There's a petanque pitch in famous Hay's Galleria along the Thames river. But for the fact that it's covered, it replicates the South of France to a tee.
Look at the 360° view on this link. It makes you want to go there right away! Pan up to see the roof.
To book the pitch, you have to contact Balls Brothers. Seriously.
I picked it up from an article in today's Sunday Independent, that lauds the fact that there are several spots where you can play petanque in the city during the summer. Great!
But why did the journalist have to spoil a good story by adding that ... " in France the players tend to be old, male and drunk" ??
Precisely what I mentioned two weeks ago.