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Written by Mae Bristow - 29 January 2024

Our favourite birthday party venues in London

With the Capital sprawling far and wide, choosing somewhere to celebrate your birthday party can seem very overwhelming at first.

Birthdays are an important day of the year, whether it's your special day or the day to draw out a small mortgage for a family member present, they are full of excitement for everyone. Just like Christmas or New Year, a birthday is about coming together and celebrating something great.

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1. Cool, casual, relaxed, and refined: Fare


Fare is one of our top central destinations for private hire when it comes to celebrating a birthday. We like its relaxed ambiance, industrial chic vibe and decor, and top-tier menus and drinks. Located moments from Barbican tube station and a stone's throw away from Shoreditch, it is cool and casual, with the perfect amount of refinement and potted plants to make us feel right at home.

We love Fare for its hospitality and multiple offerings, including crafted cocktails and a curated wine selection. The bar area, the lower ground dining room, and the terrace all make ideal locations for a birthday celebration, and if you have more friends than we do, you can also book the entire venue with a total capacity of 220 people.

Fare has it all – location, hospitality, and top-notch food and drinks to celebrate with the people you most like.

2. 3 strikes, and you’ve got a turkey for your birthday: All Star Lanes Shepherd’s Bush


It’s the big day, and a big celebration is due. Head to All Star Lanes in Shepherd’s Bush for some bowling, karaoke, and an electrifying scene of partying. Drink creative handmade cocktails and tuck into American classics with a unique twist.

Use any of the 8 lanes for bowling or privately hire The Midnight Lounge. The lounge, inspired by the opulent Miami 1950s art deco period, features 2 private lanes and a cocktail bar with a dedicated mixologist. 120 guests can be accommodated into the space so invite anyone and everyone.

3. A spot for a flavourful birthday celebration: Mala Madre


For an exotic birthday bash head to Mala Madre, the jewel in the crown of The Last Talisman. It is quite literally a bar-within-a-bar that celebrates a fusion of Colombian and Balinese cuisine. This stylish space offers refuge to celebrate for those who can find it.

This unique haven has a capacity of 90 so you can invite your nearest and dearest (plus a few more!) Music and DJ equipment can be included to dance the night away.

Try a range of exciting cocktails and a creative bespoke menu that compliments the Asian grill of The Last Talisman. With specialties such as pisco and tequila, you can be sure to make the night feel like a special one.

4. A London birthday venue for the bottomless brunchers and wild ones: Big Chill

Kings Cross

If you’re after a big birthday blowout Big Chill King’s Cross has you covered.

Split over three floors and boasting a sun trap Aperol roof terrace for you to sip your birthday bubbles in the sun. Big Chill has spaces to book available for groups of 10 right up to 450.

The Green Room and The Deco Lounge are favourites! The Green Room is semi private, holding groups of 30. The Deco Lounge is private, with its own cocktail bar, holding up to 50 guests.

Celebrate your birthday in style, start off with an Aperol bottomless brunch on the roof terrace with bottomless cocktails, prosecco or cider. If that doesn’t take your fancy, pre order one of their extensive drinks packages when booking your area.

5. A speak-easy style venue for your big birthday blowout: U7 Lounge


If it's your special day and you're looking for a venue with a lively atmosphere, head to the heart of Hackney to U7 Lounge and Bar.

With a state-of-the-art sound and light system and its sleek and jazzy decor, U7 can cater to any occasion. This waterside venue offers a buffet or a three-course meal alongside a selection of craft beers, cocktails and fine wines.

Whether you're keen to celebrate with some live music or belly laugh at the comedy, U7 offers a space for you to let loose with your friends.

Private hire is available so gather your balloons and check out this venue.

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neo barbican birthday venues london

6. A discreet hideaway for a birthday party in London: Neo Barbican


For a bespoke birthday party venue in London, Neo Barbican would be a great place to go.

With a contemporary and industrial interior, this space is still very stylish with imported quartz stone and rustic decor.

This discreet hideaway in Barbican hosts both large and small events. With several places to host your birthday party, the best ingredients and world spirits will be at your fingertips, whether it's delicious food or drink.

It's just around the corner from Barbican station.

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7. Do your birthday dance at London venue: Piano Works Farringdon


This Victorian-listed warehouse provides an answer when a late-night boogie calls.

Celebrate your birthday bash and enjoy the extensive cocktail list with friends. Dine on a range of dishes including burgers, salads and desserts (and maybe even a birthday cake?)

This basement spot is accompanied by non-stop live music and takes audience requests. Just slip them a tip and bring your favourite songs to your party. Private hire available.

With happy hour from 5-7 daily, you can drink, eat, sing and dance into your next year.

8. Musicians play your requests at your London birthday party: Piano Works West End

Leicester Square

Hidden in Leicester Square, this Piano Works is the Farringdon venue's older sister.

This glitzy West End haunt offers expert party planners to help you organise your birthday bash. Open until late, this lively venue has space for over 400 revellers and is available for exclusive hire.

With its audience-led live music and 3 bustling bars, you can be sure to come together and let your hair down.

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neverland london birthday venue

9. A birthday party venue in London to escape to: Neverland


If you want to escape to a different dream world for your birthday party, whether it's to the beach or the alps, Neverland London is the place to be.

With many different spaces to choose from, you can tailor-make your birthday party to fit your vision. All the rooms at this venue are unique - whether it has its own arcade basketball game or beer pong, you just need to pick.

Private hire is available, with plenty of areas to accommodate your guests. Whether you prefer to host a birthday party for 120 guests in the pergola or 30 guests in a ski lodge, there is plenty of choices.

It is just a short walk from Wandsworth town railway station.

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10. The first sustainable club in London for a birthday party: Wyld By Nature


With plenty of venues all over London, Cream Group will supply you with many birthday party spaces.

Just look at Wyld By Nature around the corner from Hyde Park Corner. This venue was the first sustainable bar and club in London.

Private Hire is available for up to 300 guests in this opulent space. This venue can be adapted and enhanced to suit your requirements.

With menus curated by Michelin-star chefs and a wide range of cocktails to choose from, this venue would be suitable for any birthday party.

It is just around the corner from Green Park station.

11. An immersive birthday party venue in London: Electric Gamebox


Electric Gamebox, is an immersive digital space just round the corner from Southwark station.

Situated underneath the overground railway, Electric Gamebox’s spaces come with motion and touch-censored walls and hats so that any game can be played. They have recently released there New Squid Game experience, where both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink can be provided for.

This venue does do private hirings for both adults and adolescents up to 6 people.

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old street records birthday venue hire london

12. A basement birthday party in London: Old Street Records


Fronting two floors, the basement at Old Street Records provides venue hiring for Birthday parties in London.

With its private bar and room, as well as a projector and option for live music, Old Street Records provides a concierge team to make your experience your own, whether it is the food and drink or the space itself.

Private venue hire is available for between 60-400 guests, with the option of the basement and two other spaces.

Just around the corner in Shoreditch from Old street station and it's there.

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13. A vibrant birthday party venue in London: Le Fez


With the choice of two spaces to celebrate a birthday party in London, look at Le Fez.

Le Fez is a botanical and eccentric venue, with vibrant spaces filled with neon lights and characterful colour.

Private hiring is available for up to 350 people, with the choice of either Le Jardin, featuring its garden-themed lounge bar, or Le Club, which is slightly larger and has two bar areas and a dance floor. Either way, this is a venue for any birthday party.

They have a wide range of drinks, such as the Summer of Love cocktail or the Sky Blue Martini, which all scream birthday party.

It is just a short walk from East Putney station.

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bluebird chelsea birthday venues london

14. A stylish birthday party venue in London: Bluebird Chelsea


Just a short walk from South Kensington station is a great venue to have a Birthday party in London: Bluebird Chelsea.

The Cambell room at this venue is an industrial space, which has a contemporary interior design, featuring muted palettes and simple, yet sophisticated furniture choices.

There are many options concerning food and drink, especially cocktails. Whether it's the Grapefruit Geisha or The Lavender, these drinks add a vibrant splash of colour to the space.

This space is available for private hire and would be a suitable venue for having a birthday party in style for up to 25 people.

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hello darling birthday venue london

15. A glamorous birthday party venue in London: Hello Darling


For a glamorous and contemporary venue in London for a birthday party, here's something about Hello Darling.

If you are looking to hire a venue for a birthday party, Hello Darling have a selection of opulent spaces. Whether it's the bar and restaurant, the Darling House or the Cocktail Club, you have plenty of choices. If that isn’t enough, you can book the whole three floors, all up to 150 guests.

The food is proudly presented by Natalie Coleman, who is a former Master Chef winner. To add to this, Hello Darling provides sustainable dining where they offset their carbon consumption, meaning you can eat ethically.

It is just around the corner from Waterloo station and your birthday venue awaits.

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silver sturgeon birthday party london

16. Londons yachting birthday party venue: Wood's Silver Fleet


A birthday party venue in London that is most certainly luxurious is Wood's Silver Fleet.

Woodsilver Fleet has been going for more than 60 years, where these yachts are considered one of London's most esteemed venues.

More specifically, Silver Sturgeon would be a great venue for a birthday party. Located in Westminster, this is the largest passenger vessel under the bridges of the river Thames.

Private hire is available for up to 550 guests, with an accommodating team of staff to help you organise your birthday party.

This venue is very accessible and easy to get to, with only a short walk from Embankment station.

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sway birthday venue london

17. A groovy birthday party venue in London: Sway


Stretching over 2 floors, with 5 rooms to choose from, Sway would be a great birthday party venue in London.

This industrial space features exposed brickwork and vintage-style neon lighting. With plenty of space in every room and a bar in every area, you are spoilt for choice. From the Long Island Iced Tea to Studio 61, this venue is suitable for birthday party up to 920 guests.

Just a short walk from Covent Garden station and you’re there.


18. A Birthday Dinner on Wheels: BUSTRONOME


Bustronome London, located near Embankment station, offers a truly unconventional and unique venue for birthday celebrations. With a capacity to accommodate up to 38 people, it provides the perfect space to gather with friends and family, in celebration of your special day.

Step aboard their double-decker buses and embark on a culinary journey like no other, indulging in British cuisine with a delightful French twist. Each course of the meal, whether it's the four-course lunch or the six-course dinner, is meticulously crafted and expertly paired with exquisite wines.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting experience as you savour your meal and admire the breathtaking panoramic views of London's iconic landmarks. Bustronome London combines gastronomy and sightseeing, creating an unforgettable atmosphere that guarantees an exceptional evening and even more memorable birthday celebration.

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Be At One The Hideaway Birthday Party Venue

19. A vibrant venue for a Birthday Bash: The Hideaway Be At One Liverpool Street

Liverpool Street

The Hideaway, located a stone’ throw from Liverpool Street Station, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With a generous capacity for up to 200 people, this venue sets the stage for an unforgettable birthday extravaganza.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as the DJ's spin beats that keep the dance floor alive, while mixologists at the private bar craft concoctions for your guests to relish.

Whether you're seeking a night of non-stop dancing or a toast to commemorate celebrating another year around the sun, The Hideaway ensures a memorable celebration for all.

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Your guide to London’s birthday party venues

We believe that birthdays are a big deal. Any amazing birthday party needs an amazing London birthday party venue. Fortunately, the nation’s capital is bursting at the seams with bright and beautiful birthday spaces. From rooftop cocktail bars to off-beat activity venues, no matter your age there’s a London venue for you. We’ve compiled the best planning tips we have, alongside some standout birthday venues, to make sure that your big day stands out amongst the crowd.

Get thematic

Themed birthday parties are a great way to make your party memorable. Some venues cater to specific themes that you can incorporate into your own event. Have a football-focused get-together with cocktails and penalties. Fan of the high seas? Have a nautical-themed party at one of our London boat venues. Top Tip: If a venue’s theme doesn’t stand out then don’t settle. On your party brief, you can request any personalisations you’d like.

Budget first, party later

A clear budget is essential to any party planner’s arsenal. With so much choice and variety, you can find something for any birthday budget in the endless venues of London. That said, you don’t want to waste your time with venues that don’t quite fit your price range. It can be difficult to judge how far an entire event budget will go – and no one wants to run out of booze halfway through a party. To make sure you’ve got control of the purse strings, we find that working out a budget per person can be a great way to see where - and who - your birthday spend is going on. Check out our budget calculator here.

Location, location, location

London is a sprawling city, with each area having its own distinctive feel and character. Consider this when searching for a venue – luxury, high-end birthday venues will tend to be in the central areas of London, whereas the boroughs might be more appropriate for a big, easy party space that won’t break the bank. Transport is also key. If alcohol is going to be involved then you’ll want to be in easy reach of public transport or, for the super organised, book your taxis before to guarantee a swift arrival and departure.

Frequently asked questions

There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of hiring a birthday party venue in London. Do you want catering? How many guests are you planning for? Is the venue for the day, the night or a weekend? The good news is that you can find a venue for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue take the initiative, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues will reach out to you.

There are lots of ways to book a London birthday party venue. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best birthday party venues in London and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

For birthday party venues in London, you're spoilt for choice. Here are a few extra special ones that we vouch for:

The Martini Den, Dirty Martini St Paul's – With its paint-splattered ceiling, oxblood seats and mirrored walls, party in style at The Martini Den.

Le Fez – Celebrate your bday in style at this botanical venue.

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