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Tired of doing the same thing every single birthday? It’s time to shake things up. From a wizard-themed pop-up to dining in a swanky spaceship and drinking cocktails in a world-famous prison-themed bar, DesignMyNight have handpicked 10 of the most unusual ways to celebrate (and remember) your special day.

Roundup your criminal crew, don that orange jumpsuit and grab the pruno (that’s prison wine for all you good citizens) because this bar is calling all convicts for one of the most unique experiences in London. Ditching the usual menu in favour of something a little more bespoke, Alcotraz invites you to smuggle in your favourite liquor and create Instagrammable drinks in a jail setting. A birthday behind bars? We all knew it was coming…

One of the best pubs in Brighton, The Tempest Inn occupies a coveted spot along the seafront. Not only can you dine in a cave, but the menu is all about fresh, local seafood, and vegan burgers if you’re living your best plant-based life. Grab your mates and head here for clam chowder fries, seitan patties and crayfish tacos but if it’s a weekend affair you’re craving, there’s bottomless brunch with your name on it.

If your idea of partying involves sugary treats and cocktails, you’re about to have the best birthday of your life. The UK's only bar dedicated to chocolate tipples is right here in London, and trust us when we say it’s a must-see. Alongside chocolate-flavoured gin, infused wines and beers, The Chocolate cocktail Club promises a free cocktail with your £10 ticket.

Like your beats big and your food accompanied by free-flowing cocktails? You’re in luck, because The Reggae Brunch are bringing you just that. Calypso vibes, reggaeton tunes and the best in bashment join forces with bottomless brunch and three courses including the likes of jerk chicken and sweet potato fritters. If you’re after a birthday to remember, look no further.

Sky-high views and botanical cocktails are the name of the game at IRIS, and it’s all thanks to their Perrier-Jouët Champagne summer pop-up. Sitting pretty in the dome of the Gherkin, dress to the nines and toast to your birthday with Champagne, live entertainment and gorgeous sunset views. The Glasshouse runs until September but don’t panic just yet - IRIS will be open for all your party needs long after the pop-up ends.

When it comes to quirky things to do for your birthday, Flight Club is pretty up there. The go-to for high-tech social darts, this Manchester favourite has fairground-themed interiors, pizzas served on paddleboards and rum-spiked trophy cocktails. So, if you’re after a great activity for you and your dream team, book your own private oche and don’t rest until you hit the bullseye.

Ever wondered what it would be like to dine in a spaceship? Bread Street Kitchen are about to make all your wishes come true. With space (get it) for you and up to eight of your nearest and dearest, this Insta-worthy dining spot has a menu of Bacardi cocktails, free-flowing prosecco and indulgent dishes like tamarind chicken wings, sushi platters and whisky-soaked cheesecake. The ultimate birthday treat? You know it.

Calling all wizards and witches: dust off your robes because a magical pop-up is coming to Brum. Far from your standard dinner and drinks, this immersive dining experience will transport you to a bewitching world where fortune tellers and mystical illusionists provide the entertainment. Promising bottomless booze with your brunch or dinner, it’s one of the most unique ways to spend your birthday. Wands at the ready.

Whether you’re turning 18 or 80, we’ve got the ultimate birthday spot for you. Take things back to the old school with a birthday at QUEENS, that’s all about ice skating, bowling and mouth-watering food. Alongside a menu of boozy shakes and monkey fingers from MEATLiqour (don’t knock ‘em till you try ‘em), there’s a VIP lounge for those who want to take things to the next level. And if you have a big enough group by your side? You can try your skills at their ice karting experience.

Not only do Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings offer you the chance to dine in a gorgeous greenhouse (yes, this is an actual thing), but you can take the party downstairs afterwards to a secret basement bar. Expect stunning interiors with leafy details and a drink offering that’s just as impressive. Terrible at making decisions? Make your first cocktail the Singapore Sling - you won’t regret it.

For more information on the fun ways to celebrate your birthday in London and across the UK, visit DesignMyNight, and follow them on Instagram and Facebook; @DesignMyNight.

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