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 8th February 2023

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.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4788 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.

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.

The Magic Hour

846 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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

832 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. 

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.

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.

Old Skool Events UK

111 user reviews 5

If you're celebrating a birthday this summer, you won't want to miss out on these epic bottomless brunches. Swing by Old Skool Events where a vintage theme will be in full swing, as DJs spin classic tracks and you dine on a delicious two-course meal. 


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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.


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Enter a spy-themed universe, where your problem-solving skills and ability to stay cool under pressure will be put to the test. clueQuest is a fun birthday idea in London's King Cross, featuring four themed missions and VR experiences.

Bar Elba

366 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. 

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.


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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.

Bashment Brunch

64 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. 

Live Band Karaoke!

39 user reviews 5

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.

The Exhibit

275 user reviews 4

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.

@ Chelsea Funhouse on Various dates from Friday 10th February 2023

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 be able to give their immersive experiences a go - think 1940s-style code cracking and four-course culinary adventures.

The Windmill Soho

27 user reviews 3

For those swanky birthday celebrations, be sure to check out Cabaret Bottomless Brunch or a blues-themed evening at The Windmill Soho. What to expect? A plethora of top-notch entertainment from a talented cast, alongside plenty of drinks and sultry vibes. Oh, yes.


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Not sure how to celebrate your birthday? You've got lots to choose from at Winterland. They're giving you everything you need for the evening with James Bond-themed events, lovely bottomless brunches and alpine-themed lodges.

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.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

318 user reviews 5

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.

Garage Brunch

920 user reviews 4

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.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 8BU on Various dates from Wednesday 8th February 2023

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.

Barrio Bars

302 user reviews 4

Discounts available on certain events

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.

AIM Escape

7 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. 

The Boat Show Comedy Club

510 user reviews 5

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.

Mecca Men: THE TOUR

407 user reviews 4

If it's a fun birthday you're after, we can't think of anything better than plodding along to Mecca Men's show over in Croydon. Expect a load of sexy lads giving you the show of your life, as well as topless waiters and a fabulous drag performance.


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If your idea of a fun birthday is something a little bit dark and twisted, then The Double R Club ought to fit the bill. These evenings of everything from Lynchian cabaret to burlesque, jazz, twisted rock 'n' roll and comedy are sure to inspire.

Mazer Zone

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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?

Dabbers Bingo

122 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.

Merchant House

210 user reviews 5

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.

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.

Hyper Reality

180 user reviews 5

To enjoy VR gaming and immersive experiences on your birthday, look no further than heading to East London spot Hyper Reality. After you've been on a rollercoaster, enjoyed go-karting or survived a zombie apocalypse, you can head to the steampunk-themed bar.

The Big Bakes

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Think you ['ve got what it takes to win this quirky baking experience? Join The Big Bakes for a challenge that you won't forget. There might be whisking, kneading and possibly even icing as you compete your way to be crowned winner.

Backyard Comedy Club

104 user reviews 5

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. 

Little Nan's

215 user reviews 4

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.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Wednesday 8th February 2023

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.

Restaurant Ours

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For those well-deserved birthday plans, make your way to Restaurant Ours on Brompton Road for some epic events. Whether you're in the mood for Mamma Mia-themed brekky fun touting nostalgic beats or a sunset brunch featuring live DJs, this venue is set to impress.

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 18th February 2023 and 3 other Saturdays

Take your mates to Catford for an evening of immersive comedy, escape room entertainment and murder mystery-themed fun at The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar. Along the way, you'll meet a curious cast of Alice in Wonderland-inspired characters and enjoy a tipple or two.

Bada Bingo

414 user reviews 4

If you're looking for something wild to do for your birthday in London, look no further than Bada Bingo. They're serving up the classic game with a side order of crowd-favourite songs, dance-offs, whacky prizes and naughty surprises, giving you a super fun night out.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

291 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 venues for a night of hilarious dance offs, lip syncing and hip hop tunes.

The 90's Brunch

238 user reviews 4

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. 

Tonight Josephine

530 user reviews 4

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.

@ 26 Leake Street on Friday 10th February and Friday 24th March 2023

Mark your birthday with a night of dancing to music from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Jackson 5 at Soul Supper. This event at 26 Leake Street will see a roster of incredible musicians take to the stage to pay homage to all things Motown, with food and drink included.

London Party Boats

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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.

Gather all your mates and head over to Oche The Strand for birthday celebrations, where they're combining cool Scandi-inspired design with Michelin-trained chefs, expertly crafted cocktails and dartboards. This place is designed to thrill groups.

The London Cabaret Club

317 user reviews 4

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.