But I make up for my lack of physical triumphs with enthusiasm, and the atmosphere at All Star Lanes, with regular cheers and shouts from fellow players, made all of us feel excited to start on our own game. When people think of bowling alleys, the most likely image to come to mind would be the rumble and clatter of ball and skittles, a few naff video games and a questionable hotdog to snack on. Everything was tasty and well cooked. After some serious indecision, Chris and I finally opted for the monthly special, the Meatball Hoagie, while my sister went for a sirloin steak and my mum chose the buttermilk fried chicken. Two course feast packages are priced from £32 and include a game of bowling and half a bottle of wine per person.
On our evening there, the place was filled with work team-building folk, birthday gatherings, groups of friends and couples. Want to hear the sound of a strike? It is advisable to arrive 15 — 20 minutes before your booking to ensure that games start on time. Camden Camden is one of London's liveliest boroughs and the centre of the capital's underground music scene with a plethora of seductively scuzzy venues. The restaurant itself, with its leather fitted booths, gives you a prime position to soak up the excitement before or after your game. For a taste of what's to come, the Surrey Quays venue has really run with the 'Hollywood' theme. In the south of the borough lies picturesque Regent's Park famed for its wonderful open air theatre and London Zoo.
This Finsbury Park institution offers so much more than bowling. As we waited for our turn on the lanes, we took the time to explore. Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs. Our hoagies were phenomenal, meaty homemade meatballs smothered in a rich mariana sauce and wrapped in a lightly toasted brioche bun. By the entrance, we found a lengthy glass-fronted display containing old-school skittles and bowling balls, as well as All Star Lanes-branded outfits. Founded in 2006, All Star Lanes was dreamed up as a chance to experience the old-school bowling alleys captured in American fiction. Focused on family fun, the Acton branch of Tenpin is a pretty standard affair.
I will definitely be back for more. This is the starting price. Grab a drink and take a read; you'll find stories featuring hidden gems, active travel, history and tips on how to make the most of your travel budget. Bar packages start from £30. Have you been or would you go to All Star Lanes? If you're looking to bowl it out after work, or if you're a tenpin-crazy night owl: it's £3 per game from 8pm-11pm on Friday and Saturday.
Please use our booking system to make an enquiry or book online. Still, this 26-lane establishment must be tatty enough by now to qualify as 'vintage' - and if nothing else, the prices are certainly right. For bowling pros there are plenty of different weights to choose from, so you can get that perfect strike, and can order drinks to your area while you knock down the skittles. The ultimate in comfort food: the Meatball Hoagie. Bowled Away Despite being much smaller than the 20 lane bowling alleys of my youth, the experience here is next to none. The only place in London where you can throw a strike and zip across an ice rink, Queens is cool, edgy and filled with enough stuff to make for a pretty fun evening.
Even though we were all completely full at this point, we became very determined to take in a few more spoonfuls once we saw the dessert menu. I'm a London-based travel writer who loves sharing my adventures around the world. If you're feeling peckish, then food and drink comes in the familiar form of American style burgers, chips and hotdogs, and the bar is fully licensed. All of us, purely out of the fear of having food envy, ended up ordering the exact same thing: the salted caramel cheesecake. Chris turned out to be bowling pro, Anna was not far behind, my mum showed off some interesting bowling techniques and I was doing… something. Let me know in the comments below! While some are straight-up ball-and-skittle jobs, some of London's bowling alleys come replete with , retro ambience and. Whether you're a serious bowler or a gutter-shooting no-hoper just looking for a fun , there's a bowling alley in London for you.
If you are looking for private hire in London, contact our events team today. Soon, it was our turn to play. All Star Lanes also do bites to eat, so if you're likely to get hungry between swings, they've got your back. It can vary depending on the day and type of the event. Pro tip: Getting four people in here is tough but, with solid determination, you can do it. Bloomsbury Lanes has 8 bowling lanes, 5 karaoke rooms and a diner. The Meatball Hoagies could only be described as indulgent, with homemade meatballs, a rich tomato-based sauce and a very generous supply of molten cheese.
If you're partial to those sweaty red-and-blue slippers they have those available, too. Recommended: All the best With London branches in Brick Lane, Holborn, Stratford and White City, All Star Lanes have really been bowling over the competition. Ignoring my own advice I opted for the boozy rum soaked Zombie £15 , which arrived at the table aflame. Underground Bowling Located not far from my work in Farringdon, the Holborn based bowling alley is in a prime position to accomodate work parties from the agency stuffed Clerkenwell and city workers from Covent Garden. If you enjoyed reading about this London experience why not check out my review of. If you prefer to write us an email directly then please send it to: Off-peak day rates available before 4pm for walk-in customers Monday-Wednesday Jan-Nov.