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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...
Perfect for a fun birthday in London, this immersive dining experience will take you back to the early 20th Century and the golden age of luxury train travel complete with drinks from Seven Sins and food from Masterchef duo Jack and Billy.
If you're looking for something a little quirky, check out Bourne & Hollingsworth's latest pop-up where they cocktail connoisseurs are transporting you to the past for one night only. That means live performances, crafted cocktails and more at this immersive event.
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.
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 bar in either Shoreditch or Bloomsbury allows you to hire areas and is great for a large group meaning you can have a brilliantly fun and original birthday.
Whether you fancy getting your craft on at one of their fantastically bizarre events (we're talking 'Play With Clay' and 'Papier Mache Monster Mash') or drinking and dancing the night away to a killer soundtrack of party tracks, you'll find your perfect birthday at Drink Shop & Do.
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.
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.
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!
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.
With bookable booths and fully-customisable drinks packages, Skylight has got your birthday wishes all wrapped up. Celebrate your latest trip around the sun next to some of the best views in London.
What better way to celebrate your birthday than at this drag queen brunch, where Tayce and her Drag Sisters will play everything from award-winning musical numbers to catwalk competitions and more, with delicious dishes and 1.5 hours of bottomless booze.
For any fans of horror, this night in the London Dungeon is bound to be a birthday hit. Head to the iconic location for a night that includes cocktails, rides and a look at the museum like never before as Jack the Ripper and more come out to play.
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.
Bringing you delicious food, drink and high-octane bingo action, Dabbers has more than enough to keep you and your pals entertained. Whether you're heading down for a bottomless brunch, going hard at the bingo bonanza or heading down after work, this outrageous night has you birthday plans all wrapped up.
Celebrate your birthday like never before with this amazing supper club. The work of a chef and experimental psychologist, the evening stimulates all your sense over 10 courses, with sounds, visuals, projections and feelings.
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.
A great London birthday idea for gin-lovers, this cool masterclass from one of the country's finest young distilleries will school you in the ways and means of gin-making, and even let your knock up your very own.
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'.
How about a night of genuine lols at one of the most respected comedy clubs in London? The Covent Garden Comedy Club have all the answers, booking out lineups that feature the most stellar names on the international circuit right now.
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.
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.
Perfect for a big old party, head to this Soho karaoke joint for some real birthday silliness. With cheap drinks and more than enough booth space for your BFFs, you'll be belting out numbers in no time.
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.
One of the most unique VR experiences in London, head to The Four Thieves, Lost Rivers or Aeronaut and prepare to soar, shot and challenge your friends at one of these great days out.
For something a little different, head to DNA VR in Kings Cross for a day of immersive activities. With a virtual reality headset, you can escape to faraway worlds; climbing Mount Everest, or venturing to the moon.
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 handsome space dressed with authentic tiki artefacts, enjoy a birthday dinner of foods cooked via the Chinese wood-fired ovens complemented by a cocktail menu that features the original Mai Tai first coined in 1944.
Make it a night to remember and get down to Shoreditch's quirky chocolate-themed bar. Not only is The Chocolate Cocktail Club bringing you a sugary menu, but they've even got entertainment in the form of drag queens, lip syncs and comedy.
Do something a little different for your birthday and take part in an immersive experience at one of the city's most thrilling escape room. Choose from the sordid secrets of Lady Chastity, battling cyber terrorists on the streets of London and outsmarting demented ventriloquist dummies, it's sure to be a brilliantly bizarre day out.
Are you desperately in need of a fun birthday idea? Let Musical Bingo provide the entertainment, as DJs spin a quick fire medley of tunes while players simply mark them off accordingly. Win prizes, get invloed in a dance off and have a birthday to remember.
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.
Perfect for parties, this awesome golfing experience brings you round upon round of cutting edge mini golf, along with a great bar where you can celebrate the wins and commiserate the losses.
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.
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.
Celebrate your birthday at the Inamo Soho Games Room and you can enjoy playing 150 different games on two 150 inch screens, along with TV streaming services, and packages that include their delicious pan-Asian food.
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.
From the team behind The Piano Works, Studio 88 is one of the coolest places to celebrate your birthday in London. Two piano vocalists and accompanying musicians take to the stage to play songs that are requested by you, the audience.
Done the dinners all before? Had your fair share of late night parties? Do something a little different this year and round up your mates for an escape room. With three boutique options to choose from, you'll be taken on a journey where you must work together to escape.
If they're into their musicals, this is the ultimate birthday experience. You'll tuck into a delicious bottomless brunch while being amazed by over five hours of musical theatre. Watch the biggest West End stars take to the stage, and give that special someone a gift they'll never forget.
Night Tales in Hackney is al;ways a good shout when it comes to fun birthday activities. Head on over and graze on some of London's best street eats, sip on cocktails and groove to some of the best DJs in town.
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.
Love to move to the best RnB in the business? Then look no further than SAMA Bankside on a Saturday as the cool spot plays the hottest in RnB, hip hop and 80s tunes.
Treat yourself to a birthday brunch with your friends at Little Blue Door. They're sure to kick-start the celebrations with piles of pancakes, plenty of poached egg and avo, and some killer brekkie cocktails. Expect nothing other than the perfect party vibe from these guys.
One of the best London birthday ideas, this bonkers brunch bash at the People's Park Tavern offers delicious food, bottomless booze and bonkers comedy from Mr. James Hancox and Ria Lina.
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.
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.
Head down to The Grand where 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.
This French take on the classic game of boules offers something a little different to your birthday shenanigans, with the prospect of fresh British food in the restaurant and a couple of chilled drinks in the outdoor terrace to look forward to afterwards.
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.
One of the best themed club nights in London, Hungry Heart brings you the biggest hits from Bruce Springsteen's back catalogue all night long. Not one for the dabblers, you'll have anthems, album tracks and deep cuts 'til dawn.
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.
Perfect for group dining, this unique eating experience at the Bread Street Kitchen puts you inside a unique pod and feeds you up on the very best street food sharers and tasty cocktails.
Fulham Beach Club has had an Alpine makeover, complete with heated hunting lodges, fondue and schnitzel and plenty of mulled wine. Head down for a winter wonderland birthday treat, where you can take part in activities like the karaoke machine, curling, beer pong and table tennis before sinking into the fur-lined sofas.
One of the best fun birthday ideas in London, 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.
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.
The Reggae Brunch crew are launching an all-new bingo experience that's sure to be the perfect birthday treat. Expect nothing other than high-energy reggae vibes with dance-offs, massive prizes and non-stop hits from the DJ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you love Friends, this event couldn't BE any more fun. Put all your knowledge to the test and take part in Smelly Cat sinaglongs with unlimited pizza, bottomless Joey cocktail and heaps of prizes to be won, it;'s sure to be one epic birthday treat.
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.
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.
Shake things up a little with a trip to FEST for brunch. Head north of the river and you'll find the usual tasty offering peppered with bottomless bubbles and a sexy strip show. Yep, that's right. Think dazzling performers, hunky dancers and hilarious drag queens.
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. P-ush the boat out this year; how better to celebrate your milestone birthday than with a few games of beer pong!
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.
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.
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.
Live out your wildest fantasy of being a star with this immersive theatre production unlike any other. You'll become stars of the silver screen creating, writing and producing your own Hollywood flick before attending a glamorous awards ceremony and showing off your creation to the masses.
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.
Everybody in Islington 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.
Looking to make a proper night of it this year? Don't just go for the same old thing, instead opt for a wild night of karaoke. With an extensive cocktail list to loosen those vocal chords, you can head to your own private room and belt out a few bangers before dancing to a live DJ on the dancefloor.
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.
Make it a day to remember and head south of the river where The Distillery Bankside invites you to get your gin on. This masterclass is all about the juniper-laced spirit, so ecpect to learn about its heritage while sipping on four drinks.
Not even your gran stands a chance after you've mastered the bingo game at this hilarious and silly evening. Bingo Academy is back and you're invited to join in with classes, that will teach you all sorts of bingo skills, from dabbing like a pro to winning graciously.
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.
Find out the shocking truth behind an unsolved murder in this spooky escape room game. Afterlife will travel to you, so whether you're in a creepy old pub, or your very own living room, there's no end to where this mystery could unravel.
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.
There's nothing quite like a birthday brunch and this one is taking it to new heights, with bottomless Frozittas and delicious food like blueberry pancakes with bacon and syrup. There's even tunes from Supa Dupa Fly and a roster of 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.
Ever wanted to drink prosecco while watching the sea life? This is possible on your birthday thanks to the Lates and After Dark series, where everything from Madam Tussauds to Shrek's Adventure are cleared of children so you can enjoy the experiences like the big kids that you are.
Jazz Cafe are a great place to celebrate a birthday in London as they put on some of the best soul music in the capital come Fridays. Join the famous spot to hear live bands, DJs and singers perform original hits and old classics that will have you singing well into the night.
Grab your crew and celebrate your special day in style as Love Brunch invites you to party on the eighth floor of east London's 1 Dysart Street. Not only is there the usual food selection and live music, but you can even go all out with table service and bottle packages.