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 16th January 2020




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

224 user reviews 5

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Various dates from Saturday 15th February 2020

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 22nd January 2020

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. 

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

497 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. 

ABQ London

1 user review 5

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

2 user reviews 5

Looking for something a little different for your next big birthday blow out? Look no further than 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.

@ OXO2 on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May 2020

Make it a birthday remember and ditch the usual party spot in favour of a quirky festival that promises 2 hours of bottomless margaritas from bars and restaurants all over the city... all under one roof. That's right, the London Margarita Rumble is taking over London Fields and you won't want to miss it.

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

194 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. 

Discounts available on certain events

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.

London Shuffle

590 user reviews 5

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.

With bookable booths and fully-customisable drinks packages, Skylight has got your birthday wishes all wrapped up. Celebrate your latest trip with either daybeds during the summer, or ice skating and igloos come winter.

LASER TAG NIGHTS

2 user reviews 4

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.

Looking for something a little different for your big celebrations this year? Head to West London's Winterland for an evening of gaming, drinking and feasting on delicious street food - all to the backdrop of live DJs and a stunning alpine-forest scene.

Bashment Brunch

42 user reviews 4

The best new brunch in town, this quirky event brings you bottomless cocktails, delicious food and great music all day long, so all you have to do is get the gang together and let the good times roll.

@ The Durham Arms on Various dates from Tuesday 21st January 2020

Head over to Canning Town where this curious escape room will have you working in the pitch darkness, solving puzzles and seeking out clues on the search for six stolen dragon eggs. Work together to topple the evil Olrephior, but be aware that dark magik lies throughout this murky maze.

The Piano Works Farringdon

1212 user reviews 4

Complimentary prosecco reception and cake for birthday or pre wedding celebrations (Minimum group size 10)

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.

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

904 user reviews 4

Half Price Karaoke

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.

Venn St. Records

114 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. 

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

90 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.

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 Magic Hour

345 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'. 

Meantime Brewing Company

40 user reviews 5

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.

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. 

  The Greatest Brunch

23 user reviews 4

@ Secret London Location on Saturday 25th January 2020 and 22 other Saturdays

Treat yourself to a birthday brunch with a magical twist, as The Greatest Brunch welcomes you to their exhibition of biological rarities this Nonmember. Expect live performances including West End singers, dancers and cabaret acts, immersive characters and endless bubbles. 

Planning a big birthday party in London? Cargo is a great destination whether you're looking for a huge Saturday night out, or a cheap and cheerful Thursday get together.

The Grand

853 user reviews 4

Head down to The Grand in Clapham and you'll discover their unique series of club nights, gigs, sports events and screenings will fully immerse you in the moment with themed cocktails, quirky games and mass singalongs. Perfect for birthday partying. 

Afrobeat N Brunch

92 user reviews 3

Experience Afrobeats m Brunch's incredible takeover of Shaka Zulu in Camden. The event promises a party of epic proportions with non-stop afro-infused hits with live entertainment and stunning DJ sets from Sam Savage and more.

Events At The Perception

71 user reviews 3

Head over to Leicester Square where this unique series of events at The Perception is sure to sort out your birthday celebrations. From sugary brunches and funky drag shows with a side of afternoon tea, they're all about colour, sass and tasty food.

The Comedy Store

3 user reviews 4

Head to the West End where this iconic comedy venue has got your birthday plans sorted, with its excellent programme of events, from traditional line-up shows to internationally-renowned improv and hilarious amateur evenings where you could catch the stars of tomorrow.

The Reggae Brunch

1517 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.

UKG BINGO

48 user reviews 5

Discounts available on certain events

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. 

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club Pop Up on Various dates from Friday 31st January 2020

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.

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. 

Cafe de Paris

219 user reviews 4

Whether you're looking for after-work drinks, a fun night out or a cracking meal with entertainment, Cafe de Paris has it all. Expect glittering disco ball cocktails, jaw-dropping acrobatics and a lively atmosphere that'll keep you going all night.

A night of

93 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. 

Aeronaut

228 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. 

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.

Otherworld

1 user review 3

If you're after something a little different for your birthday celebrations why not try taking on an army of zombies? Or perhaps give space travel a go? Otherworld are offering the chance to teleport to an alternative reality at their space-age themed arcade, there's even a futuristic cocktail bar for post-play birthday drinks. 

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. 

  The Big London Bake

571 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Tuesday 21st January 2020

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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Tuesday 21st January 2020

Treat yourself to something a little different this birthday and head over to this unique immersive take on War of The Worlds. Fronting some of the most high-tech effects in the industry across multiple spaces, they're also home to some very cool steampunk-themed bar areas for getting those dystopian drinks in.

Caboose

20 user reviews 5

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. 

All Star Lanes Holborn

6 user reviews 3

Located smack bang in the centre of London, All Star Lanes offers a fun mix of bowling, American food and cocktails at affordable rates. Slip on your bowling shoes and thrash your pals (there's room for up to 7 to play at a time), then toast your victory with something from their all-American menu afterwards. 

HAPPY HOUR 2 4 £12 Cocktails 16:30-19:00 and 2 other offers

A basement bar in Fitzrovia that just screams kitsch, LCC Goodge Street is a top choice when on the hunt for fun things to do in London, especially if you're looking to savour some delicious and perfectly crafted cocktails in a fun and unpretentious environment.