Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes


Situated below the Tavistock Hotel in Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Lanes has eight retro bowling lanes offering an authentic bowling experience right in the centre of town. Enjoy a drink and snack whilst bowling, or watch all the action from the Americana Swivel Bar. If it's something more substantial you re after, try the full service Bloomsbury Diner.

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Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

38 Bedford Way
+44 (0)20 7183 1979
Public transport:
Russell Square, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 72 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

3.0 out of 5 21 February 2016
by Dawn B.

Had a great night here. Great place, fun and lively. Men a bit sleezy but that could have been the specific night that was being held there. Bouncers were unfriendly and were way over the top with their bouncing skills. To be honest I wouldn't go back, not because it's not a good place to go but because I felt the atmosphere was a bit angst and this was not helped by the bouncers attitude...more

3.0 out of 5 18 November 2015
by Elizabeth W.

This bowling alley is situated near Russel Square over 2 floors - it is pretty big! There are at least 6 lanes on each floor along with karaoke booths, a pool table, ping pong table and lots of seating. They have a pizza place along with a large bar which serves lots of ales along with wine and spirits.

I came here for a corporate event so it was jam packed and got pretty hot however even with...more

4.0 out of 5 16 March 2015
by A S.

Good spot for some bowling but make sure you book in advance. Drinks at the bar are average London prices. Karaoke rooms look interesting!more

3.0 out of 5 14 July 2014
by Ela T.

Waaaaoo-owww! This place is still going strong after all these years? It existed back when I was at uni back in like...2003! And it did not disappoint!

This is the place to go when you don't know what you want to do and want to do absolutely everything! You can eat American food here, you can drink, you can bowl, you can play retro video game machines, play pool, dance to your heart's content...more

5.0 out of 5 21 January 2014
by Craig M.

Wait... how have I not reviewed this place yet?! It's an absolute must-do for the Londoner.

The retro bowling might be a tad more expensive than its newer rivals (All-Star Lanes), but the experience is second to none. Yes, the carpet might be fraying in places. Yes, the shoes might have seen better days. But where The Lanes trump all other options is the sheer temptation to just get loose...more

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