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Tumbling Pins

The Game of London Skittles

The traditional pub game of London Skittles is played with nine pins. Unlike other forms of alley skittles it is played not with a ball but a cheese, which is thrown (not rolled) at the pins. One of the pictures from this site.

The game, also known as Old English Skittles, is now played only at the Freemasons Arms in Hampstead. The skittle alley is tucked away in the pub cellar. With the periodic thud of lignum vitae on hornbeam emanating from below, tourists stumble upon it as often as the locals.

The Freemasons' Arms

If you're looking for things to do on an evening out in London and you like pub games and real beer, come to the Freemasons Arms. We play every Tuesday from 8pm to 11pm and also occasionally on Saturdays. For more information about the Freemasons' Arms at pubs.com, click the image.

The Hampstead Lawn Billiard and Skittle Club welcomes new players, either as individuals or as a group. If you want to give it a try or your Sports or Social Club or other group would be interested in booking an evening of team games, please contact us.

Skittles then ...

... and now

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Where to find us
The Freemasons Arms
Downshire Hill
Hampstead, London
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Skittles in the Media
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How skittles cost a "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" contestant $15,000
Skittles on Oz Radio
London Skittles was featured in a 10 minute slot in The Sports Factor presented by Amanda Smith on Australian radio.
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