Jason Allen 25/10/22

London's Getting The World's Fastest Activity Bar

Drinking and driving, ordinarily, do not go well together.


…taking a simulated jaunt around a digital Formula 1 track while sipping very un-simulated high-end cocktails is positively encouraged.

At least, that’s the idea at London’s soon-to-be-latest activity bar concept, F1Arcade. It’s going to be pulling into the One New Change development overlooking St. Paul’s in late November, and it comes to us from the people who own the sport, Formula 1 themselves. Yes, it’s weird to think of someone ‘owning’ a sport, but here we are. They’ve partnered up with Adam Breeden, the man who bought us Flight Club, Puttshack, Hijingo, Bounce and All Star Lanes, and who therefore knows more about activity bars that anyone else on god’s green earth.


The space they’ve lined up is fairly gigantic, with enough room for a forty foot long bar and around sixty (yes, 60) cutting-edge F1 simulators scattered about the place. And those simulators will be pretty space-age bastards – the platform they’re using (rFactor 2) is the one actual racing teams use to train, and the one used by the Formula SimRacing (FSR) World Championship. You’ll be able to race as individuals or teams across all every circuit yet graced with tarmac, and you’ll be able to adjust the difficulty according to your skill level. Basically, it’s the real deal.

As for the food & drinks? Details are scant at the moment, but on the starting grid we can expect to see a lot of champagne & champagne cocktails, as well as a food menu that trots the globe in the same manner as the F1 calendar.

But as always, expect HAM.


NOTE: F1Arcade is set to open on November 24th 2022. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can sign up to be on the waiting list for reservations at their website right here.

F1Arcade | One New Change, EC4M 9AF

Feeling peckish? You might want to pop down to one of the best restaurants near St. Paul’s… 

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