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 23rd July 2021




Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3069 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.

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.

The London Cabaret Club

260 user reviews 4

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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.

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.

The Bat And Ball

774 user reviews 4

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.How better to celebrate your milestone birthday than with a few games of beer pong?

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 8BU on Various dates from Wednesday 28th July 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.

Bar Elba

195 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. 

Aeronaut

238 user reviews 4

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. 

AIM Escape

6 user reviews 5

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. 

One of the best ways to celebrate a birthday in London, Revolution Leadenhall is mixing hilarious hosts and plenty of fizz. Join the fun this July and get stuck into two hours of free-flowing drinks, tasty food and themed entertainment in the process.

A night of

102 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. 

Rooftop Film Club

20 user reviews 4

If you're searching for fun things to do on your birthday this summer, check out what movies are showing at Rooftop Film Club. Whether you fancy laughing along to Legally Blonde or crying over The Sound Of Metal, this pop-up is sure to make your day even more special. 

Love Pub + Grub

7 user reviews 5

Love Pub + Grub are coming in strong for birthday party ideas in London. Back by popular demand, following a knockout summer of events last year, this pop-up is serving its winning formula of cocktails, street food, DJ sets and giant games in a vibrant setting.

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.

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. 

@ Secret London Location on Wednesday 28th July 2021 and 4 other dates

Get out your wacky prints and big shades for an evening at Secret Cinema's Dirty Dancy-themed event. One of the best birthday party ideas in London, the immersive experts are transporting you and your mates to a holiday resort setting where raunchy staff parties are close-at-hand. 

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

108 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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

604 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. 

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.

Dabbers Bingo

106 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.

Old School R&B Brunch

204 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.

Bashment Brunch

50 user reviews 4

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. 

UKG BINGO

81 user reviews 5

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. 

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.

The 90's Brunch

210 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. 

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.

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.

@ Chelsea Funhouse on Various dates from Saturday 31st July 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.

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 Magic Hour

779 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.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

239 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 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.