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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Venue Details & Map

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

38 Bedford Way
+44 (0)20 7183 1979
Public transport:
Russell Square, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 72 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

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

5.0 out of 5 24 October 2015
by Ray B.

Wow what an experience! I couldn't ask for more! I almost got a perfect 300 which is great but they played the wrong song when I bowled which put me off. 270 is great but when I'm playing for fucking keeps I want to get a fucking 300.more

3.0 out of 5 16 October 2015
by Marina E.

Its fine, sometimes music too loud, and they close at mdnght, while it was written they close at 2 Thursday!more

3.0 out of 5 6 October 2014
by Wayne H.

Low key venue with eight lanes, one bar and a diner.

If All Star Lanes is Manhattan then BBL is the New Jersey equivalent - though it does have its charms.

Ideal place for an informal company nights out or just hanging with the boys.

Hot dogs from the diner were decent but pizzas no quite so. But the beers are always cold.more

3.0 out of 5 12 August 2014
by Denise Y.

Went here for a bowling event organized by my local alumni organization. I always get a little nostalgic because bowling reminds me of birthday parties in the 90's.. and each time, I'm reminded that I haven't improved my bowling skill since then either!

The venue is cute and clean, and they were pretty good about making sure everyone adheres to the booking times. The hour we booked flew by -...more

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