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“Great value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of F1K Indoor Karting Ltd - CLOSED

F1K Indoor Karting Ltd
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: F1K Indoor Go Karting is the ideal destination for any occasion. Compete against friends, family and co-workers at speeds of up to 45 mph. Our 450 metre circuit is the only place to race Our East London track has the following onsite facilities: Computerised Kiosk Check in Disabled Toilets Free Car Parking Vending Refreshments Changing Rooms with Lockers Junior Karts Adult Karts Spectators' Viewing Area Venue Hire F1K Thurrock can be hired for special events or occasions such as product launches, filming or other requirements. Children's Parties Our standard Party pack provides one hour of exclusive use of the Thurrock track and is suitable for parties of up to 15 drivers. Corporate Hospitality Our experienced Event Coordinators will ensure your guests are looked after from the moment they arrive at our track. Hot & Cold Catering We have a number of standard catering options available; from cold buffets, hot meals to children's party packs. All of our catering options can be modified to match your individual or dietary requirements. For freshness and quality all food is provided by outside contractors so please pre order when you book. Stag & Hen Parties Karting is great fun and is perfect for breaking the ice between your friends and family. There's no better way of kicking off your celebration than getting behind the wheel of a go-kart.
South Ockendon, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Went here on a Thursday evening when you pay £23.00 for the evening. We had 6 15 min sessions on track so overall did about 150 laps, so it works out very cheap for the evening. The staff were very helpful and tried to keep us racing overall we all had a great nights karting . My tip would be to take plenty of water with you as it does get very warm and there is only 1 vending machine which is £1:00 per bottle will defo be going back for another go

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Paul D
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“Amazing time with family and friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

A* staff very helpfull in all needs, great little track would definitely recommend to all my family and friends for a great time out

Visited March 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fast Track”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Visited this track on the 14th March, It only open last year so everything is almost new.
Very impressed with the venue. The karts are very quick and the track has a couple of long straights.

They managed to get all 12 of us on the circuit which made it great for overtaking.

The only downside is the lack of catering, we ordered pizzas in.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Mark G
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I would be very annoyed if I had payed full price!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

I run a small salon and for our staff do instead of having a meal (same old) I decided to go a bit more adventurous. So I booked F1k Karting through Groupon and paid half price for 50 lap session for 8 of us.

When we arrived there was no-one to greet us at reception but there was 3 computers to sign in on, without much guidance we decided to put our over-all's on located in a room near reception. Getting changed took longer than it needed to as all over all's would not do up, I changed 4 times myself to try to find one that would do up without much luck I gave up!

A young man eventually greeted us and lead us upstairs to a room to be filled in on the safety rules etc, he told us due to it being a busy day we would not get our full 50 laps we would get what we can do in half hour!

We were then lead downstairs to find a helmet (sweaty & not in size order) and then gloves (sweaty & holey) which was a great experience!! We then jumped into our Karts which were great fun but ever so stiff to turn and has resulted in days of pain & bruises around our knee's!

Out of the 9 of us on the track 2 were taken off without doing much wrong!

Over all I did enjoy the karting but would never book to go with this company ever again, its too much money to be unhygienic and the karts seemed too old.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Chesk4455
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Shocking. Disgraceful Company!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

I arrived for a busy event and got signed in quickly enough. From here it all went downhill. The changing room was a mess, all the suits were on a big pile on the floor, they were sweaty and dirty and the most unappealing thing to put on before the event. The lockers did not work so had to leave our stuff in the car.

Next we were herded into a briefing room and sat there for some time before a lady came to brief us. We watched the usual dull karting briefing video then were given a brief, not very informative explanation of it all then herded back downstairs for out event.

The helmets were all sweaty too, some had broken visors and were not arranged in size order. We were put into our karts for our race. The karts as a whole were not too bad but a few people did come in saying they werent right and were greated by grunts and 'not much we can do's' from the staff. There was a large crash during the event and the race had to be stopped. However whilst the poor marshals struggled to sort everyone out the managers looked on from outside just smoking away clearly not slightly interested in what was going on.

The race was done we were given a laptime sheet then herded out the building to complete our waste of money. The manager a lady who's name i didnt get had no interest in the customers and spent most of the time outside smoking and hiding out of sight!

Will not be going back to F1K again there are other tracks such as Lakeside Karting who are much better than this!!

Visited January 2014
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