Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes is a retro-style bowling alley, boasting the only vintage above-lane ball return outside America and a bar made of wood from the legendary Lucky's Lanes in Los Angeles. The lanes and diner can be hired out for private parties and, if you get bored with gutter balls, there's karaoke too. Read More


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

8.00 out of 5
based on 74 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

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

5.0 out of 5
05 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 soon more

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

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!

If... 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

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