Bowling has one of the longest and richest histories of all sports, dating back approximately 4,000 years ago to Greece and Rome Bowling helps promote muscle exercise of the lower body, as you are doing a lot of walking with the extra weight of a bowling ball in your hands. Further, when you are swinging your arm to throw the bowling ball, the stretching and flexing that occurs provides enough exercise for the tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints in your arms.
Check out these clubs below.
1. West London Bowling Club
WEST LONDON BOWLING CLUB is the only Bowling Club in Kensington & Chelsea. It was established in 1903 as part of St Quintin’s vision for having sports and recreation in the backlands of the estate. For the past 111 years it has been a vibrant and successful Private Members Club with 100-150 members, of which over 60 were bowlers. Over the years it has produced champion bowlers and won awards for its garden. The club now maintains its green, gardens and clubhouse through the voluntary efforts of its members.
112A Highlever Rd,
Tel: +4420 7277 0001
Monday – Sunday 2pm – 8pm
2. North Sheen Bowling Club
We are well known for our hospitality and have an extensively stocked bar in our recently refurbished club house. Our disabled facilities include toilets and level access from the street to the clubhouse. During the winter months we have a full calendar of social events.
Tel: +4420 8891 1541
3. Bellingham Bowling Club
Bellingham Bowling Club (BBC) is a friendly club catering for bowls players, and potential players, of all ages and abilities, and new members are always welcome. If you have never played before, or wish to learn more about the game, pay us a visit and let us give you a taste of what is on offer. Coaching is available in addition, for beginners.
183 Bellingham Rd,
Tel: +4420 8698 1643
4. South London Bowling & Social Club
South London Bowling Club since its formation has been a small friendly club run and managed by its members. All new members are advised accordingly prior to their joining.
19 Lyford Rd,
Tel: +4420 8874 8325
5. Aldersbrook Bowls Club
Aldersbrook bowls club was established in 1919. We are open to both bowling and non bowling – Social members. Non members are always welcome to come in and enjoy a drink with us and have a look around. Children are not currently permitted in the bar area. However, we have a large hall adjoining the bar where supervised children are welcome.
34 Aldersbrook Rd,
Tel: +4420 8989 8282
Monday & Tuesday 8:00 – 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 – 11:00 pm
6. Mill Hill Bowling Club
Established in1919 as a men only club we became mixed in 2001 when Mill Hill Ladies Club amalgamated with us. In 2003 HGH Bowls Club joined us which further strengthened our numbers and today we have over 60 playing members. Friends and family are welcome.
Mill Hill Park,
Tel: +4420 8906 1325
7. Arnos Bowling Club
The club welcomes players of all ages and ability and particularly welcomes new players. All you need to bring are flat soled shoes. The club will supply the bowls, jacks and mats. There is no charge to try it out and at the beginning of the season we provide 3 free coaching sessions.
Tel: +447925 543 947
8. Streatham Park Bowling Club
For more information regarding Streatham Park Bowling Club
and it’s calendar of events ring: 0208 769 6266
contact the club secretary:
Tel: +4420 8769 6266
9. Hornsey Bowling Club
Hornsey Bowling Club is a friendly outdoor mixed bowls club situated off Hornsey High Road, the pedestrian entrance is between the TA Centre and St Marys School, and the car park entrance is in Rectory Gardens. We are open to everybody regardless of race, age, gender, ability, sexual orientation, and religious belief.
Tel: +4420 8340 7884
10. Ladywell Bowling Club
Ladywell Bowling Club, which is situated in attractive, picturesque surroundings, is well known as one of the friendliest bowling clubs in South London.
New members are always welcome, whether experienced bowlers or complete beginners, including people with a moderate disability, and of any age from 16 upwards.
We play against many clubs in the surrounding areas as well as an annual fixture to New Romney in Kent.
Tel: +4420 8857 1836
11. North Greenwich Bowls Club
North Greenwich Bowls Club was formed in 1901, at Isle Gardens on the Isle of Dogs. Some 50 years later it moved to Millwall Park, Isle of Dogs which is our present location. The current membership is 32 men and 10 ladies.
197 E Ferry Rd,
Tel: +447866 178 246
12. Francis Drake Bowls Club
This is a council owned facility and the grounds are maintained by Glendale. The club is run by the members headed by a small committee and in line with the club’s constitution. The green has set opening times dependent on club fixtures, the English weather and the availability of a key holding member but can also be used at other times when a key holding member is available.
Hilly Fields Cres,
Tel: +4420 8291 9243
13. Muswell Hill Bowling Club
The club was founded in 1901 and celebrate its centenary in 2001. Muswell Hill Lawn Bowls Club in Kings Avenue – New and experienced members welcome.
Tel: +4420 8698 1643
14. Finchley Bowling Club
We welcome new members of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of skill and experience. Our qualified coaches will be happy to provide free coaching for anyone who wants it. Finally, we will initially provide new members with all the equipment they need, so there’s nothing for you to spend.
6 Etchingham Park Rd,
Tel: +4420 8346 1449
15. Blackheath & Greenwich Bowling Club Ltd
Our club opens its doors to any person who wishes to take up the sport of lawn bowling or to simply enjoy a social membership. We encourage new bowlers by providing a subscription discount and also juniors who also receive a substantial discount.
The outdoor season begins late April and ends late September and we have a few indoor fixtures as well as a social programme thoughout the winter.
Tel: +4420 8852 0463
16. Harrow Bowls Club
Founded in 1942, Stanmore Bowls Club welcomes those new to bowling as well as experienced bowlers from Stanmore and the surrounding areas. We are situated in Stanmore Recreation Ground, with our entrance off the Car Park, in Dennis Lane, Stanmore. We welcome men and ladies to membership, and provide free coaching given by those members who are qualified under the English Bowls Coaching Society scheme.
Harrow Recreation Ground,
Tel: +4420 8863 6600
17. West Ealing Bowls & Social Club
West Ealing Bowls and Social Club is presently a Private Members Club with membership open by invitation only from any current Club member. Both ladies and men are welcome for either bowling or social membership. Young people from the age of 7 to 17 years can join as Junior Bowls Members. As well as a full size outdoor 6 rink bowling green, the Club also has a full-size snooker table, darts and a licensed bar. stocking various beers and lagers, plus a wide range of spirits and soft drinks.
Tel: +4420 8567 7658
18. West Wimbledon Bowling Club
West Wimbledon Bowls Club has been established at 55 Durham Road since 1921 when most of the surrounding area consisted of fields and meadow land. We even have members who can remember those days. But don’t be fooled into thinking that bowls is a game only for old people. It is simply one of the rare games that can be played competitively whatever your age or gender. We compete in four different leagues in which we have had a fair modicum of success in recent times.
55 Durham Rd,
Tel: +4420 8946 4676
19. Croydon Bowling Club
Croydon Bowling Club offers a warm welcome to bowlers of all ages and abilities. If you have never played before and are thinking of taking up the game, we offer free taster sessions and free coaching from our fully qualified coaches. We have the best facilities in Surrey and provide the ideal venue for casual and friendly games right through to national competitions.
10 Nottingham Rd,
Tel: +4420 8688 0659
20. Bromley Bowling Club Ltd
Bromley Bowling Club was 127 years old. During previous seasons, the club played at Windsor Great Park versus the Royal Household & entertained teams from, County Past Presidents London Scottish, London Irish,& Queensmead B.C. The following playing successes during the 2015 Season have been reported.
77a Plaistow La,
Tel: +4420 8460 1368
If you’re a member at a Bowling club that’s not listed above, let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it to our next list.