to celebrate your 40th birthday in London.
Get comfy in a private booth and celebrate your big day in style. 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.
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 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.
Looking for a special place in London to celebrate your 40th birthday? The Soda Room is a cool cocktail haunt hidden beneath the Botanist Broadgate, promising cool interiors, blinding cocktails and a great atmosphere, all throughout the week. Expect great drinks, great music and an unprentious crowd.
For a relaxed, easy-going 40th birthday celebration, head to The Crown pub on Lavender Hill in Battersea. The pub is beautifully decorated, with its walls all covered in vintage photographs, green coloured leather sofas and an elegant bar stocked full of exquisite craft beer. To make sure the night doesn't end too early, their compelling menu of mouth-watering, condiment filled burgers will leave you well-fuelled for the night's festivities, whatever they may be.
A well-rounded, homely and personal local in Maida Vale, The Elgin offers top quality across the board. Their first floor private room – with its own fully functioning bar – suits gatherings for up to 120 guests, and the vast choice of locally-sourced food, craft beers and wines offers a little something for all tastes.
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. Be sure to book in advance though, as Baranis is only open for private hire over the weekend.
The London Marriot's former luggage storage facility has been remade into this decadent 1920's style secret bar. You'll have to find the unassuming door and speak your name through a sliding hatch to the person behind it to get in. However, once inside you'll be able to enjoy premium cocktails and jazz music to make for a cracking 40th birthday.
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 from those London streets and a great place for some confidential capers.
For something a little different, head down to The Chelsea Prayer Room for your 40th birthday party. This secret speakeasy style bar is as exclusive as it is mysterious, serving only unbranded spirits. This is a members only bar, but booking your 40th birthday party through DesignMyNight will get you all in, no problem!
What better way to celebrate the big 4-0 than with dinner and a show? Agree? Then head down to The London Cabaret Club in Holborn. Combining a quintessentially British fine-dining experience and an innovative live cabaret show, this promises a cracking birthday experience. The menu here boasts a list of delicious dishes whilst the cabaret show comes courtesy of some of the West End's biggest stars.
A rum lovers paradise - the London Cocktail Club Shaftesbury Avenue is an intricate and smart venue perfect for a sophisticated 40th birthday event. With top quality cocktails on offer as well as innovative food this place hits the nail on the head; the naval decor will also captivate the eyes and add to the cool feel of this London bar.
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 comedy show this funny pops on to our radar, we felt like we had no option. Come for a rib-tickling birthday celebration, with cheap drinks and an amazing end of the week atmosphere to boot.
With pretty interiors and deeply-flavoured and delicious dishes, Matsya in Mayfair is offering some of the most surprising India cuisine and unique cocktails in London.
The East Hill pubs is a quaint, characterful venue that's ideal for an intimate 40th birthday celebration with your closest family members and friends. The team behind this venue will cater for your every need and have years of experience in hosting intimate dinners. Armed by the freshest ingredients and the finest cuts of meat, the chefs at this homely pub have skillfully curated a menu of hearty British dishes. To help wash it down, there's a fantastic line up of locally brewed craft beers and real ales to sink deep into.
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 cocktail in hand and if the mood takes you, head down to the mystical Apres-Ski Lounge downstairs for some move busting in this Alpine paradise.
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 near Embankment is primed for any and all 40th birthday parties in London.
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 any time of the year. With a magnificent wine selection and a modern European menu it is sure to make any night feel really special.
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 delightfully innovative spiced pear mojito, and you have a glam birthday topped off with quality.
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.
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.
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.
If you're feeling like a bit of demure drinking and charm for your birthday celebrations then get Little Nan over with her sensational mobile bar concept bringing vintage tinkerings, antique decanters and home brewed liquor infusions straight to your door for the ultimate elegant Afternoon High Tea & Cocktails experience.
Patch St. Paul's is an affordable haven by St. Paul's which has a good reputation for providing great evenings for large groups. Set over two floors with a restaurant, cocktail bar and modern club, Patch St. Paul's offers the full package evening with dinner, drinks and dancing. With great service this would make an excellent London bar to hold that 40th birthday party you've been planning.
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.
As the primary venture of seasoned pub group Geronimo Inns, you can be sure that The Chelsea Ram sets the tone just right. Pervaded with humour in the form of eccentric features and loyal to a shabby elegance that sets its guests at ease immediately, you couldn't hope for a better place to celebrate your fortieth.
The Draft House has brought something new to the Old Street picture, with an excellent range of beer served up in an interesting and eye-catching space just down from the roundabout. Ideal for any beer enthusiast celebrating the big 4-0, the staff are friendly and there's sharing plates, classic British comfort food, burgers and hot dogs all included on the food menus.
This sophisticated hang out in Balham is the perfect spot for a topnotch great quality meal at rustic tables in a stylish, modern interior, with the prospect of balcony seating for sunny summer nights. Stick around for a screening in the cushy cinema after, complete with sofa seats, cushions and free bags of popcorn - a real birthday treat!
Looking for somewhere with a bit of character for your 40th? Topolski is a gallery, bar, cafe and late-night venue set in the rail arches near Waterloo station that's guaranteed to offer something different to the usual. Both arches are available for private hire, or you could just come for cocktails and dancing at this fun, alternative central London venue.
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 your own home so you won't feel too out of place celebrating out of the house. With a perfectly articulated menu, Coin Laundry has you and guests covered to have a plate everyone will love.
As the work of a Michelin-starred chef, Le Bar is a swish spot to spend a 40th birthday. The French-themed bar specialises in hand-crafted cocktails, fine wines and frapas dishes, set within a swanky Smithfield spot.
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, enjoy a bit of Spanish guitar alongside your authentic cuisine.
If you're planning your 40th Birthday party, and are looking for a venue with that something special, be sure to pay the Ivory Vault a visit. Located in between the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, this private hire venue oozes tradition and is based in the cellar of a grade II listed Victorian building. Specialising in themed events, why not turn your wild birthday celebration into an idyllic masquerade ball or elegant baroque banquet.
How better to celebrate your 40th birthday than a night dancing to all of your favourite 70s and 80s tracks? Rouges in South London offers the city's late-night revellers a frivolous evening of laughter, outrageous dance moves and stunning performances. The amazing aerialist performance by Kellie Sky will undoubtedly be a highlight, but DJ Kobayashi's sets will keep the fun vibes going all night.
A versatile spot that suits any and all 40th birthday celebration in London, Blues Kitchen ticks every box of cool. Try something from their extensive collection of Bourbons and catch a live performance from some of the most talked about musicians at one of London's most famous live music venues. Then, stick around and party on at one of their regular vintage rock and roll club nights.
A fresh and easy-going haunt close to St Paul's, Core is ideally suited to intimate celebrations among your nearest & dearest 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 some dinner and ample chance to hire a private booth, table or your own private room too.
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.