Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes & The Kingpin Suite

Description

For a unique experience in London, consider the retro Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. Open from 12pm daily, you can reserve one of eight stylish bowling lanes. Offering more than just bowling, this venue captures the charm of a 1950s American bowling alley. Enjoy their signature cocktails or shakes and a selection of 16 beers on tap at the bar, dine in a private booth, enjoy some darts, or sing your heart out in one of the five karaoke rooms available for parties. From Thursday to Saturday, the nights come alive with DJ sets or live bands, an unexpected twist for a bowling venue.

Non-bowlers are welcome to visit the bar and select from a wide range of spirits, wines, cocktails, and champagnes. Local breweries are featured with draft beers on tap, complemented by exclusive imports like Bitburger from Germany. When hunger strikes, the on-site classic American diner serves up Ray's 26" pizzas and delicious Burgers and Hot Dogs.

For larger private events, the Kingpin Suite is ideal, accommodating over 50 guests with five bowling lanes, a ping-pong table, a dedicated bar, and a stage. Bloomsbury Lanes offers an unconventional London party experience, blending the fun of a vintage bowling alley with the excitement of a live music venue, complete with DJs and bands. It's a comprehensive night out with dining, bowling, karaoke, and entertainment all under one roof.

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Offers

Offer Availability
Burger & Beer £10
Classic Cheeseburger with 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.
Wednesday
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
Family Eat Drink Bowl
bowling for up to 6 guests for 1 hour, 1 x 18" Margarita or Pepperoni Pizza, 1 x Onion Rings, 1 x Fries and 1 x Jug of soft drink.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Burger & Beer £10 Rugby World Cup
Classic Cheeseburger with fries and a bottle of Bitburger or soft drink £10. This will need to be paid for after your booking is confirmed.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Vouchers

Gift Voucher
£5 - £100

Info

  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • May vary depending on event
  • None

Hours

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

Location

Address

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

Area

Kings Cross

Nearest Station

Russell Square (Tube)

Menus

  • 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
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
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 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O9ifPOsenY&t=8s OR www.thekingpinsuite.co.uk.

The suite can hold parties of any number from 30 to 250 people. Groups of 100+ will required to pay for security.

 

RATES

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 £500 / EVE £600 (MIN SPEND £1000)

Tue - DAY £500 / EVE £600 (MIN SPEND £2000)

Wed - DAY £600 / EVE £700 (MIN SPEND £2500)

Thurs - DAY £600 / EVE £700 (MIN SPEND £3000)

Fri - DAY £500 / EVE £600 (MIN SPEND £3000)

Sat - DAY £500 / EVE £600 (MIN SPEND £3000)

Sun - DAY £500 / EVE £600 (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.

We require full upfront payment of both the hire fee and minimum spend when booking to join us.

 

WE ARE OFFERING A SUMMER SPECIAL DISCOUNT - 50% OFF VENUE HIRE WHEN BOOKING TO JOIN US BETWEEN MONDAY 22 JULY - SATURDAY 31 AUGUST!

 

OUR DISCOUNTED RATES

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 £250 / EVE £300 (MIN SPEND £1000)

Tue - DAY £250 / EVE £300 (MIN SPEND £2000)

Wed - DAY £300 / EVE £350 (MIN SPEND £2500)

Thurs - DAY £300 / EVE £350 (MIN SPEND £300)

Fri - DAY £250 / EVE £300 (MIN SPEND £3000)

Sat - DAY £250 / EVE £300 (MIN SPEND £3000)

Sun - DAY £250 / EVE £300 (MIN SPEND £100)

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.

We require full upfront payment of both the hire fee and minimum spend when booking to join us.

 

Our office hours are Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, any correspondence out of theses hours may have a delayed response. Feel free to respond to this email with any questions which will be picked up in office hours.


FESTIVE RATES VARY!

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, American style diner and multiple packages and drinks options which can be found on our website.

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

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Customer Reviews (1323)

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