The Best Bowling Alleys & Pro Shops In London

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We are about to share everything we know about the best bowling alleys and pro shops in London with you today. Whether you are a professional or are just looking to have some fun at the lanes we will do our best to point you in the right direction.

There really is no better way for us to begin than by listing the best London bowling alleys. Most of our visitors are probably just looking for a place to have some fun making them the most natural starting point.

During our discussion of the best places to bowl near you we will try to give you some information on what is available at each of these centers. Some may host leagues and tournaments for youth, adults, seniors, or ladies and if so that will be mentioned.

Cosmic bowling is more popular than ever so we will of course let you know if it is available, plus we will mention which places are family friendly and good for kids, birthday parties, have arcades or laser tag, pool tables, private rooms, and any specials, discounts, or happy hours they might offer will get a shout out.

There are also some alleys that are better for adults that might have sports bars or play music at night with more of a grown up party atmosphere and that will be mentioned too. Following that you will find a list of local bowling pro shops where you can buy balls, bags, shoes, grips, finger inserts, and all kind of accessories.

Plus they should be able to handle drilling, plugging, fitting, resurfacing, cleaning and engraving as well. Towards the end there will be a bowling map for your area with the best alleys and pro shops pinned so that you can get a better lay for the land.

And you are all welcome to check out more of our posts about the United Kingdom at that link if interested.

Best Bowling Alleys In London

Whether you want to join a league, get some practice in at the lanes, or just have some fun the best London bowling alleys and centers are ready whenever you are:

All Star Lanes is a great place to go bowling in your area and they also have karaoke, darts, food, and drinks.

Hollywood Bowl at The O2 has 12 lanes, a VIP lane room, games, arcade games, and billiards making it ideal for birthday parties, team events, and other gatherings.

Strike is open from 10am to 12pm Sunday through Thursday and from 10am to 1am on Friday and Saturday and is a good place to find London bowling leagues that run all year long plus they also offer a pro shop, darts, food, and drinks.

Kingpin Suite is a private 5 lane bowling alley near you where you will also find a ping pong table, arcade games, a karaoke room, and a bar.

There are 32 LED lit lanes where cosmic bowling takes place at Tenpin Acton who also offers arcade games, pool tables, ping pong, and a restaurant bar.

Rowans Tenpin Bowl is open 24 hours a day with 24 lanes plus they provide local bowling lessons, a bar, 12 pool tables, and game rooms and there is even a 50% discount for children under 12 years of age.

Expect to find 12 main bowling lanes with LED lights and fun music at Queens Skate Dine Bowl where they have 5 VIP lanes that are great for birthday parties and events together with their playground and ice skating.

The Croc Bowling Alley offers open play, an elegant lounge, a bar, and a dance floor.

Best Local Pro Shops

Visit one of the best bowling pro shops near you to get the right gear for your next trip to the lanes:

You can probably expect that each of those bowling pro shops in your area will be a good place to buy balls, bags, shoes, grips, league uniforms, finger inserts, cleaning kits, towels and more equipment. Plus they should also be able to handle drilling, plugging, fitting, resurfacing, cleaning, and engraving balls too.

Remember that Strike also has a nice bowling shop in London too.

By the way we have also written posts on where to:

Have Fun Bowling In London

Well, we tried to cover the local bowling scene to the best of our abilities. Whether you want to head to an alley in your area to have fun at the lanes, join a league, win a tournament, throw a kids birthday party, or enjoy the music and lights for a fun cosmic game you should have got the info you need here.

Now go have fun visiting the best bowling alleys and pro shops in London!

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This post and all of the posts on our site are edited by Tom Harrington who has been bowling for as long as he had the strength to pick up a plastic ball. His dad was a former semi-professional bowler, and Tom bowled for his high school and college teams. He has worked in the industry since graduating, and over the past few years has started to do more online work like editing this site and creating content for other online media platforms.

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