The Hippodrome †

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Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H 7JH
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The HippodromeMost Londoners have a feeling of nostalgia when they see The Hippodrome, a famous and historic Grade II listed building adjacent to Leicester Square. What was once an impressive theatre by renowned Victorian theatre architect Frank Matcham, first opened in 1900, it struggled to find a role for itself in recent years (having spent the 80s and 90s as a famously awful nightclub). Now the grand building is to become a 24-hour casino with gaming areas, restaurants, bars and cabaret following a 30 million pound refurbishment - slightly more than the 250,000 pounds spent on the original build. From 2 July 2012, Live at the Hippodrome will present a series of events from week-long residencies to big name singers, covering all genres from cabaret and burlesque to jazz and live music in the Matcham Room, a 182-seat performance space run by creative director Nick Frankfort and associate programmer Neil Marcus. Tony Christie, Janie Dee and Miss Polly Rae will be among the first acts to perform. Aside from the main auditorium there are three floors of gambling, four bars, a 200-seat theatre and a 150-cover restaurant. You can even get married here - by Elvis... the new Hippodrome is that kind of place.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Leicester Square Tube Station
0 minutes walk
Covent Garden Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Charing Cross Railway Station
7 minutes walk
City Thameslink Station
21 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

China Town Masterpark
1 minutes walk
St Martins Lane NCP
3 minutes walk

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £143† 21% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £189† 25% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Hippodrome
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £50† 30% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 3 minutes from The Hippodrome
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
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Alternative Theatres nearest The Hippodrome

Nearest to The Hippodrome
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
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Near The Hippodrome
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound systems ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once was. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
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Events near The Hippodrome

Near The Hippodrome
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The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
The Hippodrome, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 2018
The Hippodrome, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
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The Ferryman
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th June 2017 to 19th May 2018
The Hippodrome, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from The Hippodrome
Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, (the fastest selling show in the theatre's history) Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is enjoying an equally popular ...More
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Sights and Attractions near The Hippodrome

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Hippodrome
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
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Shopping near The Hippodrome

The best shops and markets near The Hippodrome
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Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
A delightful second-hand bookshop with a wide choice that ranges from antiquarian first editions to the bargain basement. Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art and ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Loon Fung Supermarket
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42-44 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
In the heart of China Town, this shop offers everything you ever needed to cook authentic Chinese food. The look and the smell is authentic, and ... More
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Etsy House
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Etsy House opens in Covent Garden for three days on the 5th December 2014 selling a curated selection of some of the best that Etsy, the ... More
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Tokyo Diner
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
2 Newport Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Laid-back Japanese diner spread over three floors. The food at the Tokyo Diner is good, if unexceptional, the bentos satisfying, the rice plentiful and nothing is ... More
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
32 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
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Canton
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
11 Newport Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Chinese cuisine. Separate room for parties. ... More
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Near The Hippodrome
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Hippodrome
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from The Hippodrome
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes from The Hippodrome
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Hippodrome
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from The Hippodrome
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
Gastropub ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Hippodrome
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
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The Hippodrome clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
Hidden behind an unassuming jade door in Chinatown an intoxicating world of hedonism awaits. The Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour is a maze of nine ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Hippodrome.
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Hippodrome
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Hippodrome
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More

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The first National Portrait Gallery exhibition to be devoted to the medium of film, this major new display will focus ...More

 
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Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo for the first time in over three hundred years, this free National ...More

 

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