Switch up the standard 10-pin bowling experience with a trip to the Kingpin Suite for your birthday. Complete with arcade games, a virtual cricket net, DJ booth, Foosball table and a private bar, it's the ultimate treat for big kids on their special day.
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.
A bustling party paradise in the heart of Southbank, Between The Bridges is one of London's best places for a birthday celebration. Whether you're checking out a DJ night, drag brunch or just fancy swinging by for drinks and quirky activities, this is one unmissable spot.
One of the best pubs in North London for a birthday party, The Abbey Tavern offers loads on space, both inside and in their sprawling beer garden. Whether you're chilling with friends on the rooftop terrace or snuggled up in a booth, its got something for every size of shindig.
What better way to celebrate your special day than belting out the best tunes of all time with a room full of like-minded party people? The Piano Works' speakeasy venue, Singeasy hosts regular immersive sing-along experiences as well as regular bottomless brunch events.
Taking inspiration from Quentin Tarantino, Nikki's is the wild space that you need if it's a vibrant celebration you're after. Think soft touches, natural light and bright pops of colour, with an instagrammable PVC covered bed. It's not just fabulous cocktails on the menu here...
If you're looking for a vibrant spot with food options that's sure to please everyone, Mercato Metropolitano is the place for you. THe food hall has more than 48 food stalls serving a mass of meaty, vegan and gluten-free goodies as well as a tonne of booze options - we're talking an on-site craft brewers, vino spots and cocktail 'bars'.
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.
Offering a range of multisensory rooms across its Waterloo destination, Aures is one of the best places in London for a birthday party. Whether you're pitching up for a unique night out or renting out a space for a bigger bash, this gorgeous location has got your celebrating covered.
A great bar in London for a birthday party, Pub On The Park is bringing you a great space for any celebration. Whether you're heading in for cosy Sunday lunch with friends or you'd rather spread out on their verdant terrace, there's space for groups of all sizes.
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.
A real west London gem, Kona Kai is the Fulham bar bringing you a slice of island life. Make it a birthday to remember with lashings of rum-fuelled cocktails, tasty food and happy hour prices through the week.
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.
Grab some pals and your favourite bottle of hooch and head west for this immersive cowboy cocktail experience. Get yourself a Stetson and avoid the sheriff as you sip on expertly made cocktails at one of the best birthday party bars in London.
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.
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.
Think you've got what it takes to pull of the heist of the century? Then this is the birthday party experience for you. Taking place in Central London, The Perfect Crime will have you weaving trough lasers, hacking security systems and disabling alarm systems in one thrilling hour-long slot.
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 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.
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!?
Looking for somewhere quirky to throw a birthday party in Clapham? Little Orange Door recreates the magic of a house party, with none of the stress. Chill out on the sofas or head to the kitchen-cum-cocktail bar for handcrafted sips and gourmet bar snacks.
This Soho beaut is an ideal spot for any celebration, especially a birthday. Heritage Restaurant serve you an alpine-style of dining, with delicious fondue and raclette offerings. They also have a beast of a bottomless brunch and a delectable selection of cocktails.
Obsessed with all things K-Pop? This is the only way you should be celebrating your birthday in London. Giving you bottomless watermelon soju and Korean fried chicken alongside themed quizzes, games and live dancers, it promises to be one incredible event.
Grab your pals and head to this flatshare-inspired restaurant for a London birthday party you won't forget. Whether you're pitching up for a bottomless brunch or going easy with an afternoon tea, there's no promise that the day won't descend into silly games and table dancing.
Head to Canary Wharf this winter for a totally unique birthday experience. Combining technology and the classic game of shuffleboard, Electric Shuffle is an all-new activity with the addition of delicious food and drink for the ultimate party.
Hoxley & Porter is one of Angel's truly botanical beaus with charming décor bringing back the European stylings of a vintage first-class train carriage. Green palm leaves droop, gilded surfaces shine and the furniture speaks a luxe elegance at this elegant bar. Where better to have some refined libations crafted by fine mixologists with you birthday crew?
The Imperial Arms is one of the best aces to have a birthday party in West London thanks to its experienced events team, delicious menu of classic British grub and handcrafted cocktail selection. Better yet? There's a swoon-worthy outdoor space for summer hangouts.
Looking for unique places to have a birthday party in London? Lucky Voice Islington is a top spot, providing hours of entertainment for your group. Let out your inner divas on the karaoke machine, with props, cocktails and delicious dishes to keep you going.
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.
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.
For a birthday party jam-packed with activities, food and booze, look no further than themed bar Sixes in Fitzrovia and Fulham. With five batting nets bowling balls at you and showing your shots on the big screen, followed by food from the grill and pints from the bar, it's bound to be a bash to remember.