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Videogame Arcades UK

Videogame Arcades are becoming a dying breed, so here is my list for the best Videogame Arcades that I have been to across the UK. If you have your own to suggest, please let me know.
Note: prices and information is listed at the time of entry to the site, and should be used only as refference. Puppyland is not affiliated with any of these businesses.

Index
Timewarp Arcade, Bridgwater
National Videogame Museum, Sheffield
History of Videogames, Bristol
Arcade Club Bury

Timewarp Arcade, Bridgwater

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Watsons Ln, Bridgwater TA6 5BE, United Kingdom.
Paid Entry, Free-to-play Machines. £8 all-day entry, £5 for under-12's (accompanied by adult)

Range of machines:

four stars

There is a wide range of older machines available

Number of Machines:

four stars

There are 60+ machines

Noise and lights:

four stars

The lighting is turned down. Volume can get high, though it is not uncomfortable.

Money's Worth:

five stars

This is the least expensive arcade on the list, and has many machines to make it worth your time.

Wheelchair accessibility:

three stars

You may need assistance to get inside. Alleys between machines are easily maneuverable, but assistance may be required.

Food Accessability:

three stars

You will have to eat before or after visiting. However, there are plenty of accessible restaurants around.

My personal favourite go-to arcade. This location has all kinds of machines, including many unique rideable machines that are hard to find elsewhere. There are many unique machies, and also the standard classics, such as Galaga, and Outrunners. Though, a lot of machines are hosted on standard cabinets, rather than their original shells. They also sell a really tasty watermelon fizzy in the fridge up front, which is definitely worth picking up. This location hosts annual halloween pizza costume parties, amongst other events, which are absolutely worth the trip down, if you live up-country like I do. There is also an affiliate store for retro games and memorabillia in town called Insane Games (4 Fore St, Bridgwater TA6 3NQ) that is worth dropping by if you're already in town.
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National Videogame Museum, Sheffield

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Castle House, Angel St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S3 8LN, United Kingdom.
Paid Entry, Free-to-play Machines. £12 entry for 3 hours, £10 for under-18's, Students, PIP & DLA, and over 60's.

Range of machines:

four stars

There are not so many machines, but the ones that are here are select picks.

Number of Machines:

two stars

There is a very limited selection of machines.

Noise and lights:

five stars

Lights are turned on, and the machines are evenly spaced that the volume is not turned up.

Money's Worth:

three stars

Whilst there are plenty of machines, you only get three hours for the price.

Wheelchair accessibility:

five stars

There is a ramp to enter the building, and space between all of the machines.

Food Accessability:

three stars

You will have to eat before or after visiting. However, there are plenty of accessible restaurants around.

An awesome spot, with plenty of interesting picks. This arcade is more of an experience than a traditional arcade, and features a selection of console games such as Mario Paint, as well as arcade games. I would recommend this spot more as an experience, than a frequent go-to spot to play - it is especially good for beginners to arcades, before jumping into the deep end. My sole complaint is that there is not enough time allotted to see it all! I'd like to spend more time here. You will certainly need to book a return trip or two to experience it all.
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History of Video Games, Bristol

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The Galleries Shopping Centre, 25 Union St, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD, United Kingdom.
Paid entry, Free-to-play Machines. £13 all-day entry, £10 for under-14's or £40 for any group of four.

Range of machines:

four stars

There are a good range of machines available, including import machines.

Number of Machines:

four stars

There are over 100 machines.

Noise and lights:

five stars

Lights are dimmed, and the volume does not get so loud.

Money's Worth:

four stars

There are all kinds of machines, so it is worth the price.

Wheelchair accessibility:

four stars

Alleys between machines are easily maneuverable.

Food Accessability:

four stars

You can leave and return at any time. There are dietarily accessible restaurants in the same shopping centre

HoVG includes import cabinets from Japan, and has a large collection of original cabinets for their games. During our visit, this included Pop'n Music, Donkey Kong Jr, and other such arcade games running on the original cabinets. There is also a boardgaming segment, which includes gems such as Dixit and Labyrinth, for when you need a screen break. Very much enjoyed by us. Plus, admission is given in the form of a paper bracelet so you can leave at any time to grab some food. If you have dietary requirements, the Subway directly above can do gluten-free and milk-free sandwiches.
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Arcade Club Bury

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Ela Mill, Cork Street, Bury, Manchester BL9 7BW
Paid entry, Free-to-play Machines. £17 all-day entry, £9 for under 16's, or £43 for a family of two adults, two children.

Range of machines:

five stars

There are machines from different decades, including current imports

Number of Machines:

five stars

There are over 300 machines spread over the four floors

Noise and lights:

two stars

If you are sensitive to eyestrain and lots of noise, this location is unsuitable. The rhythm games floor is loud enough to induce temporary tinnitus.

Money's Worth:

five stars

Whilst it is very expensive, you have access to 300+ machines all-day.

Wheelchair accessibility:

two stars

There is an elevator to get to the higher floors, though navigating around machines is difficult.

Food Accessability:

four stars

There is cheap food available in the venue. However, if you have dietary requirements, the closest dietarily accessible restaurant is 15-30 minutes by foot.

Arcade Club Bury has the largest collection of free-to-play machines in Europe, it has four floors of machines. It is also by far the most packed arcade - it is advised to visit on a Thursday or Friday, rather than the weekend. The first floor contains miscellaneous machines, but the following floors are themed - the second floor seems to be intended for young children, contains modern games and machines, such as basketball games, switch games, and a selection of machines playing games such as Roblox, and Fortnite. The third floor contains mostly rhythm games, including imports from Japan, such as Museca and Jubeat - which you can get a Konami e-musement card for at the front desk. The fourth and final floor contains arcade classics such as Golden Axe, Galaga, Q*Bert, and even Flicky. The food and drinks are affordable, though there is nothing on the menu for those with intolerances - you can leave and come back within the same day, as you are issued with a band, but you may have to walk for 15-30 minutes to find food if you do not have a car.
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