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Bloomsbury Bowling

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Address: Tavistock Square | Bedford Way, London WC1H 9EU, England
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+44 20 7183 1979
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12:00 - 03:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 12:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
Description:

Bloomsbury is a one off venue that takes a lead for 1950's America, where...

Bloomsbury is a one off venue that takes a lead for 1950's America, where bowling was the height of style.

Our venue has 8 public bowling lanes, diner/bar and the private hire Kingpin Suite.

Lanes can be hired by the hour.

We are open daily from 12 until late.

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Bowling and Karaoke!!

Enjoyed a very fun and engaging evening here with a large group of friends. Frame of bowling and 2hrs of Karaoke with an extensive bar. Variety of other activities available... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gurinder D
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very fun and engaging evening here with a large group of friends. Frame of bowling and 2hrs of Karaoke with an extensive bar. Variety of other activities available afterwards: we ended up playing Pool. Within easy reach of Russell Square tube - will be back for more later this year. Highly recommend!

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2 Thank Gurinder D
Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I visited Bloomsbury Bowling to do karaoke with my friend who was leaving to go back to Japan. She invited around 6 other people and the company was great. However, the service by the door staff was atrocious. I understand that they need to do security checks to ensure everyone's safety but the military attitude of the people checking bags... More 

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Thank Melpinthe3rd
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I came here for a nostalgic game of bowling to celebrate my 40th with some family. We arrived early and sat at the bar until our slot came up. They had a good variety at the bar, but I did find it a little expensive. We had 2 lanes each with 4 people on them. These are booked in hour... More 

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1 Thank MichieR
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Last night we went in a group of 8. Bowling was great 2 lanes cost £81 for the hour and you can have 6 people per lane and fit in as many games you can. Food wasn't great nor was service. No staff when we went to sit at table so bowling staff just sat us in any booth. Later... More 

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Thank Rav S
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Love BBL, great vibe. Usually 20 something crowd in there but for this occasion it was very mixed age wise and such a friendly atmosphere. Did not stop dancing!

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Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had attended a course at UCL and wanted a place to have a drink. Not only were the drinks excellently priced..(less than 10 quid for 2 pints!!!!!!) but the service was friendly and we got an EXCELLENT deal for a game - £4.50 for each game before 4pm. Who has time for games before 4 you ask?! Students and... More 

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Thank Lenny E
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I visited Bloomsbury Bowling last night with family and it was brilliant. I initially thought that £50 for the hour was excessive however we (5 people) managed to have 2 1/2 games so it worked out cheaper than paying separately. The venue was great- really laid back with urban American vibes. We ate a ginormous pizza from the resturant there-... More 

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Thank faye S
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great venue for a kids party loads of space for them to run around. Bowling, karaoke, table tennis and table football too. Party food is good too.

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Thank Simone P
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

For a fun evening of activities to satisfy a group of friends this venue is hard to beat. Comprising of various partnered activities like bowling, pool, ping pong and karaoke. There is enough to keep you entertained for an evening. Alongside the entertainment, there is a mini bar, restaurant and seating area for those times when you are feeling less... More 

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Thank Louis C
Bucks
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287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had our early Xmas do at Bloomsbury lanes. The festivities kicked off with food in the diner : this is pizza, hot dogs, burgers. Everyone enjoyed their meals. We then headed over to the bowling lanes. We bowled for an hour or so. Next was Karaoke ; the room was very cosy. The system was easy to use. We... More 

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