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Hippodrome Casino

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Address: Cranbourn Street | Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH, England
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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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Lots of fun

This was a place I've been before so i was confident when returning that it would be fun. The various bars within were very accommodating, where the bar staff knew their stuff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Night out with guys and ended up here. Multiple levels with a bar on each one, never have to wait too long for a drink and the waitresses are great. I only gave it 3 because there doesn't seem to be much variety in the slot machines, lacking quite a few good ones like 5 Dragons and Cleopatra. It is... More 

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

Dear Tom. You have given us 3 stars because we only have 20 slot machines? unfortunately that is the law in the UK currently so perhaps that is a little unfair. We are campaigning to get it increased as it is wrong, but please do not penalise us for the UK law we have to operate under. More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I planned to go to hippodrome last week straight after finishing the shift. As my friends went out earlier to club we met before getting to hippodrome. All of my drunk friends who almost couldn't stand by themselves were allowed inside but I have been told that I had too much too drink. The blond security guy didn't even look... More 

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

Dear Kate. Harsh to give one star simply because you were not let in. My doormen do a great job and do not let people in who 'almost cannot stand up by themselves'. That is ridiculous. One of the reasons the Hippodrome is such great fun is we have a strong alcohol policy, only allowing in people who are sober... More 

Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went there twice and found that casino was not too big. The crowd was a bit much on the weekend, especially roulette tables were not that many at all. The good thing which was a walk-in casino for visitor.

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

Dear Wiseguy. Interesting review. We are the largest casino in central London and one of largest in the UK, so sorry if you were expecting a Vegas resort casino! I trust you did find all 5 floors, there is lots to explore More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a place I've been before so i was confident when returning that it would be fun. The various bars within were very accommodating, where the bar staff knew their stuff and were confident in pitching new ideas and recommendations. During the night i stuck to single barrel jack Daniels. But my friends tried various different whiskies and the... More 

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1 Thank Mar20143000
Simon T, Owner at Hippodrome Casino, responded to this review

Thanks Mar. Sounds like you had a great evening! Delighted you were well looked after and thanks for your lovely comments about my team More 

Ruislip, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after having loads of drinks out with friends. The atmosphere was very exciting and felt like I was in a James Bond film with the way I felt and the experience. Couldn't say I won anything but was a great experience

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

Dear Perrycj. Not easy to comment on your review. It sounded like you had a great time, but you chose to give us 3 stars, bringing down our average, quite demoralising for my team. More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant food and service spot on Micheal manager wish I could afford to employ him what guy.

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

Dear John. Brilliant review as well. We aim to please, thank you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only went in for an afternoon brunch but came out happy and contented. The place was clean,security was tight and staff were courteous. Liked the foto kiosk upstairs. Was tempted to go to the casino but the smell of food distracted me.the menu had a good variety of edibles. Price was not exorbitant. I would go back again.

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

Dear Rajeshwarkumar. Our weekend brunch is one of London's hidden secrets but is getting better known by the week. Delighted you had a great experience! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to The Hippodrome Casino many times, it is great!!! My girlfriend and i ate at the casinos restaurant [ Heliot ] recently, we were blown away!!! The steaks were fantastic, the side dishes were excellent and the service was spot on!!! Overall, it was a great dining experiance, we both look forward to our next visit.

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1 Thank Mark H
Simon T, Owner at Hippodrome Casino, responded to this review

Dear Mark. That is the sort of review I love. Someone who talks like that about the Hippodrome. It is tough to keep high standards with all the complexities of a business this size, and it is great for the team when people appreciate them for the great work they do. Thank you More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Hippodrome Lounge 'Cranbourn Club' at 3am on the 04/03/17. Ordered a usual classic sandwich panini and tried truffled chips for the first time. Food took a long waiting time which is understandable, as it's a Friday night. However, Panini came without the horseradish mayo. Truffled and rosemary chips came out with truffled oil, but not truffles or rosemary.... More 

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

Dear Viktorija. Getting a panini and truffled chips at 3am should be a delight. Sorry it was not correct, I will ensure consistency is improved. Thanks for your feedback and comments on the service More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with some friends to see the Cabaret and enjoy an exciting night. The master of ceremonies was splendid, not only she had a great voice, but also she was glamorous and sensual. The acts were dynamic and it had the exact amount of humour so overall it was a delight of sexiness, without being kinky or sordid. The... More 

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

Dear Martu. Great review, thanks. the master of ceremonies is the one and only Polly Rae and she is deliciously wonderful, and great to see in the intimacy of our cabaret theatre, delighted you had a good time More 

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