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Astro City

2c Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2NE, England
+44 7979 547193
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Best Arcade In The UK

The best arcade I have been into in a long time. Only classics there if you grew in in the 90's or... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2015
Ned S
A hidden gem, an arcade with some real classics

So difficult to find, fire up Google Maps, tap in Astro City and go and play. Some real classics... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2015
London, England, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2c Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2NE, England
+44 7979 547193
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

The best arcade I have been into in a long time. Only classics there if you grew in in the 90's or 80's then this place is for you. Many machines, Street Fighter, Donky kong, Pac Man, Time Crisis and Daytona and so many more....More

Thank Ned S
Reviewed 13 April 2015

So difficult to find, fire up Google Maps, tap in Astro City and go and play. Some real classics, Street Fighter II, Space Invaders, Gauntlet anyone? Really nice kept machines, cheap to play, great, friendly atmosphere. Spent a good 2 hours in here and loved...More

Thank 142Paul
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Finally made a trip to Southend to check out this retro arcade. It's very hard to find video games in arcades now that are not shooters, dance or driving games. I wanted to play some of the classics I used to play. So many classics...More

Thank neo geo mv s
Reviewed 22 August 2014

A great selection of machines, including many rare ones. They are kept in top order and I've not found any problems with the running of them. The costs can be a little expensive and sometimes it's not too clear how much each takes.

Thank MDBuckley
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I visited Astro City for the first time in February and because of that visit, its changed my life for the better, I was sitting indoors at home every day doing nothing productive because of my anxiety and depression, I went to a DDR meetup...More

2  Thank ZAaron R
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Southend sure has a lot inbound, Astro suddenly appeared out of nowhere and is starting to make a name for itself amongst the locals! What began as a quiet, small town arcade filled with retro games has suddenly sprung into action becoming one of the...More

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 11 June 2014

As a hardcore arcade goer since the 80's, there really are few choices left in the UK for real (non-redemption) video games. This lace has the classic 2D brawlers King of Fighters & Streetfighter, shooters like Espgaluda, and the only place in the UK with...More

Thank ArcadeEnthusiast
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I love a bit of retro arcade gaming, so to have a place like this right on my doorstep is just brilliant! Nice laid back friendly atmosphere and staff, some great old school games and - oh! - they had FINAL FIGHT!...More

Thank DeeDee-Candy
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I love the arcade games from the eighties, even own a few, and had heard there was an arcade in Southend that was re-creating the full eighties arcade experience. This is it and I am glad I found it (It is not that easy to...More

1  Thank PaulS888832
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Find your way up the stairs and you'll be rewarded with a great selection of classic retro games and pinball, you can also buy a coffee and play some pool if you want. You'll have to venture away from the main seafront arcades with their...More

1  Thank 2pence
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