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 26th June 2019

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 27th June 2019

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 supper from a Masterchef: The Professionals winner and quirky cocktails. Jump aboard The Murder Express for their latest show: Jewel of the Empire which will immerse you in a nail-biting diamond heist.

  Silent Sounds Boat Party

182 user reviews 5

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 20th July 2019 and 4 other dates

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.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Thursday 27th June 2019

Immerse yourself in a truly unique drinking experience from the minds behind Alcotraz. The new pirate-inspired voyage will see you take part in a treacherous tale of plunder and deceit, and is sure to make for a memorable birthday party. 

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Thursday 27th June 2019

Head to The Old Metal Exchange where this unique event is ready to take immersive theatre to new heights. See HG Wells' classic novel brought into stark reality with augmented reality, holograms and a steampunk-themed bar.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

392 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. 

  Gingerline's Grand Expedition

25 user reviews 5

@ Secret Location on Various dates from Thursday 27th June 2019

Gingerline's Grand Expedition will take you on a n edible journey through the clouds. Become an aeronaut and take part in a unique adventure that brings together animation, drama, exquisite set designs and five stunning courses of dining. 

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.

Flight Club Bloomsbury

1259 user reviews 5

Book a lunch table for a group of 6 or more & we’ll treat you to a bottle of prosecco!*

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.

Drink Shop & Do

572 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch

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.

The 90s Brunch

168 user reviews 4

Discounts available on certain events

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. 


217 user reviews 4

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.

The Magic Hour

92 user reviews 5

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'. 

Discounts available on certain events

Whether you're a diehard fan of Les Miserables or love a cheeky singalong to Mamma Mia, this pop-up brunch is just for you. Not only can you catch your favourite musicals, but there's even bottomless popcorn and drinks to wash it all down.

  UKG Bingo

17 user reviews 5

@ Duo on Friday 28th June 2019 and 9 other Fridays

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. 

The Bat And Ball

404 user reviews 4

Summer Package and 3 other offers

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!

West End Musical Brunch

16 user reviews 5

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. 

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

596 user reviews 4

Half Price Karaoke

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.

After something a little different this time around? Make sure you're birthday is a fun one and check out this Stratford spot which is giving a new meaning to laser quest. Expect themed mazes and a whole load of good times.

  The Big London Bake

391 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Thursday 27th June 2019

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.

Venn St. Records

92 user reviews 4

Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer

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. 

@ The Little Blue Door on Every Saturday

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. 

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

392 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Thursday 27th June 2019

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. 

Get your mix on this year with a fun masterclass at slinky Brixton spot Cattivo. Join the head bartender for a session of gin-based fun, complete with welcome drinks and a farewell shot of Limoncello.

A night of

91 user reviews 4

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. 

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.

  Dead Man's Hand

47 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Farringdon on Saturday 29th June 2019 and 9 other Saturdays

Take part in a truly unique puzzle-solving experience for a unique birthday adventure. Brought to you by an award-winning team, the experience will have you explore alehouses and alleyways of Farringdon as you attempt to piece together the elusive tale of Dead Man's Hand. 

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.

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.

@ London Dungeon on Friday 28th June 2019 and 3 other Fridays

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.

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.

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.

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.