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.
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...
Perfect for a fun birthday in London, this immersive dining experience will take you back to the early 20th Century and the golden age of luxury train travel complete with drinks from Seven Sins and food from Masterchef duo Jack and Billy.
For a quirky and fun birthday idea, hit up Queen's in west London and feel like a kid again. They say age is just a number, and no matter how old you are, this special ice-karting event will make for a fun birthday choice.
What better way to celebrate getting older than to act like a child? Book yourself a session at this giant ball pit, quaff retro candy cocktails and gorge on unlimited pizza.
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.
Get thrown into the centre of a murder, an illicit gambling den, and a whole bunch of shady characters with everything to hide. It will be up to you and your friends to gather evidence and solve clues in order to crack the mystery – can you do it?
This super fun London birthday party idea let's your take to the city's waterways for two hours of high-life living. Bring your own booze, your own food and your best friends for this awesome jaunt down the Regent's Canal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get the gang together for this fun birthday blow out. Head to Shoreditch where the London Shuffle Club are kicking off another season of sun, sweet cocktails and very competitive shuffling.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get ready for three courses of nourishing soul food, all-day hip hop and R&B DJs and all the games and giveaways as the Holler Back Brunch Club makes it's first splash on the London party brunch scene this August.
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?
The Redchurch is offering to kick your birthday off with an amazing cocktail masterclass, where you'll learn how to shake up three delicious cocktails to an amazing DJ-led soundtrack – and the winner receives a bottle of prosecco.
Offering some seriously tasty breakfast plates, along with burgers, light bites and bottomless cocktails, this great Fitzrovia restaurant is a dreamy spot for making that birthday meal as fun and special as possible.
One of the best London birthday ideas, this bonkers brunch bash at the People's Park Tavern offers delicious food, bottomless booze and bonkers comedy from Mr. James Hancox and Ria Lina.
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.
Find out the shocking truth behind an unsolved murder in this spooky escape room game. Afterlife will travel to you, so whether you're in a creepy old pub, or your very own living room, there's no end to where this mystery could unravel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ideal for a fun birthday idea, this cool and quirky immersive event in London Bridge brings your favourite jazz-era novel to life before your eyes.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!'
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's better than a birthday cruise? A birthday cruise with gin - that's what. Hop on the Electric Barge for London's first artisan gin cruise and enjoy a masterclass with tapas and music as you travel through picturesque London for a fun-filled special day.
Yeah, they're great for a wild night out, but did you know that Blues Kitchen Shoreditch also does a killer brunch. Grab your gang and stop by East London for bottomless drinks and hearty brunch plates.
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.
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.
Grab the gang and get ready to sip something sparkly in one of the Underbelly's plush booths. House of Burlesque are bringing one of the best birthday ideas in London back for another year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Shoreditch Pub Crawl is the ultimate way to party in East London on your birthday, with six amazing venues, cheap beers and spirits, and ending the night in Cargo with free entry.
With free entry for those born in July (like the queen herself) you can't go wrong with this Beyonce party at XOYO. Just make sure you've got your single ladies with you, 'cos we don't want no bugaboos.
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.
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.
Designed for groups of four - six, Mallets & Hoops is taking over Bargehouse in Oxo Tower for a fun new summer pop-up. Putting a new spin on croquet, the event is a brilliant night out, with affordable drinks and great music to enjoy too.
What could be more fun than slurping cocktails from teapots, scoffing sausage rolls and hanging out in a neon den of kitsch. That's what we thought. Head over to Little Nan's in Catford for bottomless brunch, afternoon tea or nighttime cocktails.
What better way to celebrate your birthday than at this drag queen brunch, where Tayce and her Drag Sisters will play everything from award-winning musical numbers to catwalk competitions and more, with delicious dishes and 1.5 hours of bottomless booze.
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.
A great London birthday idea for gin-lovers, this cool masterclass from one of the country's finest young distilleries will school you in the ways and means of gin-making, and even let your knock up your very own.
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.
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.
Shoot across the Thames on this speed boat experience, where you'll see the sights to an awesome soundtrack. Then you'll settle into Ping Pong for a wonderful Dim Sum set menu together.
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.
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.
Perfect for a big, bonkers birthday party, this cool and quirky night of lip sync battles, mad dancing and cabaret acts is a the perfect way to express your love for Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
Perfect for parties, this awesome golfing experience brings you round upon round of cutting edge mini golf, along with a great bar where you can celebrate the wins and commiserate the losses.
For great cocktails and some of the most stunning views in London, head to Sky Garden's Sky Pod Bar. One of the best ideas for birthdays in London, it's a very special place, perfect for a special occasion.
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.
Celebrate your birthday at the Inamo Soho Games Room and you can enjoy playing 150 different games on two 150 inch screens, along with TV streaming services, and packages that include their delicious pan-Asian food.
One of the best fun birthday ideas in London, 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.
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.
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.
Celebrate your birthday at the Breakfast Club's King of Ladies Man and you can enjoy two hours of bottomless prosecco, brunch from the Breakfast Club, and the best 70s disco soundtrack. Afterwards, there's 2-4-1 cocktails at the bar.
Lucky enough to have a birthday in August? Then celebrate it with this tequila-filled night. From the organisers or Margarita Rumble, comes Margarita March, which includes eight bars, eight margaritas, drink deals, and nibbles all night.