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It's your birthday soon!? Get Stevie Wonder queued on that playlist and get ready to party!

So you've chosen London for your birthday celebrations, an excellent choice! The big city is THE place for an epic birthday bash and we have all the inside goss on the hottest venues.

Last year, London boasted a whopping 221 nightclubs, so there's always plenty of choice if you love a boogie on the dancefloor, as well as hundreds of other activities and restaurants.

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the abundance of options in London, so if you're still having trouble deciding what to do for your birthday and don't know where to begin, check out the ideas below.

Costs in London vary greatly; you can enjoy yourself to the fullest extent that your budget will allow or you can have a fantastic time on the less expensive side of town. Here are our top picks of London birthday ideas!

Is London a good place for a party?

London's nightlife culture has recovered its lustre after the pandemic. Clubs and pubs are back in full swing after many, many months of shutdown, and Londoners are enjoying their evenings again. 

Rekom, a nightclub company, reports that over half of respondents aged 25 to 34 and slightly over 60% of respondents aged 18 to 24 claimed they were more excited about going out after missing out on events during COVID-19.

London is well known for its vibrant nightlife, which offers options for every kind of partygoer, from flashy cocktail lounges to live music halls, hidden speakeasies to packed nightclubs. 

Every district has something special to offer, from the vibrant Soho, where people party all night long, to the grungy Shoreditch, which is the home of several alternative music events and dive pubs.

If partying isn't your thing or you need a birthday venue for all the family, London is also ideal for lots of kid-friendly and family-friendly fun!

8 of the best birthday ideas in London

It's your birthday, you can cry if you want too, but we'd rather you take a look at some of our favourite birthday ideas and get ready to pop a bottle or two!

Lucky Voice Karaoke Bars

What better way to celebrate another wonderful year of life than with your besties over cocktails and karaoke? With karaoke venues across London including Holborn, Liverpool Street, Soho and Islington, you're spoilt for choice for birthday fun!

You can dance the night away in your very own private karaoke booth with cocktails delivered to the door! You'll even get a free round of shots for your whole party!

Lucky Voice isn't like most karaoke bars, you can also book a bottomless brunch if dining in style with some classic pop tunes is more your thing, or have a go at at a cocktail masterclass and shake up your own personal birthday cocktail. They really do have it all don't they?

Party bus

Road trip? Look into hiring a private party bus. You have the choice of a longer guest list and a local tour with these specially designed double-decker buses. 

Select the type of bus that appeals to you the most; there are retro buses available as well as more specialised ones with features like a dance floor or gaming areas. Celebrate your birthday in style by going out on the town and having fun.

Afternoon tea

There's nothing posher than a spot of afternoon tea in the capital city. A luxurious birthday treat.

We're talking afternoon teas with themes ranging from fashion, modern art, and musicals to teas with miniature volcanoes and dinosaur fossils. There's also teas inspired by Singapore and Sri Lanka. In addition, there are a few truly traditional afternoon teas offered in some of the most extravagant and magnificent locations in London.

If you're looking for unusual birthday ideas, try one of the many themed afternoon teas across the capital. If not, keep it classic and treat yourself to a quintessentially British champagne afternoon tea!

Escape rooms

Although escape rooms may appear a bit dated now, none of these establishments have been taking their success for granted. Escape rooms, particularly in London, have continued to grow and thrive. Escape rooms, which are fully immersive and technologically advanced, can make for an excellent birthday night out.


Perhaps you'd like to play a game or two of nine pins to relieve some of the pressure that comes with birthdays? For those who are night owls and have a sudden impulse to throw some balls around, London offers plenty of options. No matter how old you are, everyone likes to bowl.

Since this is London, expect that none of these bowling alleys will be your typical establishments; instead, they will all probably be hiding something special. Even more options include the Queens Skate Dine Bowl, which has an ice rink and a bowling alley.

A London Cabaret club

A live cabaret show and an amazing dining experience are combined in the sophisticated entertainment concept offered by the London Cabaret club. 

With its innovative choreography, first-rate production values, and stars from London's West End, the performance honours the rich legacy of British culture both past and present. It will be a birthday celebration you'll never forget!

Make it all about music

Gather your friends and a couple ukuleles, then visit one of the many locations in London that host gatherings for those who are musically gifted! London is full with pubs waiting to welcome groups for a jam session; some even rent out instruments for a nominal, refundable fee. 

Maybe give yourself a call in advance and see if you and your pals can learn how to perform "Happy Birthday"!

Beer pong

The city is going ping pong crazy; would you be game for some birthday friendly competition? Try any of the many well-liked locations in the city for a game and a pint. Naturally, Ping Pong isn't the only ball game that's becoming popular in the metropolis. Beer pong, anyone? 

And it's no longer simply beer—some locations also serve the traditional game with prosecco. Even an arcade game-filled venue can host your celebration. Make reservations for your group in advance for an exciting night of gaming, as these venues tend to fill up quickly.

Ready for a night of birthday karaoke?

We hope our guide of brilliant birthday ideas in London has got you in the mood for a party! There's no better way to begin your birthday celebrations than delicious cocktails and karaoke! Don't forget, the shots are on us!

We can cater to many events with our handy drinks packages and fantastic private karaoke rooms, including, birthdays, family events and celebrations, kids parties, hen nights, corporate team building and cocktail masterclasses.

Walk in, dance out. Book now and get ready to rock.