The Croc Bowling Alley, located within the Ham Yard Hotel, houses an original 1950’s bowling alley, stylish lounge with silver baby grand piano, bar and dance floor.
Greeting you as you enter The Croc, is an impressive collection of dozens of vintage bowling shoes and bowling balls. It’s a hint of what’s to come as you enter the richly decorated space to find one of the most unique bowling alleys in the UK.
The Croc Bowling Alley was created as a unique private event space for the hotel as well as a fun place for guests to use when events were not taking place. The bowling lanes form part of a full floor of other event spaces including the Dive Bar, which leads into three private rooms of varying styles and sizes, and a 190-seat state of the art theatre with a stage and balcony seating.
The space has an impressive collection of art curated by co-founder Kit Kemp, including two large scale artworks by Howard Hodgkin and three crocodiles scaling one wall. There is a defined music theme reflecting the original life of the site in the 1960s, home to several music venues including The Scene Club, where artists such as The Who and the Rolling Stones performed.