Where To Have A Birthday Party
London's glut of vibrant venues make it a city that naturally attracts revellers to celebrate a birthday from all over the land. But in a city as extensive as London, it's easy to allow a whole host of lively nightspots to slip under the radar. Fear not, though, for our comprehensive guide is here to save the day by giving you a gentle nudge in the direction of a host of effervescent nightspots that are perfect for birthday parties of all shapes and sizes.
Last updated on 7th September 2017
Ladybird is a chic and fun cocktail bar / basement club found on Islington’s Upper Street. Bartenders are both friendly and knowledgeable; knocking up signature mixes like the lego heads and sand bucket sharetails, and drinks are on offer at happy hour rates between 5 and 9pm. Get the drinks in then head to the basement club for a bit of a dance, DJs play everything from old school favourites to commercial house until 4am at the weekends.
Where better to celebrate your birthday in London than at the relaxed haven like Ben’s Canteen? You can indulge in burgers, wine and cocktails to your hearts content in this laid-back venue, and it’s not just burgers on their menu: they also have amazing snacks like duck nuggets, DIY guac and an infamous Scotch Egg. Also check out their Earlsfield location.
The Hoxton Seven's basement DJ room has your birthday celebrations written alll over it. Said room comes complete with comfortable seating, a stage and most importantly room to throw some exuberant dance moves as you bring in your digits in true style. Sup on lush cocktails, listen to party tunes and experience the cool ambience of this Shoreditch hangout.
Where better to hold your birthday celebration this year than at Shoreditch's trendy, art loving bar, Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes? The bar wonderfully combines delicious stone-baked pizzas and a compelling bar list with some of the finest urban art installations and exhibitions London has to offer. Nestled in the basement, a fully stocked bar and DJ booth turns this venue into a late-night joint; perfect for partying into the wee hours with your closest friends.
Shoreditch Platform is the perfect spot for a chilled-out and unique birthday party in East London. The venue used to Shoreditch Train Station and has now had a swanky redesign to feature stencilled walls, an upstairs bar and plenty of versatile space.
If you’re looking where to have a birthday party in London, Kouzu may be the place for you. Hosted in a historical Grade II listed period mansion from the 1850s, they offer bespoke Japanese food and drinks. They also offer birthday packages that include a drinks and nibbles reception in their cocktail lounge, followed by a 2-or-3 course meal.
The Ivory Vault is a stylish, private hire venue with boat loads of heritage and character. Located in the basement of a 200 year old, grade II listed building in Central London, the venue has over 10,000 sq ft of room and a combined capacity of over 450 people. Continuing the traditional aspect of this spot, the Ivory Vault has become one of the city's finest venues of a themed event. Why not turn your birthday celebration into a lavish, masquerade ball or a picturesque, baroque banquet?
Sitting in the heart of London's beating West End, The Roxy is a diverse bar and restaurant that's perfect for a fun birthday celebration in London. Serving a range of boozy cocktails and with a food menu that features hearty burgers, huge burritos and moreish snacks, the team kicks things up a notch after dark when the resident DJs take over.
Barrio Shoreditch is notorious for its South American fiesta of fun, flaming drinks and carnival inspired cavorting. Step into this lush lair of exotic tipples crafted in extravagance and shimmy across their 3 rooms where you'll find an eclectic mix of classic party tunes to bop to. Barrio is London's epicenter for all things raucous, revelry and celebratory - don't miss out for your birthday!
All Bar One on Villiers Street is a Soho-based venue that draws in revellers with its great cocktail and bar menus. Located in an always-bustling area, the many private rooms and seating areas make it an ideal spot for both an intimate event with friends and a larger party with your nearest and dearest. Head to this Soho venue and celebrate your birthday in London in style.
Modern, bright and lots of fun, Lockside in Camden is a great space for a birthday party. The whole venue can be hired out, or reserve a space to work your way through Tex Mex dishes, fruity cocktails and late DJ nights.
Looking to host your birthday party in Clapham this year? You’re on to an absolute winner in The Grand - the historic and beautiful nightclub located opposite Clapham Junction. These guys absolutely love a special occasion and you can book out Royal VIP boxes or areas around the venue before dancing ‘til your feet hurt to a mix of party classics.
The staff at LCC know how to knock out some killer drinks come rain or shine, birthday or business. Expect nothing but playful mixology from these guys and an atmosphere that cultures the best, feel good party spirit you could hope for. There's rooms up for hire, or place to cotch at the bar with mates in this drinkers den.
Simmons in Kings Cross is notorious for the party atmosphere that it generates; intimately sized, big on cocktail lovin' and all about the shabby chic country inspired interiors, this charming spot is where cocktail teapots chill to a soundtrack of classic Hip Hop, R'n'B and only the best tunes. There's room to host private parties for up to 100 people, so what are you waiting for!?
Half Brazilian beach bar, half London bloc party club, Floripa's live bands, DJs and famed booty shaking antics attract revellers from all over the capital who come to let their hair down whilst soaking up the electric atmosphere. There's tables and dedicated areas available to book for a cheeky birthday few so you can shower yourself in this fiesta of South American fun.
With seasonal and British plates, craft beer and a seriously cool East London location, Resident of Paradise Row is a cracking choice for celebrating your birthday. The venue is small and intimate with plenty of exposed brick, making it perfect for something a little more laid-back.
All Bar One is the perfect place for a birthday party in London, no matter what you’re after. Boasting three different floors, they will be able to plan to cater for your needs, whether you want to utilise the VIP bar with a cinematic screen, DJ booth, private bar and toilets; or if you want to have a sit down meal for up to 110 people in the private restaurant on the second floor, where they’ll serve up a series of delicious, British dishes. If you want a more central location, the Leicester Square venue is also up for private hire.
The Roof Gardens' effortless decadence and class make it a nailed on must for anyone looking to celebrate their birthday in style. This Kensington plot attracts a clutch of London's finest revellers and rompers with one of the most glorious and plushest gardens on its roof primed for some hella sunny partying. Take to this haven for a slice of City glamour and even splash out for a private hire (if you're lucky enough to have up to 400 mates!).
Kick back and relax in the softest of sofa seats in this homely venue. Soak up the chilled vibes and warm hues and tuck into a delicious feast with your best of friends. It's just up to them to shower you with thoughtful and expensive gifts and maybe even a surprise cake if you're lucky.