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Everything is possible in London. Step onto streets that will take you back in time or into bars and clubs that will whisk you into the world of tomorrow. A city that is so full of life, your group are promised a great time in our capital of London!



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London Birthday Guide

If you're curious, London's an amazing place - David Bailey

To ensure your group the best birthday experience, our party experts have put together this guide to take you through everything you need to know before you have booked and leading up to your big event! Full of London birthday ideas and tips on having a fun filled weekend away, you will get to take all the credit for an epic night out!



Why have your Birthday in London?

Whether this is your first time visiting the city or you are familiar with the capital, there is unlimited potential for an amazing party! Whilst we can't promise you will remember it all, we can promise it will be a night to go down in history, with tons of the ultimate birthday activities and group venues within reaching distance of one another.

Taking you back in time, London manages to mix its modern nightlife scenes with the history and culture is so known for. The amazing buildings and beautiful monuments that make up the city make London stand out amongst the rest. From London's best museums to the weird and wonderful, a walking tour and happy hours in Soho, there really is something for everyone.

With a huge range of activities in London and a wide selection of accommodation to suit your groups desires and budget, the perfect party package is just a click away! Continue on for all the best London birthday ideas!



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Trending London Birthday Activities

London has something for everyone! Whether you are looking for an action packed weekend or a few hours fun for the lads, this epic city offers a huge range of exciting activities, games, challenges and entertainment to ensure your group a celebration worth having!

Bottomless Dinner

Bottomless Dinner

Tuck into a delicious 2 course meal with unlimited beer in London. It has all the elements to an ultimate London birthday night out!

Cocktail Making

Cocktail Making

It's cocktail'o'clock! How about a few cocktails at this VIP room of a cool bar in central London. A welcome drink awaits you, cheers! This always proves to be a popular choice for parties... and rightly so!

The Big Escape

The Big Escape

The heist of the century is about to go down and you're in on it! Join Dan and his crew of criminal masterminds in this fully interactive game as you tackle this challenge during your London weekend! Using your mobile, work together to complete the tasks and challenges to earn points. You'll be racing against the clock to escape without getting caught.

Alcotraz Cocktail Bar

Alcotraz Cocktail Bar

An experience our team know and love, the Alcotraz Cocktail bar is unlike anything you have been apart of before. No need for your best glad rags here as you will be each given an orange jumpsuit to where before being escorted into your prison cell - but don't forge to smuggle in your drink with the help of some friendly prison guards! An all immersive cocktail experience, this will make your birthday party in Manchester one to remember.

Nuclear Races

Nuclear Races

An epic obstacle course like no other. Warriors, meet your match at Nuclear Races near London. It's messy, muddy but totally awesome. The Nuclear Races in London is the champion of all obstacle races and is set on 1,600 acres of privately owned farmland in the Essex countryside.

Bubble Football

Bubble Football

Adding a hilarious twist to the much-loved game of footie, we give you Bubble Football in London. It does not matter the skill level of your group for this will not be like any other match you have played before, as you step into an inflatable suit and bounce, barge and dodge your way to victory!

Mexican 3 Course Meal

Mexican 3 Course Meal

Add a little spice to your night with this three course meal in a central Mexican restaurant! A key element to every good birthday is great grub and plenty of it, meaning your friends will not be disappointed with this hearty meal!

Paintballing

Paintballing

Leave your friendships back at the hotel and let your imagination run wild throughout these eight amazing game zones. Its the Call of Duty for the all action Hero in London... Action man meets Rambo semi-automatic paintball guns at the ready! Don the camouflage war paint on, move with all the stealth of a highly trained Desert Rat as you hunt the enemy down SPLAT silent but deadly.



London Nightlife Guide

Covent Garden

Day or night, Covent Garden is a hive of tourists and locals coming together at top watering holes and incredible eateries! The square itself is the place to be for the daytime markets and street food. Surrounded by theatres and upscale restaurants, Covent Garden is a must for your birthday weekend! Add a touch of class to your birthday weekend by visiting Frenchie, a French restaurant in the heart of the West End will start your night right with a fancy meal!

Camden

Known for more than its buzzing nightlife, the district of Camden draws in a massive crowd, from the trendy to the weird and wonderful, everyone fits in here! Whether a day time stop off to try some of the renowned street food that has been around since 1974, or you are looking for a night time birthday activities, Camden has it all! With over 450 stalls and shops to explore, it would be easy to spend a day here alone, but a must visit when planning your birthday so in London is Lang Kwai Fong, a bar selling incredible Korean food alongside hosting beer pong tournaments and a karaoke set up!

Shoreditch

Your birthday in London would not be complete with escaping to the party central that is Shoreditch! With group friendly venues scattered throughout. Pay a visit to the Alice is Wonderland themed Callooh Callay where quirky cocktails are on the menu! Who said your birthday has to be all about the beers when there are tasty drinks like these available to your group!

Central London Nightlife

There is always something to see and do with a birthday in London! From the bright lights of Piccadilly, London's own Times Square, to the bars and club venue of Leicester Square, there is so much to choose from!



Group Accommodation in London

Part of the excitement of taking charge of your birthday, whether on behalf of a friend or for yourself, is getting to choose some killer accommodation to go with the epic activities booked!

Now, we truly believe in an action-packed city like London, your accommodation will be a place to lay your head between activities and sleep off your hangover from the night before, with so much to see and do. Whether you are looking for a budget hotel to suit, a hotel that offers a little more luxury or a party house to bring the activities to you, we have got you covered!

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No worries! Our party experts will be happy to advise based on the wants and needs of your group!




Places to Grab a Bite in London

Happy London, Piccadilly Circus

For casual food on the go, Happy London is the place to be! Served in booths, you will get to experience some top international dished including sushi and cocktails, served from an open grill and top bar!

Burger and Beyond, Shoreditch

Dubbed as having the best burger in London, Burger and Beyond offers great grub for entire group! Oozing with cheese and loaded with fries, this is the perfect stop off as you make your way around London!

Duck and Waffle

This 24-hour restaurant offer not only incredible dishes but stunning views of the city! We can't promise it is a budget friendly option but Duck and Waffle is known for being an amazing experience, that will only add to your London birthday!



Top Trivia!

London is actually a... forest? Yes, that's right! It is hard to believe but the city has so many trees it actually falls under the UN's definition of a forest! Hyde Park is not the only place with trees, head to St Dunstan in the East to see how nature has taken over an old church.

There must be six ravens at the Tower of London at all times! Legend has it the Tower will fall if not, and the tradition is continued to date.

Did you know that London loves its pubs so much that they named five underground stations the same name? The Angel, Royal Oak, Elephant & Castle, Manor House and Swiss Cottage pubs all came before the station itself!



Getting Around London on Your Weekend

Getting your friends from A to B during your party in London could not be easier! Not only can you wave down a black cab, but public transport runs all over the city.

For a great budget and group friendly option, Travel Cards are going to be your best friends! Not only are they going to save your group so much time, but money as they allow your group unlimited travel on London's public transport, including Tube, buses, Overground and National Rail services! Day passes can be purchases day to day, but book in advance for a week pass. These sell from £14!

Sweat off the shots from the night before and see the city like never before as you take to the streets on one of the many bikes for hire around the city streets. And for just £1.65 for 30 minutes, your mates are sure to love this option.



Top London Attractions

Between the party activities, make your London weekend the ultimate party weekend, by mixing in some sightseeing spots!

Take a stroll along the River Thames! An endless supply of incredible views of this big city, you will find yourselves heading from Waterloo tube station to the famous London Eye! Known for it's countless landmark locations, this is a great place to start! Head down Southbank where you will find incredible spots to stop for a bite to eat, shop and explore.

What is London known for if not the Royal Family? Head to Buckingham Palace to grab a group snap outside the home of our monarchy!

From Leicester Square you can get just about anywhere! After a night in Shoreditch, head back this way for a visit to the infamous strip clubs and casinos that reside here. But don't forget, during the day you can stroll from Leicester Square and into Oxford Street for shopping, live music and tons of fun!



Birthday Party Games

Whilst the options for entertainment in London are endless, keeping your mates entertained whilst they quench their thirst is an essential part of any party! Our expert party planners have suggested their favourite games below

Photo Bingo

Capture memories and see the sights! Create a bingo card of top spots and hilarious prompts for your group to collect over the weekend. Have a prize for the winner of the best interpretation and most photos and a forfeit for the weakest!

Arrogance

A simple game to ensure that drunken antics, all you need is a pint glass, a coin and a drink in hand. Simply take it in turns to flip a coin. Guess heads or tails. Win, you get to move the pint glass to the next person after adding a slosh of your own drink to the concoction. Fail and it will be your go to down the mixture. We can’t guarantee this will be the finest drink you taste during your visit!

Send to All

Not for the faint hearted, this game only has one rule. No phones allowed. Break that rule and you forfeit control of your phone. The remaining friends will get to send a text of their choice to anyone, and we mean anyone, in their contacts.



FAQ

Is London good for a birthday?

In a word, yes! With London being so easily accessible for all your friends to get to, it makes planning your birthday ideas so much easier. The city itself has so much going on all year round, there really isn't a bad time to visit. One of our biggest UK destinations, a birthday in London offers a huge range of activities for your event. Whether you want to challenge your friends to an Escape Room, try a taste of Craft Beer or take on the high speed of Go Karting, we are sure your birthday in London will go down in history!

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