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    Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square
    Bedford Way
    London
    WC1H 9EU

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Annual Anchorman Party

Film, Pop and rock, Clubs

Even if you're not Kind Of A Big Deal like San Diego's most famous fictional newsreader, you can still enjoy this fun tribute to the film that spawned a thousand quotes, tonight tipping its Stetson to the sequel, 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'. There'll...

  1. Sat May 3 – Sun May 4
  2. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU
  3. £5, £4 adv
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Funk & Bowl Club

Clubs, Soul, Funk, Funk

There ain't enough funk nights in London – no siree! – so trot on down for this groovesome affair and bowl the night away (if you book a lane in advance, mind) to funk, soul and Motown hits from resident DJs and special guests at these ever-popular retro-kitsch...

Funk & Bowl Club
  1. Sat May 17 – Sun May 18
  2. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU
  3. £7, £5 adv
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Hip Hop 'N' Bowl

Hip hop, Clubs, R&B, Hip hop

  • Critics' choice

A hip hop bowl-a-rama, you say? What's not to like?! Classic and new sounds – think Snoop, Biggie, Busta, Missy, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye – spun by Supa Dupa Fly's Emily Rawson, DJ Fearney and guests, while you bowl harder and meaner than Bill Murray's...

  1. Sat Apr 26
  2. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square, Bedford Way, United Kingdom, WC1H 9EU
  3. £7, adv £5
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Hip Hop 'N' Bowl

Hip hop, Clubs, R&B, Hip hop

  • Critics' choice

A hip hop bowl-a-rama, you say? What's not to like?! Classic and new sounds – think Snoop, Biggie, Busta, Missy, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye – spun by Supa Dupa Fly's Emily Rawson, DJ Fearney and guests, while you bowl harder and meaner than Bill Murray's...

  1. Sat May 31
  2. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square, Bedford Way, United Kingdom, WC1H 9EU
  3. £7, adv £5
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Hip Hop 'N' Bowl

Hip hop, Clubs, R&B, Hip hop

  • Critics' choice

A hip hop bowl-a-rama, you say? What's not to like?! Classic and new sounds – think Snoop, Biggie, Busta, Missy, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye – spun by Supa Dupa Fly's Emily Rawson, DJ Fearney and guests, while you bowl harder and meaner than Bill Murray's...

  1. Sat Jun 28
  2. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square, Bedford Way, United Kingdom, WC1H 9EU
  3. £7, adv £5
More info

Hip Hop 'N' Bowl

Hip hop, Clubs, R&B, Hip hop

  • Critics' choice

A hip hop bowl-a-rama, you say? What's not to like?! Classic and new sounds – think Snoop, Biggie, Busta, Missy, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye – spun by Supa Dupa Fly's Emily Rawson, DJ Fearney and guests, while you bowl harder and meaner than Bill Murray's...

  1. Sat Jul 26
  2. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square, Bedford Way, United Kingdom, WC1H 9EU
  3. £7, adv £5
More info

Hip Hop 'N' Bowl

Hip hop, Clubs, R&B, Hip hop

  • Critics' choice

A hip hop bowl-a-rama, you say? What's not to like?! Classic and new sounds – think Snoop, Biggie, Busta, Missy, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye – spun by Supa Dupa Fly's Emily Rawson, DJ Fearney and guests, while you bowl harder and meaner than Bill Murray's...

  1. Sat Aug 30
  2. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square, Bedford Way, United Kingdom, WC1H 9EU
  3. £7, adv £5
More info

Hip Hop 'N' Bowl

Hip hop, Clubs, R&B, Hip hop

  • Critics' choice

A hip hop bowl-a-rama, you say? What's not to like?! Classic and new sounds – think Snoop, Biggie, Busta, Missy, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye – spun by Supa Dupa Fly's Emily Rawson, DJ Fearney and guests, while you bowl harder and meaner than Bill Murray's...

  1. Sat Sep 27
  2. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square, Bedford Way, United Kingdom, WC1H 9EU
  3. £7, adv £5
More info

Hip Hop 'N' Bowl

Hip hop, Clubs, R&B, Hip hop

  • Critics' choice

A hip hop bowl-a-rama, you say? What's not to like?! Classic and new sounds – think Snoop, Biggie, Busta, Missy, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye – spun by Supa Dupa Fly's Emily Rawson, DJ Fearney and guests, while you bowl harder and meaner than Bill Murray's...

  1. Sat Oct 25
  2. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square, Bedford Way, United Kingdom, WC1H 9EU
  3. £7, adv £5
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Pop Shop!

Pop, Clubs

Classic pop music from the 1990s and 2000s courtesy of The Mac Twins.

  1. Fri May 2 – Sat May 3
  2. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Tavistock Square, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU
  3. £5, free before 9pm, adv £3 before 11pm
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Extremely disappointing customer service!!! I called up the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes booking service to arrange my company's X'mas party with them. The person I spoke to was called Anna, and she was very rude and unhelpful. I initially asked if my company could be invoiced for the cost of the party as this is the only way my company can make the payment. Anna told me Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes does not do invoicing, and I was wasting her time asking for one. Anna sent me a booking confirmation email which looked very similar to an invoice. Unfortunately, it didnt have my company's name on it and the total cost had not been calculated, despite having a section for this on the confirmation. I called Anna back and kindly asked if the confirmation can include my company name and a total cost, so that my company could use it as an invoice to raise payment against. Her response was "Listen...if you don't understand that we (Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes) don't do invoicing, and you keep asking for one, then you can go somewhere else!" I was shocked that as a customer with a large booking to make that my request, which I don't feel was unusual, was dismissed in such a rude and unprofessional manner! Its such a shame because the venue has such great reviews, and I know my team would have had a great time there, but due to the poor customer service experience I received we will not be using the venue, and I will not be recommending the venue for any future parties held by our company.

Helen B

I was outraged by the way I was treated here by the bouncers and management last night. My friend and I had a really fun night at the Big Lebowski party - fantastic tunes and lovely bar staff. 


However, out of the blue, an unhinged girl on the dance floor assaulted me, strangling me and pushing me into the DJ booth and shouting in my face. 


What then shocked me was the way the bouncers and subsequently the manager treated me when I spoke to them about it. I was visibly distressed but managed to stay calm and rational but the bouncers were rude and patronising. The girl was still there but they refused to at the least speak to her, kick her out or check CCTV footage, let alone detain her and contact the police. Instead they were rude, told me I should have come to them sooner (when I had been in shock), told me there were no witnesses (there was a dance-floor full of them, including my friend who was with me at the time) and insisted it was "between us" (the stranger and I) so there was nothing they could do. 


I eventually persuaded them to at least talk to the girl. They returned within about 20 seconds saying "Well, she said you were dancing with her boyfriend, so..." I feel I should point out this isn't even true but that's also irrelevant because dancing with someone is not a fair provocation for violent assault.  I felt they were slut-shaming me and implying that in fact it was a fair retaliation. They then even tried to make us leave the club and not the girl. 


I went to the manager because I found this a disgusting, misogynistic slut-shaming response. He again took no responsibility for ensuring the safety of his patrons by dealing with the issue, continued to call me "darling" and cut me off mid-sentence, saying essentially he had had a long night so was not prepared to deal with what had happened. He was patronising and unhelpful throughout. 


I would strongly recommend you boycott this establishment because of this irresponsible, immoral and misogynistic response. I'm absolutely disgusted.

J S

Customer service here is appalling!  Went to the Big Lebowski party. The staff were generally quite aloof but the manager at the lanes was downright rude.  


False promotions - We entered 2 competitions and were told we'd won free bowling. Staff kept trying to give us a lane and the manager kept intervening and saying it was fully booked, even though it clearly wasn't.  No apology or explanation given.   


When he realised we weren't going to pay for what we'd been offered as free, he relented and put us on a lane. Which was then switched off after 5 minutes. We decided to leave as couldn't be bothered arguing about it anymore. 

Michael H.

Bouncer Alert. Despite the place being a great idea, once your night time is up and staff wants to go home they will start pushing you insistently without a second chance to grab a friend's phone number inside. The hassle gap was of about 5 seconds between each attempt to get us out quick, and too soon a bouncer started physically pushing some of out of the door. When I said "do not touch me" he smiled and continued pushing in a provocative manner. I told him loud and clear he shouldn't be touching me and another staff member aggressively pulled my arm from another direction hurting my shoulder. I asked him to stop and so he did, but the other had a smirk on his face as if he enjoyed bullying people. All I wanted was to get a friend's phone number before leaving. I finished my drink quickly and was closer to the door than anybody else. Such behavior is inappropriate use of power as I couldn't use the same amount of force to defend myself. The place left me feeling frustrated as my emotional state overwhelmed my being leaving me unbalanced in tears unable to say goodbye to all my friends outside at the end. Humiliating experience thanks to a bouncer and air head staff that did not know how he started the situation that went bad.

Geoff Jones

A usual hangout for me and the boys from work. Bar prices are good for central London and the bowling is better than at some of the competition. Had never eaten there til recently but last week we ordered this massive pizza and it was dirt cheap. Go if you get the chance!

Luke

Great venue! Never bowled but love going for a beer and a burger with friends. Can't comment on the lanes or anything but the wait staff are nice, the food is tasty and cheap and I've seen some great bands at Bloomsbury Bowling! Highly recommended.