Blog of Mercure Hyde Park



Celebrate summer by trying your hand at the quintessentially British sport of lawn bowls! Until 23rd August, Festibowl takes up residency in Montgomery, right next to Canary Wharf tube station: with grass beneath your feet, an ice-cold drink in one hand and a lawn bowl in the other, and a group of friends, could there be a better way to spend a sunny summer’s day?

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or complete novice, lawn bowls is for you: with simple rules and a relaxed pace, even the least co-ordinated beginner will soon get the hang of it – but that doesn’t mean it won’t get competitive! As Festibowl’s founder, William Goy, says, “Anyone can play it, with or without a drink in hand, and it invariably ends up being an absolute blast.” Add Festibowl’s music and live commentary into the mix, and you’re set for a sizzling summer’s day!

If you fancy a break from bowls, try some of the mouth-watering street food on offer, or enjoy a cold beer or classy cocktail from the well-stocked bar; and there are even big screens showing The Ashes live, so you don’t miss any of the action! With free entrance for spectators, and lane bookings starting from just £10, Festibowl is an absolute must this summer.

Located just a short tube journey away from Canary Wharf, the Mercure Hyde Park is the perfect base for your lawn bowls antics!

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