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
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 73 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

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

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

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

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