Gambling & Casinos in London

In Blighty there aren’t little pockets where a flutter is allowed, here you can have a punt on pretty much every street corner or some very large casinos in London

Hippodrome Casino

A historic entertainment venue in the heart of the West End now a bustling and classy casino

Royal Ascot Racecourse

Over the past 300 years, Ascot has established itself as a national institution & the epicentre of horseracing

Romford Greyhound Stadium

In the 1940s, there were 77 licensed tracks and over two hundred independent tracks, now only 2 remain

The Colony Club

The Colony Club used to be a private members’ drinking club with an impressive guest list including Francis Bacon

Empire Casino

A Vegas-style casino in London’s Leicester Square free to enter, no membership required, smart casual dress code


Hippodrome Casino

Hippodrome Casino

The London Hippodrome was opened in 1900 as a venue for music hall revues, circus and variety performances, over the years many famous people have performed here including: Diana Ross & The Supremes, Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., The Carpenters, Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli, Tom Jones, The Jackson 5, Cilla Black, Petula Clark, Johnnie Ray, Frankie Vaughan, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, The Seekers, Stevie Wonder, Dusty Springfield

It has also been a Theatre, Nightclub, Restaurant over the years, a jack of all trades.  It is now a dedicated Casino that’s open 24/7, complete with its own tea room and steakhouse overlooking the casino floor and a place where many late nights end up!

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Address

Cranbourn St, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH

Hours

Open 24/7

Location

Royal Ascot Racecourse

Royal Ascot Racecourse

After being founded by Queen Anne in 1711, the Royal Ascot Racecourse has been the centrepiece of the British summer social calendar for those that love horses and racing as well as the epitome of high society from the status of the sport as well as the famous dress code of attendees. It hosts 13 of Britain’s 36 top-tier thoroughbred and standardbred horse races

Ascot is a little way outside of London itself to the west, and only lasts for about 5 days over the summer, so if you happen to be in the area on those dates then expect to spend the whole day here, and bring your Sunday best no matter which day you’re attending!

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Address

High St, Ascot SL5 7JX

Hours

View the Racing Calendar

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Romford Greyhound Stadium

Romford Greyhound Stadium

There were 77 dog tracks in the UK, of which thirty three were in London. But that’s ‘gone to the dogs‘ and now only two remain

For those who still like to make a little bet on the races but don’t want the glamour of horse racing or want something a little more low-key, then greyhound racing is still very much alive at the Romford Greyhound Stadium

The stadium is located to the east of the city but easily accessible

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Address

London Rd, Romford RM7 9DU

Hours

Mon to Sat – 9am to 5pm
Sundays – Closed

Location

The Colony Club

The Colony Club

Previously a private drinking club for celebrities including Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon opened in 1948.  Now it is a high-class casino still serving drinks, and more importantly, open to the public with free membership available by enquiring on arrival

With a casino floor boasting some of the highest quality handmade furniture and tables, The Colony Club has certainly retained its heritage in terms of a luxury private members’ club and one of the more extravagant casinos in London, located right on the corner of Hyde Park. Naturally, the restaurant serves some of the finest and most indulgent dishes to top off the experience

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Address

24 Hertford St, London W1J 7SA

Hours

Weekdays – 2pm to 6am
Weekends – 2pm to 6am

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Empire Casino

Empire Casino

A slice of Vegas right in the heart of London, but don’t worry, if you’re new to having a flutter, their friendly Dealers will show you the ropes

Incorporating the casino floor, dedicated poker room and classic sports bar, Empire has it all when you want a night out that goes a little further, remaining classy whilst still not being over-extravagant

Located right between the West End and Chinatown, near the Hippodrome, the Empire Casino is also in the ideal location to pay a visit after seeing a show or going to one of many proper steakhouses nearby

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Address

5-6 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA

Hours

Open 24/7

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