Always fancied yourself as a singer but just never known where to start out? Well, now’s your chance to take to the stage as we’ve listed out our top five places you can sing your heart out and get your voice heard. Enjoy our picks of open mic nights in London!
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Open Mic @ Paper Dress Vintage
352a Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 1HR
The popular open mic which used to run in the famous Pub on the Par has now moved towards Hackney ways. Each Sunday from 6pm, audiences can enjoy what new talent is on offer. There’s always a great atmosphere with the hosts revving up the crowd to amplify the party vibes. Be sure to get there early – sign up starts from 5.30pm and you may only get one song, but hey, that could be all you need to get noticed!
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The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street, W1|
Located in bustling Soho, the open mic night at The Spice of Life has been running since 2001. With comfortable surroundings, this pub-come-bar provides the perfect spot to put your feet up and relax after a hectic weekend. They provide a piano and PA, but that’s all, so make sure you go equipped with any required accompaniments. This is always a busy night so make sure to get there before 6.30pm if you want a spot on the set list!
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Old Street Records
350 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9NQ
A modern home of live music, cocktails and pizza! Yum. The weekly open mic night draws out the best of south London’s lesser-known talent; providing sounds and beats to provide a great atmosphere. Sign up is at 8pm sharp every Wednesday, but don’t worry if you miss this time – there’s always next week!
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The Library, 235 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RU
This open mic is home to the Virtually Acoustic Club, which is housed in Islington’s, The Library, a well-known and loved venue. They offer seasonal ales, great cocktails and craft beers while you listen to the sounds of acoustic beats in a small function room on the top floor of the restaurant.
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106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
Held on the last Tuesday of every Monday, this popular open mic night is set in a cosy music venue in Camden. A space where everyone is welcome, this night attracts people from far and wide to perform on their open mic. If you’re planning to perform, sign up is from 7pm and a sizable audience is guaranteed! For spectators, entrance is £2 on the door (free entry for performers).
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