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Novelty Automation

1A Princeton Street, London WC1R 4AX, England
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What fun !

Been to the Southwold Pier, where this evolved from & loved that. Such good fun to have this in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
335bg
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Essex
Mechanically minded fun

I love things that are different and the thinking and building behind these games are brilliant... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
61martin
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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 of space in our seaside arcade 'The Under The Pier show' - which is Trip Advisor's top rated attraction in Southwold, Suffolk.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tim hunkin” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1A Princeton Street, London WC1R 4AX, England
Holborn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to the Southwold Pier, where this evolved from & loved that. Such good fun to have this in London - so many giggles to be had ! Worth buying a bunch of tokens & having a go on everything - otherwise how do you...More

Thank 335bg
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I love things that are different and the thinking and building behind these games are brilliant! Having recently visited the Crystal Maze I think my puzzle solving/game playing mind was still buzzing. Tucked away about a 5 minute walk from Holborn station, the games are...More

Thank 61martin
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Nothing like it. I laughed and a was charmed, and sometimes I jumped. A great experience for a family or couple. Highly recommended.

Thank Will S
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I visited having seen and liked previous Tim Hunkin inventions and his TV series. These are all home built machines and games. The place was easy to get to: 3 stops from Waterloo on the bus and then Google maps on a phone for the...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

A small but cosy experience which makes you laugh out loud. Especially the photo booth. Not far from Holborn tube Fab

Thank Slugian
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We had a free token voucher and called in on the way to lunch, previous reviews said to took about 1 hour to see it all but to be honest, as we were the only ones in it took around 30 minutes. The machines (about...More

Thank eyupmikethetyke
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

A wonderful gem in London full of quirky interesting fun machines to play. Fun for all ages. The people who run this are friendly to chat with too.

Thank YourThaiChef
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to have a fun and unique experience for an hour. Not a large place but for 21 pounds you can do every machine there. They are all humorous and good for at least one go around. There's a few that are like games...More

Thank mattlenox
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

If it hadn't been for the following experience, I would have given this 3 stars for a quirky way to spend 30 minutes in central London, but... One machine is a frisking machine powered by compressed air. I thought it'd be a funny concept so...More

Thank frederickuxley
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This was a really fun visit. A short walk from holburn tube station. I agree that 18 tokens is about enough for 2 people - although if you want more look for the bag of gold as this is good value. Never been to anything...More

Thank Angela c
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practically any taste or budget. With major
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Tina C
29 April 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
27 January 2016|
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Response from S F | Reviewed this property |
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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