Fun Birthday Ideas In London

Don't settle for the same old, 'same old' this year - celebrate in the heart of the city and let some of the best and most bizarre events in London carry you through to your next year of life. Whether it's a booze-fuelled event, or something a little more wholesome, we've lined up a whole host of fun things to do on your birthday in London. Why not take a peek at our dreamy list...

Last updated on 18th May 2022

Fancy bringing down the biggest heist in history on your birthday? Check out this unique immersive AR experience that'll have you running through the streets of London, piecing together clues and bringing it all down before time runs out. 

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

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What better way to celebrate getting older than to act like a child? Book yourself a sesh at this giant ball pit, complete with retro candy cocktails, unlimited pizza and glow-in-the-dark fun. This will be one for the memories.

One of the city's most exciting cocktail and pizza masterclasses, this unique experience takes you inside the iconic ABQ Breaking Bad-esque motorhome for a session of serious molecular mixology and fully-immersive decor.

@ Chelsea Funhouse on Various dates from Thursday 19th May 2022

Looking for something a little different for your next big birthday blow out? Look no further than Jolie at Chelsea Funhouse. Combining three floors of bars and restaurants, amongst top tipples and mouthwatering nosh, you'll also be able to give their immersive experiences a go - think 1940s-style code cracking and four-course culinary adventures.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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Coupling all the great flavours associated with brunch with all your favourite Hip Hop party tracks, the Hip Hop Brunch has quickly established itself as one of the wildest daytime events in London. The event serves each guest a gut-bursting meal, followed by huge DJ sets and a few frivolous lip sync battles. 

Darts, on your birthday? Yes, we say! Flight Club is an innovative and hilarious bar that uses a technology-based scoring system, plenty of cocktails and delicious bar snacks to make sure you have the best birthday. The bars in either Shoreditch, Bloomsbury, Islington or Victoria allow you to hire areas and is great for a large group meaning you can have a brilliantly fun and original birthday.

Party N Paint is a top event for a birthday bash. Bring your mates, sip on cocktails and move your feet to 90s tunes while you create a masterpiece with your paintbrush. There'll even be a glass of prosecco on arrival and a vodka shot break.

The Cocktail Club venues are a top choice when on the hunt for fun things to do in London, especially if you're looking to savour some delicious and perfectly crafted drinks in a fun and unpretentious environment.

@ Ninth Life on Various dates from Thursday 19th May 2022

Take your mates to Catford for an evening of immersive comedy, escape room entertainment and murder mystery-themed fun at The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar. Along the way, you'll meet a curious cast of Alice in Wonderland-inspired characters and enjoy a tipple or two.

The London Cabaret Club

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Celebrate your birthday with the London Cabaret Club, a night of live entertainment like no other. Diving into the rich cultural history of Britain, experience a night of original choreography, premium production values and delicious food for a truly memorable birthday event.

Garage Brunch

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Do something a little different for your birthday in London and head on over to Garage Brunch. Taking place in a top secret location, this event will have you sipping drinks, chowing down on a two-course meal and dancing to the sound of party tunes.

Bar Elba

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If you're celebrating a birthday this summer, swing by Bar Elba and have a look at what they have in store. The sun-soaked rooftop terrace in Central London boasts stunning views, tropical touches and plenty of fun-filled events from boozy brunches to suppertime sessions. 

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Friday 20th May 2022 and 3 other dates

Throw yourself into the heart of an alien invasion for one of your best birthdays in London. The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience sees you become part of the story in 24 sensational scenes with live actors, VR and 5D effects - and don't forget the steampunk bar.

Need birthday plans? Now you got 'em with Cottons Tropical Bottomless Events. Make your way to their awesome venues spanning from Camden to Notting Hill, for a feast of mouthwatering breakfast eats, alongside unlimited bevvies. Sign us up.

AIM Escape

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If you like then idea of being locked in a room on your birthday, this is the ultimate challenge for you. Combining immersion with technology and thrilling theatrics, AIM is a truly unique escape room experience and epic activity. 

Ricco Lounge Events

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This glamorous Kensington bar is adding some style to your birthday celebrations. What's more, Ricco Lounge is offering up everything from movie nights and cabaret performances to live jazz and soul sets, keeping you entertained in its subterranean den.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

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Need a fun birthday idea? The Boat Comedy Club is bringing some of the funniest acts on Tuesdays and Saturdays. If you're celebrating on the weekend, treat yourself to a two-course meal while being entertained by some of the best acts.

The Big Bakes

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Think you ['ve got what it takes to win this quirky baking experience? Join The Big Bakes for a challenge that you won't forget. There might be whisking, kneading and possibly even icing as you compete your way to be crowned winner.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

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Looking for a top-notch way to celebrate a birthday? Join in on the Sounds Familiar Music Quiz in a fabulous range of locations, and test your skills on a range of decades. They also have a crackin' party afterwards with non-stop tunes and flowing drinks.


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Put on your dancing shoes and head on over to Disco Brunch as they have you up on table to their hot mix list. Add on bottomless cocktails and brunch food, and you're onto a winner.

Live Band Karaoke!

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If you fancy yourself as having the swagger of Jagger or the bravado of Blondie, a trip to Live Band Karaoke for your birthday will be just the thing. Take to the stage to belt out all your favourite hits with a 5-piece band for backing.

Looking for a wholesome birthday treat to give to someone special? Get them down to Biscuiteers, where they'll learn how to decorate biscuits at the bakery's School of Icing. Better yet, everyone gets to take their own bikkies away to munch on at home.

Old School R&B Brunch

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The perfect boozy event for a big birthday celebration Old School R&B Brunch's lineup of bashes will see you sipping on bottomless rum punch, chowing down bacon-topped pancakes and dancing to some of London's top DJs.

Bada Bingo

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If you're looking for something wild to do for your birthday in London, look no further than Bada Bingo. They're serving up the classic game with a side order of crowd-favourite songs, dance-offs, whacky prizes and naughty surprises, giving you a super fun night out.

Bashment Brunch

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On the lookout for fun birthday ideas in London? Bashment Brunch is always a firm choice. Celebrate in style with unlimited rum punch, Caribbean brunch dishes and a soundtrack of reggae, soca and dancehall hits, adding Carnival vibes to your partying. 

Rooftop Film Club

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Looking for fun things to do on your birthday? Over at Roof East, Rooftop Film Club are putting on a bunch of fantastic flicks, from retro favourites to recent releases. Head on over with the gang or your beau and enjoy a unique screening to celebrate your big day.

Merchant House

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If you're in need of birthday inspo for a friend or a loved one, then Merchant House has you covered. With a cool selection of whisky, gin and rum masterclasses, where they can taste and learn everything about their chosen tipple, this is a great gift for someone who loves their booze.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

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When it comes to fun birthday ideas in London, Blingo is up there with the best. The witty bingo gaming pros will be taking over venues for a night of hilarious dance offs, lip syncing and hip hop tunes.

Old Skool Events UK

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If you're celebrating a birthday this summer, you won't want to miss out on these epic bottomless brunches. Swing by Old Skool Events where a vintage theme will be in full swing, as DJs spin classic tracks and you dine on a delicious two-course meal. 

Hyper Reality

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To enjoy VR gaming and immersive experiences on your birthday, look no further than heading to East London spot Hyper Reality. After you've been on a rollercoaster, enjoyed go-karting or survived a zombie apocalypse, you can head to the steampunk-themed bar.

The 90's Brunch

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How better to kick start celebrations for your big day than at an off-the-chain, 90s themed brunch party? Taking you backstreet back to the mid-90s for a daytime event with plenty of nostalgia, feast on delicious brunch sharing platters, washed down with bottomless Mimosas for an hour. 


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Head to this swanky members club for a quirky and fun birthday in London. Immerse yourself in the world of burlesque, as drinking, dancing and debauchery continues until the early hours.

The perfect place for a fun birthday in London, Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden is back this summer with a whole host of hilarious events to get involved with, from boozy brunches to DJ nights and brilliant bingo bashes.

Whether you're treating a friend on their birthday or trying to figure out what to do for your party, Magic Mike Live should be on your list. This London show is directed and created by Channing Tatum, featuring the very best acrobatics and musical talent to make your night out sizzle.

Celebrating your birthday in prison doesn't sound like a great idea, but hear us out... In this immersive drinking experience, you'll have to smuggle your favourite bottle of alcohol past the guards and into a high-security prison where bespoke creations await.


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Not sure how to celebrate your birthday? You've got lots to choose from at Winterland. They're giving you everything you need for the evening with James Bond-themed events, lovely bottomless brunches and alpine-themed lodges.

A night of

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One of the best ideas for a birthday party in London, this series of tribute concerts are a tempting night out for any music lover, with events playing the music of everyone from Marvin Gaye to Lauryn Hill. 

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 8BU on Various dates from Thursday 19th May 2022

When it comes to quirky birthday ideas in London, The Grid is coming up trumps for entertainment and originality. Gather your mates and spend an evening at this immersive event, sneaking around an enemy HQ and sipping on futuristic cocktails as you work to defeat the evil AI corp.


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Enter a spy-themed universe, where your problem-solving skills and ability to stay cool under pressure will be put to the test. clueQuest is a fun birthday idea in London's King Cross, featuring four themed missions and VR experiences.

Dabbers Bingo

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Looking for fun birthday ideas in London? Dabbers Bingo is the hilarious experiences that's putting your nan's favourite pastime in an all new light. Head over to one of their sessions in Shoreditch, Acton or Margate and see if you can't win big at this unique night out.

Nights out don't come much bigger than Supa Dupa Fly, the club night taking place all over London. Catch them at a venue close to you to experience their brand of nostalgic 90s hip hop and huge guest DJs.

London Party Boats

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One of the best fun birthday ideas in London, these incredible Thames cruises are offering some of the best ways to celebrate this summer. Head down to the river for sunset jaunts along the water and raucous bottomless brunch parties.