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Really good fun.

Really good fun. We had heard about this place having visited the Southwold venue last... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GuidingNutter
Fun little place

A quirky, unique collection of machines, many science-themed. You buy tokens (10 for £8), and spend... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2019
530anneo
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A mad new collection of home made satyrical arcade machines. Practice Money Laundering; operate a nuclear reactor; meet an alien's mum; give yourself a full frisk, get divorced: and much much more. We've opened Novelty Automation because we ran out...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1A Princeton Street, London WC1R 4AX, England
Holborn
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really good fun. We had heard about this place having visited the Southwold venue last November. The games were very simple to understand what we needed to do. I will certainly be recommending it to other friends when they visit London. The ingenuity of Tim...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

A quirky, unique collection of machines, many science-themed. You buy tokens (10 for £8), and spend one or two, depending on the game. Loved the two player pong game that was operated by stationary bikes, and the ‘Instant Eclipse’.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 530anneo
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

This is such a quirky venue to spent some time. Fun. Dark humour. Reasonable and interesting. Check it out

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Roz B
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Having checked on the website to check opening times during half term (“open every day”), we spent £16 on a taxi from Euston. It was closed! Very, very annoying! Work on your website guys!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Claire K
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Really fun place to visit, worth visiting if you're in the area. Quirky machines, very clever. Some of the machines are the same as the one in Southwold.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DollyD318
Reviewed February 10, 2019

We passed here on a 14mile Geocaching trip to London , we wished we had time to stay longer. The devices are fabulous, works of art, well worth the 1 or 2 pounds to fire up each one, but its fun to watch others use...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GandC_UK
Reviewed December 19, 2018

It's quite a small space, but the 20 or so machines kept us immensely entertained and engaged for over an hour. My daughter (age 10.5) and I loved every one of the devices we tried (most of them), and 30 tokens was perfect. Her favourite...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trip650988
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This place was fantastic! Much smaller than I expected but that made the experience all the more interesting in my opinion. There were a small amount of people in there at the time but there are so many machines to use that nobody got in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KirkyLou89
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this because of its amazing animated arrows Great fun and laughed so very much worth a visit. Ideal for all ages

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K33l3y
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Part arcade, Part Fairground attraction, Part art installation, if you like any of these and/or you like fun this is an unmissable pilgrimage to make when you're in London. A room full of coin operated machines, some of them actual games, some vending, some experiences....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tina C
April 29, 2017|
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Response from June P | Reviewed this property |
When I visited in March, the times were: Open Wed, Fri, Sat 11:00-18:00, Thu 12:00-20:00. Closed Sun, Mon, Tue.
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margaret l
January 27, 2016|
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Its free to enter but you need to buy tokens to operate the automata. Under £20 gives you tokens to work all.
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