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 23rd September 2022

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4614 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.

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.

@ Chelsea Funhouse on Various dates from Thursday 6th October 2022

Looking for something a little different for your next big birthday blow out? Look no further than Jolie at 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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

812 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. 

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.

Backyard Comedy Club

82 user reviews 5

Fancy a good ol' laugh for your birthday? You're in luck, as the Backyard Comedy Club is bound to get you rolling on the floor in its Bethnal Green venue. Head along to the fantastic range of events from a range of award-winning or up-and-coming comedians, you won't be disappointed. 


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Enter a spy-themed universe, where your problem-solving skills and ability to stay cool under pressure will be put to the test. clueQuest is a fun birthday idea in London's King Cross, featuring four themed missions and VR experiences.

London Party Boats

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One of the best fun birthday ideas in London, these incredible Thames cruises are offering some of the best ways to celebrate this summer. Head down to the river for sunset jaunts along the water and raucous bottomless brunch parties.

Need birthday plans? Now you got 'em with Cottons Tropical Bottomless Events. Make your way to their awesome venues spanning from Camden to Notting Hill, for a feast of mouthwatering breakfast eats, alongside unlimited bevvies. Sign us up.

@ 26 Leake Street on Friday 21st October and Friday 4th November 2022

Mark your birthday with a night of dancing to music from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Jackson 5 at Soul Supper. This event at 26 Leake Street will see a roster of incredible musicians take to the stage to pay homage to all things Motown, with food and drink included.

Bashment Brunch

64 user reviews 4

On the lookout for fun birthday ideas in London? Bashment Brunch is always a firm choice. Celebrate in style with unlimited rum punch, Caribbean brunch dishes and a soundtrack of reggae, soca and dancehall hits, adding Carnival vibes to your partying. 

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 5th October 2022

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.

Gather all your mates and head over to Oche The Strand for birthday celebrations, where they're combining cool Scandi-inspired design with Michelin-trained chefs, expertly crafted cocktails and dartboards. This place is designed to thrill groups.

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 19th November 2022 and 3 other Saturdays

Take your mates to Catford for an evening of immersive comedy, escape room entertainment and murder mystery-themed fun at The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar. Along the way, you'll meet a curious cast of Alice in Wonderland-inspired characters and enjoy a tipple or two.

Live Band Karaoke!

31 user reviews 5

If you fancy yourself as having the swagger of Jagger or the bravado of Blondie, a trip to Live Band Karaoke for your birthday will be just the thing. Take to the stage to belt out all your favourite hits with a 5-piece band for backing.

The Exhibit

253 user reviews 4

Can't decide where to head to for your birthday? Book a fun activity at The Exhibit in Balham and you won't regret it. They've got everything from life drawing classes with a professional artist to spooktacular horror movie screenings.

The Cocktail Club venues are 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 drinks in a fun and unpretentious environment.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 8BU on Various dates from Wednesday 5th October 2022

When it comes to quirky birthday ideas in London, The Grid is coming up trumps for entertainment and originality. Gather your mates and spend an evening at this immersive event, sneaking around an enemy HQ and sipping on futuristic cocktails as you work to defeat the evil AI corp.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

446 user reviews 5

Need a fun birthday idea? The Boat Comedy Club is bringing some of the funniest acts on Tuesdays and Saturdays. If you're celebrating on the weekend, treat yourself to a two-course meal while being entertained by some of the best acts.


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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. 

Hyper Reality

158 user reviews 5

To enjoy VR gaming and immersive experiences on your birthday, look no further than heading to East London spot Hyper Reality. After you've been on a rollercoaster, enjoyed go-karting or survived a zombie apocalypse, you can head to the steampunk-themed bar.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

311 user reviews 5

Looking for a top-notch way to celebrate a birthday? Join in on the Sounds Familiar Music Quiz in a fabulous range of locations, and test your skills on a range of decades. They also have a crackin' party afterwards with non-stop tunes and flowing drinks.

Garage Brunch

859 user reviews 4

Do something a little different for your birthday in London and head on over to Garage Brunch. Taking place in a top secret location, this event will have you sipping drinks, chowing down on a two-course meal and dancing to the sound of party tunes.

The Reggae Brunch

1839 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.


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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.

The Big Bakes

1675 user reviews 5

Think you ['ve got what it takes to win this quirky baking experience? Join The Big Bakes for a challenge that you won't forget. There might be whisking, kneading and possibly even icing as you compete your way to be crowned winner.


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If your idea of a fun birthday is something a little bit dark and twisted, then The Double R Club ought to fit the bill. These evenings of everything from Lynchian cabaret to burlesque, jazz, twisted rock 'n' roll and comedy are sure to inspire.

Old Skool Events UK

92 user reviews 5

If you're celebrating a birthday this summer, you won't want to miss out on these epic bottomless brunches. Swing by Old Skool Events where a vintage theme will be in full swing, as DJs spin classic tracks and you dine on a delicious two-course meal. 


64 user reviews 4

Celebrate your show with dinner and a show at the ever-popular Proud Cabaret in Embankment. While you dine on three fine dining courses accompanied by cocktails, be wowed by the immersive cabaret talents that take to the stage.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Wednesday 5th October 2022

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.

The perfect place for a fun birthday in London, Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden is back this summer with a whole host of hilarious events to get involved with, from boozy brunches to DJ nights and brilliant bingo bashes.


63 user reviews 4

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.

AIM Escape

7 user reviews 5

If you like then idea of being locked in a room on your birthday, this is the ultimate challenge for you. Combining immersion with technology and thrilling theatrics, AIM is a truly unique escape room experience and epic activity. 

Mazer Zone is upping your birthday plans with its awesome range of immersive experiences. Head to the Camden Street location to enjoy a series of escape room-style challenges. Think robbing a safe or saving the world, all while solving puzzles. Have you got what it takes?

Tonight Josephine

476 user reviews 4

Some of the best bars in London for a birthday, Tonight Josephine's venues in Shoreditch and Waterloo promise some seriously fabulous antics, from quirky cocktails and bottomless afternoon tea, to burlesque-fuelled balls and boozy brunches.

Bar Elba

353 user reviews 3

If you're celebrating a birthday this summer, swing by Bar Elba and have a look at what they have in store. The sun-soaked rooftop terrace in Central London boasts stunning views, tropical touches and plenty of fun-filled events from boozy brunches to suppertime sessions. 

Fancy bringing down the biggest heist in history on your birthday? Check out this unique immersive AR experience that'll have you running through the streets of London, piecing together clues and bringing it all down before time runs out. 

Looking for a wholesome birthday treat to give to someone special? Get them down to Biscuiteers, where they'll learn how to decorate biscuits at the bakery's School of Icing. Better yet, everyone gets to take their own bikkies away to munch on at home.