There are few better places to spend a birthday weekend than in London, enjoying The Montcalm Club Packages and treating yourself like you deserve on your special day. From champagne breakfasts to relaxing massages, here are some tips that will help you to plan the perfect birthday weekend in London.
The Montcalm Club
Before outlining the exact itinerary for your birthday weekend, a little administrative planning could completely elevate your weekend. Joining The Montcalm Club, a free membership and loyalty programme, is very simple. Simply fill out the forms online – it takes a couple of minutes – and you are on your way to several benefits. After that, every booking you make at a Montcalm hotel adds points to your membership and soon, you will be able to start spending those points on luxury hotel rooms and treats on your stay. If you time it right, “planning the perfect birthday weekend” means signing up for the Montcalm Club ASAP, visiting regularly and then using your points to pay for a free night in one of these 5-star hotels – sounds like a good plan.
There are a number of great spots in London to enjoy a sensational birthday breakfast, bubbles and all. Before venturing into London, though, it is worth checking what is on offer in your Montcalm property. For instance, Plate, the restaurant at M By Montcalm, offers a mind blowing breakfast menu seven days a week. No matter what you order, the combination of the location and the food makes it an experience worthy of your next milestone.
If you’re keen to make your breakfast a boozy one (why not?), head to bottomless brunch at Megan’s on Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays. Here, you have the option of unlimited Pimm’s, Prosecco or Bloody Megan’s for 90 minutes. Whether you order a classic Eggs Ben (which they were voted London’s Top 10 Eggs Benedict for), or a local-favourite Baked Eggs Shakshouka, you are in for an absolute treat. There are four Megan’s throughout the city, in Fulham, Parson’s Green, Balham and Clapham Old Town and each and every one offers a birthday brunch to remember.
If you are wanting tasty brunch but had a riverside view in mind, then head to The Waterside in Fulham. Absorb the views of the River Thames and toast a glass of prosecco to your special day, the years ahead and to how delicious the crushed spring pea and avocado sourdough toast is.
As the years go by, we tend to be less excited about birthdays – especially when you think back on the unadulterated joy most children feel about their birthdays. But being an adult does not mean that you aren’t allowed to have some childishly good fun. Ballie Ballerson is home to retro cocktails and most importantly, an enormous ball pit for adults. With over a million balls to frolic in, you will feel as youthful and energetic as you did the last time you attended a birthday party of this variety.
The thing about Flight Club, unlike Fight Club, is that everybody is talking about it. Head to this quirky social darts club to have a birthday experience like no other. It is fun and the ambience is incredibly lively and exhilarating. The bar menu is so good you could visit just to try their signature watermelon crush slushie cocktail – but that won’t last long once you see people hurling darts at cool targets. Given that this is a birthday celebration, you ought to time the visit with Fizz Hour, which runs from 5-7 every day and offers some killer prosecco and champagne deals.
Alternatively, head to Swingers Crazy Golf. Though there is one branch near Oxford Circus, and so reasonably close to the Montcalm Marble Arch, the best is Swingers City at the foot of the Gherkin building. The place is an adult’s playground, filled with crazy golf, street food and drinks that will turn any day into a celebration but make yours one for the record books.
Spa breaks in London are a great way to spend your birthday weekend – whether you are alone or with a group, they hit the spot when it comes to a relaxing but luxurious treat. Beauty & Melody Spa in M By Montcalm in Shoreditch is a birthday treat of note. Swap between the indoor pool, sauna, hot tub and spa treatments and enjoy. Otherwise, Spa at Montcalm in The Montcalm Marble Arch is a tranquil oasis that feels more like a little piece of floral-scented paradise than a spacious room off the bustling streets of London. Is it really a birthday weekend if you don’t treat yourself? A spa treatment certainly fits the bill.
If you intend on having a bit of a party for your birthday weekend in London, then why not crank things up a notch and book out a private dining space rather than just a table? It is your big day, after all, and there are a dazzling number of places that offer the most incredible venues for private functions.
Parties of 9 – 16 guests can book one of Bob Bob Ricard’s private dining rooms. Enjoy this Orient Express designed room, which has been made to look like the Royal Dining Carriage, and tuck into some exquisite Russian-inspired modern British cuisine from their signature a la carte menu. This is a themed yet classy experience, with a competitive waiting list.
On the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square is Aviary Rooftop Restaurant and Terrace Bar. No matter the day, time or season, this is a prime location for classy celebration and merriment. If you’d like to host a private party here, there are a number of options which include canape menus to group a la carte dining, depending on your party’s preference. Simply head to the website and make an enquiry with plenty of time, so that you get your birthday weekend.
Ultimately, a perfect birthday weekend in London is an easy-to-achieve goal if you put a bit of time into it and follow these tips for success. Get plotting, get inviting, consider becoming part of the Montcalm Club, book your room (and therefore generate some club points) and book ahead so that your special weekend goes just to plan.