The Casino at the Empire  

 
 
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5-6 Leicester Street, Soho, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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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Underground Stations

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
China Town Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  27% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  39% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 3 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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The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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The Casino at the Empire, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 4 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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The Casino at the Empire, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H | 5 minutes from 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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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a 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
Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Vue West End, 3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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18-20 Lisle Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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42-44 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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3 Leicester Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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28 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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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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London > Education > Arts and Drama
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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14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Casino at the Empire
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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, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Casino at the Empire
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