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Hippodrome Casino

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Address: Cranbourn Street | Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH, England
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+44 20 7769 8888
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The UK's largest and most popular casino. No membership, walk in freely,...

The UK's largest and most popular casino. No membership, walk in freely, open 24/7, 6 bars, Pokerstars cash poker deck, award-winning Heliot Steak House, cabaret theatre, 2 smoking terraces & 3 floors of gambling. Great fun for gamblers and people just out for a good time. Shows all the best American sports, including all NFL games. International Vegas style regulations. The Hippodrome is one of the most widely recognised entertainment landmarks in the capital. Originally a variety theatre and home to the world-renowned Talk Of The Town, it is now the most famous casino and entertainment venue in the country and recently won Best Casino Operator in Europe 2015. A £50m renovation reinstated many of the theatre's original Edwardian architectural features, creating a unique venue that combines four floors of world class casino gaming with live theatre, an award winning steak house, six bars and a two tier smoking terrace. Since its opening in July 2012 the Hippodrome has attracted 5 million visitors, a combination of dedicated and casual gamers, theatregoers, business and tourist audiences and those keen to view one of the most spectacular venues in London. It is testament to the success of the Hippodrome that it was the venue pop superstar Prince chose to play his final UK gig in his 2014 tour.

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Went to see Michael Ball appearing and it was amazing. Worth every penny. Whilst we didn't eat there we played on a few tables after the show and won some money! They have... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see Michael Ball appearing and it was amazing. Worth every penny. Whilst we didn't eat there we played on a few tables after the show and won some money! They have different acts appearing for one or two nights only. Great atmosphere and a good night out for an evening in the Capital.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Casino on a Saturday evening. Dress code is very casual. No Entry fee. Games are for the budget conscious among us. Lots of tables, lots of machines, restaurant and cocktail bars. Great fun evening. I Didn't win any money, but it was a new experience for me learning how to play different games. I did enjoy it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well done interiors, friendly staff and good number of tables a must visit for novice players. We ended up playing all through the evening, was a very good experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Heliot steakhouse at the casino and then went downstairs to Lola's. we had a great night all the staff are lovely drinks prices are reasonable for a casino. Bathrooms have everything you could need inc GHD hair straighteners.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic service and a great deal, we got an excellent table at the Heliot and were given 1st class service and even free dessert

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Simon T, Owner at Hippodrome Casino, responded to this review

Dear Tony. Excellent review, our steak and lobster takes some beating, but the service makes it special. Thank you More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hippodrome Casino is one of the better casinos in downtown London. The casino has a very decent bar and surprisingly good food too. The machines are new and they are many selection of tables available. It is no doubt a good place to relax and try out your luck. Never gamble impulsively. Treat this casino as a place to unwind... More 

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Simon T, Owner at Hippodrome Casino, responded to this review

Dear Concierge3725. Great review, thank you, though we aim to be the best, not just one of the best! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant night at the Hippodrome. Great fun excellent cocktails. Not too busy on Boxing night, always room on tables.

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Simon T, Owner at Hippodrome Casino, responded to this review

Dear Trudie. Reviews like this are music to my ears. After getting all the permissions, spending 3 years building and renovating the two grade 2 listed buildings and then 4 years developing the business, I love reviews that make it all seem worthwhile. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I were here yesterday for his Birthday and we had a fabulous night! The casino itself looks better than some of the Casinos we've seen in Vegas and all the staff are so friendly and helpful, we can't praise them highly enough. We had a wonderful meal at The Heliot Steak House and won a bit and lost... More 

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Simon T, Owner at Hippodrome Casino, responded to this review

Dear MrsJJ. what a lucky man your husband is to be treated by you to an evening in the Hippodrome. Delighted you had a good time and thank you particularly for your comments about my wonderful team More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a show and the theatre is really well set out and quite intimate. Afterwards we spent a few hours playing roulette with £2 chips which was never going to make us rich (or bankrupt) us but really great fun. We managed to win just enough to UBER home!

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Simon T, Owner at Hippodrome Casino, responded to this review

Thanks Wycwand. Sounds like you had a great time, hope you found Lola's in the basement, one of many surprises in the Hippodrome! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my partner on what was a special weekend. The food, wine and service were really good despite a dour reception. Having the casino there was also fun. A good night out ☺

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Simon T, Owner at Hippodrome Casino, responded to this review

Dear Helen. A dour reception? I assume you mean my doormen who do a brilliant job ensuring only the right people get in, and I am happy you seem to have had a super time inside. It is a tough job and I am proud of what they do. More 

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