We're not suggesting this for an entire day out, but it's definitely a handy place to know about if you're visiting the London Eye, London Dungeon, London Aquarium or Shrek's Adventure, because it's practically next-door.
All of those big kid's attractions are within two minutes of each other, and there will come a point when you need to stop for some lunch. That's where the NAMCO centre comes in. Think of it as a McDonald's with a indoor funfair attached.
You'd never guess this from the outside, but they've got an indoor hidden in there, twelve bowling lanes, a lazer maze, and three floors of arcade games (including those big car racing ones that you can sit inside). They've also got lots of those traditional funfair games that you used to play at the seaside, like crane grabs and drop-a-penny slots, plus lots of retro games like table football and air hockey.
The bottom floor is more for the adults. You can find some pool tables, a sports TV and a bar down there.
Guest – “i have a kids party booked today but kids are ill what is the cancellation policy and do i get my money back”
Admin – “You really need to contact the venue and ask them (we are just advertising it). Their contact details can be found here -- http://namcofunscape.com/location_page/view/14/Kids-Parties/London-County-Hall”
School of Rock – 22 Oct 2016 to 20 Oct 2019 – The Jack Black movie 'School of Rock' has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes.
Dreamgirls — soul music from 1960s America – 19 Nov 2016 to 12 Jan 2019 – The Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls is about a struggling soul group from 1960s America.
Princess Diana — Her Fashion Story – 24 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2019 – Diana's Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style
42nd Street — High-kicking Broadway hit – 20 Mar 2017 to 5 Jan 2019 – 42nd Street tells the story of a Broadway dancer who gets her shot at stardom when the leading lady gets injured.
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – 6 Nov 2017 to 6 Apr 2019 – 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is all about overcoming prejudice, with songs by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells.
Superbugs — The Fight For Our Lives – 9 Nov 2017 to 10 Mar 2019 – Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Look for more children’s events taking place in November
If you enjoy Namco Funscape then you might like to visit London Aquarium (you can walk there in less than 1 min), London Dungeon (you can walk it in less than 2 mins), London Eye (you can walk it in less than 3 mins), Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! (walk it in 18 mins or catch the tube from Waterloo to Piccadilly Circus) and Shrek’s Adventure (you can walk there in less than 1 min)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans