Strike! These Are The Best Bowling Alleys In London

By Olivia Emily

9 months ago

We bet these bowling spots are right up your alley

Looking for London bowling alleys with a difference? Whether you’re looking to host a big birthday blowout, make plans with friends or you’re in need of new date ideas, you’ll bowl everyone over with these spots.

The Best Bowling Alleys In London

The Croc Bowling Alley

1 Ham Yard, London W1D 7HY


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Did you know that one of London’s most stylish bowling alleys is tucked beneath the Ham Yard Hotel? The Croc Bowling Alley is an original 1950s lane imported all the way from Texas and crafted by the iconic Brunswick company. Visitors will also find a chic lounge, bar and dancefloor – why not grab a cocktail to get the ball rolling?

Bowling Alley At Courthouse Hotel

335–337 Old Street, London EC1V 9LL

Bowl everyone over with a private party with a difference at Courthouse Hotel’s subterranean bowling alley in Shoreditch. From celebrations to team-building to bowling battles with your buddies, there’s also space for a DJ alongside the private bar.

Bowl At The Westminster

30 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4DD

A funky and exclusive private space, The Westminster is another London hotel with a secret bowling alley. The STK playlist and private bar create the perfect setting for a strikingly good time.

Bloomsbury Lanes

Bedford Way, London WC1H 9EU

Eight bowling lanes, a karaoke room and an American diner: Bloomsbury Lanes has everything you could ever need in a bowling alley. Plus DJs and live music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, make it one of London’s buzziest venues to bowl a strike.

Kingpin Suite

Bedford Way, London WC1H 9EU

If you’re looking for a more private bowling alley, the Kingpin Suite is a sight to behold (and you can behold it with their online tour). Part of Bloomsbury Lanes, alongside five bowling lanes, there’s table tennis, karaoke, a pool table and arcade games, plus a fully stocked private bar and DJ booth.

Strike Bowling

74 Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 4LB


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It’s food, drinks and bowling galore at Strike, a boutique bowling venue in Wandsworth. Occupying Britain’s oldest brewery, you can also find locally brewed craft ales alongside smart darks, electric shuffleboard and duckpin bowling lanes.

All Star Lanes

Venues in Brick Lane, Holborn, Stratford & White City


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London’s premiere bowling destination has four outposts that all pack a punch. Think great food, great drinks, great vibes and, of course, great bowling. Plus, if you’re looking to celebrate your win with a sing-song, there’s bookable karaoke at each venue.

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

10 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DF

A whopping 24 lanes await your bowling in Finsbury Park. Rowans Tenpin Bowl is spread over two floors, and also features a pool room, sports screenings, and DJs come the weekend. Take it up a notch with a frozen cocktail.

Queens London

17 Queensway, London W2 4QP

Skate on down to Queensway, where 12 bowling alleys are accompanied by an ice rink, curling, and MEATliquor food and drink. Queens London is one of London’s oldest and most popular bowling venues – and for good reason. The perfect spot if you want to celebrate, follow your inevitable run of strikes with a rewarding, mouthwatering burger.

Lewisham Lanes

11–29 Belmont Hill, Blackheath, London SE13 5AU


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This family friendly bowling alley has a vibrant arcade, pool tables, an expansive bar, and 22 lanes lit up with multicoloured lighting. Looking for a boogie while you bowl? Head down on a Friday or Saturday after 7pm for live DJ sets.