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KevTastic84

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Hi all. Planning a trip down to London in a couple of weeks. Hit up the remaining few Arcades that are around. May be shooting a mini documentary on my travels,

So far i have Trocadero and a place called The Heart Of Gaming on my list. Are there any others i am missing? Google isn't really ball too well.

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Bulbousaur

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There's Namco FunScape near the London Eye, but to be honest the one time I went there I wasn't impressed. Apart from the normal stuff like Tme Crisis and a few racing games there's almost nothing there. It definitely caters more to the average person than gamers since things like bowling and laser tag are more focused on than games, which is a shame. The only fighting game in the whole place is Tekken 6 (not even the newest one), and I'm pretty sure it's just the console version in a big shell. There's not even a version of the arcade Mario Kart games which Namco helped to develop, which is a huge opportunity missed.

Might be worth popping in if your near the area to go on the London Eye or something, but nothing to go out of your way for.

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KevTastic84

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Yeh i always here mixed things on namco funscape. Not great for gamers. More a good place to book functions and work parties.

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unrandomsam

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KevTastic84 wrote:

Hi all. Planning a trip down to London in a couple of weeks. Hit up the remaining few Arcades that are around. May be shooting a mini documentary on my travels,

So far i have Trocadero and a place called The Heart Of Gaming on my list. Are there any others i am missing? Google isn't really ball too well.

There is one that it is in Acton that is basically the stuff from when the Trocadero closed. Apparently you pay a set fee. (Like £10 from 4pm - 12am or something but it is rammed with machines.)

The best stuff is in a Casino on Tottenham Court Road. (It has the latest imported Japanese games). It is totally unprofitable but financed by the Casino profits which is the only way it can work.

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unrandomsam

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KevTastic84 wrote:

Yeh i always here mixed things on namco funscape. Not great for gamers. More a good place to book functions and work parties.

It was good when it was Sega World.

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unrandomsam

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In fact it looks like it has all changed again. (Other than the Acton one which is still there.)

No idea.

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KevTastic84

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Yeh i think the Acton one is that The Heart of Gaming place.It looks pretty cool to check out.

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unrandomsam

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There was a bar in Soho looks like it has relocated to Hackney though.

http://dalstonist.co.uk/a-gaming-themed-cocktail-bar-with-ret...

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I heard of some in central London but as far as I know of arcade machines there is two that I've seen (even possibly more) in my local retro gaming store called Playnation Games which has multiple consoles too, to play with upstairs.

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