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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38 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0DG
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+44 (0)20 7183 1979
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Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes
38 Bedford WayBloomsburyLondonWC1H 0DG
- +44 (0)20 7183 1979
- Public transport:
- Russell Square, Underground
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One of the reviews below says 'NEVER LETS YOU DOWN', which is incorrect! Myself and five friends were left queuing outside for an hour and a half on New Years Eve due to bad bad baaaaaaad organisation for their NYE event. We spent the bells outside being rowdy Scots leading a chorus of Auld Lang Syne (which was fun), and remained remarkably upbeat about the long long loooong wait, despite the...more
Bowling, booze, and karaoke? Sign me up! Now the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes are pretty cool with a good sized bar to keep you liquored up while hurling balls down the lane. It also doesn't have that uber pretentious vibe that I get from All Star Lanes (or maybe that's just the Westfield Stratford one). But the pure winner is the Kingpin Suite which you can rent for private functions.
I'm not a huge fan of bowling, although I do appreciate its "social value" and the fact that, like it or not, you always have a great fun there. So when I was told that I would spend one of my few nights in London bowling, the least to say is that I wasn't over-excited.
BUT when I saw the place, something about it made me love it at first sight, yes, indeed! Was it the old-fashioned but still...more
I included this on an itinerary for a stag do and was slightly disappointed. On the plus side: yes, it's a reasonably classy and authentic 70s styled place, from the bowling lanes to the karaoke rooms. They've got a decent range of beer and the hamburger I ordered was better than I expected.
But the bowling lane I was on broke down three times in two hours, reducing possible bowling time. And...more