Top 10 Places to Celebrate your Birthday in London
Seeking out the best places to host your birthday party in London? Here’s a list tailor made for you; featuring ten of our favourite choices for celebrations and shenanigans about town. Whether you’re looking to dance on a rooftop, dine in a Brick Lane hidden treasure or drink at an infamous Shoreditch cocktail den, we’re confident we’ve got something just for you. Read on for our ten recommended places to celebrate your birthday in London.
Last updated on 13th September 2016
Looking for a venue where you can drink, dine and party hard without leaving the premises? Hello, Paradise. Blessed with a handful of stunning private function rooms ready to host birthday parties for between 10 and 150 guests, you’re free to celebrate surrounded by your nearest and dearest before heading upstairs to a packed out club room that plays hip-hop, funk, soul and party classics.
For fun music, mouth-wateringly good pizza and fantastic cocktails on your birthday head to Old Street Records. The venue pays homage to some of the best recording artists through a huge vinyl collection. Throughout the week there's DJs and live music and downstairs a secret bar is hidden.
Hidden downstairs in a chic subterranean bar, find WM Barker & Co, a classy cocktail establishment that uses natural ingredients to create their delicious concoctions. Having consulted expert mixologists, cocktails here are a theatrical masterpiece.
No birthday party in London is complete without a final flourish on the dance floor. Promising “cutting edge music and hedonistic debauchery”, The Old Queen’s Head’s first floor party room is exactly where you’ll find it, as revellers get up on the stage and DJs drop one party anthem after another. There’s a variety of spaces for private parties and a karaoke room upstairs, too.
For more traditional birthday celebrations in London, Piano Works is your calling card. A piano-led live band take centre stage here, playing a repertoire of live songs that come jotted down on napkins by audience members themselves. Aside from the infectious atmosphere that this creates, birthday groups can come for dinner and drinks in the separate 30-capacity function room.
A haven of style and relaxed glamour, The Roof Gardens is made for exclusive birthday parties in London. Get dressed up to the nines and party high above the streets of Kensington; this is a luxurious open-air space with BBQ treats to nibble at, an endless flow of celebratory cocktails and DJs playing nothing but the hottest party beats.
This incredibly unique and beautiful venue is a wonderful place to hire for your birthday. Located in a former bathhouse, the interiors are a decadent mix of chandeliers, bold turquoises and mosaics. The venue has room for 150 people, though smaller parties are more than welcome to enjoy a cocktail though booking is essential.
The craze that has taken over Miami and Brooklyn has landed in Brick Lane. Shuffle boarding is a cross between ten pin bowling and curling and is a hilarious group activity. Open from the 12th October, the club will last for three months of interactive fun with classic cocktails and Americana inspired food.
Rally up the troops and head over to start your bday shenanigans with a fun-filled activity at Drink Shop Do. Single Ladies Dance Classes, Indeedy Musical Bingo and Lionel Rich Tea are all regular events, and there’s party packages stocked with booze, teacups of sweets and birthday cake. Follow the Adult & Erotica sign downstairs later and dance off those extra calories to an eclectic mix of guilty pleasure party tracks.
Welcome to a pubbing experience like nothing you’ve experienced before. The hyperbole really does seem justified with Aeronaut, which brings some of Europe’s finest circus and cabaret performers together to put on a dazzling live show each and every weekend. The entertainment is wonderful, there’s food and cocktails and you’ll end up dancing to DJs until 1.30.
Out to mark your birthday celebrations by thrashing all your mates at bowling? All Star Lanes can accommodate, offering the use of their private Club House with unlimited bowling for up to 80. You’ll have two lanes, your own fully stocked cocktail bar and the option of extra karaoke facilities if there’s a victory song to be sung.
Eyeing up a big birthday night out in Clapham? Three Six Six is the perfect precursor, serving a handbook of expertly infused cocktails close to Clapham Junction. Prop up the long bar and enjoy an exhibition of mixology right before your eyes; the drinks cabinet comes stocked with 100 spirits from around the world thrown together with home-made bitters, shrubs, syrups and garnishes. Yum.
Perfect for groups of people and a fun social activity, darts at Flight Club is a brilliant way to pass your birthday. Peruse the cocktail list for celebratory drinks before putting on your best game face and competing to score as highly as possible.