Whether you prefer to forget about your birthday or love having a day that’s all about you, DesignMyNight have rounded up the top spots to have the celebration of a lifetime. From a tropical club with a swimming pool as a dancefloor and magical brunches that are fit for a wizard, there’s a tonne of epic ways to celebrate turning another year wiser. So send out the invites on Facebook, buy a new outfit and make the most of your special day.
Skate across the largest permanent roller rink in London - London
Glide into the birthday celebration of your dreams at Roller Nation’s dazzling disco on wheels. Only setting you back £15, load up on glitter and fly through electrifying light shows as you skate to the beat of your favourite club bangers. And for any summer babies in the audience, there’s a garden space open in the hotter months for you to kick off your boots and relax.
Dive in and let loose on a ‘lagoon pool’ dance floor - London
When it comes to wacky decorations and themed cocktails, Tropicana Beach Club takes the (birthday) cake. When you’re not being dazzled by palm trees, exotic flowers and beach cabanas, take a break at the bar with a cocktail or three (there’s more than 50 on the menu, most of which are 2-4-1 all night on Thursdays). We guarantee you’ll spend your whole evening fully entertained, with beach games, light displays, cabaret performances, and more.
Pull off the ultimate mic drop - London
For the group of friends who grew up pretending they were in a pop band together - this one’s for you. The Karaoke Hole is a shame-free haunt where you’re given the chance to dominate the stage; choose from a library of guilty pleasures and mingle with drag superstars who will gear you up in preparation for your big number. And if your nerves are still nagging you, there’s a selection of tasty pitchers that’ll loosen you right up.
Dine in a life-size doll house - London
Let your childhood dreams become a reality inside London’s very own dollhouse. The Dead Dolls House is a three-floor charmer with a number of rooms to explore, from a boutique library to a boujee ballroom. Some rooms are even available to rent out for a feast at £35 per person. If you’re not fussed with something fancy, there’s also a bottomless £10 chicken wing deal on Wednesdays, plus a DJ that raises the roof ‘til 4am every weekend.
Track down treasure hidden on an actual ship - London
If you’re one for booze-fuelled adventures, Pirates of the Hidden Spirit is most definitely your ideal birthday blowout. Get set for a wild ride as this immersive cocktail experience takes place on board an actual ship, where you have to hunt down hidden treasure alongside the corrupt Captain Jack Cassidy. Throughout your journey you’ll be treated to three contraband cocktails, all of which are included in the £35 ticket price.
Feast with friends at a wizard-themed banquet - London
Wizard Brunch and Dinner combines immersive entertainment with spell-binging food and drink to create the most magical experience in the mortal world. It’s a chance to dress up, dance your pointed hat off, and watch in awe as wicked sorcery is performed before your very eyes. Unlike a certain school of witchcraft and wizardry, this event is super inclusive, catering to vegans, even spanning across multiple cities.
Partake in a sensational sing-a-long with endless popcorn - Manchester
Make a song and dance out of your big day by taking your cinema experience to new heights. Bottomless Singing Cinema operates all over the UK, spreading joy in the form of unlimited popcorn, endless drinks and everyone's favourite musical movies. The dance-inducing screenings include Les Miserables, Hairspray and cult classics like The Rocky Horror Picture Show. A place where films come to life and singing your heart out is a requirement, this is one birthday celebration that will be pretty tricky to top.
Brunch while you play rounds of hi-tech darts - Manchester
Flight Club are hosting a brunch social in various sites across the UK, so get working on your aim as you’ll be throwing a lot of darts, and pouring even more prosecco. For £25 you’ll have two hours to wolf down endless pizza and squeeze in some time in one of their oches, all while getting through a bottle of bubbly. Is a trip to Flight Club a sure-fire way to make this year’s birthday a bullseye? You know it.
Rock out to power ballads until the early hours - Bristol
Say goodbye to your inhibitions (and your voice) at Ultimate Power’s mega club night. You’ll be on a rollercoaster of emotions as you belt out the biggest power ballads in history, from feel-good tunes to the most dramatic love songs ever written. With tickets from £5 and a closing time of 3am, we’re sure your crew won’t need much convincing to attend this super fun sell-out event.
Vacate to Leeds for a beach getaway with cheap drinks - Leeds
Can’t afford a birthday abroad? Tiki Hideaway in Leeds have the next best thing. Their hut bar is adorned with puffer fish lights and bamboo sticks for rustic beach vibes with a kitsch twist. The quirky interiors are paired with kooky cocktails, which are on offer from Wednesday to Saturday, tying together the ultimate tiki-themed paradise for a birthday bash to remember.
For more information on fun birthday ideas in London, visit DesignMyNight and follow them on Instagram and Facebook; @DesignMyNight.
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