We have picked out a great selection of London karaoke bars proving you don’t need to travel all the way to Tokyo to release your inner Beyonce.
Japanese studies say that karaoke can relieve stress and boost confidence and self-esteem. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to give Adele a run for her money at one of the best karaoke bars in London.
The Old School Yard, London Bridge (www.theoldschoolyard.com)
Go back to the good old days and belt out your childhood favourites at bar and playground, The Old School Yard in London Bridge. The walls are adorned in 80s memorabilia – think Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Pac Man. This cocktail and party bar has private karaoke rooms, which can accommodate up to 15 people per room. Each room features recently installed touch screen karaoke systems with over 5000 songs from the 80s, 90s and today.
Thai Silk, Southwark (www.thai-silk.co.uk)
Thai Silk in Southwark is the latest addition to the prestigious Royal China Group. As well as offering the finest, authentic Thai cuisine, Thai Silk also has two karaoke rooms with over 100,000 songs. Karaoke is available any night of the week in the two private rooms which both have state-of-the-art karaoke systems which has songs in English, Thai and Chinese. In the bar area guests can party the night away at the popular DJ nights which are held every Friday, Saturday and last Thursday of each month.
The Old Queens Head, Islington (http://theoldqueenshead.com)
At The Old Queens Head their private karaoke room is located at the top of the venue. The room has a capacity for 15 people including a personal host for the evening. Guests can really embrace their inner rockstar by delving into the fancy dress box and transforming into their favourite star. The Old Queens has a vast selection of tracks, old and new, to suit every guest. There’s also a ‘booze button’ so you can call your host whenever your glass needs refilling.
Karaoke Box, Smithfield (http://website.karaokebox.co.uk)
Karaoke Box has 15 rooms to choose from which fit four to 25 guests, each room with 8000 songs available in English and Japanese. The VIP room guarantees a night of luxury with wireless microphones, touch screens and even a white baby grand piano. To make you feel like you’ve really transported to Tokyo, the venue has a large selection of dishes including Japanese finger food as well as large cocktail list. As well as their Smithfield site, there are two other sites in Mayfair and Soho.
Lucky Voice, Locations across London (https://www.luckyvoice.com/)
Lucky Voice has private pods which can accommodate four to 12 people so you can sing away without any embarrassment. The prop box has inflatable guitars and tambourines at the ready so you can really show off your inner rock god. If you would rather sing in comfort of your own home then Lucky Voice has a ‘Sing at Home’ option which can be downloaded on a laptop, tablet or phone.
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