The Source Below

11 Lower John Street, Soho, London

The Source Below
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9/10 from 4 user reviews

As a live venue, they don’t come much more intimate than this



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Address:11 Lower John Street
Soho
London
W1F 9TY
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Bars
Region:Soho
Nearest Station:Piccadilly Circus
Telephone:
About: The Source Below is proud to be London's original and most loved Karaoke bar and is equiped with a state-of-the-art touch screen Karaoke system, professional sound equipment and an unrivalled choice of songs. It is available for private hire on Thursday to Sunday nights and can accommodate Karaoke parties of up to 30 people.

The Source Below also hosts Live Music every Monday night and Comedy every Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Source Below offers a varied food menu and comprehensive beer, wine and cocktail list.

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"As a live venue, they don’t come much more intimate than this"

Review Rating: 7 / 10
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This karaoke bar cum comedy club doubles up as a live music venue on Monday nights; it’s so small you’ll be scared to breathe lest you’re overheard. Lovers of intimate venues will be delighted; they don’t come much cosier than this.

Blink and it’s easy to miss the doorway with the ultra-discreet sign labelling the bar. Down a flight of steps is where this teeny venue resides, with a smattering of tables facing the stage and a bar serving bottled beers (£3.80), cocktails and some very decent Italian wines.

The venue can be hired out for karaoke parties of up to 30 people from Thursday to Sunday at a cost of £75 an hour, whilst [Edit 15/03/2011: Mondays], Tuesdays and Wednesdays are comedy nights.

There are pizzas, bruschetta and servings of garlic bread available for those with an appetite, however having a steaming hot pizza delivered when one is practically wedged in between other punters seems a tad uncomfortable.

The stage lacks the space for a full band, therefore it lends itself best to acoustic sets though past performers have included jazz bands such as the Brandon Allen Quartet and Quentin Collins. While the acoustics are perfectly clear, unfortunately the thumping beats of a nearby club are audible throughout the performances, making a gig here a slightly surreal experience.

This is not to say The Source Below isn’t charming, atmospheric and the kind of place you want to take someone to when you want to impress on them how ‘in the know’ you are regarding London’s most hidden venues. Or if they’re a karaoke fan.


Leila reviewed The Source Below on Wed 22 Sep 2010


The Latest User Reviews of The Source Below


User Rating: 10 / 10
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Lucy, Surton
Added: Mar 2014
All In London User Recommended Business
I booked this for my sister's hen do. What a brilliant night! Our bar tender was an absolute hero. When some random ragamuffin tried to gatecrash our party he was swiftly removed and we even got him up for a dance and a song. Absolutely classic night that couldn't have gone better!

User Rating: 10 / 10
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Adriana, Aberdeen
Added: Mar 2014
All In London User Recommended Business
We all had a great night - even though we had the entire venue to ourselves, it didn't feel weird but it was actually a great space: our own bar was a definite bonus! Staff were great :) All in all, great value and a great night.

User Rating: 10 / 10
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Theo, London
Added: Feb 2014
All In London User Recommended Business
Overall this place have a lot of potential, the location is good and this is reflective of their price. I will recommend this venue as the ambience was good and staff was really friendly and helpful.

User Rating: 6 / 10
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Sooz
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Member since: Jan 2006
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Very off the beaten track (you really would miss it if you weren't trying to hunt it out), a little dark and dingy, but cosy and intimate. Take a torch if you want to go to the loo!! Went for a comedy night which was entertaining given that it was free (money in a bucket only) with some sparks of brilliance, but also quite a few areas that needed some work in my opinion - verged on a Frankie Boyle style in parts which isn't my cup of tea. The wine was top-notch and decent value.

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