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London's best bowling alleys

Show off your skills and roll a strike at London’s best bowling alleys.
Blurred people bowling on the lanes at Queens in London.
Have a brilliant time at London's best bowling alleys, such as Queens. Image courtesy of Queens.

Full of vintage American style, neon lights and music, bowling alleys in London promise a great time with friends and family. Grab a group and head out for some old-school fun at London's best bowling alleys.


Combine bowling and ice skating for a full day of fun at Queens. Score a strike and then lace up your skates and hit the ice rink. Play games at the arcade before tucking into juicy burgers from MEATliquor.

Bloomsbury Bowling

Bowling alley at Bloomsbury Bowling in London.
Throw a strike on the lanes at Bloomsbury Bowling. Image courtesy of Bloomsbury Bowling.

Enjoy the laid-back retro atmosphere at Bloomsbury Bowling. Order a burger, hot dog or the famous 26-inch pizza at the lane or grab a table in the laneside diner. Sing your heart out in the private karaoke rooms with a library of more than 30,000 songs.

Tenpin Bowling

Put on bowling shoes for classic family fun at Tenpin Bowling. Pick from a handful of locations in outer London, including Bexleyheath, Croydon and Kingston. Check out the huge range of activities beyond bowling, such as laser tag, arcade games, table tennis and pool.

All Star Lanes

Two men bowling at All Star Lanes bowling alley in London.
Get friends together to bowl at All Star Lanes. Image courtesy of All Star Lanes.

Head to All Star Lanes for plenty of vintage bowling fun. Soak up the kitschy 1950s atmosphere as you bowl. Grab a burger and a milkshake after a good game and stay on for karaoke.

Find branches of All Star Lanes in HolbornBrick Lane, Stratford and White City.

Down The Alley

Battle your friends at Down The Alley, a two-lane private bowling alley at The Courthouse Hotel. Hire the bowling lanes by the hour for a private party, as well as the adjoining Play Room to keep the competition going on the ping-pong and air hockey tables.

Hollywood Bowl

Bowling pins lit up in neon colours at Hollywood Bowl in London.
Stay out late at the lanes at Hollywood Bowl. Image courtesy of Hollywood Bowl.

Go for the Hollywood glamour and stay for the state-of-the-art bowling alleys at Hollywood Bowl. Sign up for a game on one of the 28 lanes or opt for a VIP experience with dedicated staff and comfy seats. Head to the arcade afterwards for some old-school fun and games.

Look out for locations at Hollywood Bowl at the O2, Finchley and Surrey Quays.

Croc Bowling Alley

Two private bowling lanes at Croc Bowling Alley at Ham Yard Hotel in London.
Party on your own private lanes at Croc Bowling Alley at Ham Yard Hotel. Image courtesy of Simon Brown/Firmdale Hotels.

Hire the Croc Bowling Alley at the luxury Ham Yard Hotel for the ultimate private party. Don't miss the quirky specially commissioned features, such as hand warmers and visible ball returns. Find the three driftwood crocodiles adorning the walls that give this cool space its name.

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

Go bowling at Rowans Tenpin Bowl, a Finsbury Park institution. Discover two levels of classic bowling lanes, pool tables, an arcade and karaoke. Spend a whole evening bowling and listening to music until late.

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