Down Princeton street, near the Holborn tube station, is where you will find a space for both travellers and locals in search of something a little special in London.
Novelty Automation is an out of this world attraction filled with coin-operated machines tossing between pensive and sarcasm. I came here to claim a coin they were giving away on their website for free and find myself buying more due to the fun and quirky nature of the machines.
The setting only gets more interesting once the crowd steps in, turning from one machine to another, examining, thinking about what’s best to try first.
“Should I try the manmade eclipse first? Or the autofrisk that’s sure to violate my personal space? How about a microbreak which will fulfill my holiday dreams, or if I’m in the mood for a pet or meat debate, then this machine should be it. Wait, they even have a getting a divorce machine?” –here, the list is endless.
This is definitely real fun you can’t find elsewhere beneath the center of London.
1 Princeton St, London WC1R 4AX, UK
Opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm; Thursdays 12am to 8pm