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 August 2019

The ultimate way to do your birthday brunch on a budget, the Brunch Weekender returns this September to offer all you autumn babies the ultimate treat with bottomless spreads for just £20, or a more restrained dish and a drink for a mere £10.

Ballie Ballerson

1503 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.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 2019

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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

188 user reviews 5

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 14th September 2019 and 2 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 Sunday 18th August 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 Sunday 18th August 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

427 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. 

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

1336 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

593 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

175 user reviews 3

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. 

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.

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.

The Comedy Store

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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.

London Party Boats

1 user review 5

Spend your next birthday on the high seas - well, the Thames - as this quirky boat party lets you book out an entire vessel for a four hour cruise along the river complete with bar, sound system and stunning views of the city.

There's no better reason to indulge your sweet tooth than your birthday. Take your festivities to The Chocolate Cocktail Club this summer and you can treat yourself to The Sweetest Lil Drag Show in London, Ruby's Chocolate Coated Quiz and plenty more.  

The Reggae Brunch

1122 user reviews 4

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.

@ 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. 

Inter-Pub Gaming

47 user reviews 5

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.

@ Duo on Every Saturday

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.

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.

Cafe de Paris

182 user reviews 5

Discounts available on certain events

Whether you're looking for after-work drinks, a fun night out or a cracking meal with entertainment, Cafe de Paris has it all. Expect glittering disco ball cocktails, jaw-dropping acrobatics and a lively atmosphere that'll keep you going all night.

For those of you lucky enough to have a summer birthday, swing by The Prince of Wales and explore their epic events schedule when planning your evening antics. From Norman Jay MBE to full-blown discos, this Brixton rooftop bar is an essential party destination. 

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

469 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Sunday 18th August 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. 


219 user reviews 4

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. 

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 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.


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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.


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@ COLAB House on Various dates from Wednesday 21st August 2019

The world is in danger and it's up to you to save it. COLAB Theatre are putting on an epic spy adventure as they plunge you into a world of espionage and intrigue. Taking place around London Bridge, your mission includes chasing undercover agents, avoiding capture and solving clues at this fun activity.

HAPPY HOUR 2 4 £12 Cocktails 16:30-19:00 and 3 other offers

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.

Bashment Brunch

31 user reviews 4

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.

  UKG Bingo

23 user reviews 5

@ Duo on Friday 23rd August 2019 and 14 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. 

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.

  West End Musical Brunch

109 user reviews 5

@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Saturday 24th August 2019

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. 

Afrobeat N Brunch

87 user reviews 3

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.

All Star Lanes Holborn

4 user reviews 3

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. 

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.