London is perhaps one of the most exciting places in the world in which to celebrate a birthday. Whether it’s for a milestone anniversary, such as a 21st, 30th or 50th, or perhaps a child’s birthday celebration, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Below are 7 simple ideas for an extra special birthday celebration; easy to organise, won’t break the bank and, most importantly, guaranteed to make for an event to remember.
The Sightseeing Birthday Party Tour
London has some of the most amazing attractions. And if you’re inviting friends and family from out of town (or even from another country), then a birthday event that takes in some of the most well-known tourist attractions will definitely be a hit.
There are many different ways to see the city. Of course, you can simply hire a minibus (or coach, if you’ve enough people) from some of the many operators available. London Magical Tours offer a service which can cater from vehicles that hold 16 people up to 63 seat coaches.
But for something a bit different, why not take a Duck Tour on a unique vehicle that can not only drive on the road, but also take to the water for a view of the city from a totally different perspective. These amphibious vehicles date back to World War II, and indeed some of them even took part in the D-Day landings. This really is an exciting way to see the city, and include an experienced guide who’ll provide you with an in-depth commentary about the history of the city. Expect to see such sights as the Houses of Parliament, St Pauls Cathedral, Big Ben, The London Eye and Westminster Abbey, to name but a few.
The One For Chocoholics
Hands up who doesn’t love chocolate! Not many, that’s for sure. And a chocolate themed birthday party is sure to go with a swing, not to mention being perfect for both children and adults. My Chocolate runs chocolate making workshops in a beautiful location overlooking Regent’s Canal, right in the centre of London. Using only organic chocolate, you can learn everything there is to learn about different ways to enjoy the humble cocoa bean. From giant chocolate buttons to chocolate martinis (adults only, obviously), through to learning about chocolate through the ages and, gloriously, getting down and dirty (not to mention sticky) with the delight that is melted chocolate. Heaven…!
The One For Night Owls
London’s bar and club scene is legendary the world over. And there’s nothing more guaranteed to get the party going than visiting some of the capital’s top nightlife locations. If you book a party evening like this, you and your guests will save money on entry to some of the best London bars and clubs, get discounts on drinks to boot! As well as providing a professional night time guide, London Gone Wild and Design My Night are two companies who can tailor make a package to sort your individual requirements.
The Perfect Party For Children
When it comes to kids parties, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the capital. Kentish City Farm is exactly what it’s name suggests – a real farm right in the centre of town where the children can get hands on with animals, ride horses and learn loads of interesting stuff about life in the country. Or why not check out Mystical Fairies, where you can enjoy not only a fairy themed celebration, but pirate and wizard parties as well. The event can be provided at a location of your own choice or at the company’s Fairy School and Princess Academy in Hampstead.
The Romantic Birthday Event
Of course, you might be looking for a perfect location for a romantic birthday treat. And London has some amazing venues for this. Square Meal is a website that allows you to check out some great restaurants, and read reviews from real people who’ve visited each and every one of them. The price range, type of food and sample menus are all available to look at, and you can also book a table directly online.
The Bird’s Eye View Birthday Treat
The London Eye is one of the capital’s best-known tourist attractions. But did you know that you can actually book a capsule for a private event? In addition to getting an amazing view of London, it’s possible to tailor make a package, including food, drink… Or the organisers will work with your individual ideas to ensure that this really is a birthday party to remember.
The ‘Right Good Laugh’ birthday party
The best thing about a birthday party is having a laugh – and what better place to do this than at a comedy club. Clubs such as The 99 Club in Leicester Square offer different packages, such as a two-course dinner with Prosecco, comedy and club night, or a gourmet burger meal with comedy and club night from £20 per person.