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Birthday party venues for hire in London

Whether you’re going big on your birthday or just want to find somewhere for you and a few friends, here’s our pick of the best venues for hire

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Please note, this list includes commercial partners, so suggestions are not curated by Time Out.

Finding a venue is the first big step when organising a birthday party, but it can be a logistical nightmare at the best of times. Don’t stress though – here’s a list of hire venues to suit any size or budget, meaning that you can simply kick back and enjoy your birthday. So whether you’re after something intimate like a private dining room or you want somewhere for the full party shebang, London’s got you covered. 

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Spun Candy Masterclass Store

If you’re looking for a party venue with a difference we’re it! What could be more fun than throwing a party, or company celebration in a cool candy kitchen? If you’re looking for a party venue with a difference we’re it! Our hi-tech, award winning store located in the heart of bustling London is the perfect setting for your unforgettable celebration!

Capacity: Up to 100 people

Good For Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

Beach Blanket Babylon

Organise your private party in London in one of the most sumptuous rooms around. Its eclectic interior design, blending Boho Chic, French Country style Chateau the Baroque and Rococo, sets the scene for a truly unique and magical experience.

Capacity: Up to 100 standing

Good For Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

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Park Chinois

Park Chinois is an opulent live-entertainment restaurant serving bold Chinese cuisine and excellent drinks alongside live performances, all set within the heart of London's Mayfair.

Capacity: Up to 50 standing

Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness
Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

Buddha-Bar London

Offering fine-dining cuisine in one of London’s most luxurious and unique rooms. Buddha-Bar has a contemporary and unique interior, featuring bespoke art installations and floor to ceiling hanging crystal dragons.

Capacity: Up to 450 standing

Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event.

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Chiringuito

Chiringuito is new to Bethnal Green, with two spaces available for private hire - the restaurant or the roof - or (if you've got loads of mates) the whole venue. Enjoy cocktails and tapas in this stunning park and rooftop setting.

Capacity: Up to 200 standing

Good for Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

Opso

A Modern Greek restaurant in the heart of Marylebone! For private group hire, hosts can choose from a variety of sharing set menus or a bespoke selection of Modern Greek dishes, all made with the finest quality ingredients. 

Capacity: Up to 75 standing

Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

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Comedy

The Bedford

icon-location-pin Balham

This friendly boozer is a great place to check out comedy (particularly at the regular Banana Cabaret Comedy Club) and music (folk, blues and rock, from both new acts and rising talents) or just kick back and enjoy a few birthday pints.

Capacity: 25-200

Bars and pubs, Sports bars

The Four Quarters

icon-location-pin Peckham Rye

A dedicated classic and retro arcade games bar, The Four Quarters is the place to go if you want to brush up on your 'Street Fighter II' skills or just revel in nostalgia by playing 'Pac Man' until your eyes go square. If you're not quite of the age to remember some of those titles, the upstairs room features consoles with games such as 'Mario Kart', 'Sonic the Hedgehog', 'Mortal Kombat' and 'Goldeneye'. To utilise the stacks of old arcade games, there are regular gaming tournaments, plus occasional film screenings, one-off events and private parties.

Capacity: 25-60

Venue says Situated on Peckham’s bustling Rye Lane, London’s first arcade bar boasts more than 15 original arcade cabs along a selection of craft beers

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

The Miller

icon-location-pin The Borough

Although it looks like a dodgy council estate pub on the outside, within, it’s been given a squat-chic makeover with playful contemporary art and comfy old chesterfields, attracting a crowd that seems to have been teleported in from London’s more outré art colleges. Maybe they’re here for the vintage arcade games. You might want to throw some bday shapes to the DJ sets. Do this in the safe knowledge that Guy’s Hospital, with its A&E department, is on the other side of the road.

Capacity: 35-70

Venue says All Burgers only £5 on Mondays!

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs

Water Poet

icon-location-pin Spitalfields

Buried away off Bishopsgate in a cobbled corner close to Spitalfields Market where city suits and Shoreditch collide, the Water Poet is a multi-tasking gem with a bar, restaurant, cool pool parlour, a downstairs theatre and a super-duper sun-trap of a beer garden. Adorned in dishevelled decadence, it’s all down-holstered leather and velvets, gilded metal and myriad chairs on which to flex your pint-curls; from Chesterfields to church pews, school chairs to picture-house seats.

Capacity: 60-100

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