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Bloomsbury Bowling

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

We came here as a group for karoke. The whole building was so busy , there were two diners, one bowling alley, one dance floor, table tennis etc There were three kareoke rooms... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Misslovefood87
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for my friends birthday party and it was so much fun. We paid £10 each for an hour of bowling which is good as you can get just more than one game but does mean you most likely will have to stop mid game. There were 4 of us and we got 1.5 games. However, as it's... More 

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Thank Daisy1201
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here as a group for karoke. The whole building was so busy , there were two diners, one bowling alley, one dance floor, table tennis etc There were three kareoke rooms. The other rooms looked great.The room was dark dingy and horrible. We paid before coming but when we got there we did ask for it to be... More 

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Thank Misslovefood87
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been at this venue quite a few times now and I have always had a wonderful time. I have played bowling, sung and eaten their mouthwatering pizzas. I am always looking for an excuse to go back :)

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Thank Sturbia83
Guiseley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for an American football party. The one AC unit near the bar was nowhere near enough to make a dent in the heat in here. However, that is my only gripe, the beer was cold and the food was good. Can't comment on the bowling as I didn't do any.

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Thank Damian P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I went here with my colleagues and we had a good time. There was a very nice atmosphere and the staff was helpful. The finger food was tasty above all pizza!!! The choice of beer could be better.

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Thank simand_va
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Me and a buddy of mine have been planning for weeks to scoff one of Rays Legendary 26" (biggest pizza in London) to sustain us on a Saturday night shift at work... 9pm I tried to call to place an order just ended up on hold (to country and western music), and number unobtainable from the other two numbers I... More 

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Thank Nick W
Romford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Bowling - average to below. Diner / Food - Terrible. I booked this as a work function for 16 of us. We had 3 lanes. One of them was broken and they were constantly trying to fix it. Then the next lane broke, they fixed it, then it broke again, then the fixed it, etc etc. They compensated us for... More 

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Thank Cressida R
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Popped here early evening after work with some work colleagues/friends. First time we've all been here and I was pleasantly surprised. First impressions aren't great, one of the entrances is down a set of steps below street level and once down there I thought it was a little dingy and old fashioned but that's kinda part of its charm. It's... More 

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Thank Matt D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I was horrified by my experience here. 5 of us went for a Saturday evening. We were 'greeted' by a rude girl, who not only looked totally miserable, but actually seemed irritated to have received any visitors to the lanes. She grunted at us which translated to our lane not being ready and so we decided to have a drink.... More 

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Thank Philippa C
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Staff very helpful but rather few of them for a busy Saturday, one at the bar, one behind the desk doing bookings and shoes. There seemed to be glitches with the mechanics. The bowling area was a bit basic but we still had a fun game. There's also a pizzeria on site.

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