London is a place made for special occasions and the city is a honey pot for those looking to celebrate in style. The UK capital is a hotbed for culture, food, entertainment and nightlife and is packed with great activities and sights to see at any time of day or night throughout the year, all of which help to make it the perfect destination for that special birthday.
They don’t come much more special than a half century and London is positively teeming with 50th birthday ideas. There is also a fantastic range of accommodation options to suit every budget which means 50th birthday ideas in London don’t have to break the bank, although of course there are plenty of opportunities to blow the budget for a luxurious birthday break as well.
Maybe that special someone approaching their 50th birthday would be enthralled by an evening being wined and dined before a show in the West End, dreams of catching world class sporting action at international areas, or would simply love to explore one of the world’s most vibrant and intriguing cities. Whatever his or her tastes, you won’t be short of 50th birthday ideas in London.
Here’s a few simple ones to get you started:
Catch a show
From long-running musicals, to avant-garde opera through to cutting edge independent drama, London is truly a world leader in theatre. Star names and renowned actors from across the globe flock to London to tread the boards in the West End – and the audiences flock to see them. But it’s not all about the glitz and glamour of London’s Theatreland, there is also a host of independent productions running every night in other venues across the city. Whatever your tastes, there is bound to be a show running to suit the occasion and you can combine it with drinks and dinner for a truly special night.
Dream of sporting glories
That sports-mad loved one in your life may be finally giving up on his or her dreams of a professional sporting glory as they approach their 50th birthday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge them. In London you can go behind the scenes of some of the world’s most thrilling sporting arenas, giving you a unique glimpse into life as an international star. Behind-the-scenes tours are available at Wembley, Twickenham, Wimbledon and Lords, while the 2012 Olympic Village will be a must-see for years to come. With no less than five Premier League clubs in the capital, plus top level rugby union and rugby league teams, you may even be able to combine your 50th birthday weekend with a match ticket for the ultimate sporting thrill.
Dine out in style
Everyone likes to be spoiled on their birthday and if you’re looking for 50th birthday ideas for the foodie in your life then you won’t be disappointed in London. There are 53 Michelin-starred restaurants helping to make London a true culinary destination. But it’s not all about fine dining, there are plenty of delicious gastropubs, cute cafes and down-to-earth diners which would be perfect for hosting anything from a romantic meal for two right through to a raucous dinner party for groups of friends and family.
Or like to avoid the restaurants altogether yet still enjoy a celebration feast? Try making up the perfect picnic and take it to one of London’s famous parks. You can even get one made up for you by caterers for a truly decadent al fresco dining experience. Plus, with no table booking to worry about there’s no limit to the number of people you can invite to share in the 50th birthday dinner.
This article has been created by Activity Superstore.