Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes & The Kingpin Suite


For something a little different in London, check out retro Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. From 12pm everyday you can hire one of their 8 cool bowling lanes. With all the cool quirks of a USA bowling alley from the 50s, there's not only bowling on offer here! Take a seat at their bar for one of their famous cocktails or shakes and 16 beers on Tap, book out a booth for dinner or get a group together and choose from their 5 awesome karaoke rooms for your party. From Thursday to Saturday nights you will find late-night DJ sessions or live bands grace the stage for you to dance the night away to; hardly what you would expect to find in 10 pin bowling lanes!

The bar is open to those non-bowlers wanting a drink; choose from the extensive spirit, wine, cocktail and champagne list. They even support the local breweries with their draft beer on tap, alongside an exclusive range including; Bitburger (Germany) and Lagunitas (USA). After you've worked up an appetite on the lanes, their classic American diner is the place to head for Ray's 26" pizzas or a yummy Strike Burger.

Another great feature if you're looking for over 50 people private party, is the bookable Bloomsbury Lanes' Kingpin Suite, complete with 5 bowling lanes, ping-pong table, its  own bar and stage. So, for corporate events to impress and parties looking to change from the usual bar experience, Bloomsbury Lanes bar is not your typical London party bar; a cool combination of a night at the retro bowling alley with the added edge of being at a live music venue with DJs and bands. This is an all-in-one night out with dinner, bowling, karaoke, DJ's and music all on offer.

What's on

The Naughty Noughties
Independent Women and Soulja Boys assemble! It's time to get low and dirty on the dancefloor to the ultimate in 00's pop, R'n'B and bangin' beats…

Every 1st Saturday of the month from 3rd June

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Swift! At The Disco London
Swifties! We Are Never Getting Back Together, so let’s Dance Dance 🖤 Nothing is more Emo than Taylor Swift, just look at that MySpace pose…

Fri, 9th Jun 2023 @ 22:00 - 3:00

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Brit Pop
A celebration of current British artists, Chart, R'n'B and Pop The likes of Rag 'n' Bone Man, Griff, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Tiana Major9…

Every 3rd Friday of the month

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The 80s/90s/2000s Party!
Are you a Wannabe or one of the Common People who love the 90s or a Billie Jean or someone who loves Queen then you’re Team 80s or maybe you…

Every 3rd Saturday of the month

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90s vs 00s Party!
Whether you're one of the Common People or a Wannabe or you're crazy in love with a Mr Brightside or a Sugababe this is the party for you tocelebrate…

Fri, 23rd Jun 2023 @ 21:00 - 3:00

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Offer Availability
Burger & Beer £10
Classic Cheeseburger, fries and a bottle of Bitburger or soft drink £10. Mon-Fri 12-4pm. This will need to be paid for after your booking is confirmed.
Monday 12:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 16:00
Thursday 12:00 – 16:00
Friday 12:00 – 16:00
Wing Wednesday Deal
Bucket of 10 x Bitburger Bottles and 2 x portion of wings £50. This will need to be paid for after your booking is confirmed.
Complimentary Birthday Bubbles (Sun-Fri 12-4pm).
Receive a complimentary bottle of prosecco/jug of beer to get the party started when booking the same week as your birthday (valid ID required). Sun-Fri 12-4pm.
Monday 12:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 16:00
Thursday 12:00 – 16:00
Friday 12:00 – 16:00
Sunday 12:00 – 16:00
Dads drink free - Free Bottle of Bitburger Beer on Fathers Day
Free Bottle of Bitburger for Dads on Fathers Day (only available when pre-booking to join us)
Sunday 11:00 – 22:00
Summer Special - 50% off venue hire and minimum spend
Join us over the Summer Holidays and enjoy 50% off our venue hire and minimum spend fees
Student Discounted Rate
Student Discounted Rate - £6.50 per person per game (10 minutes allocated per person per game) VALID STUDENT ID WILL BE REQUIRED
Monday 12:00 – 15:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 15:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 15:00
Thursday 12:00 – 15:00
Friday 12:00 – 15:00


Gift Voucher
£5 - £100


  • Christmas Lunch, Christmas Dinner, Themed Christmas
  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • May vary depending on event
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 9:00 3:00
Tuesday 9:00 3:00
Wednesday 9:00 3:00
Thursday 9:00 3:00
Friday 9:00 3:00
Saturday 9:00 3:00
Sunday 9:00 3:00



Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes & The Kingpin Suite, Lower Level, Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU


Kings Cross

Nearest Station

Russell Square (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves American and Burgers food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Fine American food is served in the bar, diner or to your lanes. The eclectic menu includes the enduringly popular Strike Burger (voted the 2nd Best Burger in London), a selection of Famous Ray’s Pizzas and light vegetarian options.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Kingpin Suite Private Room 100 250 - £500-£3000 per hour minimum spend (depending on day and time) £500-£3000 per hour minimum spend (depending on day and time)

The Kingpin Suite has 5 lanes of bowling, karaoke, pool table, air hockey, racing game, ping pong, dance floor, lounge, private bar & shoe exchange. You can take a video tour of the suite online or, view our 3D model.

The suite can hold parties of any number from 30 to 250 people. 



We charge an hourly rate for exclusive hire, with an additional minimum spend on food and drinks. Our prices vary accordingly to the day of the week and times of the event.

All prices mentioned below are per hour

Mon - DAY £450 per hour / EVE £550 per hour (MIN SPEND £1000)

Tue - DAY £450 per hour / EVE £550 per hour (MIN SPEND £2000)

Wed - DAY £550 per hour / EVE £650 per hour (MIN SPEND £2500)

Thurs - DAY £550 per hour / EVE £650 per hour (MIN SPEND £3000)

Fri - DAY £450 per hour / EVE £550 per hour (MIN SPEND £3000)

Sat - DAY £450 per hour / EVE £550 per hour (MIN SPEND £3000)

Sun - DAY £450 per hour / EVE £550 per hour (MIN SPEND £1000)

Daytime bookings have a minimum spend of £500. All evening bookings require a minimum hire time of 4 hours and have the minimum spend specified above.



Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes - Full Venue Hire Venue Hire 150 250 - £5,000-£25,000 (day and time depending) £5,000-£25,000 venue hire fee (day and time depending)

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes has 8 lanes of bowling, 5 karaoke rooms, a pool table, ping pong, dance floor, bar & shoe exchange.

You can take a video tour of the space online or, view our 3D model.

The lanes are perfect for groups of 250-450. 

We have a canape menu as well as a pizza kitchen and American-style diner offering, as well as a variety of drinks options.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Customer Reviews (1269)

Our Review

Mind In The Gutter: We Took A Bowl At The Bloomsbury Lanes

Descending the stairs to the main space of the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes you’ll soon realise that you are a world away from the slush-puppy-stained floor of the Streatham Megabowl (may it rest in peace). A neon-lit hub of bowling, karaoke, ping pong and comfort dining, it’s also one of Tavistock Square…

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