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Brooklyn Bowl arrives in London!

Brooklyn Bowl opens in London!

So the latest hotspot everyone is excited about in London is the arrival of ‘Brooklyn Bowl‘, located in the famous O2 Arena on the Greenwich Peninsula.

London O2

Brooklyn Bowl is a famous bowling alley, restaurant and music venue and as the name suggests started in Brooklyn, New York. The idea as far as we could work out is that famous people perform/ bowl there and they are trying to bring that to London with the place being attached to the O2 Arena!

So we actually booked a table at the restaurant as we couldn’t reserve a bowling lane online but on arrival the waitress told us we could eat whilst bowling so we decided to take that option instead.

Bowling was £18 per 30 minutes (peak time!) so it can work out pricey if there isn’t many of you bowling but I think they allow around 8 people per lane so for larger groups it’s a bit of a bargain really!

Brooklyn Bowl scoreboard

We ordered loads of food including BBQ Pork Sliders, Cheesy fries and the biggest chicken wings we have ever seen. We had a friend from LA with us and even he was bowled over by the food! (Excuse the pun!)

The bowling itself is standard – bumpers / no bumpers – we chose none! But the atmosphere is great – fantastic music and nice decor creating a modern and edgy vibe. There are big TV screens playing music events which is awesome and I heard that some events from the O2 will be screened there too!

Halfway through bowling the lights dimmed and the pins and lane became illuminated which was a fun bonus!

Brooklyn Bowl bowling!

I totally recommend London Brooklyn Bowl as a fun and relaxed night out for larger groups of people 🙂

They also hold events there and tomorrow they are holding a Super Bowl party – you can get tickets through their site for this.

For details on London Brooklyn Bowl you can visit their site here – you can also reserve tables and get tickets to events here too 🙂

Portobello Road – Notting Hill

‘You’ll find what you want in the Portobello Road!’

So last weekend we ventured to North London to visit Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill – the place most people associate with the 1999 romantic comedy ‘Notting Hill’ film starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.

Portobello Road is located in the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and is situated just a few minutes walk Ladbroke Grove station or Nottinghill Gate.

A place also famous for it’s Carnival – http://www.thenottinghillcarnival.com/.

We visited the lovely market stalls along the Portobello Road – stopping to look at things such as cashmere scarves , antique paraphernalia, old worn books with so much history to them, an unique hand crafted jewellery.

Portobello Road sign

There really is something for everyone on Portobello Road!

We stopped off for a quick drink in the ‘Duke of Wellington’ which had a lovely lively atmosphere, probably due to it being extremely busy because of the rain that had descended upon the market goers of Portobello Road!

Once the rain had cleared we made our way outside and further down Portobello Road until we came to Pizza East.

This is now one of my favourite places to eat in London – the decor is lovely and earthy with a large open pizza oven making the room lovely and warm and the atmosphere is relaxing and friendly. Our waiter (an Aussie gentleman) was amazingly helpful, friendly and a real credit to this place!

The food is also amazing – we ordered a pizza topped with Roast Pork and crackling and what more can I say! Delicious!

I recommend this place for a great night either chilling with friends or on a date as the ambience is great and food and staff also top notch.

You can book a table online and view the menu here.