I was here as part of a school function last week, and generally found it to be a standard bowling alley. I didn't head over into the ice rink, but from what I saw, several things are cool about Queens Ice and Bowl.
1. Location. Just a jaunt from Queensway on the Central Line, it's a great spot to pop in on the west side.
2. Arcade. I don't think I'll ever be so old that I don't want to go in the arcade and waste some pence/cents.
3. Bar. Nice open floor plan, with plenty of space if you're taking a break between games or having a bite to eat.
4. Lanes. The bowling itself was good, though our lane kept getting creative with counting balls. It's okay, though, because it kept giving us spares.
5. Food. Mediocre, though definitely standard bowling alley bites.
Overall, it was a distinctly American experience, though I'm not sure we can claim credit for all of the aspects of a "typical bowling alley". If you're an expat looking for a Budweiser and bowling to make you think of home, Queens is the place.
We bought the London Pass to get discounted access to London attractions. Since we got a late start to the day on the first day we flew in we wanted to get our moneys worth for the pass. We stopped by the Queens Ice & Bowl for our free game of 10 pin bowling. It was clean and fun. The hubby grabbed a beer and I had a bottled water (they didn't serve tap water). Some how my bottle of water was about $5 USD. It would have been better if I wasn't pregnant and could have ordered a beer for a few more dollars.
They allowed us to play with our sneakers. I was relieved at first that I wouldn't have to use a pair of community bowling shoes but after I almost broke my leg when my sneakers didn't slid on ball #1 I quickly realized how important bowling shoes really are! Anyways we had a fun game and I would recommend this place if you are looking for something fun to do with the kiddies.
Do you like ice-skating? QUEENS is London's ONLY Ice Rink and Ten Pin Bowling. Whether you want to learn to ice skate, try your hand at a game of ten pin bowling, enjoy a drink in the bar or sample some of our freshly prepared food the choice is yours.
If you are a teenager group or a family looking for an activity on a rainy Sunday, this might be a fun place to go. The good thing about ice rank is that it is indoors and unlike any other place you even can go ice-skating in summer. The equipment all can be hired at the reception.
Funny enough I was invited to a birthday to Queens. Even though it is original I did not really enjoy, as we were all grown up girls skating one round after the other. Not to mention this was summer!
But pop icon Madonna and Guy Ritchie celebrated their son Rocco's 6th birthday at Queens then I am sure it I good enough for you little ones!
This is an excellent complex for kids and adults alike. It offers Bowling and Ice skating primarily but also has Pool tables, a restaurant and an arcade available. The Ice Skating rink is fairly large for central london and the prices are very competitive. There is of course a place to hire all the essentials. On the weekend this place really fills up, especially the bowling alleys. It can also be extremely noisy with the loud music and screaming children merging into one.
Try it on a school night though if you want to enjoy a quieter night.
Great fun for bowling and ice skating with friendly staff.
Only let down that I could not get the web site to reserve a lane for me as rejected my cards which were fine and then crashed, so I had to call up and luckily when I told them the problem they let me do it by phone.
Do not let this put you off though as it is a great place for children and good for children's parties
Queens ice and bowl is located within 100 metres of queensway central line tube station and is less than 10 mins from central london by tube
I am not the best bowler but it is great fun! We had a staff night out here and the turn-out was excellent, which definitely helped make the night more enjoyable. If you are considering a staff party, or even a childrens party, have a look at the website, as there are a number of deals available at a reasonable price. Some deals involve a game of bowling, ice-skating, food and even food and drink. I believe this type of deal for a kids party is amazing, as you are able to budget for the event with the certainty that this is the amount of money it will cost.
The ice-skating rink is a nice change of scenery but I would not advise anyone to use it after a few beers It is hard enough to keep one's balance when sober, but after a drink, wow, all I can say is good luck!
I haven't been onto an ice rink since I was about 7 years old and bravely accepted an invitation to go ice-skating for a friend's leaving do. It is so much harder than it looks! This venue is bright and fun with bowling lanes and a bar as you first enter and then at the back is the rink with a disco at weekends. We had a real giggle and there were a few in the group that turned out to be closet skating experts. If you are a beginner you can happily cling to the barrier and shuffle round like I did. Unfortunately there are a few who speed round the outside/inside skating backwards and putting the rest of us to shame but the stewards there make sure evrything is safe. A fun and alternative night out in London.
Really scruffy and depressing. BUT there aren't many permanent ice rinks in Central London so
As with all ice rinks it is overcrowded with crazy kids and kamikaze teens but if you can sneak off in the middle of a school day it's always fun to skate.
This place is certainly a bit cheesy and not nearly as posh as some of the other places to bowl in London. Then again, bowling isn't really meant to be a posh activity, so this is a great place to go for Pitchers of beer and bowling. They also have a pretty decent video arcade and a minature ice skating rink. Never tried that out, but looks great for birthday parties!
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