Connect with us


Crawley’s Mayor and MP tour new £450k Hollywood Bowl Walk Of Fame



Mayor, Councillor Francis Guidera, and MP, Henry Smith, were given a tour of the refurbished Hollywood Bowl venue, and showed the new ‘Have Fun, Play Safe’ safety measures by centre manager, Lewis Harvey.

Work has been completed at Hollywood Bowl’s Crawley centre to transform it into a glamorous latest generation venue.

Tthe £450,000 refurbishment took place during lockdown, with the UK’s biggest bowling operator updating its iconic American décor to make its Crawley centre more stylish than ever.

The upgraded Hollywood Bowl has seen the makeover of its existing 24 lanes, plus the addition of four new ones and the inclusion of the new state-of-the-art scoring system. Visitors looking for the real ‘star’ treatment can also take advantage of the renovated VIP lanes, with new plush furnishings.

In addition to the upgraded lanes, guests can also treat themselves to a range of tasty American-style classics in the new-look Hollywood Diner. The offering includes burgers and dogs, and delicious freshly made shakes.

The Diner is complemented by a fully-stocked bar and American pool tables for those wanting to sit back and relax before or after a game.

The centre’s impressive arcade area has also been transformed and now features the most popular and industry-leading games, and the opportunity to ‘Play for Prizes’, where visitors can win tickets on their favourite games and exchange them for a range of fun rewards.

Lewis Harvey, Centre Manager at Hollywood Bowl Crawley said: 

The refurbishment has not only given the centre a completely new look, it’s given our guests so much more variety too! The centre has had a glamorous LA-style makeover and we’re delighted to be able to continue to give our customers the best family entertainment experience with our transformation into a new generation Hollywood Bowl.”

As with the reopening of other Hollywood Bowl centres across the UK, Crawley has seen the introduction of enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures to ensure guests can have fun and play safe, with customer guidance throughout the centre also in place. Only alternate bowling lanes and amusement machines are in use to provide extra space, and bar and dining area seating is appropriately spaced out.

Guests have the choice to wear disposable gloves for their games, must wear their own suitable footwear and use the available hand sanitiser upon entry and exit. Enhanced cleaning takes place throughout the day, including the cleaning of bowling balls, lane seating and touch screens in between every game.

Find out more about the new safety measures and guidance to ensure customers can “Have Fun and Play Safe” here:

Customers are encouraged to pre-book bowling to guarantee their lane, and can now make bookings for the Crawley centre via the Hollywood Bowl website.

Visit to book your game.


Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park



Crawley welcomes Furniture Village who will open a brand-new store in County Oak retail park this Boxing Day.

The new location offers a Carpetright concession, providing a one-stop-shop for customers looking to update their homes.

Visitors to the new Furniture Village store will be invited to create their ‘home in one’, by exploring collections for every room of the house, from sofas to beds to dining.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, comments:

“With much of the UK under lockdown, I’m delighted we’ve been able to open our new store in Crawley. County Oak is a fantastic shopping destination and the ideal choice for Furniture Village.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but I am incredibly proud of the Furniture Village team which continues to offer industry-leading quality, choice and service. As well as Family Retailer of the Year, we’ve also been awarded National Bed Retailer of the Year so I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming customers to our new bed department.”

The store will see a team of 11 expert sales consultants offering valuable insights and advice to customers, all made possible thanks to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

These include temperature checks, PPE for all staff and hand sanitisation stations, along with an appointment booking system which can be accessed via the website.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, adds:

“Customer safety is still, and will continue to be, a priority for us. The feedback from all of our existing stores continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with the appointment booking system providing reassurance and exceptional service for customers.”

The store will open at 9am on Saturday 26th December 2020. Opening offers include Sale discounts of up to 50% plus an additional £50 off every £500 spent.

Continue Reading