How much does PC time cost?

Here is our standard pricing structure. The per hour costs reflect topping up your account - you do not have to use all the time at once, so for instance if you buy 5 hours of time - you could visit one day and use 1 hour, another 2 hours another day, 1 hour another day. 

We do not set any expiry on account time, so you can buy in advance and use it over days, weeks or months.

Additionally, we offer day passes - these give a cheaper rate but expire at the end of opening hours on that day and can't be carried forward, but they're a cheap way if you want an afternoon / early evening full of gaming.

Time Price
1 Hour £4.00
3 Hours £11.00
5 Hours £18.00
10 Hours £34.00
Day pass on Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu £13.50 (open 12:00-18:00 so up to 6 hours)
Day pass on Fri / Sat £20.00 (open 10:00-20:00 so up to 10 hours)
Events / Tournaments Fixed price per evening event - will be shown on advert

Pricing is for use of our PC and is per person (eg the discounted rates for higher hours can only be applied to one users account). 

Where applicable, this does include access to some games (see our installed games page which details house licenses that you are given access to), but some titles may require you to set up an account. We would encourage that you do this in your own time (and most can be registered on a smartphone) so that you get the best value from your time.

We are available to help you log in and get gaming, although understand that time lost due to user issues (forgotten passwords / account details) are not our responsibility, so do make sure you know your sign-in details for games you want to play prior to arriving.

Can I just turn up?

Generally, yes - we should have a space free most times or soon. Check the Opening Hours / Calendar page first.

Do you offer advance bookings?

If you want to book time during opening hours in advance, use the Book Time page to pre-pay and reserve spaces.

We will reply by email to confirm your spaces are reserved and mark the relevant number of PCs off-limits prior to your arrival.

As advised on this email, please make sure to turn up prior to the time you have booked.

If you can no longer make it, or your numbers change, please reply to our booking message saying so as soon as possible - providing you do so in advance of your time booked, we'll be able to reschedule for you.

No-shows are not refundable.

Can I book the room for a private event?

Sure, you can have exclusive use of the room at selected times of the week.

We have a minimum booking for private use which is currently 5 or more people and for 3 hours or more time.

This is possible on selected weekday evenings and on Sundays - check the calendar for availability and use the GamingGrid contact form to request setting up an event.

Pricing structure is the same as our standard PC time rates shown above, and is based on a self-entertaining basis - that is, your group picks the games to run and organises the activity themselves. 

In addition, we offer a managed event for an extra £5 per hour, where a member of staff is there to schedule a series of games, challenges and tournaments and ensure everyone has a great time.

For example - 6 players with 3 hour block is £66 + 3 hour management is £15 so total of £81

We will look to offer fully catered events in future, but for now you're welcome to bring your own party food + drinks. Note that as per our terms of use, food and drink cannot be consumed at the PC spaces, but we have separate seating and table areas suited to this. A 15-30 minute break during an event is encouraged anyway for comfort, and this does not deplete your gaming account time.

Party Services Price
Gaming Time As above (minimum 5 persons / 3 hours)
Managed Event add £5 per hour
Catering Possibly to be added in future
Video/Photo Capture Possibly to be added in future