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.

Venue Details & Map

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 73 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

1.0 out of 5 22 January 2017
by Lynette R.

I am horrified and offended by how I was treated by one of the employees while at this Saturday's 50s party. Was having a great time when a man taking pics nearby turns to me and tells 'You need to fucking cut it out!'

'Excuse me?' I reply.

He continues to curse at me that I F* elbowed him, he F* saw me do it, he worked here and had a mind to F* get security if not 'throw down right now!


4.0 out of 5 15 December 2016
by Seo Young M.

Great place to eat, drink, bowl and chill with friends. Their pizza is so big that it can feed 5 people! Also have karaoke. Reservation is a must!more

4.0 out of 5 5 August 2016
by Eleanor T.

We came here for a work social and there must have been something wrong with the lanes, cos I won! As I'm a pretty competitive person they've probably got an extra star out of me for that.

Pros: liked the wallpaper, service was from friendly hipsters, old fashioned lanes still ran super-old graphics and the advice screens flashed up for half a second, you pay by the hour so there's quite a...more

5.0 out of 5 5 July 2016
by Jaspreet B.

Went here for a team building work event . Never realised that The first Friday of every month turns into a little club after. Awesome , although a tad messy after several j├Ąger shots .

Lanes are quite small... Smaller than expected but the vibe and atmosphere were good.

Recommend the hot dogs and 26 inch pizzas! They were awesome! Will definitely head back here soonmore

3.0 out of 5 23 June 2016
by Daniel F.

This review is for the kingpin suite downstairs. Often hidden away and tucked down a side entrance this is often more used for private functions.

We had hired it all out with a bar tab for use for many hours for Eng vs Wales at Euros. The screen was good, staff and food all nice, and bowling lovely and luxurious.

Only thing that let it down was that the bowling bowls coming back was often...more

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