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 11th January 2017
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.
Occupying a beautiful location right on the St. Katharine Docks, the Slug & Lettuce offers an impressive party backdrop with views that look out on the Tower of London. Inside, interiors are slick and attractive, the service is friendly and there’s some top notch wallet-friendly deals to take advantage of resulting in a lively - and wallet friendly - birthday night out. Slug’s sister sites at The O2, County Hall, Leicester Square and Wood Street are also equally at ease hosting birthday celebrations!
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 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!).
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 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.
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!?
Rise 46 is a strong candidate for any birthday party being staged South of the river in London. With a fun-loving and vibrant crowd regularly flocking to this Clapham bar, you can expect some pedigree cocktail cavorting where prohibition partying comes in its finest threads. The basement bar is available for private hire as well if you fancy a more secluded soiree with your best.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.