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PLAY EXPO London Announced


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PLAY Expo, the UK’s largest arcade, indie and retro gaming show comes to London’s Printworks for the first time on the 11th and 12th of August 2018. Having previously sold out huge arenas in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and Blackpool, PLAY Expo is bringing its raucous celebration of gaming brilliance throughout the years to the capital.

PLAY Expo is a must attend event for any videogames fan. The event features hundreds of original playable arcade and pinball machines alongside hundreds of consoles and PCs, playing a virtual who’s who of gaming classics through the ages. Remember Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter, Space Invaders, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, Tetris, Super Mario Kart, Sensible Soccer, Super Mario Bros, GoldenEye 007, Pokemon?  You will find them all, and more, among the hundreds of classic games available to play.

PLAY Expo also features a huge Minecraft zone, dedicated VR and LAN gaming areas and an Indie Zone, where you can play the best and brightest indie games from recent years. On the Expo stages you will find talks from gaming celebrities, Cosplay displays and tournaments for gamers of all skill levels.

Whether you’re gaming enthusiast or haven’t touched a game in years, you will find yourself enthralled by the wealth of amazing gaming entertainment available. Pick up your controller and let’s go PLAY Expo!

Andy Brown, Managing Director of Replay Events said: “We are super excited to be bringing PLAY Expo to the capital for the first time, the Printworks is the ideal venue for our iconic event. We all remember the games we have loved and treasured over the years. PLAY Expo allows you to revisit your favourites, introduce them to the next generation and discover something new for yourself.” 

The fun starts on August 11th at London’s Printworks, SE16 and runs from 10am until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit, and

Tickets cost: Adults £20, Child £14, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £58 per day or Adults £34, Child £24, Family £96 for the Weekend ticket.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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