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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...
Perfect for a fun birthday in London, this immersive dining experience will take you back to the early 20th Century and the golden age of luxury train travel, complete with supper from a Masterchef: The Professionals winner and quirky cocktails. Jump aboard The Murder Express for their latest show: Jewel of the Empire which will immerse you in a nail-biting diamond heist.
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.
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.
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.
If you love Harry Potter, The Worst Witch and all those other magical adventures, this enchanted immersive experience will be the perfect birthday treat. Dress as your favourite magic man or woman and whip up potions, cast spells and take part in a grand feast.
Gingerline's Grand Expedition will take you on a n edible journey through the clouds. Become an aeronaut and take part in a unique adventure that brings together animation, drama, exquisite set designs and five stunning courses of dining.
One of the city's most exciting cocktail masterclasses, this unique experience takes you inside the iconic ABQ motorhome for a session of serious molecular mixology and fully-immersive decor.
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 bar in either Shoreditch or Bloomsbury allows you to hire areas and is great for a large group meaning you can have a brilliantly fun and original birthday.
Whether you fancy getting your craft on at one of their fantastically bizarre events (we're talking 'Play With Clay' and 'Papier Mache Monster Mash') or drinking and dancing the night away to a killer soundtrack of party tracks, you'll find your perfect birthday at Drink Shop & Do.
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.
Get the gang together for this fun birthday blow out. Head to Shoreditch where the London Shuffle Club are kicking off another season of sun, sweet cocktails and very competitive shuffling.
Trailer Happiness is a subterranean space filled with an off-beat and quirky décor, where guests sup at highly innovative rum drinks between mouthfuls of Dim Sum delicacies. Grab a few mates and sample these expert serves; our tip is the zesty Dia De Los Muertos!
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.
What better way to celebrate your birthday than at this drag queen brunch, where Tayce and her Drag Sisters will play everything from award-winning musical numbers to catwalk competitions and more, with delicious dishes and 1.5 hours of bottomless booze.
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'.
Whether you're a diehard fan of Les Miserables or love a cheeky singalong to Mamma Mia, this pop-up brunch is just for you. Not only can you catch your favourite musicals, but there's even bottomless popcorn and drinks to wash it all down.
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 handsome space dressed with authentic tiki artefacts, enjoy a birthday dinner of foods cooked via the Chinese wood-fired ovens complemented by a cocktail menu that features the original Mai Tai first coined in 1944.
If you're looking for somewhere to hire, their 2 bars, pizzeria and 12 ping pong tables are at your service, and combine to make the entire place a frenzy of belly-aching laughter and laid back vibes. P-ush the boat out this year; how better to celebrate your milestone birthday than with a few games of beer pong!
From the team behind The Piano Works, Studio 88 is one of the coolest places to celebrate your birthday in London. Two piano vocalists and accompanying musicians take to the stage to play songs that are requested by you, the audience.
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.
Perfect for parties, this awesome golfing experience brings you round upon round of cutting edge mini golf, along with a great bar where you can celebrate the wins and commiserate the losses.
Packed with activities to keep you entertained all night long, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes is one of the best ideas for a London birthday. Whether you're feeling karaoke, bowling, or a chilled night with some cocktails and beer pong, its all here under one roof.
How about a night of genuine lols at one of the most respected comedy clubs in London? The Covent Garden Comedy Club have all the answers, booking out lineups that feature the most stellar names on the international circuit right now.
After something a little different this time around? Make sure you're birthday is a fun one and check out this Stratford spot which is giving a new meaning to laser quest. Expect themed mazes and a whole load of good times.
Inspired by one of the most popular shows in Britain, guests will be set a number of challenges by the event's talented professionals in order to find out who is London's true star baker. Immortality is only a scone's throw away; this is crunch time.
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.
One of London's most innovative beauty experience, get ready to celebrate with London Grace as they bring you the triple threat of birthday indulgence with pizza, cocktails, coffee and manicures.
Treat yourself to a birthday brunch with your friends at Little Blue Door. They're sure to kick-start the celebrations with piles of pancakes, plenty of poached egg and avo, and some killer brekkie cocktails. Expect nothing other than the perfect party vibe from these guys.
Make it a night to remember and head to Peckham where you'll be treated to a slice of 1966. Immersing you in all things swinging, In Spite of Everything, YES are bringing you design by Abby and Alice, as well as live tunes and themed cocktails.
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.
Get your mix on this year with a fun masterclass at slinky Brixton spot Cattivo. Join the head bartender for a session of gin-based fun, complete with welcome drinks and a farewell shot of Limoncello.
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.
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.
Make it a day to remember and head south of the river where The Distillery Bankside invites you to get your gin on. This masterclass is all about the juniper-laced spirit, so ecpect to learn about its heritage while sipping on four drinks.
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.
Head down to The Piano Works West End where its quirky SingEasy space is bringing you the ultimate bottomless brunch complete with singing waiters, tasty food and plenty of fizz to get you in the mood for belting out some serious tunes.
Perfect for a big old party, head to this Soho karaoke joint for some real birthday silliness. With cheap drinks and more than enough booth space for your BFFs, you'll be belting out numbers in no time.
There's nothing quite like a birthday brunch and this one is taking it to new heights, with bottomless Frozittas and delicious food like blueberry pancakes with bacon and syrup. There's even tunes from Supa Dupa Fly and a roster of DJs.
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.
Celebrate your birthday like never before with this amazing supper club. The work of a chef and experimental psychologist, the evening stimulates all your sense over 10 courses, with sounds, visuals, projections and feelings.
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.
For any fans of horror, this night in the London Dungeon is bound to be a birthday hit. Head to the iconic location for a night that includes cocktails, rides and a look at the museum like never before as Jack the Ripper and more come out to play.
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.
Ever wanted to drink prosecco while watching the sea life? This is possible on your birthday thanks to the Lates and After Dark series, where everything from Madam Tussauds to Shrek's Adventure are cleared of children so you can enjoy the experiences like the big kids that you are.
Night Tales in Hackney is al;ways a good shout when it comes to fun birthday activities. Head on over and graze on some of London's best street eats, sip on cocktails and groove to some of the best DJs in town.
If you just want a chilled-out birthday party, head to Patch & Picnic where Jimmy's Pop Ups are providing pre-bookable spaces, picnic hampers, sharing boards and street food with flowing drinks at the bar, and plenty of garden games to enjoy.
South London's fun-loving crowds descend on Rouges each week for an evening full of great music and stunning stunts. Alongside being wowed by a death-defying performance of circus stunts by Kellie Sky, visitors can dance long into the night to all their favourite 80s, 90s, funk 'n' soul and classic pop tracks.
Everybody knows there ain't no party like a Lucky Voice party, which is probably something to do with the thousands of power ballads and strong cocktails up for grabs. Get your pals together and belt out one huge tune after the other, after you've raided the fancy dress box of course.
What better birthday treat than learning how to whip up masterfully mixed cocktails for yourself whenever you fancy one!? Head down to Shoreditch for T.T Liquor's cocktail-making class - here, you'll master the basics of mixology before knuckling down on the more complex techniques.