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 16th July 2018

Flight Club Bloomsbury

271 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

373 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.

3 events @ Neverland London with 66 upcoming dates from 18 Jul 2018 until 26 Aug 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.

  For King and Country

89 user reviews 5

@ COLAB Factory on Various dates

COLAB Theatre are back with another brilliant immersive production, this time taking on war-time Britain. The play is plunging you into the midst of wartime Britain, designating you as a survivor who is tasked with saving the country from invasion - no biggie then.

Save £10.00 on ticket Standard with discount code WORLDWARTWO
Valid on the following dates: 15/07/2018, 22/07/2018, 25/07/2018 and 29/07/2018.

5 events @ Tobacco Dock with 157 upcoming dates from 19 Jul 2018 until 25 Oct 2018

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.

11 events @ Secret London Location with 11 upcoming dates from 21 Jul 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

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.

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!

24 events @ Secret London Location with 24 upcoming dates from 21 Jul 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

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. 

  The Big London Bake

152 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates

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.

6 events @ Secret London Location with 6 upcoming dates from 21 Jul 2018 until 25 Aug 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.

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

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.

3 events @ Secret Location with 150 upcoming dates from 16 Jul 2018 until 03 Sep 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?

@ Secret Location on Various dates

For a birthday you won't forget in a hurry, this night is plunging you deep into a fairy tale world of enchanted forests and castles. Not everything is as peaceful as it first seems; over the course of the night immerse yourself deeper into this retelling of swan lake with banqueting and theatre thrown in.

4 events @ 2 venues with 62 upcoming dates from 17 Jul 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.

5 events @ DNA VR with 175 upcoming dates from 16 Jul 2018 until 31 Aug 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.

3 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 3 upcoming dates starting on 07 Sep 2018

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.

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates

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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2 events @ 2 venues with 29 upcoming dates from 19 Jul 2018 until 29 Sep 2018

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 @ 2 venues with 59 upcoming dates from 19 Jul 2018 until 09 Nov 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.

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

78 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!'

3 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 46 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.

1 events @ St Thomas Church with 4 upcoming dates from 07 Sep 2018 until 07 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.

Simmons Camden Town

63 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.  

10 events @ Metro Garden Restaurant & Bar with 10 upcoming dates from 22 Jul 2018 until 30 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.

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.

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.

15 events @ The Prince of Wales Brixton with 15 upcoming dates from 21 Jul 2018 until 30 Sep 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.

The Piano Works

588 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.

Studio 88

93 user reviews 4

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.

2 events @ AIM with 2 upcoming dates starting on 25 Jul 2018

This is a brilliant idea for a birthday party… if you can escape! Join Aim Escape for the most immersive, high tech escape rooms around, with themes like psychopath's den and a secret underground bunker.

@ Kitchen Theory on Various dates

Celebrate your birthday like never before with this amazing supper club. The work of a chef and experimental psychologist, the evening stimulates all your sense over 10 courses, with sounds, visuals, projections and feelings.

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Valid on any dates between 27/07/2018 and 28/07/2018.

4 events @ 4 venues with 10 upcoming dates from 07 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.

7 events @ Studio 338 with 7 upcoming dates from 20 Jul 2018 until 31 Aug 2018

Your summer birthday is sorted thanks to Pub Tropicana, offering up a playground of things to do from street food, cult pub quizzes, live music, arcade gaming and so much more, as well as Djs, guest hosts, table football to create some of the best parties this summer.

  The Covent Garden Comedy Club

28 user reviews 4

@ Heaven on Various dates

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.

8 events @ 2 venues with 296 upcoming dates starting on 17 Jul 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.

1 events @ Jazz Cafe with 3 upcoming dates starting on 05 Aug 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.

5 events @ Reverend JW Simpson with 5 upcoming dates from 17 Jul 2018 until 11 Sep 2018

This great London birthday idea will get you up and shaking it with the best of them. Cocktails that is. Get to know more about your favourite spirit with this stunning series of talks, tastings and drinks makings at Fitzrovia's Reverend JW Simpson. 

4 events @ 2 venues with 4 upcoming dates from 23 Jul 2018 until 27 Aug 2018

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. 

9 events @ Aeronaut with 111 upcoming dates starting on 18 Jul 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.


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.

35 events @ 2 venues with 36 upcoming dates from 19 Jul 2018 until 06 Oct 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 Bat And Ball

284 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!

19 events @ 14 venues with 66 upcoming dates starting on 20 Jul 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.

@ Concrete on Various dates

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

All Star Lanes Holborn

2 user reviews 4

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.

Venn St. Records

45 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.