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Written by Mae Bristow - 20 May 2024

Our favourite birthday party venues in London

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1. The basement bar for the audiophiles: The Starman

Mayfair, London

The Starman's basement bar is the London party venue for music lovers, not just the ones who love to listen to music and have a little boogie but who appreciate a classic like David Bowie. The Starman takes its name from David Bowie's iconic Ziggy Stardust album cover that was photographed on Heddon Street – the same street as the bar.

The basement bar can accommodate 120 guests standing and is available for private hire year-round and we can think of few places better suited to a big birthday bash. Serving the finest beer, artisanal spirits, cocktails and a range of wines and non-alcoholic drinks, everybody will be catered for. The Starman has the tunes and it has the drinks, you just bring the moves.

Spacious, modern, and stylish with in-house artwork that pays tribute to the Starman himself, good atmosphere and good drinks – a great birthday party venue with a touch of music history.

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peckham levels london birthday party venue

2. Top multi-functional London party space: The Gig Space at Peckham Levels

Peckham, London

Located in the heart of SE London, Peckham Levels is a well-known multi-storey, multi-functional event space and bar and food hall. The Gig Space can accommodate a whopping 450 guests for the biggest blowout birthday bash. Cool industrial interiors, spacious as you like, with AV facilities - bring in a DJ or do it yourself if you've got the deck and the vinyl.

A self-contained blank canvas event space benefitting from a staging area, cellar, kitchen, fully-stocked and functional bar, and terrace. What more do you need? It's Peckham, it's the Levels, and it's known for hosting great parties.

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3. Tastes of America & Southern Hospitality: Americana

Piccadilly, London

As part of the bustling nightlife scenery around Piccadilly Circus, Americana is a standout bar & restaurant for a birthday party venue in London.

There are several spaces with Americana available for private hire. The main restaurant with a capacity of 70 seated guests, the Mezzanine, which is great for a cocktail reception, and has a standing capacity of 40 or 25 at long tables, and the Secret Bar with a capacity of 50 standing, which is also great for a cocktail reception and can be hired in conjunction with the Mezzanine.

The menu reads like an ode to all things Southern Hospitality with light bites, small plates, and big plates. Expect Southern crab cakes with Rémoulade dipping sauce, pork belly, flamed steaks, and slow spit-roasted chicken & smoked pork sausage gumbo. And there's something for everybody here with vegan and vegetarian offerings full of trademark Southern spices.

Cocktails, classic American fare, and Souther Hospitality all combine to create one helluva birthday party celebration.

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

Barbican, London

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.

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

Bermondsey, London

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. Try a range of exciting cocktails and a creative bespoke menu that compliments the Asian grill of The Last Talisman.

This unique London birthday party venue has a capacity of 90, and music and DJ equipment can be included in the venue hire.

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

Kings Cross, London

If you’re after a big birthday blowout, Big Chill Kings Cross has you covered.

Split over three floors, it boasts a sun trap 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 popular. The Green Room is semi-private, holding groups of 30. The Deco Lounge is fully private with its own cocktail bar and holds up to 50 guests.

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

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

Hoxton, London

If it's your special day and you're looking for a venue with 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.

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

Barbican, London

For a bespoke birthday party venue in London, Neo Barbican is 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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9. Do your birthday dance at London venue: Piano Works Farringdon

Farringdon, London

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, chips 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.

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old street records birthday venue hire london

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

Old Street, London

Fronting two floors, the basement at Old Street Records provides spaces to hire 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 hire is available for between 60-400 guests, with the option of the basement and two other spaces.

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11. A West London birthday party venue: Le Fez

Putney, London

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

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

Private hire 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.

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's jsut a short walk from East Putney station.

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

Chelsea, London

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

The Campbell room at this venue is an industrial space with a contemporary interior design, featuring muted palettes and simple yet sophisticated furniture choices. There are many options for food and drink, especially cocktails, and the London birthday party venue is available for private hire for up to 25 people.

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13. London's yachting birthday party venue: Wood's Silver Fleet

Embankment, London

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

Wood's Silver Fleet has been going for more than 60 years, and these yachts are considered one of London's most esteemed party venues.

The 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 to help you organise your birthday party.

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

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sway birthday venue london

14. A groovy birthday party venue in London: Sway

Covent Garden, London

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

The 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 a birthday party up to 920 guests.

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

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

Wandsworth, London

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 your birthday party to fit your vision. All the rooms at this venue are unique – whether it an arcade basketball game or beer pong and more.

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.

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

16. 3 strikes, and you’ve got a turkey for your birthday: All Star Lanes Shepherd’s Bush

Shepherd's Bush, London

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 partying. Drink creative handmade cocktails and tuck into American classics with a unique twist.

Use any of the 8 lanes for bowling or private hire The Midnight 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.

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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.

The cost of hiring a venue in London varies based on factors such as location, size, and included services. On average, you can expect to pay between £200 to £2,000. Be sure to inquire about any additional fees for extras like catering, decorations, and entertainment.

When selecting a venue, consider the location to ensure it is easily accessible for your guests. Verify the venue’s capacity to accommodate your guest list comfortably and check the amenities and services provided, such as seating, catering options, and entertainment facilities.

It is advisable to book your venue at least three to six months in advance, especially if your party falls on a weekend or during peak seasons. Early booking ensures you have a wider selection of venues and can secure your preferred date.

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