Lucky Voice, the karaoke bar operator, is to add to its London estate with an opening near Ludgate Hill, MCA understands.

The company, which was founded by Nick Thistleton and Martha Lane-Fox in 2005, is understood to have secured the former Wagamama basement unit on Fleet Street for an opening later this year.

The group, which also operates sites in Soho and Islington in the capital, opened its first international site in Dubai at the start of the year, at the Grand Millennium Hotel.

The company also currently operates units in Brighton, Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

In March, the company launched a new food and drink menu designed to complement its core singing and socialising offer rather than distract from it across its existing sites.

The new menu includes pizza served in boxes, bar snacks and popcorn.

To cater for a growing market, Lucky Voice has also added songs in Russian and Arabic to its playlist. Sites already offer songs in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

On the upcoming new opening, the group said: “As a company, Lucky Voice is strongly focused on opening new owner-operated sites in London, in tandem with our franchises here and overseas. The plan is to launch in the latter half of 2017, and this will cater for the growing demand for ‘one stop shops’ allowing consumers to dine, drink and be entertained in one place. We’re constantly striving to offer an even better service, which is why we’re also proud to be the first to add a multi-language offering to our customers.”