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 20th February 2019

@ Secret Central London Pier on Sat, 23rd Mar 2019 @ 20:00 - 2:00

If you're looking for something a little quirky, check out Bourne & Hollingsworth's latest pop-up where they cocktail connoisseurs are transporting you to the past for one night only. That means live performances, crafted cocktails and more at this immersive event.

  Silent Sounds Boat Party

149 user reviews 5

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Various dates from Saturday 23rd March 2019

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 Wednesday 20th February 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. 

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

557 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

494 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.

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. 

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. 

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.

@ London Dungeon on Friday 24th May 2019 and 5 other Fridays

For any fans of horror, this night in the London Dungeon is bound to be a birthday hit. Head to the iconic location for a night that includes cocktails, rides and a look at the museum like never before as Jack the Ripper and more come out to play.

The Piano Works Farringdon

842 user reviews 4

Champagne & Cocktail Hour: 5pm to 7pm and 6 other offers

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.

Bringing you delicious food, drink and high-octane bingo action, Dabbers has more than enough to keep you and your pals entertained. Whether you're heading down for a bottomless brunch, going hard at the bingo bonanza or heading down after work, this outrageous night has you birthday plans all wrapped up.

Venn St. Records

76 user reviews 4

Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer

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. 

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'. 

Why not wow the birthday girl or boy with an incredible theatre experience? Watch award-winning West-End shows from the best seats in the house, shortly after a stunning dinner with welcome drink from one of the capital's exquisite restaurants. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Saturday 23rd February 2019

Make it a night to remember and get down to Shoreditch's quirky chocolate-themed bar. Not only is The Chocolate Cocktail Club bringing you a sugary menu, but they've even got entertainment in the form of drag queens, lip syncs and comedy.

Do something a little different for your birthday and take part in an immersive experience at one of the city's most thrilling escape room. Choose from the sordid secrets of Lady Chastity, battling cyber terrorists on the streets of London and outsmarting demented ventriloquist dummies, it's sure to be a brilliantly bizarre day out.

  Musical Bingo: LOVE COME DOWN

16 user reviews 5

@ Concrete on Thursday 28th February 2019 and 9 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.

All Star Lanes Holborn

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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. 

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

407 user reviews 4

Half Price Karaoke

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.

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.

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. 

@ 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. 

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. 

Head down to The Grand where their unique series of club nights, gigs, sports events and screenings will fully immerse you in the moment with themed cocktails, quirky games and mass singalongs.

@ Bush Hall on Sat, 11th May 2019 @ 19:00 - 1:00

One of the best themed club nights in London, Hungry Heart brings you the biggest hits from Bruce Springsteen's back catalogue all night long. Not one for the dabblers, you'll have anthems, album tracks and deep cuts 'til dawn.

Fulham Beach Club has had an Alpine makeover, complete with heated hunting lodges, fondue and schnitzel and plenty of mulled wine. Head down for a winter wonderland birthday treat, where you can take part in activities like the karaoke machine, curling, beer pong and table tennis before sinking into the fur-lined sofas. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 Bat And Ball

360 user reviews 4

Two - For - One Pizza and 2 other offers

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!

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.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

229 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Wednesday 20th February 2019

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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. 

@ Mirth, Marvel and Maud on Wednesday 6th March 2019 and 4 other dates

Live out your wildest fantasy of being a star with this immersive theatre production unlike any other. You'll become stars of the silver screen creating, writing and producing your own Hollywood flick before attending a glamorous awards ceremony and showing off your creation to the masses.  

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.

Join us to get jiggy as we're DOUBLING your bar tab ALL MONTH LONG!

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.

  Bingo Academy

4 user reviews 4

@ Kitty Hawk on Saturday 30th March 2019

Not even your gran stands a chance after you've mastered the bingo game at this hilarious and silly evening. Bingo Academy is back and you're invited to join in with classes, that will teach you all sorts of bingo skills, from dabbing like a pro to winning graciously.

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.

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. 

  The Big London Bake

290 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Wednesday 20th February 2019

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.

Ever wanted to drink prosecco while watching the sea life? 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 children so you can enjoy the experiences like the big kids that you are.

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.