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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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Great fun place....

We went here for a nightcap and a flutter on the tables downstairs in Lola's Casino It's free to go in but take care.....it's easy to get carried away! There was a friendly vibe... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool venue, fairly relaxed, pumping with big crowds of people, mostly drunk or very drunk. What was surprising to me and my friends was the fact that the security guys had no problem seeing completely hammered clients wandering around and bothering people but they did mind couple of our friends having a hat and a baseball cap on their... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here for a nightcap and a flutter on the tables downstairs in Lola's Casino It's free to go in but take care.....it's easy to get carried away! There was a friendly vibe and the loos are great too!

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Thank moot
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for dinner which was really nice - drinks service really slow maybe u should call and order ur drinks when ur 30 mins away in advance! But steak was delicious and waiters really nice. Then we stayed on for an elvis impersonation which was sooo funny and was really enjoying it with my family and some family friends singing... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't go inside, but the front of the casino draws completely your attention due to the big lights!

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Thank Paula L
County Monaghan, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here by chance as we were looking for steak house restaurants and this came up whilst searching. Fantastic food but the casino was brilliant. Staff were friendly, wide range of both table and machine games to play. Reckons for an evening out as it's great craic and you don't feel the time slipping in. Even for beginners who don't... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with friends on Saturday night for a birthday celebration to see the 'Rat pack'. They were amazing and the atmosphere was fantastic. While chatting with 'Dean Martin' during the interval, it transpired he hails from Swindon very near us and he kindly gave our friend Linda a birthday shout out. A great venue and a superb evening.

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Thank Keith M
Simon T, Owner at Hippodrome Casino, responded to this review

Dear Keith. Perfect birthday celebration by the sound of it! Delighted you enjoyed the Rat pack.They are brilliant performers and know just how to work my cabaret theatre. Make sure you try Lola's underground Casino next time for a nightcap. it is awesome More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a visitor to the UK, I felt right at home once I entered the Hippodrome. Indeed, I especially liked the fact that is was smoke-free and there was not the incessant overhead clamor often found in US casinos. That fact that I came out well ahead did not hurt either. If you like to gamble, you will feel welcome... More 

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

Dear MemphisProfessor. Delighted you felt at home! We aim to have the comfort of home, with a bit extra sexiness and glamour, and family business standards of friendliness. We are smaller than US casinos, proud to be British, but do have some of the best things from the States, smiles, USDA Prime steaks, NFL and Craps. You are most welcome... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Weve been the late night Solo Burlesque club 3 times now and not been disappointed. The drinks and food are good too. Lovely atmosphere. Only down side is show is only an hour long. I would happily stay all night long!

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

Dear Windyincuba. The Soho Burlesque is great fun isn't it. Just the right amount of wrong, sexy, sassy, funny and clever! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here couple of times all I can say I love this place the atmosphere and all the staff they look a bit stressed but they actually do their best amazing place amazing cocktails amazing food

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

Dear Sarahkentt. Thanks for the lovely words, particularly about my staff. Rarely stressed, but definitely busy and I am proud of all they do to make the Hippodrome such a special place More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll keep it brief, the steak was amazing, one of the best i've ever had and i've eaten a lot of steak, I mean it was perfect! The beer was lovely, the staff were friendly, the restaurant is swish, it's really great. My only moan is the with the casino, the blackjack dealer was very rude and i didn't want... More 

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Thank Amy W
Simon T, Owner at Hippodrome Casino, responded to this review

Dear Amy. Thanks for your kind comments about the steak and sorry you found the dealer rude. This is very unusual and I apologise as it should not happen. I employ 200 dealers and they are generally fantastic, so please do let me have the name if possible. info@hippodromecasino.com More 

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