Birthday Ideas in London

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Birthday Ideas in London
The London Eye sits across the Thames River from Big Ben and Parliament. (London eye at sunset image by Adam Edwards from Fotolia.com)

The city of London provides a good venue for people of all ages to enjoy birthday celebrations in the company of friends or family. The historic city lures people from surrounding areas who wish to explore the famous sites and enjoy the nightlife. Many people choose a birthday activity that enables them to see the sites and enjoy time with loved ones.

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The London Eye

The London Eye allows people to enjoy their birthday while enjoying breathtaking views of the capital. The Champagne Flights last for 30 minutes and include a glass of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne. As of 2010, the flight cost 33 pounds per person, but for 440 pounds The London Eye offers private capsules. The private capsules provide champagne, orange juice and the option to buy appetizers for an additional fee of 16 pounds per person. Party groups that select the food option enjoy two full rotations on the huge Ferris wheel.

The London Eye

Belvedere Road

London, SE1 7PB

44-871-781-3000

londoneye.com

Bateaux London Dinner Cruise

The Bateaux London provides a novel way for people to enjoy a birthday meal. The boat tours the river Thames and serves guests typical British fare. As of 2010, the classic cruise features a four-course meal and costs 75 pounds per person. On-board jazz musicians entertain during dinner, and after eating, guests hit the dance floor to the accompaniment of classic music from the 60s through to the 90s. The cruises depart at 7:30 p.m. each evening and allow guests good views of top London tourist attractions including St. Paul's Cathedral and The London Eye.

Bateaux London

Embankment Pier

Victoria Embankment

London, WC2N 6NU

44-207-695-1825

bateauxlondon.com

Party Bus

The Party Bus offers a fun service for people who want to spend their birthday in the company of friends. The London tours offer a variety of themed options including the costume party Boogie Bus, which as of 2010 cost 55 pounds per person. The price includes a two-course meal, free beverages--both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, admission to four night clubs and transportation throughout the night on the bus.

The Party Bus

Argo House

Kilburn Park Road

London, NW6 5LF

44-845-838-5400

partybus.co.uk

Shopping

London contains a huge variety of shopping options for people who want to spoil themselves on their birthday. Luxury department store Selfridges sits on Oxford Street and offers shoppers six floors of high-end clothes and household items. Nearby on Regents Street, kids of all ages enjoy a visit to Hamleys toy store. The district of Covent Garden houses vendors selling shoes, arts and craft items, and Knightsbridge contains Harrods, the most famous store in London.

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