The best birthday party venues in London

Your annual excuse for a party that is all about you should never be passed up, which is why we have collated this handy list of what we consider to be the best birthday party venues London has to offer. The best bit? There’s no clearing up to do afterwards!

Updated on 23 May 2022

Birthdays – they come around every year, yet many of us leave the task of searching for a suitable party venue until the last minute (by which time, all of the best ones have almost certainly been booked up). Sure, you could argue that house parties can be a lot of fun, but throwing a birthday party at a cool London venue is far more glamorous (unless you live in a Chelsea townhouse, perhaps). There is also the added benefit of not having to clean up the mess afterwards, while many of the venues in our list also come with a team of people ready to make your birthday dreams a reality.

To help you find the right space for you, we have put together this handy list of what we consider to be some of the best birthday party venues in London. Whether it is a milestone birthday that requires plenty of space for a no-expenses-spared showstopper of a bash, or one of those in-between birthdays where you just want a few drinks with friends at a cool London bar, we have got you covered.

London can be a little overwhelming when it comes to awesome places to celebrate your birthday – there are just so many different types of venues to choose from – but we are here to help. A stylish rooftop bar might be perfect for some, while others might prefer something a little more fun, which is why we have included a mix of restaurants, bars and event spaces below. Do you want to dine at your birthday bash, and if so, will you be footing the bill or would you prefer to book a private room where each guest pays for themselves? Have a think, check out our round-up below and get booking. Oh, and many happy returns!

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

35 The Market Building,, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RF

Dripping with plants and foliage, this up-to-the-minute stylish restaurant/bar within Covent Garden’s iconic Market Building is a superb spot for a birthday party. Suited to parties of all kinds – drinks only, dining and drinks, exclusive hire for a large bash – Sushisamba Covent Garden promises exciting food, excellent cocktails and a central location that’s sure to impress.
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 140
The Orrery

The Orrery

55 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 5RB

Elegant and full of light during the day, this French-inspired restaurant on Marylebone High Street is a lovely spot for a birthday lunch. Whether you choose to hire the private dining room for an intimate feast with friends, or the whole venue for a large birthday celebration, the interiors, food and staff will make it an occasion to remember.
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 110
Belushi

Belushi's London Bridge

161-165 Borough High Street, London Bridge , London, SE1 1HR

This vibrant restaurant in London Bridge is the ideal birthday partry venue if you are looking for a buzzing atmosphere and party planners on hand to help plan your party to perfection.

Max Theatre 150
Max Standing 250
Skylon

Skylon

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, SE1 8XX

The early bird catches the views, or something like that, which is why you should book Skylon well in advance if you’ve got your heart set on stunning riverside vistas for your birthday bash. Located within the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank, Skylon boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and modern British fare.
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 300
Bluebird

Bluebird

350 King's Road, London, SW3 5UU

Chelsea favourite, Bluebird, boasts a wealth of spaces for private parties in addition to its globe-spanning menus. The upstairs restaurant and bar can be hired exclusively for large birthday parties, but for intimate birthday lunches and dinners, book the Mezzanine Room, art deco Gallery Room or the Beaufort Room.
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 250
Lucky Voice Soho

Lucky Voice Soho

52 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7NQ

Fancy being serenaded on your birthday? Get a group of mates and pile into a booth at Lucky Voice Soho! Each booth is equipped with wireless mics, extensive touch-screen playlists and, our favourite feature, the ‘Thirsty’ button. Fuel comes in the form of a colourful cocktail and mocktail list and snacky foods like pizza.
Max Meeting 15
Max Standing 90
Max Banquet 15
100 Wardour St

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TN

Smack bang in the middle of Soho, this trendy bar/restaurant that hosted The Rolling Stones’ first ever gig remains a super-cool spot for a birthday party. There are semi-private and private spaces for hire, plus the option to book the whole joint, so whether you’re looking to host a gathering, dinner party or blow-out bash, the choice is yours.
Max Standing 900
Max Banquet 250
Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, City of London , London, EC2N 4AY

If you’re looking to wow your guests, holding your birthday party 40 floors up at Duck & Waffle is a nice, easy way to do it. The wrap around floor-to-ceiling windows look out on to the Olympic Park, the Tower of London and the Gherkin, so spectacular views are a given, but you’ll also find great cocktails and eclectic menus that guarantee something for everyone.
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 120
The Venue on Middle Street

The Venue on Middle Street

3-7 Middle Street, Croydon, London, CR0 1RE

This Croydon event venue offers three different spaces, a chilled ground floor with festoon lighting, a luxe middle floor complete with velvet sofas or a top floor loft with sky-high ceilings with a light and airy atmosphere. If you are looking for a versitile birthday party venue close to the city the The Venue on Middle Street is a great shout.

Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 80
Park Chinois

Park Chinois

17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8EA

Mayfair’s most theatrical and lavishly appointed Chinese restaurant is the place to celebrate your birthday if you like the sound of journeying back to 1930s Shanghai. For smaller parties, there are a whole host of private dining rooms, while for blow-the-budget bashes there’s the glittering Salon de Chine or the sultry Club Chinois.
Max Meeting 180
Max Theatre 50
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 130

Got your heart set on celebrating at one of the capital’s trendiest drinking dens for your birthday this year? Well, check out SquareMeal's lists of the coolest bars in London, where you can sip on cocktails, bar snacks and all round good vibes.