Okay, so it's not the most modern bowling alley in the city, and a visit necessitates a trip through what's surely one of the ugliest shopping centres on Earth. Still, by now this 26-lane establishment must surely be tatty enough to qualify as 'vintage', and if nothing else the prices are certainly right. Students who pitch up on a Monday or Tuesday can bowl for just £2.35 a game (or £5.95 for unlimited, all-day bowling), and there's generous mid-week deals for everyone else, too. Tackle the £3 quarter pounder at your peril.
|Venue name:||London Palace Superbowl||Contact:|
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
|Opening hours:||11am-11pm Mon-Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Elephant & Castle|
|Do you own this business?|
Average User Rating
3.3 / 5
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If you're journeying up the escalator through a grotty shopping centre thinking: "Ooh, I bet this place is gonna be all swanky inside, just like one of them All Star Lanes places!" you're gonna be disappointed (also you're an idiot). But if you're after a cheapo, fairly comic night out, this place can't be beaten. They crank the good-time tunes so loud, it's nigh-on frustrating that there isn't a dancefloor. Bowling only costs about a fiver a time and whilst you're playing, you get to watch frustrated staff chasing squads of feral primary school kids around (who've been left there by their parents while they visit the adjacent bingo hall). Seriously. Take some time to watch this: it is excellent - Benny Hill would weep with envy. It's also the only bowling lanes in the world in which the wearing of bowling shoes is optional. Cheap, hilarious and ace.
Not recommendable. We had a game and we had to ask the guy to unblock our lane three or four times because it stopped working. Not only that, the "manager" of that place came and used one of our rounds, without asking, just to boast about how good he was... Complete jerk.
I give two stars because, after all, we had some fun...