If your idea of a good night out is screeching into a microphone, vodka soda in hand, in front of a crowd of people you don’t know, then you might want to give this article a read. We’ve rounded up London’s best karaoke bars guaranteed to keep the good vibes flowing into the early hours.
For those of you who enjoy singing your heart out but don’t fancy doing it in front of a group of strangers, London’s home to several karaoke bars that have their own private booths so you can belt Cher at the top of your lungs without having to fear multiple sneers in your direction when you miss the high notes.
Read on to find out where to get your karaoke fix in the capital.
There ain’t no party like a Bunga Bunga party.
A good time is always guaranteed at Bunga Bunga. Their nights are some of the wildest around, and the same goes for their karaoke nights. Open every night of the week, their karaoke offering is different every single night.
On Thursdays expect the ‘Singo Bingo’ to take centre centre stage. It’s essentially a night where karaoke-meets-bingo comes to light. Hosted by Mamma Bunga and her son Luigi, the night is packed with pizza, confetti, dancing, oh and bingo and singing.
For something a little more traditional, head down on a Friday or Saturday night and sing until your heart’s content to a choice of over 1,000 songs.
Where: Covent Garden & Battersea
Fulfilling all of your bowling and karaoke needs is All Star Lanes. It’s here you’ll want to book in for a wild birthday party. Challenge your pals to a round of bowling before making your way to one of their karaoke booths for a singing session.
Thankfully All Star Lanes have private booths so you won’t have to worry about sounding like a drowning seal as soon as you let the refrains leave your mouth. Rooms can host up to 14 singers. Pick and choose your tracks and get ready for a night to remember.
Where: Holborn, Brick Lane & White City
Feeling lucky? Head down to one of Lucky Voice’s venues to put your vocal cords through their paces.
A Handbook favourite, Lucky Voice is home to some of the funniest nights out in the city. And the best part? You only have to sing your heart out in front of your friends as their karaoke offering will see you yodelling in your own private room.
Inspired by a 24 hour karaoke marathon in Japan, Lucky Voice now boasts three London locations and a seaside spot in Brighton. Press the ‘drinks button’ to order in a round of drinks, have a laugh with friends and belt out your favourite karaoke classics.
Where: Holborn, Soho & Islington
Keep your terrible singing close to home at Karaoke Box thanks to their handy private rooms. The karaoke spot boasts three London sites: Mayfair, Soho and Smithfield, and boasts a wealth of songs to choose from, from old time classics including Prince, John Lennon and Elvis Presley, to pop heroes like Taylor Swift and Kylie Minogue.
No longer do you have to worry about missing the lyrics or bodging the chorus when it’s your turn to shine on the karaoke stage.
Where: Mayfair, Soho & Smithfield
Once you’ve chowed down on your favourite selection of bao, head over to the private KTV room for a boogie and a sing-a-long at BAO. Their BAO Borough branch is our personal favourite, seating up to 14 eager individuals who are ready to pelt their heart out to their favourite songs, surrounded by disco lights.
For those looking for a real party, order in rounds and food from their KTV menu and share large platters and cocktail pitchers amongst the group.
Where: 13 Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1 9AD
Once you’ve finished your boozy game of beer or Prosecco pong, move over to The Bat and Ball’s karaoke area and bellow your favourite songs on repeat.
The Bat and Ball, located inside Westfield Stratford, is home to good times and boozy games. Karaoke is no exception to the rule. Choose from over 20,000 songs and unleash your inner Cher as you sing the night away.
Where: Unit 1110/11 Westfield Stratford, Montfichet Road, Stratford, E20 1EJ