Since most bowling alleys have bars and arcades with Dance Dance Revolution type games, you can the potential diary material here.
Sounds like a good laugh. I am terrible at bowling though, like really, really bad.
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I might end up coming back down for New Years anyway, adding a bit more time after Christmas that I'll be near London...ah, fuck it - this is too hard. Come up with a date and time and I'll see if it's feasible.
You've not lived until you've witness the raw awesome power of Gazbo's flamenco bowling.
What would probably suit gazbo and I (assuming he's in Alton at the time) is somewhere fairly easy to get to from Waterloo/Victoria.You can't inspire people with facts- Small Gods
There's a place called Funland in Piccadilly Circus, but that's almost certainly overpriced tourist shit.
There is also "Elephant & Castle Superbowl" at "Leisure Gate Shopping Centre, Elephant & Castle" - anybody know if that's the large pink fortress in the roundabout? Never been, but it's handy for Waterloo or from the centre of town generally.
The only other seeming contender is Hollywood Bowl" in Rotherhithe - hopefully a short journey from Waterloo on the Jubilee line.
As to time of day - I actually quite like going in the afternoon as it's less mental and you can talk. Bowling is the sort of thing you can start a "day of fun" with and follow up with watching a film / getting pissed / vomiting.
In fact, since bowling alleys charge many limbs for booze, we could just say there's a pub trip in the evening. More people could make it, if only for part of the day. There are advantages to being underemployed :)
I'll wait on more replies and see about ringing around those places later this week.
Afternoon is a good thing if people are up for it partly for the reasons you've said, and partly because it means people don't have to worry about last trains home etc.
I'm leaning towards the Elephant and Castle place as the three respondents so far would be best served by Sarf Lahndan.
Not sure if I'll be able to make it, obvious christmas is a time for family and all that, but I may be able to blow them out for bowling.
why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
That said, nothing has actually ever happened to me or anybody I know there. Whereas I believe my mother was mugged in a subway at Elephant and Castle.
I too know someone who got mugged in an Elephant subway - it's that great choice you have at night there: shall I get mugged or run over?
Pretty close to Canada Water on the jubilee line also.
So are you interested? And are there any other watering hoes around that you could recommend?
Dunno around there for pubs but you're close to London Bridge or Canary Wharf
And are there any other watering hoes around that you could recommend?
In terms of me being there, it's not impossible. I'm in London this w/e and maybe some other time over the 'holidays'*, too.
*Currently jobless, so holiday doesn't make too much sense.
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