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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...
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.
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.
The Piano Works West End 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
One of the top spots for a London birthday party, this epic night of Hip Hop beats and big bingo wins will have you raising the roof in no uncertain terms. Head to Camden for the ultimate silly night out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 a cocktail lover with a passion for history this unique series of nights in Haggerston has got your name on it. Join the Cocktail Time Machine team on a journey back to the points of origin of three classic cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for fun birthday ideas? Whether you're out with a big group or keeping it casual with a date, make it a cocktail-soaked affair. That means immersive mixology at this hidden bar with network agents and themed tipples.
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.
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.
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.
Make it a year to remember and check out Smoky Barrels hunting experience. Teamed with food and drinks from Mac & Wild, this virtual reality adventure will take you to the Scottish Highlands with tweed outfits, replica shotguns and tasty treats.
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.
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.
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.