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 17th September 2018

Brunch Weekender

1433 user reviews 5

September babies, you're in luck as your birthday month coincides with London's first Brunch Weekender. Grab your gang and celebrate your big day with a series of special deals (including £20 for bottomless drinks and a dish, or £10 for a cocktail and dish) and exclusive parties, such as Disco Brunch Launch and London Shuffle Club's breakfast offering.

10 events @ Secret London Location with 10 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 15 Jun 2019

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

366 user reviews 5

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

407 user reviews 4

Impressively versatile, Drink Shop & Do offers plenty of fun things to do. 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.

24 events @ Secret London Location with 24 upcoming dates from 06 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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. There's a full-on 90s-themed dress up box to get you in the spirit, prizes for the winner of the lip-sync battles and a playlist of the most poppin' hits of the decade - which means loads of singing and dancing to the likes of the Spice Girls, R.Kelly, Eminem and more.

4 events @ Neverland London with 16 upcoming dates from 21 Sep 2018 until 30 Sep 2018

With bottomless brunches, beer pong and mini golf, this cool pop up in Fulham is a great spot for a fun London birthday party. Head to the sunny shores of West London for all this and stay for the great drinks and DJs.

7 events @ 2 venues with 153 upcoming dates from 20 Sep 2018 until 27 Jan 2019

Whether you're going in hard on the croquet, or booking out a table for a little afternoon drinking in the sun, the rooftop bar at Tobacco Dock is one of the best London birthday ideas to look into.

Trailer Happiness

16 user reviews 4

Leave the masses behind and slip under the radar at this tiki cocktail cavern on Portobello Road for a truly fun birthday in London. 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!

35 events @ Secret London Location with 35 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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. Ideal for anyone looking for a fun way to celebrate their birthday with their nearest and dearest,  the event serves each guest a gut-bursting meal, followed by huge DJ sets and a few frivolous lip sync battles. 

1 events @ Metro Garden Restaurant & Bar with 1 upcoming dates starting on 23 Sep 2018

Treat yourself to a night at Metro Clapham, where they'll host 28 in their intimate garden area, while showing some of the best musicals of the last century. Tickets get you a drink, a hotdog and popcorn.

3 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 37 upcoming dates from 21 Mar 2017 until 22 Dec 2018

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.

@ 300 Venues across London AND free entry to The Cocktail Village on Mon, 1st Oct 2018 - Sun, 7th Oct 2018

If you're the kind of person who needs a whole week to celebrate your birthday, get your ticket for LCW 2018 and celebrate with access to exclusive cocktails at only £6 across London's best bars for a whole seven days. There's even cocktail classes, parties and special menus.

If there's one thing you really ought to be doing to celebrate being another year older and wiser, it's challenging your mates to a few games on the petanque court. 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.

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. Fun-loving vibes are assured, and there's the option of a cocktail masterclass to add to your package.

Studio 88

136 user reviews 5

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. Sip on cocktails and feast on California Cones that will keep you dancing until the early hours. The soundtrack to your night starts in the studio.

Simmons Camden Town

65 user reviews 4

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.  


1 user review 5

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. To help maintain the frivolous vibes, their team of expert bartenders serve all the best wines, beers and spirits on offer.

4 events @ 2 venues with 44 upcoming dates from 18 Sep 2018 until 18 Dec 2018

With a reputation for highlighting comedic talent, the Boat Show Comedy Club claim abroad two of London's most prestigious vessels every weekend for a night of laughter and amazing one-liners. Taking over the Tattershall Castle and Hispaniola boats, the comedy club will show off the talents of London's brightest comedy stars. Fuelled by all your favourite alcoholic drinks at the bar, this event is an experience you won't forget in a hurray.

The Bat And Ball

305 user reviews 4

Now the biggest bar in the Stratford Westfield, the Bat and Ball offers London's crowds a frivolous, care-free venue to celebrate your next birthday in. 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!

4 events @ The Prince of Wales Brixton with 4 upcoming dates from 21 Sep 2018 until 19 Oct 2018

The Prince of Wales is renowned throughout Brixton for hosting a massive range of amazing DJs, as well as having one of the coolest rooftop party spaces and an amazing clubroom.

2 events @ 2 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

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.

  The Big London Bake

204 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Thursday 20th September 2018

The Big London Bake is a food event in London that will challenge the city's amateur bakers in new and exciting ways. 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.

@ Concrete on Thursday 27th September 2018 and 3 other Thursdays

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

4 events @ 3 venues with 150 upcoming dates from 17 Sep 2018 until 30 Nov 2018

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.

Venn St. Records

55 user reviews 4

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. Perfect for both a date night and a wild birthday celebration with your mates, this bar never disappoints. 

1 events @ Secret London Location with 1 upcoming dates starting on 22 Sep 2018

Grab the gang and head to a secret London location for the ultimate Bollywood brunch event. With bottomless cocktails and Bhangra dance-offs it's one of the best birthday ideas in London.

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

156 user reviews 4

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.

TT Liquor

1 user review 5

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. By the end of the class, show off everything that you've learnt on your birthday by having a crack at making 'the best cocktail of the day!'

16 events @ 8 venues with 43 upcoming dates starting on 21 Sep 2018

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.

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Thursday 20th September 2018

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. Enter a world of bribery and contraband, where the inmates will mix you up something great… if you don't get caught by the warden.

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8 events @ 2 venues with 260 upcoming dates starting on 18 Sep 2018

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.

All Star Lanes Holborn

3 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. Make sure to visit the bar before heading out - there's a great mix of cocktails, craft beers and hard shakes to be had here.

2 events @ 2 venues with 51 upcoming dates from 20 Sep 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

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.

  Black Cat: Bohemia

17 user reviews 5

@ Underbelly Festival Southbank on Various dates from Thursday 20th September 2018

If you're looking for a unique night out, head to this dark circus underworld, where there's top acrobats, stunning aerialists and fire-breathers alongside a live house band.

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5 events @ 4 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 27 Sep 2018 until 21 Dec 2018

Ever wanted to see the London Dungeon with no kids around? To drink prosecco while watching the sea life? All of 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 kids so you can enjoy the experiences like the big kids that you are.

6 events @ DNA VR with 300 upcoming dates from 17 Sep 2018 until 23 Nov 2018

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.

2 events @ 2 venues with 30 upcoming dates from 20 Sep 2018 until 25 Jan 2019

We could tell you a lot of things about this magic show, and how it'd make for the perfect birthday night out in London for you and your friends. 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'. If it's good enough for James Bond...

2 events @ Jazz Cafe with 4 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 02 Dec 2018

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.

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.

7 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 7 upcoming dates from 26 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2019

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 Covent Garden Comedy Club

32 user reviews 4

@ Heaven on Various dates from Saturday 22nd September 2018

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. You'll see up to 5 hilarious acts and a compere on any given night, and your ticket offers both 15% off at the Lulivo restaurant.

21 events @ 2 venues with 180 upcoming dates starting on 18 Sep 2018

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.

The Piano Works

648 user reviews 4

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.

6 events @ Secret Location with 300 upcoming dates from 17 Sep 2018 until 05 Nov 2018

Gather a team friends and go for something a little different this year. This immersive espionage game invites you to examine evidence and crack the clues to a case featuring a criminal mastermind. Will you solve it?

10 events @ Aeronaut with 92 upcoming dates starting on 19 Sep 2018

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.

6 events @ 3 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 24 Sep 2018 until 12 Jan 2019

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.