The pop-up bowling green are fully equipped for a few rounds of bowls and an ideal spot for socialising, soaking up the sun and enjoying some drinks. The quintessentially British sport may seem chilled out, but it can get surprisingly competitive. The simple rules and relaxed pace mean it's accessible for all sporting abilities. Whether you're a master bowler or a total newbie, Festibowl enhances the game with food, drink and music. And with MC Mr. Benjamin Owls Esq. providing a madcap live commentary, you'll find that a casual game of bowls grows increasingly hilarious and high stakes.
And there's plenty to do between games or if you'd rather bow out of bowls altogether: big screens will be showing The Ashes live, so you can keep up with the cricket while still enjoying the sunshine.
The well-stocked bar will help you work out if a few beers or cocktails help improve your bowling aim, while the freshly-cooked streetfood will soak up the pints. You can channel Caribbean vibes at Mama's Jerk, go for Meditteranan flavours from Rick's or spice it up with Korean BBQ from Hanok.
William Goy, the founder of Festibowl, describes bowls as the perfect summer sport: 'Anyone can play it, with or without a drink in hand, and it invariably ends up being an absolute blast,' he says. 'I love to see people come in a bit unsure of things and then by the end of the game, there are people throwing themselves on the floor and cheering wildly!'
|What||Festibowl 2019, Canary Wharf|
|Nearest tube||Canary Wharf (underground)|
06 Aug 19 – 23 Aug 19, 12 - 11pm daily
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