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Grown Up Birthday Party Ideas in London

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Long gone are the days of our parents throwing us parties… where all our friends would magically be there with gifts in hand… however, there’s no reason that age should equal less fun. Life is hard, so celebrate one year older and wiser with these fun, unique birthday party ideas for grown-ups!

Grown Up Birthday Party Ideas in London

Throw Pots

Throwing pots

For art lovers who want to get some pent-up frustration out, in a creative (and only slightly controlled) way. Book you and your friends on West Dean College of Arts and Conservation’s one-day Throwing Pots course and start your day off with an introduction into the basic skills of throwing on a potter’s wheel, before spending the rest of the day engaging with the technique on an electric wheel. You’ll throw around 6-8 pots using stoneware clays, and be able to collect your glazed pots later on – another birthday present to yourself. Tickets £139 via

Bake with a Legend

Bake With a Legend

Spend your special day like a true foodie and take part in the popular At Home classes. Round up 20 guests, don your apron and host a baking party side by side with past Great British Bake Off contestants such as Andrew Smyth, Howard Middleton, Jane Beedle and many more. Choose your favourite recipes, bake with a star, have an intimate sit down with them afterwards and enjoy a day of cooking and chatting. Group packages cost £895 and include all ingredients and equipment required.

Sleep at the Zoo

Sleep at the Zoo

The perfect celebration idea for animal lovers – London Zoo has nine lodges where they offer the one-of-a-kind experience of staying overnight at the zoo. Stay in the Gir Lion Lodge, arrive after dark and take part in activities including and not limited to animal feedings, a guided sunset tour and a torch-lit night tour. Discover the hidden world of London Zoo by going behind the scenes and with unparalleled access once the general public is gone! Check availability and book at

Go on a Beer Tour

Go on a Beer Tour

For a beautifully boozy and terribly interesting birthday celebration, take part in a beer tour with Fourpure Brewing Co. at their taphouse on the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Mingle with Fourpure’s very own beer connoisseur and get behind-the-scenes looks at how your libation of choice is crafted. Tickets £16.32, book via

Drink in a Speakeasy


Cahoots offers an immersive experience, transforming guests back to the 1940s – all in the heart of London’s Carnaby Street. Set in an abandoned underground tube station, grab a group, dress accordingly and head out for a fun themed birthday celebration.

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Go Back to the 80s


If you’re an 80s baby, reunite yourself once more in an evening of 80s nostalgia at Maggie’s in Chelsea. Expect an evening of amazing DJ’s, ET, Pac Man, Cabbage Patch Kids and Rubik’s Cube tables.

Remember the Secret Password


Head to the top of an apartment block and spend your evening in London’s first speakeasy where you’ll enjoy live music and entertainment. For a special birthday treat, get into the exclusive cocktail bar which may only be entered by disclosing a secret password…

Go Shopping on a Private Jet

Go Shopping on a Private Jet

In this unique and illustriously luxurious personal styling and shopping experience, renowned and respected stylist Milda Chellingsworth, along with her trusted team, will spoil you by curating a personal wardrobe, just for you. Make it extra special by booking a private jet through Connect Jets, and join the mile-high shopping club. For more information visit

Be the Captain


Take up to 8 friends on an excursion that you’ll be at the helm of. Cruise through Little Venice and Regents Canal (after a short training session) and enjoy London views from the water with your nearest and dearest.

Escape London

Escape London

When one day of celebrating just isn’t enough, hire out Ash Barton Estate for a weekend where the only rule is, there are no rules. The beautiful countryside estate is private and cosy with meadows, animals and no pesky neighbours to tell you to keep it down.

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