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 10th October 2019




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.

  Silent Sounds Boat Party

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@ The Silent Disco Boat on Various dates from Saturday 23rd November 2019

The coolest birthday party in London, get your mates aboard The Dutch Master, a two-storey party boat that not only sails you past iconic London landmarks, but also gives you several channels of amazing music on your silent disco headset.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 16th October 2019

Immerse yourself in a truly unique drinking experience from the minds behind Alcotraz. The new pirate-inspired voyage will see you take part in a treacherous tale of plunder and deceit, and is sure to make for a memorable birthday party. 

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Tuesday 15th October 2019

Head to The Old Metal Exchange where this unique event is ready to take immersive theatre to new heights. See HG Wells' classic novel brought into stark reality with augmented reality, holograms and a steampunk-themed bar.

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. 

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.

@ The Bletchley on Various dates from Tuesday 15th October 2019

Get cracking on some code-breaking at this unique cocktail experience from the Lollipop team. Head to Chelsea where this Bletchley Park themed bunker bar will have you deciphering clues and sipping some stunning drinks.

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 90s 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. 

With bookable booths and fully-customisable drinks packages, Skylight has got your birthday wishes all wrapped up. Celebrate your latest trip around the sun next to some of the best views in London.

For those of you lucky enough to have a summer birthday, swing by The Prince of Wales and explore their epic events schedule when planning your evening antics. From Norman Jay MBE to full-blown discos, this Brixton rooftop bar is an essential party destination. 

Put your dancing shoes on because ceilidh is coming to London and it's going to be a whole lot of fun. Lead by Fiddle Pardiddle, the pop up night will be appearing all over London and is a brilliant activity for large groups through to couples.

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A tasting event like nothing you've experience, head to the basement of The Harrison for a gig with a difference as the Rhythm and Booze boys bring you great music and an open bar.

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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.

The Piano Works Farringdon

1086 user reviews 4

Champagne & Cocktail Hour and 6 other offers

Whether you're after a rowdy brunch or a late-night shindig, The Piano Works in Farringdon is the spot for you. The lively venue serves delicious and hearty meals, slurpable cocktails and has a raucous live band playing whatever your heart fancies.

Venn St. Records

101 user reviews 4

Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer

Based in the heart of Clapham, Venn St Records is a venue that takes its love of music to the next level. With a jukebox constantly playing all the best rock, soul and hip hop songs ever made, the bar staff are busy mixing together a range of intriguing cocktails. 

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 16th October 2019

Save 20% on ticket Undercover Booking (Wednesday) with discount code WESTWEDNESDAY

One of the best fun birthday ideas in London, grab the gang and your favourite bottles of moonshine and get gussied up in boots, stetsons and fringing for a night of cocktails and quirky cowboy action.

With a gorgeous menu of Italian dishes and mouth-watering cocktails accompanied by some of the best immersive entertainment, there's nowhere quite like Bunga Bunga. Whether you're celebrating with a big group, or dining with family, this is the ultimate birthday destination.

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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

74 user reviews 4

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.

@ Skuna Boats on Various dates from Friday 18th October 2019

Gather your buddies and head to West India Quay for a unique birthday experience you'll never forget. BBQ Boats offer a barbecue with a view experience, that'll give you the chance to play captain while cooking up drool-worthy BBQ treats (or order the first mate to do it). 

The Magic Hour

311 user reviews 5

We could boast it's hosted from the opulent Grand Royale, we could tell you it focuses on the golden age of magic, and how this impressive magician is known the world over. But instead, we'll just leave you with this quote about the show from the man, the legend Roger Moore, who said Sonic was 'one of the finest magicians I've ever seen'. 

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club Pop Up on Various dates from Thursday 31st October 2019

If you're on the lookout for a quirky bar to host your birthday celebrations this year, look no further than the Chocolate Cocktail Club. Serving up a range of chocolate-flavoured cocktails, beer and wine, as well as sweet shots in edible glasses, this pop-up bar is open until the 21st of Decemeber and is guranteed to leave you and your friends with a serious sugar high.

  West End Musical Brunch

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@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Saturday 19th October 2019

If they're into their musicals, this is the ultimate birthday experience. You'll tuck into a delicious bottomless brunch while being amazed by over five hours of musical theatre. Watch the biggest West End stars take to the stage, and give that special someone a gift they'll never forget. 

Simmons Camden Town

70 user reviews 4

Make Me Merry and 1 other offer

What better place to celebrate your birthday in London than in the quirky, kitsch Simmons bar! Not only is it drenched in neon signs and weird décor, it serves a list of delicious cocktails in intriguing crockery. There's also a five hour long happy hour to make sure you really enjoy yourself.  

Looking for fun birthday ideas? Make it a year to remember with a visit to Meantime Brewing Company in Greenwich. Alongside private tours and in-depth tastings, there's 4-course dining experiences and the opportunity to meet the people behind the drinks.

The London Cabaret Club

146 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.

Caboose

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20% OFF + FREE Bubbly or Beers

Caboose is an excellent birthday choice, with a unique concept that's sure to make your day extra special. You can feast on slow-smoked BBQ burgers inspired by the great tastes of the USA, with a BYOB policy and exclusive wooden cabin that can only be booked by one group per meal. 

Why not wow the birthday girl or boy with an incredible theatre experience? Watch award-winning West-End shows from the best seats in the house, shortly after a stunning dinner with welcome drink from one of the capital's exquisite restaurants. 

Celebrate your birthday with a truly unique experience from Impossible Things Entertainment. Whether it's a Game of Thrones cabaret, Amy Winehouse brunch or immersive Tarantino performance, there's heaps of unique activities to get stuck into. 

Reggae Bingo

25 user reviews 4

This bingo night promises non-stop reggae music, Tik Tok dance-offs and unforgettable entertainment from some of the suavest guys in the biz. Tickets include three games of high-energy bingo, with unreal prizes, and if it's your birthday you'll get six free shots for you and your mates. 

DNA VR

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For something a little different, head to DNA VR in Kings Cross for a day of immersive activities. With a virtual reality headset, you can escape to faraway worlds; climbing Mount Everest, or venturing to the moon.

  Dead Man's Hand

58 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Farringdon on Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th October 2019

Take part in a truly unique puzzle-solving experience for a unique birthday adventure. Brought to you by an award-winning team, the experience will have you explore alehouses and alleyways of Farringdon as you attempt to piece together the elusive tale of Dead Man's Hand.