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 just 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 a well-known 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 28th March 2017
What better way to celebrate your birthday than in a kitsch haven and retro Rio bar Little Nan’s? There’s Pic ‘N’ Mix, popcorn, a photobooth and if you tell them it’s your birthday, they’ll make a bespoke cocktail and name it after you. There’s also bottomless teapot cocktails, to help you on your way.
With room for up to 20 people, Laser Lates is a brilliant option for a London birthday activity. The game is bringing back laser tag in a big way as the Whitechapel venue constructs an abandoned village, complete with old church and houses to run round in.
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.
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.
Perfect for groups of people and a fun social activity, darts at Flight Club is a brilliant way to pass your birthday. Head to either their Shoreditch or Bloomsbury venues, peruse the cocktail list for celebratory drinks before putting on your best game face and competing to score as highly as possible.
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.
For fun music, mouthwatering pizzas 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.
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.
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.
There's two great things about London: the iconic landmarks and its clubbing scene, so how better to spend a birthday night than by seeing both? Jump aboard The Golden Flame for a night of partying with a difference, sail past Big Ben and Tower Bridge all while getting down and dirty on the dancefloor to some seriously good tunes at the silent disco.
Rally up the troops and head over to start your birthday 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.
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.
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.