All Star Lanes, Holborn


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Gone are the days when bowling meant cheap burgers, screaming children and sticky floors. When it comes to the All Star Lanes in London, bowling is boutique. In any of their three locations you can expect an impressive cocktail list, atmospheric lighting and specials, like popcorn squid, to tempt your taste buds as you play.


We advise you book in advance to guarantee yourself a place. They’ve only got four lanes in their Main Hall in Holborn, so even though it’s harder to sort a game on the spot, it makes for a much more intimate experience.

Best of all, there’s nothing like a little healthy competition to break the ice. “It was brilliant,” says eHarmony’s Mitch, who met up with his date Hollie for a game, “it took the pressure off a normal first date.” We recommend letting your competitive spirit get the best of you – although be prepared to be a humble winner if you’d like to see your date again.

It’s not just eHarmony couples that love the Lanes either. They’ve got an impressive selection of bowling pins in their All Star Hall of Fame – all signed by celebrities from across the globe, from Kate Moss to Katy Perry, with Prince Harry and Eminem thrown in for good measure.

If you’re after something a little more lively you could even try one of their themed nights – a ‘Shake, Rattle & Bowl’ night with Elvis music and happy hour cocktails is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Find out what’s on and book your lane on their website

All Star Lane
Victoria House
Bloomsbury Place
Tel: 020 7025 2676

Click here for the full downloadable guide (pdf). 

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