It's great fun. It may be that you are used to doing something more sophisticated when hanging out in the capital, but why not eschew the regular pastime of heading to the pub? Grab your bowling ball, shoes and have some old school fun. It's a cheap activity. If you have a degree of flexibility about when you go bowling then you can pick up some great off-peak bargains for a game of bowling. Even at peak times, a game of bowling is much cheaper than dinner out or buying a round in the pub! It's a great group activity.
Visit the The City Pavilion in London with a group of friends, workmates or family to find all the activities you need for a fun packed night. Book easily online to make sure you've reserved your spot by selecting group numbers and the number of games you want to play. Combine bowling with a drink in the fully licensed bar while catching up on all the latest sports matches and results on their multi-screen Sky sports equipped facilities. If you get hungry you can visit the in house high quality restaurant that dishes up delicious Indian and Asian cuisine made fresh on the property.
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes is more than a bowling alley. It has a pizzeria and diner, a games and karaoke area, and it serves up superb drinks as well. You can book lanes in advance so you don't have to wait, and they often have live music; check the website for details. No children are allowed after 9pm. All Star Lanes have several branches in London including Holborn, Westfield and Bayswater. It has a cool retro theme, serves American food and has private lanes for parties and events.
Bowling is the perfect birthday party idea. Not only do you get to do a fun activity but you can make a whole evening of it by having dinner, hitting the bar and doing a bit of karaoke.
One of the best ways to secure a great deal for bowling in London is to book via a website like Groupon. It's also worth checking individual bowling alleys websites as they often have off peak deals. Rowan's bowling alley in Finsbury Park has great student deals and significantly cheaper rates throughout the week, while All Star Lanes also have great deals available to anyone on particular days of the week; check the website for more details.