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Top 5 venues for 21st birthday in East London

If there’s any birthday that should go off with a bang it’s surely your 21st. The East of London is known for its trendy vibes and party spirit, meaning it’s ideally suited to such an occasion, and luckily, we know just the venues that you should be trying to snag a booking for.



584 can be found on Kingsland Road in Dalston, within very easy walking distance of both Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland stations. Boasting a gorgeous garden space, a marble topped bar and lots of exposed brickwork for bags of typical London-style charm, it’s a great choice if you’re looking to impress. With a more intimate capacity of 80, it’s also ideal if you want to keep things a little more personal and low-key, allowing you the time to properly mingle with each of your guests.

Flight Club

fight club

Flight Club is a venue centred around darts, so if the idea of sparking up a bit of healthy competition between your friends sounds good, then this is a venue well worth considering. Delicious cocktails will keep everyone refreshed and spirits high, whilst the fabulous canapes on the sharing menu will satisfy any hunger worked up by all the darts matches. The sumptuous décor has an old-school feel which is very much in-keeping with the venue’s theme, adding warmth to the space.

The Woods

Perhaps one of the most unique and atmospheric settings for a party in all of London, the defining characteristic at The Woods is the tree that breaks through an old piano in the centre of the bar, its branches adorned with lights. This darkened drinking den is discreetly tucked away underground, giving it a fantastically exclusive feel, perfect for bringing a sense of precedence to your birthday bash. With a great selection of US craft beers, cocktails, picklebacks and bourbon on offer, the drinks should easily keep flowing throughout the occasion.

Kontiki Studios

kontiki studios

Discreetly tucked away behind Kingsland Road in a converted warehouse, Kontiki Studios itself is anything but discreet. Quirky and opulent, the style is a daring fusion of inspirations as varied as a gentleman’s smoking den and a museum of curiosities, with vintage furniture, an assortment of taxidermy and all manner of eye-catching details throughout. If the weather holds out, there’s even a lovely rooftop terrace which offers views onto Haggerston Park and trendy Dalston.

Little Nan’s Rio Bar

little nan's rio bar

Cocktails served in teapots? What’s not to love? Other fun details at this award-winning underground bar include ironically kitsch décor, 90s tunes that will be an ideal blast from the past to get you all dancing, dressing up props and a photo booth to make sure you capture plenty of great memories from the night. Located within the secret vaults of The Rio Cinema on the Kingsland Road, Dalston Kingsland is just a 2 minute walk away, perfect for those travelling from throughout the city.