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 3rd July 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.

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.

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 Saturday 29th August 2020 and 2 other dates

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

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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. 

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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.

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.

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. 

FEST Camden is an new nightlife and party spot that's putting on all sorts of events, including the likes of Cabaret shows, Grease singalongs, and cheesy pop nights.

Electric Shuffle

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Add a dash of healthy competition to your birthday antics with this unique activity in Canary wharf. Electric Shuffle is an all-new technological spin on shuffleboard, with additional flowing drinks and delicious eats to forge an unforgettable celebratory experience. 

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. 


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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. 

Bashment Brunch

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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.

Locked in a Room

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You have one hour to save the world and stop the government in this exciting escape room challenge taking place at ExCeL. The unique experience is perfect for birthday parties with 13 rooms and two scenarios that allow you not only to race the clock but also to go up against friends in other rooms.


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Celebrating a birthday in lockdown? We've got just the thing for it; from brunch deliveries and personalised cakes through to party playlists and activities to keep you entertained. All you have to do is round up your mates and get the party started.

Agency Unknown

244 user reviews 4

Are you desperately in need of a fun birthday idea? Let the It's Unknown collective provide the entertainment, with dance-offs, live music and more at the likes of comedy parties and musical-themed bingo.

The Reggae Brunch

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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.

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. 

@ Pop up location on Various dates from Monday 6th July 2020

This summer, indulge in a brilliant birthday package from Dinner Ladies, whose luxury meal kits are sure to make any lockdown celebration extra-special. Options include a birthday bundle of three courses and wine pairing, a boozy brunch kit, picnic hamper and the ultimate BBQ set. 

Comedy Carnival London

53 user reviews 4

With half price on all drinks and entry to the post-show club night, this fun comedy event is a great shout if you're looking for London birthday party ideas.

A night of

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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. 

@ The Electric Ballroom on Saturday 3rd October 2020 and 3 other Saturdays

The Official Camden Oktoberfest is back for 2020, bringing the very best of the famous Bavarian beer festival to North London. Taking place across the first four Saturdays in October at The Electric Ballroom, it promises the best in German food, drink and fancy dress for your quirky birthday partying. 

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.


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Head over to Kensington High Street where this pretty restaurant is offering a stunning selection of Spanish and Latin American tapas, as well as some very snazzy cocktails. Treat yourself to a proper birthday meal with sharing plates and delicious wines, because Zuaya will bring you a party to remember.


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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.

Afrobeat N Brunch

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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.

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. 

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 Jazz Cafe

126 user reviews 5

For a wicked venue and live music that's guaranteed to have you out of your seat dancing till the early hours, then The Jazz Cafe is the place for you. The Camden party spot has a jam-packed roster of eclectic events as well as performances every night of the week.

Meantime Brewing Company

61 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.

@ The Durham Arms on Various dates from Tuesday 1st September 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.


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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. 

The London Cabaret Club

222 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.

AIM Escape

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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. 

TT Liquor

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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.