The Birdcage - the home of karaoke crazies!


Possibly the greatest pub in the UK!

Ok, so I’m a little biased…The Birdcage on Columbia Road is my favourite pub of all time! During the week, it’s like any other East End pub…quiet, the match on the screen and some locals propping up the bar. But on Friday and Saturday nights, The Birdcage turns into the greatest, sweatiest, and dancey-est karaoke bar of ALL TIME!

This isn’t an exaggeration, after 9pm this small, unassuming pub gets packed to the rafters full of trendy hipsters, East End locals, hardcore karaoke nuts, and a guy who calls himself the Prince of Persia. This isn’t amateur hour either – karaoke is taken very seriously here!

I dragged the staff of Lomography Gallery Store East London and the Lomo Lab for a staff night out here recently and we had an amazing time! We sang some Prefab Sprout, got emo with The Cure and gave a rousing rendition of Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush. When we weren’t reminiscent of a cat’s choir, we were tearing up the dance floor! Check out some photos below!

And check out this amazing video by Jamie Jones also!

The Birdcage from jamie jones on Vimeo.

written by ibiza_hippie on 2011-09-21 #places #pub #singing #karaoke #location #columbia-road #east-london #lcg #the-birdcage #bethnal-green

One Comment

  1. uslan
    uslan ·

    The video is awesome, especially the cameo from that handsome chap in the glasses at 1:13.

    My favourite memory of the Birdcage was that one time these two girls had a dust up at the bar, one of them literally dragging the other by the weave, while an unperturbed Prince of Persia carried on belting out 'All Night Long' by Lionel Richie - much to the joy of the crowd!

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