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Namco Funscape London Review – The Kids Tell All!
On the Southbank Promenade, on the Westminster Bridge side of the London Eye, is the County building housing the Namco Funscape Carnival Arcade. I set Ned and Roam the Gnome the task of doing a Namco Funscape London Review.
“It’s fun here. My favourite game was the Typhoon where you ride a speed roller coaster. Jack sat next to me. The chair moved and bumped and rocked me around. I loved it so much Mum let me have two turns! My other favourite things were watching the dodgem cars, and trying to win a toy on one of those ‘pick me up’ machines but this time, I didn’t win. I could spend hours here if Mum would let me. There’s so many cool games to play”.
My Namco Funscape London Review tips?
- Don’t make a special journey here, but if you’ve been to the London Eye, the Jubilee Gardens playground, or any of the other fun family activities in this building (Shrek’s Adventure, SEALIFE London Aquarium, or the London Dungeon) and have a spare hour or two, it’s a fun spot.
- McDonald’s is just next door, so bring a cup of something hot with you as you follow the tribe around.
- Lots of the games spit out tickets as your winnings. Collect as many as you can, then visit the Prize Shop on Level 2 to redeem a gift. There’s lollies and sweets, soft toys and branded merchandise including Marvel action heros and Super Mario stuff. Games range in price from 30p and £3 so it’s not too hard on the hip pocket.
- Rides start from £1 a go.
- There are change machines available, but no ATM (automatic teller machine/cash point).
- Families and kids should stick to Levels 1 and 2. The sub-basement level is a bit dingy and grungy, and felt a bit scummy to me. I wouldn’t take my kids there, but there’s no need with all the really fun stuff for kids on the first two levels anyway.
Three levels of fun.
Level 1: Ground Floor (entrance)
- The latest video games
- Prize-winning ticket games
Ned and Jack were happy to wander about and check out all the games. There’s dance machines, coin pushers, grab machines, shooting ranges, basketball, air hockey, and lots of retro style games I remember from childhood.
Level 2: Basement
- More video games and simulators including Ned’s favourite, the Typhoon.
- More Prize-winning ticket games and the Prize Shop
- Bowling (from £2.50)
- Dodgems Bumper Cars (from £3 per ride)
- Fruit machines
- A Cotton Candy making machine!
- Lazer maze
- Private Karaoke
- Simulators including downhill skiing, skateboarding or cyber cycles
Level 3: Sub-Basement – for the BIG kids (adults!)
- More video games and simulators
- A Pool Hall
- Ping-pong (from just £5 per game)
- Bar and Lounges with Sky TV, and Costa Coffee
The Inside Scoop
Opening Hours & Entry Fees
- 10am until midnight daily
- Entrance is FREE
- Pay per use on games, simulators and rides
- Phone: 020 7967 1066
- Namco Funscape (Namco Station) Website
- Email (guest relations): email@example.com
- By tube: Namco Funscape is located within easy walking distance from several London Underground stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Blackfriars and Westminster. Jubilee Line stations have disabled access.
- By rail: The closest rail stations are Waterloo and Charing Cross.
- By boat: You can travel to the Namco Funscape on the Thames Clippers. Exit at London Eye Pier.
- By bus: Bus routes include The Riverside Bus (RV1) and sightseeing tour buses. Visit TFL to plan your journey.
- By car: As well as meter bays located around the streets of South Bank there are also a number of car parks. The Hungerford Car park will be closed until September, but the Hayward Gallery Car Park, National Theatre Car Park and The Union Car Park will be open.
Please note that County Hall at Southbank is within the Congestion Charge Zone.
Location and Map
- Address: County Hall, Riverside Buildings, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, England
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