History of Video Games

The Subculture Archives, 1-3 Carnaby Street, London W1F 9PB

From Thursday, January 11 2018 until Sunday, February 11 2018

We are bringing over 50 games to London, a curated selection of the 1980's and 1990's Arcade Classics - Original vintage machines, with game titles like Outrun, Track and Field, After Burner, Joust, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Pac Man and so much more! (see our facebook page for full list)

In addition to the retro pop up arcade, we will also have a curated selection of consoles and games from the 1970s through to the Playstation - Including Atari, NES, Sega Master System SNES, Megadrive, Game Cube, N64, Playstation and more! - with the classics games such as Sonic, Streets of Rage, Mario, Mario Kart, WWF, Golden Axe +we have a huge library of games changing daily!

We will also have a selection of retro handheld games - from the original Game Boy by Nintendo, the Sega Game Gear, Atari Lynx and many more...

The pop up arcade will also be part of a special Youth Archive exhibition on video game culture, with extensive photographs, films and memorabilia to document this important place in youth culture.


The History of Video Games is a family friendly event, and we welcome everybody to join us to have fun and play some of the best video games ever made - we also operate a policy of limiting numbers for each session, to make sure that everyone gets the chance to play, each session is up to the maximum of 40 persons only - so please book a session ticket below (we run 3 sessions a day) we are open 7 days a week (expect weekends to sell out)

All the machines are free to play once inside the event, and so you just pay for entry, and then play as much as you like.. under 5's are also free.

The venue is wheel chair friendly, located close to all major London public transport and we can also do special venue parties for occasions such as birthdays etc... to speak with us, message us via our facebook page


For directions on how to get to the YOUTH CLUB ARCHIVE, 3 CARNABY STREET, LONDON - head here


We look forward to welcoming you 

Team Future Artists and the Subculture Archive

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