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 20th October 2021

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3602 user reviews 4

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

649 user reviews 4

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. 

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 21st October 2021

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.

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.

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.

The 90's Brunch

219 user reviews 3

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. 

With bookable booths and fully-customisable drinks packages, Skylight Tobacco Dock has got your birthday wishes all wrapped up. Celebrate your special day with daybeds and Pimm's during the summer or ice skating and igloos in the winter.

Birthday party planning in London just got a whole lot easier as Pergola unveil their autumn makeover. The Paddington hotspot is bringing you two months of Oktoberfest-inspired delights, including bottomless brunches, live music and more every night of the week.

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.

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. 

Bar Elba

241 user reviews 3

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. 

@ The View From The Shard on Saturday 23rd October 2021 and 2 other Saturdays

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The Shard are, literally, levelling up your birthday plans with their incredible rooftop party. Not only are they providing you with non-stop tunes from DJ Max Tyler, but they'll also be offering you Champagne and G&Ts alongside incredible views.

The Magic Hour

792 user reviews 5

For a birthday to remember head down to one of The Magic Hour's gob-smacking shows. Expect world-class sleight of hand and boggling mind reading feats, all to the background of a luxury London location.

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. 

Tonight Josephine

238 user reviews 4

Some of the best bars in London for a birthday, Tonight Josephine's venues in Shoreditch and Waterloo promise some seriously fabulous antics, from quirky cocktails and bottomless afternoon tea, to burlesque-fuelled balls and boozy brunches.

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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.

The London Cabaret Club

293 user reviews 4

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.

Dona Bar

29 user reviews 5

Looking for fun things to do on your birthday? Doña is offering the dreamy combination of music and mezcal from its home in Stoke Newington. Stop by to experience these and a jam-packed roster of unmissable events on your big day.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

251 user reviews 5

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 The Electric Ballroom this summer for a night of hilarious dance offs, lip syncing and hip hop tunes.

@ The Waterway on Various dates from Saturday 13th November 2021

If you have a winter birthday, these Little Venice igloos are the perfect place to celebrate. With space for up to seven people, you can your mates can enjoy a snazzy night tucking into tasty bites such, as steak and a confit burger, washed down with plenty of bubbles at The Waterway.

Old School R&B Brunch

240 user reviews 5

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.

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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.


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Looking to add a little extra spice to your London birthday party? Head over to Proud Cabaret City where they're cranking up the heat with a whole host of talented male dancers and a hilarious drag queen bingo caller.


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Yes UK massive! This is the perfect birthday bingo event for any lover of rave culture. Expect bright lights, bingo, plenty of quirky activities and massive hits from the finest UK garage artists. Get your gun fingers at the ready and prepare doe an evening of pure madness. 

A night of

104 user reviews 4

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. 

The ideas for a birthday party in London? Shabba Party is serving up one of the best events around that'll have you and your number one's dancing to reggae and dancehall and living your best Notting Hill carnival lives. The themed brunch shindig will also be joined by incredible DJs that'll be keeping the vibes high.

Dabbers Bingo

107 user reviews 4

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.

@ Ninth Life on Various dates from Thursday 21st October 2021

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.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 8BU on Various dates from Thursday 21st October 2021

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.

The Reggae Brunch

1703 user reviews 4

If three courses of great food and bottomless rum punch weren't enough, this boozy brunch is also bringing you some of the best reggae tunes all afternoon long.

Ricco Lounge Events

5 user reviews 5

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.

@ TOCA Social Greenwich on Thu, 28th Oct 2021 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Celebrating a birthday this October? Make it a night to remember with Harry Pinero as he hosts a massive house party-inspired bash at Toca Social. Not only will you get to channel your favourite footie icon, but there's going to b guest DJs, VIP and exclusive refreshment bundles.


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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.

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.

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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Friday 22nd October 2021

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.

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.

Whether you're planning a birthday party for yourself or someone special, check out what What's The Motive have in store. Offering something a little different form the standard club night, these events feature giveaways, props and delicious bites to eat.


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Whether it's a quirky brunch, a bonkers bingo night or a stunning circus performance, Aeronaut is always a fantastic option for a fun birthday idea in London. This part-circus, part-brewery, part-pub hosts many events that are packed with thrills and excitement.