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Top 40th Birthday Venues in London

We have shortlisted the most exciting 40th birthday venues in London. They say 'life begins at 40', so if you're planning to celebrate this milestone birthday in style, we're here to lend a helping hand. Whether you're organising a casual get-together at a chic wine bar, looking to hire a boat for an unforgettable cruise along the Thames, or just want to dance the night away at one of London's favourite nightspots, we're sure to help you find something that suits your needs!

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40th Birthday Venues Hire Guide

If you believe life begins at 40, you’re probably planning a fabulous party to celebrate this special milestone. Looking for inspiration? Check out our round-up of the best 40th birthday venues in London. Here at Tagvenue, we list hundreds of 40th birthday party venues, from teeny-tiny tapas bars to big ol’ beer gardens. And the icing on the cake? We do the legwork for you, so you'll have more time to focus on your main priority – making sure your 40th birthday is a blast!

Most popular 40th birthday ideas:

  • Boat party – a sunset cruise along the Thames is a really memorable way to celebrate this birthday milestone

  • Wine tasting or whisky tasting – hire a sommelier to guide your event or book one of London’s great tasting venues

  • Karaoke party – retro cocktails and cheesy karaoke classics are a match made in heaven

  • Relaxed summer BBQ – a laid-back grill party is always a hit in the warmer months

  • Keg party – a party with a keg from a local micro-brewery is a fantastic idea if you’re throwing a 40th birthday party for your husband

40th birthday party tips and tricks:

  • Decide whether you’d like to throw a surprise party or a themed event (popular ideas include pirates, vicars and tarts, school dinners and Las Vegas)

  • Send out invitations well in advance and don’t forget to let guests know if it’s a surprise or dress-up party!

  • If you’re looking to save on venue hire, a minimum spend venue or a cheap and cheerful function room are both great options, especially if you’re inviting a lot of people

  • Venues that match the style or theme of your event require less decorating

  • Think about what kind of food you’d like to have – make your event more meaningful by serving up tasty dishes the guest of honour loves, or booking their favourite restaurant or bar

  • Decide what entertainment you’d like (a tribute band, magician, trivia, games, etc.)

  • If you’re not hiring a live band or a DJ, create a 40th party playlist that you can play on the venue’s sound system

  • Order personalised party favours or choose ones that tie in with your chosen theme – it will make your event more memorable

  • Check the fine print – does the venue have an overtime fee, cancellation fee or cake-cutting fee?

  • Make sure you have a wet weather plan if hosting an outdoor event, like a picnic or garden party

Guests Reviews of 40th Birthday Venues on Tagvenue

Gary Stevenson
Booked The Terrace at Doggett's Coat and Badge
Great place to hold a party! The room was perfect for the size of my party 40, but can hold more people! The view out over Thames is fantastic and a lovely setting! I'd imagine it's even better during Summertime! Staff and managers were really helpful and accomodating and the food provided was excellent and a very good standard. Prices were also reasonable for central London.
Helen McKenna
Booked Front Area at Nordic Bar
The staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. Loved the space we were given for my party (tables near ping pong table) too. It all worked brilliantly and really fun birthday celebration :)
Kesron Da Silva
Booked Cocktail Cavern at Dirty Martini Hanover Square
The venue was very nice! Cocktail cavern is a really nice space to have a party.
Chris Willoughby
Booked The Den at The Alice House West Hampstead
Really liked the venue and our group had a really good time. Music system is good. Brad the bar man was a really good bloke and all staff made us feel welcome.
Derek O’Connell
Booked Main Function Room at The Treehouse
Really great venue - perfect for a small party or gathering. We had about 60 guests and it was a great sized space. The party food we ordered was excellent - loads of options to choose from and the quality was very good. The staff were friendly and attentive and helped us to have a very memorable night.
Oya Tabag
Booked Main Bar at Eclipse Chelsea
The service, cocktails amazing, pre- and post-event communication very responsive, pleasant, courteous, professional and prompt. Staff pleasant, efficient and hard working with a can-do attitude. Overall very good vibes - all guests loved the party and the place and cocktails - had a great time.

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