Located under two railway arches, this highly photogenic east London venue has everything you need for a fun evening - numerous street food stalls, a cracking cocktail bar and 400-capacity clubbing space. You can even hire out private booths for a welcome glass of prosecco and table service to save you the aggro of queuing.
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.
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.
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!?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Little Nan's have moved to SW8, taking plenty of kitsch heirlooms and kooky decor with them. Swing by for an award-winning boozy brunch or afternoon tea for the perfect birthday party, their award-winning cocktails are sure to knock your socks off.
Take your mates to battle it our at the ultimate go-karting experience London has to offer. Your birthday party is sure to be on adrenaline-packed experience with an impressive 800 metre multilevel track where you'll fight for your place at the top of the podium.
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.
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.
Home to some of London's best street food, this unique food hall in the heart of Seven Dials is fronting craft beers, cocktails, vegan eats and meaty treats for all, alongside a chic basement space, The Bookshop, available to hire for groups of up to 60.
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?
Grab some pals and your favourite bottle of hooch and head west for this immersive cowboy cocktail experience in Fulham. 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.
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.