The 10 best things about the arcades at Southend on Sea

Southend is a great place to be if you’re a gamer. Especially if you’re the old school kind who loves going to the seafront with pockets full of coinage to be guzzled away by all those fun and enticing amusements. It was once an integral part of gaming culture. Now it’s diminishing in generation iPhone, where instantaneous access to games is making the age old tradition of the arcades die out. Even the elements hamper business with the flooding that caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at Happidrome in 2013. Southend however very much keep this tradition alive despite the changes in trends. A plethora of entertainment awaits for those seeking a fun day out. It’s what the town is built upon, as a location for frivolity from the hard grind of city life that is under an hour away in London.