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 edited by Lauren Cole

Last updated on 11th July 2024




Boy Toy Events London

Stuck on birthday ideas in London? Check out the slew of bottomless brunches from Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events. From Britney-inspired meals to drag-drenched performances and scrumptious scran, it makes for an afternoon affair to remember.

Ballie Ballerson London

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.

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

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.

Love Pub + Grub 2024

@ Night Tales on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 5 other dates

Take your birthday plans to the next level by grabbing a ticket to one of London's hottest summer pop-ups. Love Pub + Grub will be taking over Hackney hangout Night Tales for a series of day events featuring DJ sets, VIP seating, happy hour cocktails, street food and more. Groups of six can enter for just £12.50 altogether – something that we're sure will get the whole group chat on board. 

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Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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. 

Flight Club

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.

Sandbox VR London

Celebrate your birthday by travelling got another dimension with Sandbox VR London. Head to Holborn for an incredible virtual reality experience and cocktails made by the world's first robotic bartender. Perfect for large groups of up to 180 people, there's something for everyone here, including Squid Game.

Bounce

For fun things to do in London on your birthday, head to Bounce's venues in Battersea, Farringdon and on Old Street. Step inside these party hubs, where you'll get to enjoy well-deserved celebrations, including bottomless brunches and non-stop ping pong with pals.

Trapped

Boasting immersive escape room-style experiences like no other, Trapped is the ideal hub for birthday plans. Whether you fancy becoming a criminal and breaking out of a prison van or competing with friends over paintball, this activity hub has plenty to get stuck into. 

Barrio Bars

From margarita ping pong every Friday night to Cardi B themed brunches and 80s musical bingo, Barrio is one of the best places for a birthday bash. And after each event, get stuck into some tropical cocktails while hitting the dancefloor to some Latin tunes.

Soul Supper Immersive Dining Experience 2024 - LONDON EMBANKMENT FRIDAYS

@ Eight Embankment on Friday 9th August 2024 and 4 other Fridays

Mark your birthday with a night of dancing to the likes of Barrett Strong, Marvin Gaye and Jackson 5 at Soul Supper Immersive Dining Experience. This event at will see a roster of incredible musicians take to the stage to pay homage to all things Motown, with a two-course meal included that features either chicken supreme or harissa-spiced cauliflower.

The Exhibit

Can't decide where to head to for your birthday? Book a fun activity at The Exhibit in Balham and you won't regret it. They've got everything from life drawing classes with a professional artist to spooktacular horror movie screenings.

Mazer Zone

Mazer Zone is upping your birthday plans with its awesome range of immersive experiences. Head to the Camden Street location to enjoy a series of escape room-style challenges. Think robbing a safe or saving the world, all while solving puzzles. Have you got what it takes?

Forbidden Nights - Male Strip Show London

@ Forbidden Nights London on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 62 other Saturdays

Forbidden Nights Ultimate Girls Night Out is taking London by storm, with an after party at Infernos so the fun doesn't have to stop. If you're planning an evening with your friends, book tickets to see hotties in uniform strip down and provide jaw-dropping entertainment. Tickets start from £25 each and include photo opportunities with the cast as well as access to the steamy afters. 

Megan's - Various Sites

If you're looking for birthday restaurants in London, head to Megan's. From Islington to Battersea and Wimbledon, the brand has a tonne of scrumptious Mediterranean eats, from chilli chicken kebabs to Greek salads and mezze boards.

Merchant House

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.

BAM Karaoke Box

BAM Karaoke Box, the largest karaoke venue is Europe and part of a luxury brand that started in Paris, is making sure you're covered for drinks, singing and dancing for your special day. Head to the Victoria Street bar to uncover the opulent space, which includes two cocktail bars, a DJ booth and live music stage, as well as book out one of the 22 private karaoke rooms.

Hot Sauce 101

@ Catalina’s on Thursday 25th July 2024 and 2 other Thursdays

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A quirky birthday idea? Situated in Fitzrovia, Hot Sauce 101 is delivering on the spice front. While munching on nibbles and creating your own personal hot sauce, you'll get to learn more about the Scoville heat scale as well as some much-needed chilli knowledge. 

Garage Brunch

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.

Backyard Comedy Club

Fancy a good ol' laugh for your birthday? You're in luck, as the Backyard Comedy Club is bound to get you rolling on the floor in its Bethnal Green venue. Head along to the fantastic range of events from a range of award-winning or up-and-coming comedians, you won't be disappointed. 

The Boat Show Comedy Club

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.

London Party Boats Ltd

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.

Brixton Recreation Centre

Sing your heart out in your very own private karaoke booth at Brixton Recreation Centre. Whether you want to kick off the party or end it with a bang, their exclusive booths can accommodate up to 10 people and are equipped with over 20,000 songs in different languages and atmospheric mood lighting. The 60-minute sessions start from just £8 per person, and you can even enjoy plenty of delish drinks and bites while belting out bangers to keep you fueled throughout.

Live Band Karaoke

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.

Tonight Josephine

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.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

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.

The Chocolate Cocktail Club

Celebrate your birthday with an indulgent day sipping dessert-like mixes over at The Chocolate Cocktail Club in Farringdon. You and your pals can knock back a wide selection of heavenly creations, plus nibble on tasty cakes. Whether you're just heading their for drinks, enjoying a mouthwatering afternoon tea or taking part in their cocktail masterclasses, there's all sorts of fun to be had here.

The 90's Brunch

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. 

The Cocktail Club

The Cocktail Club is renowned for its epic bottomless brunches, which come complete with some seriously cracking entertainment depending on the event's theme. Plus, you'll also get to delve into tasty food and free-flowing tipples.

The Star by Liverpool Street

When in need of London birthday ideas check out this karaoke edition of the popular pastime at The Star by Liverpool Street. Not only can you expect unlimited bubbles and food, but your pick of over 20,000 songs. Or you can celebrate by belting out bangers and enjoying tasty food at #Feelgood Fridays.

Proud

If you're looking for something a little different to celebrate your birthday this year, why not head to one of the quirky events at Proud Cabaret City? Grab your pals and head to their drag bottomless brunches every Saturday for karaoke, lip syncing, bingo and unlimited cocktails, or for something a little more sophisticated, check out their evening burlesque performances that are bound to leave you enchanted.

Little Nan's

Situated in Deptford, Little Nan's is superb for birthday soirees. Enjoy a bottomless brunch or dinner, complete with delish disco fries and other eats or get stuck into an afternoon tea featuring scrumptious homemade cakes and booze.

The BBQ Club - 2024

@ BBQ Club on Various dates from Wednesday 24th July 2024

For a decadent birthday meal with great views of the city, check out The BBQ Club on Southbank. There's a six-course tasting menu on the cards here, using fresh, seasonal ingredients from sustainable local suppliers to create everything from maple-smoked chalk stream trout to lamb shish kebabs. Watch as your meal is prepared over fire in front of your eyes, with the option to add wine pairings for an extra £50 per person.

Biscuiteers: Various Sites

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.

The London Cabaret Club

Discounts available on certain events

Treat that special someone (or yourself) to a trip to The London Cabaret Club in Holborn. This stunning venue has quite a reputation for its burlesque-themed entertainment which features stars from the West End. On top of that, there's also dinner and drinks to enjoy.

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Hold on tight as you enter a mythical landscape, with tickets starting from £42.50 each to Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience at Roscorp Laboratories in Hoxton. The immersive cocktail bar is brought to you by the same geniuses behind Alcotraz and Moonshine Saloon, except this time it's asking you to sport a blue jumpsuit and enter a luminous atmosphere beyond your wildest imagination. Befriend local inhabitants and sip on exotic concoctions as you watch a fantastical film-like set come to life.

Bar Rumba

If only the best events for your birthday party in London will do, the Bar Rumba has your back. Think commercial hits, RnB, and hip hop to dance the night away to across its club nights, all enjoyed just a stone's throw from Leicester Square.

SUPA DUPA FLY

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

What's The Motive

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.

Dabbers Bingo

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.

Party n Paint

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.

Old School R&B Brunch

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.

Skylark Roof Garden

If your birthday falls on a Sunday this year then why not celebrate it with a trip to one of London's prettiest rooftops? You'll find it hosting a droolworthy endless brunch boasting 60 minutes of unlimited tacos, as well as a Miami beats session fronting some top-class DJs, live saxophonists and delicious margaritas, all for just £35 per person at Skylark Roof Garden.

Old Skool Bingo

For a hilarious twist on the classic game of bingo, try out one of Old Skool Bingo's lively events in Aldgate or Brixton. These fun-filled nights out not only involve quirky games and crazy prizes, but you can also boogie to 90s and 00s anthems from live DJs throughout - with prices starting at just £13.50 per person.

VR N3XT

VR N3XT is the Bromley activity den that's ideal for hosting your next birthday bash, as they've got everything from an immersive virtual reality arcade, including epic battle arenas and escape rooms, to pool tables, an Airsoft shooting range and active zones for sports. That's a whole load of getting competitive.

Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail Experience

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

One of the best fun birthday ideas in London, Moonshine Saloon is bringing you the real Western experience. 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 in the heart of East London.

Bunker 51

When it comes down to fun birthday ideas in Greenwich, Bunker 51 is a firm choice. Gather your squad for the ultimate military simulation experience or for a few rounds of paintball, laser tag and escape room-style games, making for a memorable celebration.