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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...
When it comes to birthday ideas in London, Ballie Ballerson is up there with the best. Not only can you expect fun times and big tunes, but the Shoreditch spot is also opening their doors for bottomless pizza and drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trailer Happiness is a subterranean space filled with an off-beat and quirky décor, where guests sup at highly innovative rum drinks between mouthfuls of Dim Sum delicacies. Grab a few mates and sample these expert serves; our tip is the zesty Dia De Los Muertos!
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.
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.
Get your mix on this year with a fun masterclass at slinky Brixton spot Serata Hall. Join the head bartender for a session of gin-based fun, complete with welcome drinks and a farewell shot of Limoncello - if you're east, try Martello Hall.
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.
What better place to celebrate your birthday in London than in the quirky, kitsch Simmons bar! Not only is it drenched in neon signs and weird décor, it serves a list of delicious cocktails in intriguing crockery. There's also a five hour long happy hour to make sure you really enjoy yourself.
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.
Looking for ways to celebrate your birthday post-lockdown in London? Head to Prince of Wales for their series of socially distanced brunch and supper events. Hire out your own private booth and spend your night pulling shapes to special guest DJs while watching the sunset.
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.
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.
Add an element of intrigue to your birthday plans with this epic central London immersive experience. Taking inspiration from the criminal underworld of the 1920s, Crooks 1926 is the show that hands over the control to its audience. Expect the unexpected.
One of the best places in London to celebrate your birthday, this unique offering at the Rum Kitchen Shoreditch is bringing together drinks, dining and dancing (at the table) as Rock The Belles bring you the best in hip hop and R'n'B all afternoon long.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spent your special day in lockdown? Bar Elba is here to answer all your belated birthday needs with their brand new socially-distanced bottomless brunch offering. Tickets include sky-high views, unlimited cocktails and loads of mouth-watering BBQ food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get ready to get lit this birthday as RSS Brunch brings a series of epic daytime parties to the heart of Stratford. Themed on music genres, from pop to reggae, these bashes come complete with bottomless booze, mouthwatering scran and live DJs.
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.
If you're looking for something a little different, this hidden cocktail bar has it all. Your own private bartender, the chance to make your own cocktails and even the opportunity to play your own music.
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.
Karaoke Hole is bringing you the finest in kitsch partying, with drag queens leading you through a night of belting out your favourite tunes on stage – with the help of cocktails, special effects, and a library of amazing songs.
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.
From high-energy Girl Power tours to spooky West London walks, this unique London activity gives you the goods in your earholes as you sing and dance your way around the city's best landmarks.
With a gorgeous menu of Italian dishes and mouth-watering cocktails accompanied by some of the best immersive entertainment, there's nowhere quite like Bunga Bunga. Whether you're celebrating with a big group, or dining with family, this is the ultimate birthday destination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What better birthday treat than learning how to whip up masterfully mixed cocktails for yourself whenever you fancy one!? While you can't head to Shoreditch for T.T Liquor's cocktail-making - you'll master the basics of mixology at this incredible online class.
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.
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.
One of the top birthday party bars in North London, this unique bar, diner and roller skating rink has everything you need under one massive roof. Take a few turns around the rink then settle in for tasty burgers and a great beer selection.
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.
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?
If you're searching for something a little more thrilling, head to the ultimate indoor go-karting experience London has to offer. You can spend your birthday whizzing around 800 metres of a multilevel track with titles to be won and plenty of fun to be had.