The Casino at the Empire  

 
 
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5-6 Leicester Street, Soho, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA
 
 
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Sun to Fri 12:00 - 6:00, Sat 12:00 - 4:00
 
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Entry is free
 

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The Casino at the EmpireLondon's largest casino opened after a long closure and amid much fanfare (if you were walking past Leicester Square one day in June 2007 you would have heard the loud speaker warming up the punters). In what was the Empire Ballroom, originally an old Victorian music hall, you'll now find two restuarants, four bars and 30 gaming tables. The glitzy interior is typically Las Vagas - plenty of crystals, mirrors, showgirls (performing Thursday to Saturday nights) and no natural daylight so you never need to know what time of day - or night - it is. Electonic slot machines wait, gaping mouthed to take your coins, or take a seat at the tables and try out your Poker face. If you're a complete beginner you'd be advised to book in for a free lesson which take place every evening. With the huge rise in online poker playing and the popularity of websites like betfair.com gambling has become more popular - and acceptable - than ever. If that's anything to go by this small strip of Vegas will be worth the gamble.

 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  34% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
68 Regent Street, W1B | 5 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
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Seven Dials, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Nightlife > Casinos
3-4 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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10 Acre Farm, Stonehill Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 | 20.5 miles from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Nightlife > Casinos
Old Quebec Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 22 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Nightlife > Bars
W London Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd March to 18th April 2021 - Various Times
The Casino at the Empire, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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The Casino at the Empire, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
5-6 Leicester Square, WC2H | Same location as The Casino at the Empire
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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
18-20 Lisle Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
3 Leicester Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
Chinatown’s best dim sum restaurant, (although outdone by the Royal China in Bayswater) this large, well run establishment is an excellent choice for more adventurous diners. ... More
 
 
 
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5 - 6 Leicester Square, The Casino at The Empire, Soho, London WC2H | Same location as The Casino at the Empire
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JinLi Chinatown
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
4 Leicester Street, WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 12 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 5 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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Waxy's Little Sister
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20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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68 Dean Street
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68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
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Spontaneous musical comedy based on suggestions from members of the audience, with a live on-stage band of six musicians, who ...More

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Aimie Atkinson plays Vivian Ward and Danny Mac is Edward Lewis in the romantic musical based on the 1990 film, ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 5 minutes walk from The Casino At The Empire

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Fortune Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Casino At The Empire

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The Play That Goes Wrong
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Duchess Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Casino At The Empire

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Masterpieces From Buckingham Palace
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2022 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 16 minutes walk from The Casino At The Empire

While works are carried out to protect the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Gallery hosts important paintings in ...More

 
 
 
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