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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...
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.
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.
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.
The Piano Works West End 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.
Looking for something a little different for your next big birthday blow out? Look no further than 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.
Make it a birthday remember and ditch the usual party spot in favour of a quirky festival that promises 2 hours of bottomless margaritas from bars and restaurants all over the city... all under one roof. That's right, the London Margarita Rumble is taking over London Fields and you won't want to miss it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
With bookable booths and fully-customisable drinks packages, Skylight has got your birthday wishes all wrapped up. Celebrate your latest trip with either daybeds during the summer, or ice skating and igloos come winter.
This bingo night promises non-stop reggae music, Tik Tok dance-offs and unforgettable entertainment from some of the suavest guys in the biz. Tickets include three games of high-energy bingo, with unreal prizes, and if it's your birthday you'll get six free shots for you and your mates.
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.
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.
Spent your special day in lockdown? Bar Elba is here to answer all your belated birthday needs with their brand new socially-distanced bottomless brunch offering. Tickets include sky-high views, unlimited cocktails and loads of mouth-watering BBQ food.
Spending your birthday at home? We feel you. But luckily for you, Jimmys have come to the rescue with isolation party deliveries featuring sourdough pizza, cheese fondue and optional extras like wine, prosecco and Aperol.
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.
Add a dash of healthy competition to your birthday antics with this unique activity in Canary wharf. Electric Shuffle is an all-new technological spin on shuffleboard, with additional flowing drinks and delicious eats to forge an unforgettable celebratory experience.
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.
Celebrate your birthday with a truly unique experience from Impossible Things Entertainment. Whether it's a Game of Thrones cabaret, Amy Winehouse brunch or immersive Tarantino performance, there's heaps of unique activities to get stuck into.
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.
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 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.
You have one hour to save the world and stop the government in this exciting escape room challenge taking place at ExCeL. The unique experience is perfect for birthday parties with 13 rooms and two scenarios that allow you not only to race the clock but also to go up against friends in other rooms.
Celebrating a birthday in lockdown? We've got just the thing for it; from brunch deliveries and personalised cakes through to party playlists and activities to keep you entertained. All you have to do is round up your mates and get the party started.
Are you desperately in need of a fun birthday idea? Let the It's Unknown collective provide the entertainment, with dance-offs, live music and more at the likes of comedy parties and musical-themed bingo.
Get your mix on this year with a fun masterclass at slinky Brixton spot Serata Hall. Join the head bartender for a session of gin-based fun, complete with welcome drinks and a farewell shot of Limoncello - if you're east, try Martello Hall.
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.
Looking to blow everyone's socks off this birthday? Head to the Thameside spot Proud Embankment for a glitzy evening of unbelievable performances. Spotlighting the world's finest acrobats, dancers, singers and fire-breathers, this show is sure to make your day extra special.
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.
Looking for ways to celebrate your birthday post-lockdown in London? Head to Prince of Wales for their series of socially distanced brunch and supper events. Hire out your own private booth and spend your night pulling shapes to special guest DJs while watching the sunset.
This summer, indulge in a brilliant birthday package from Dinner Ladies, whose luxury meal kits are sure to make any lockdown celebration extra-special. Options include a birthday bundle of three courses and wine pairing, a boozy brunch kit, picnic hamper and the ultimate BBQ set.
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.
From high-energy Girl Power tours to spooky West London walks, this unique London activity gives you the goods in your earholes as you sing and dance your way around the city's best landmarks.
Karaoke Hole is bringing you the finest in kitsch partying, with drag queens leading you through a night of belting out your favourite tunes on stage – with the help of cocktails, special effects, and a library of amazing songs.
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.
The Official Camden Oktoberfest is back for 2020, bringing the very best of the famous Bavarian beer festival to North London. Taking place across the first four Saturdays in October at The Electric Ballroom, it promises the best in German food, drink and fancy dress for your quirky birthday partying.
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.
Head over to Kensington High Street where this pretty restaurant is offering a stunning selection of Spanish and Latin American tapas, as well as some very snazzy cocktails. Treat yourself to a proper birthday meal with sharing plates and delicious wines, because Zuaya will bring you a party to remember.
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.
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.
One of the top birthday party bars in North London, this unique bar, diner and roller skating rink has everything you need under one massive roof. Take a few turns around the rink then settle in for tasty burgers and a great beer selection.
Looking for fun birthday ideas? Whether you're out with a big group or keeping it casual with a date, make it a cocktail-soaked affair. That means immersive mixology at this hidden bar with network agents and themed tipples.
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.
Treat yourself to a birthday brunch with a magical twist, as The Greatest Brunch welcomes you to their exhibition of biological rarities this Nonmember. Expect live performances including West End singers, dancers and cabaret acts, immersive characters and endless bubbles.
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.
Add an element of intrigue to your birthday plans with this epic central London immersive experience. Taking inspiration from the criminal underworld of the 1920s, Crooks 1926 is the show that hands over the control to its audience. Expect the unexpected.
If you're looking for something a little different, this hidden cocktail bar has it all. Your own private bartender, the chance to make your own cocktails and even the opportunity to play your own music.
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.
For a wicked venue and live music that's guaranteed to have you out of your seat dancing till the early hours, then The Jazz Cafe is the place for you. The Camden party spot has a jam-packed roster of eclectic events as well as performances every night of the week.
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.
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.
Looking for fun birthday ideas? Make it a year to remember with a visit to Meantime Brewing Company in Greenwich. Alongside private tours and in-depth tastings, there's 4-course dining experiences and the opportunity to meet the people behind the drinks.
Head over to Canning Town where this curious escape room will have you working in the pitch darkness, solving puzzles and seeking out clues on the search for six stolen dragon eggs. Work together to topple the evil Olrephior, but be aware that dark magik lies throughout this murky maze.
Celebarting a birthday this summer? Then hop aboard one of London's hottest new experience. GoBoats are giving you (and up to seven of your closest friends) the chance to take the helm of a self-driving vessel and cruise along the city's gorgeous canal networks in epic fashion.
There's nothing quite like a birthday brunch and this one is taking it to new heights, with bottomless Frozittas and delicious food like blueberry pancakes with bacon and syrup. There's even tunes from Supa Dupa Fly and a roster of DJs.
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.
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.
Caboose is an excellent birthday choice, with a unique concept that's sure to make your day extra special. You can feast on slow-smoked BBQ burgers inspired by the great tastes of the USA, with a BYOB policy and exclusive wooden cabin that can only be booked by one group per meal.
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.