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


4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

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

4.0 out of 5 18 December 2013
by Julie O.

En visite à Londres pour le boulot, nous avons eu l'occasion de nous éloigner des bureaux et autres salles de réunions habituels à ce genre de team meetings.

L'occasion de faire quelque chose de gai et convivial comme aller au bowling par exemple!

L'endroit a été suggéré par un membre de l'équipe... Il s'ait d'un resto/bowling situé au sous-sol d'un hôtel... L'endroit n'est pas design ni...more

3.0 out of 5 3 October 2013
by Daphne S.

I spent an enjoyable night last night at Bloomsbury Bowling lanes on a night out with my work colleagues. We booked for bowling, food and karaoke. There were 13 of us in total and we had booked two lanes for bowling and although normally the limit is six players per lane the staff were very accommodating and allowed us 7 in one lane. It was great to have a full hour of bowling and not just...more

4.0 out of 5 20 June 2013
by Tristan J.

Is Bloomsbury bowling losing in the upmarket bowling wars in London? I was there on a Saturday and the place was nowhere near as busy as it used to be and nothing compared to the last couple of times I've been to All Star Lanes. Those that were there didn't mind as they were all stag and hen do's. But the buzz I felt last time I was here (which was years ago) was gone.

I like the bowling...more