Lawn bowls is a quintessential English sport, which dates back to the early 13th century. The game itself was once banned by early monarchs for fear it would interfere with the archery practice of their troops.
Today, bowls is alive and well and there are plenty of greens for you to practice your skills within Kensington and Chelsea. If you don’t know how to play, read up on the rules and regulations here.
It is advisable to reserve a green in advance to avoid disappointment.
Whilst not technically in the Kensington and Chelsea borough, this beautiful bowls lawn lies within the picturesque Battersea Park just across the Chelsea Embankment. It is available within the summer months and is located in the centre of the Park near to the bandstand.
Of course Hyde Park has a bowling green! The bowling green is located within the Hyde Park Tennis and Sports Club and has 6 rinks. It is available from May-October depending on the weather, of course. You will need bring your own woods, however, as these are not available for hire through the centre.
Hidden away in North Kensington, the West London Bowling Club allows members of the public to pay as they play. The bowling green is grass and there is even a free car park for a limited number of vehicles.