Karaoke in London has grown massively in popularity over the past few years. With Karaoke venues cropping up all over the capital more and more Londoners are indulging in the fun and interactive pastime. This is mainly due to a new concept that was introduced to the industry, that of Private Karaoke bars. Private karaoke allows customers to enjoy all of the laughs associated with Karaoke, without any of the associated awkwardness.
To add to this, many of the well known private karaoke bars in London, such as Nove, offer a cool and unique ambiance, the option of large group bookings and also can provide dining and drinks. This has helped to make karaoke more of a trendy evening out and less of a cheesy activity to do with parents and small children at holiday parks!
In fact, Private Karaoke has also become somewhat of a fad with celebrities in the capital. Sienna Miller, Jude law and Charlotte Church have all been spotted in London’s top private karaoke clubs. As well as these London based celebrities, Pop diva Rihanna was recently seen partying it up with friends at Karaoke Network’s Piccadilly bar, Nove.
Karaoke Network with eleven venues around the heart of London has the largest capacity and can host parties for groups of up to 60 people.
Most of the dedicated London bars have touchscreen technology to help guests view and choose their night’s play list. The machines are easy to navigate, in turn optimising singing time. Because the new machines are so simple to use it helps keep the private parties just that- private, as they are operated by the guests themselves, making the experience as fast or slow paced as the guests like.
A few new trends have recently arisen on the London Karaoke scene, including Hip-hop karaoke- rapping, rhyming and singing to well known hip-hop music and Bollywood Karaoke- with music from popular Bollywood artists.
So whatever you’re into, chic and refined or quirky and original, karaoke bars in London are hot right now, and have it all!
The George has a recently refurbished private karaoke room, overlooking Wardour Street in Soho. With state of the art karaoke equipment it is a cosy place to host your private party. The George offers a range of buffet food and nibbles perfect for your karaoke guests. With a sever for your private room, you wont miss out on your chance on the mic.
Slug & Lettuce, just minutes from Oxford Circus, has a recently refurbished upstairs private Karaoke room, where you can also order food from Slug's extensive menu. Located right in the heart of London’s West End, The Slug and Lettuce, Hanover Street is the perfect place to enjoy a party. Along with karaoke, there is a comprehensive range of cocktails, wine, beers and food, plus very friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere.