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When it comes to having a birthday party in London, you’re certainly spoilt for choice! If you’re looking for perfect birthday party venues you will not be disappointed with what this city has to offer. Browse through London’s numerous pubs, bars, and restaurants ready to host your big celebration. Looking for something unique? Here you will find funky karaoke rooms, exceptional cafes, or party boats. Whatever style, size, or vibe you’re going for - you will find it here! And with Tagvenue your ideal birthday party venue in London is only a few clicks away!

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Birthday Party Venues Hire Guide

Another year has passed and you’re looking for a spot to hold your next birthday celebration? London has all the best birthday party venues and it definitely has just what you want for your party. To help you out with choosing the perfect venue for your celebration we’ve prepared a list of things to consider when hiring a birthday party venue.

Budget. Start off with deciding how much you can spend on your party. Decide on the cost for each person, the decorations, and any other attractions you may want to have during your birthday party. Usually, the more people come the more you have to spend, so if your budget is rather tight, but you still want to invite a lot of people, consider hiring a minimum spend venue.

Location. Look for a venue that will be easily accessible to everyone attending, either by car or by public transportation. If you’re planning for the party to last through the night look for places where everyone attending will have no problem coming back home in the late hours. Look for spaces that spark no security concerns as well. If your guests are arriving from outside of town, check whether the venue is easy to find.

Date. Think about when you want to organise your party. If it’s exactly on the day of the birthday, make your reservation as soon as possible to make sure you are going to have your dream birthday celebration. If you’re flexible about the date, you can adjust it to match your dream venue’s availability or your guests’ preferences.

Size. You may already have a specific venue in mind, but make sure everyone attending will be able to comfortably fit in the space you’ve chosen. If you’re aiming for an intimate party a vast venue may be too big for the occasion while a small space for a big group will leave your guests uncomfortable throughout the event. Many venues provide info on their capacity in the form of easy-to-read charts, so make sure you check them before booking.

Style. Look for the venue that will match the style of your celebration. If you want a posh dinner, look for a smart restaurant. If you want to celebrate your child’s first birthday - look for a family-friendly venue. A pub is a great choice for hanging out with your friends, while an outdoor venue will be great for a BBQ party. If you’re planning to take a lot of photos during the event, look for a venue that can make a great backdrop for the photos without having to add extra decorations.

Food and drinks. Before you make any reservations check what menu the venue offers and whether it can be adjusted to meet any dietary restrictions your guests may have. If you would rather have an outside catering or would like to bring your own food or alcohol, make sure the venue allows that. Some venues offer special birthday packages, so it might be a great option for a worry-free organisation of your birthday celebrations.

Entertainment options. If you would like to have some extra entertainment options during your party look for a venue that has DJs, live performances, karaoke sets, or guest barmen or barmaids. Some venues have food or cocktail workshops on offer, so if you would be interested in that make sure to ask the venue manager for the options. If you would like to hire a third party for the extra entertainment, check with the venue if they allow that.

Privacy. Decide on whether you want to have a fully private event or you don’t mind sharing the space with other people. You can hire the whole venue for your party, where no one would be allowed from the outside. You can also look for venues with private rooms, where you can hire only one of the spaces the venue provides, while the rest of the place is being used by other people. Some venues also offer semi-private areas, which are separated away but don’t provide as much privacy.

Get inspired by some of these birthday party ideas:

  • Afternoon tea – it’s hard to think of a more British way to celebrate a birthday! Indulge yourself and your guests with delightful treats, such as scones with clotted cream and shortbreads. High tea is a really special way to celebrate a milestone birthday party, like a 30th, 40th, or 80th.

  • Boat party – full steam ahead! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Thames and London’s iconic skyline while you’re celebrating your birthday. No matter if you’re searching for a luxury boat or something more affordable, Tagvenue has a host of boat birthday party venues for you to choose from.

  • Quirky birthday – let your imagination run completely wild. Going with a cool theme, like a Hawaiian luau, the Roaring 20s, or the hippie 70s is always a lot of fun. Or maybe you’d prefer a royal theme for something a little extravagant? Hiring a dry hire or blank canvas venue might be a good idea, as it gives you a lot of creative freedom. You can also try bar hire or take a look at some of the best party halls in London. Tagvenue is here to help you make your birthday bash a day – or night – to remember!

Birthday Party Venues in London FAQ

What kind of venue is good for a birthday party?

You can hold a birthday party pretty much anywhere that matches your vibe. Some great traditional locations for a party include bars and pubs, which are available for a minimum spend hire. If you want a dining celebration, look for restaurants and cafes, where you can choose menu options to suit your taste. If you want to organise a party from A to Z, consider hiring a blank canvas space like a studio or a loft to transform it into exactly what you want.

Why should I hire a venue for a birthday party?

Hiring a venue for a birthday party is a low-stress way to celebrate growing older – or younger (we’ll let you decide). Regardless of your age, you won’t have to suffer the pangs of preparing your home for a large group and you also won’t face having to do the dishes afterwards.

Can I bring my own alcohol and food for my birthday party?

Be sure and check the venue offer before you book your event to make sure. Also, double check with the venue manager to ensure that they are able to support your catering vendor as needed. You might want to investigate whether there are any extra fees for this, such as a corkage fee, for example.

How much does it cost to hire a birthday venue in London?

The minimum spend on birthday venue hire starts at around £100 per session. Hourly fees can start at as little as £15. Party packages offer deals from £10 per person. Remember that hire fees may vary depending on the time of day and the day of the week, with prices higher on the weekend. (Based on Tagvenue data.)

Guests Reviews of Birthday Party Venues on Tagvenue

William Anthony Higgins
Booked The Terrace at Near & Far Camden
My partner had his 50th birthday party in the upstairs gallery last Firday and we could not have been happier with the choice of venue, the service, the friendliness and helpfulness of all staff, the music and the general laid back atmosphere. Our server Victor was on hand before the party started to help us set up and was there all through the evening, quietly and efficiently replenishing drinks and food and taking orders from our guests. Tash in the office was very helpful in planning the event and arranging to remove furniture to make more space. We brought mixtapes but chose not to use them and the music from the DJ was excellent, creating a really nice vibe all night. All of our guests were impressed by the gallery which is so cute and convivial. Thank you to everyone for a really great night.
Samuel NG
Booked Whole Venue at The Green Room
Thank you to Colours Hoxton for hosting my 21st Birthday party it was a great night and everyone had a great time the venue got everything right from the lighting and to the space of the venue. Many thanks to Audrey and Stephanie for keeping in touch with me helping me with the whole venue they were very helpful and reliable when it came to important questions about the place and key information eg pricing, drinks, booking out the venue and many more. When I arrived the staff were very friendly and they went through everything very sufficiently and smoothly. The bartenders were very nice and made sure everyone was having a good time and made sure to clean any spillages. Many thanks to Security Sam made sure everyone was safe and did an amazing job too. Thank you once again Colours Hoxton for a great night of celebration hopes to see you again very soon!!!
Astrid Fletcher
Booked Whole venue with the garden at Freud Museum London
We held my husband's surprise 70th Birthday party in the Freud Museum Garden a week ago. I visited the museum prior to the event with the caterers (Black Pot) and we found the Museum staff, especially Francisco, very helpful with suggestions for the lay out of seats and tables and whether we should use a marquee or not. In the event the day was very hot and sunny and we were pleased to be able to use both the marquee and enjoy the placement of the seats and tables in the shady parts of the garden. We found that the garden comfortably accommodated around 45 adults and six children. The party was a great success and many guests commented on how lovely the gardens were and the delicious food.
shan qureshi
Booked Basement Bar at Coin Laundry
I had my 30th birthday party in the Basement Bar at Coin Laundry. It was excellent and I highly recommend! I had about 80 people attending. The basement is a very good size which we divided into a dance floor area and a drinks/canape standing area with standing tables near the bar – which worked really well (although you can organise the room any way you want). When I arrived to set up, the basement was very tidy, and the team had laid out a prosecco area and a water stand and were happy to sort out various tables for cakes and presents. It was nicely air conditioned too which was a relief in this heatwave! The food was really good and was served as instructed. I organised a friend to come and DJ and the team assisted in making sure she had everything needed to connect her decks to the speaker system. The team were so helpful – especially Andrew and Emma (and Zac over emails). Thank you very much for making my night so enjoyable and stress-free! Also appreciate the last minute request to find a microphone and setting this up so thank you. Finally – thanks to the chefs for letting us put the cake in your fridge earlier in the day to stop it melting in the heat!
Katie Skinner
Booked The Belle Bar & Roof Terrace at Carpenters Arms
We loved the upstairs room with the attached room terrace. It was so perfect for the smokers in the group to still be very much included in the party and to not 'lose' anyone! Ordered a variety of snacks on the evening with the bar man kindly set up 'buffet' style for those who wanted to eat at one end of the room. Plenty of space for everyone! Really good evening! Great drinks prices and the food was delicious! Had so many compliments on the space, it would be so divine to hold a summer party there! Sarah the events manager is wonderful to deal with as well so thank you!
Ollie de Savigny
Booked Whole Venue at The White Hart
The venue staff are incredibly helpful, accommodating and friendly; they helped me during the planning and execution of the event and were always on call to answer questions and offer support. West, the manager, is a fantastic guy as well as the rest of the bar staff who really made my event feel special. They're flexible, and even let me in a day before to set up my decorations! The catering was superb - Bob, the chef, has a real talent for food and makes everything on-site; on top of this, the presentation was superb and made the event feel really special.

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