Summer really is the best time to host a birthday party. London rooftops are open, longer evenings and better moods are here – what’s not to celebrate? As for where to host it, there are so many options, it can be tough to nail down a concrete plan. Thankfully, we’ve assembled a list of rooftop bars, immersive shows, unique experiences and great food for you to choose from. 

INCA

For dinner with a show that’s a little bit unique, head to INCA for a combination of delicious Latin American food, creative cocktails and live entertainment in the heart of London. Highlights include their signature ceviche and new special Nativo cocktail, a spicy creation inspired by their new campaign focusing on the tribal and native heritage of Incan culture. 

As a bonus, during the month of May, they have a special promotion for birthdays: for any bookings of 6 people and above, the birthday person will receive a complimentary dinner and a choice between a birthday cake or dessert platter for the group.

8-9 Argyll St, London W1F 7TF

incalondon.com

Sea Containers 

Anywhere with a backdrop of the Thames is a winner in our books. Combine that with some of the world’s best Champagnes and cocktails on offer and brightly coloured interiors and you’ve got yourself the best party venue in the house (well, city). 12th Knot at Sea Containers does just so. To top it off, they’ve got an outside terrace too so you can really soak up the best of the city’s views.

Where: Sea Containers, 18 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9RQ
Website: www.seacontainerslondon.com

Beach Bar at The Montague on the Gardens

Save this one for summer when it reopens but it’s definitely worth venturing to. Let The Montague on the Gardens bring the beach to you with their popular summer Beach Bar

You’ll always find them with great summer offers, from party deals for small groups to corporate event takeovers.

Where: 15 Montague Street, WC1B 5BJ
Website: www.montaguehotel.com

Rooftop Film Club

During the summer, no rooftop is safe in London from being turned into some variation of leisure activity. The Rooftop Cinema Club in Peckham is one of our favourites, however, and solves one of the great summer conundrums: not wanting to waste a sunny day in a dark room, but still wanting to go to the movies. 

From old classics like Mamma Mia and Four Weddings and a Funeral to new hits like Challengers, this is the best place to watch a film, and also makes for a great birthday party celebration.

Roof A, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST

rooftopfilmclub.com

Eataly

The White Lotus might not be back until 2025, but that doesn’t mean it will stop being our main source of inspiration for all things summer. Specifically, that means Aperol Spritz.

Get a group together and head to Eataly’s Aperol Spritzeria Terrazza – which does what it says on the portable Aperol-dispensing truck. To soak all that Aperol up, your group can also tuck into an alfresco menu full of sharable antipasti delights, freshly made pasta, thick-crust pizza alla pala, and fresh salads.

135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD

eataly.co.uk

Hijingo Bingo

Feeling competitive? Hijingo Bingo might be the craziest and most energetic round of bingo you’ll ever play. Compete with your friends to earn prizes amid a whirling atmosphere of live entertainment, lights, and high-energy music.

There’s also food and drink, and The Lucky Cat bar attached, meaning this is the perfect place to either begin or end the part.

90 Worship St, London EC2A 2BA

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Madison Rooftop

Madison is one of the best summer terraces in London, and they’ve taken it up a notch with a new Aperol collaboration making this a must-visit. As a bonus, all D&D restaurants are promoting a special event for summer Those who book their party or event at any venue can enter the draw to win one of two dream prizes (a trip to New York for two, including flights, hotel and dinner at our Queensyard restaurant, in the heart of Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side OR an extravagant party on us at any of our venues in the UK for you and your friends to celebrate).

Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF

madisonlondon.net

Lucky Voice

Food, drinks and karaoke – what more could you want for a perfect party? Karaoke serves as the perfect group icebreaker and with over 11,000 songs to choose from, there is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re rapping to Cardi B or pouring your heart out to Adele.

52 Poland St, London W1F 7NQ

luckyvoice.com

Cabaret

London’s West End offers a wealth of potential shows perfect for a birthday occasion, but Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club might be its most glamourous. Starring Cara Delevingne, this iteration of one of the most famous musicals of all time is a true London bucket list. 

Before the show, guests are invited to enjoy and explore the Kit Kat Club with pre-show entertainment, drinks, and dining all on offer to kick the night off. 

NORTHUMBERLAND AVE, LONDON WC2N 5DE

kitkat.club

Daffodil Mulligans

Who doesn’t love a party with multiple stages? At Daffodil Mulligans in Shoreditch, firstly sample their frozen margaritas and one-of-a-kind wood-fired grill sharing menu consisting of irresistible small plates before heading downstairs to Gibney’s. Here, you’ll find Irish hospitality, some of the best Guinness in London and live music. 

70-74 City Rd, London EC1Y 2BJ

daffodilmulligans.com

London Beer Lab

A beer fanatic? Always fancied brewing your own stuff. At the London Beer Lab, you can do exactly that. Bring a group and, with a little help from workshop instructors, set about creating the next best craft beer.

The best part? After three to four weeks they’ll call you when your beer is done, and you can take home your harvest – that is, approximately 60 bottles of your own patented drink. You’ll never have to buy beer again.

Arch 41, Railway Arches, Nursery Rd, London SW9 8BP

londonbeerlab.com

BBar

Hosting a large party and looking for a bigger space? At bbar you can choose from a number of great private event spaces. Opt for your own private bar in 43 Below that allows for reception drinks, finger food, or full sit-down meals.

Delicious food can be found on the menus with plenty of healthy or dietary options alongside a wide collection of wine, beer, spirits, and creative cocktails. Perfect for summer, they also have an outside terrace.

43 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PP

bbarlondon.com

Sky Garden

Head up 35 floors to sky-high venue Sky Garden for the perfect birthday celebration overlooking London’s showstopping skyline. The luscious garden setting and spectacular views make sipping on summer tipples extra special. Must-try special cocktails include the Agave Berry Burst, a combination of Olmeca Silver Blanco tequila, Dead Man’s Fingers coconut rum, raspberry, lime and agave syrup, and the Tropicana Crush, a mix of vodka, apple, lemon, passionfruit and rose soda water.

1, Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF

skygarden.com

Jurema Terrace

Sitting in the Jurema terrace feels a little like being in one of the conservatories in Kew Gardens but with the added bonus of being able to sip cocktails and dine from The Mandrake’s South American-inspired YOPO restaurant.

Known for its standout hanging garden of suspended jasmine and passionflower, this is the perfect place to host a chilled tropical party.

20-21 Newman St, London W1T 1PG

themandrake.com


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