Reviewed by Jat Shah
My friend and I visited Boulers Launch party in Stratford, London last night organized by Orangina. It is a very interesting concept which takes the traditional bowls game to the roof top of a busy London multistory car park and combines it with great music, food and drinks.
The location could not be more convenient with the mall being right opposite Stratford station in zone 3 and all the great transport links it has to offer. As we came out of the lift at floor 8 (top floor) of this car park, we were greeted by a friendly member of staff from the launch team who showed us around the roof top and made us familiar with all the facilities. This car park rooftop is large and offers some stunning views London city. We picked up a refreshing gin based cocktail and sat down on one of the many nicely laid out table & chairs with plenty of healthy snacks and dippers.
Within minutes, another friendly member of staff came over and asked if we would like to sign up for a game of bowls. We joined forces with another group of two and decided to put out name down for the game. He patiently explained how the game works and gave us a leaflet which included the rules of the game in a simple to understand language with our time slot for the game and lane number where we will be playing written on it. It was the first time for all four of us playing bowls game but within minutes we got into it and started getting competitive. The metal bowls are delivered in a wooden box and each individually wrapped with a cotton bag. They are patterned to distinguish which bowl belongs to which team when it comes to counting the points. We enjoyed the games so much that we would not have minded another 30 minutes.
I would highly recommend trying the Bowls games on this rooftop in Stratford. It is a fantastic way to kick start a great day/evening with a bunch of friends or spend time with your partner or a friend whilst trying something new and possibly also meet some like-minded people.
For more information visit www.boulers.co.uk.