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How to Celebrate Your Birthday in London

9 Nov 2017

A birthday is always a special occasion, particularly when you hit a milestone like your 21st or 50th birthday. If you fancy a change of scenery from a house party or a simple cinema outing, London has so much to offer to truly provide you with a spectacular and unique birthday celebration. From drinks at London’s oldest surviving cocktail bar, to a private dining experience on the London Eye, there are plenty of options when it comes to adding a touch of the unexpected to your special occasion.


Get Inspired with These Endless Birthday Possibilities in London

Watch a Film with Backyard Cinema

Watching films is always a great option for a birthday celebration with your loved ones. Backyard Cinema offers a different way of watching iconic films through an alternative viewing experience. As a theatrical and roaming cinema, it offers immersive and unusual locations indoors and outdoors, with in-depth set builds, live music, and actors who make your film watching experience much more fun and interactive.

You can get in touch for a private hire or a group booking or simply book your tickets for the events running. 2017’s Winterville has a Winter Night Garden theme and a Snow Kingdom theme with films such as Home Alone, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Holiday, Love Actually, Star Wars: Rogue One, Mrs Doubtfire, and much more. Should your birthday not fall within the event, you can always keep checking the website for further screenings and themes.

Price: From £17.


Drink a Gin at The Savoy’s American Bar

Treat yourself to a gin at the American Bar at The Savoy for a retro glamour birthday celebration. The 125-year-old bar has a variety of showbiz star portraits, tie-and-jacketed waiters, and jazz for a classy experience. Have some of London’s finest cocktails where Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich turned heads back in the day. Add a touch of glamour to your day before going to the Opera or having a delicious meal at a nearby restaurant, enjoying an unparalleled service.

Price: Drinks from £7.20.


See a Famous Musical or Play

If you love musicals and the theatre, London is a great place to go to an evening show and enjoy some of the best performances you’ll ever see. You can buy tickets for shows at London’s West End, which has many plays and musicals you can choose from. Famous shows like Wicked, The Lion King, and The Book of Mormon are must-see shows, easily found at discounted prices when planned in advance. And should you wish to be a bit more extravagant, you can easily find those front row seats you’re looking for.

Price: Ranging from approximately as low as £15 to £95

Have a Delicious Meal at the Sky Garden

The Sky Garden offers some of London’s most stunning uninterrupted 360° views. Located at 20 Fenchurch Street, it spans three storeys and includes an open-air terrace to London’s highest public garden, observation decks, and landscaped gardens. You can book a table at one of the restaurants for a fine dining experience for up to seven people.

Plan your visit by deciding which restaurant and menu suit your tastes perfectly. Access to the Sky Garden is free, with the option to grab limited tickets each day or booking a table at Fenchurch Restaurant or at Darwin Brasserie. Have a superb bottle of champagne at the Sky Pod Bar or at the City Garden Bar

Price: Varies in each restaurant and per menu, with menu options averaging at approximately £40.


Book a Private Capsule on the London Eye

Ideal to celebrate a milestone, you can book a private capsule on the London Eye so that both friends and family can appreciate this wonderful experience. This exclusive celebration can include between 3 to 15 guests, and it’s a great way for you to celebrate your birthday, or plan a surprise one for a loved one. 135 metres above the city and with 360° views of London, a Friends and Family Package includes priority boarding. 30-minute rotations with the possibility of having a second rotation, entry to the Eye Lounge, entry to the 4D cinema experience, and a VIP experience.

Price: Approximately £400.


Here at Smart City Weddings, we always ensure that you have a spectacular experience with your loved ones by providing expert, special occasion car hire in London. Our range of luxurious cars will help you get to your venue on time and in style, secure in the knowledge of a professional driver who will safely get you where you want to go.

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