The Hippodrome

 
 
ADDRESS
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H 7JH 
 
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£30 (Cabaret, per seat)
 

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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.

 

The Hippodrome events

 
Soho Burlesque Club LateSoho Burlesque Club LateMiss Polly Rae welcomes you into her 'Boudoir', for a late night's burlesque and cabaret show. Featuring many alt-cabaret guest stars including Audacity Chutzpah, Kitty Kaboom and Fancy Chance, as well as regular cast members including Kitty Bang Bang, this grown-up variety show promises excitement and a little decadence.12th July 2014Saturday 26th July 2014 Where:
The Hippodrome,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7JH
Category: event
On Soon
Soho Burlesque Club Late
event > Theatre > Burlesque
DATES  12th, 19th and 26th July 2014 - 11pm
Miss Polly Rae welcomes you into her 'Boudoir', for a late night's burlesque and cabaret show. Featuring many alt-cabaret guest stars including Audacity Chutzpah, Kitty Kaboom and Fancy Chance, as well as regular cast members including Kitty Bang Bang, this grown-up variety show promises excitement and a little decadence.
Swing RevivalSwing RevivalSaxophonist Tom Stone leads the collective as they perform jazz and swing.15th July 2014Tuesday 29th July 2014 Where:
The Hippodrome,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7JH
Category: event
On Soon
Swing Revival
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel
DATES  15th, 22nd and 29th July 2014 - 8pm
Saxophonist Tom Stone leads the collective as they perform jazz and swing.
The Soho Burlesque ClubThe Soho Burlesque ClubImagine if you will that you've been invited by a beautiful women into her private boudoir. As she undresses she shares her outrageous memories and serenades you with bitingly witty songs about love, life and men while dancing provocatively and batting a heavily beaded lash.16th July 2014Wednesday 30th July 2014 Where:
The Hippodrome,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7JH
Category: event
On Soon
The Soho Burlesque Club
event > Theatre > Burlesque
DATES  9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Jul 2014 - 8.30pm
Imagine if you will that you've been invited by a beautiful women into her private boudoir. As she undresses she shares her outrageous memories and serenades you with bitingly witty songs about love, life and men while dancing provocatively and batting a heavily beaded lash.
The Soho Burlesque ClubThe Soho Burlesque ClubThe burlesque performer Miss Polly Rae welcomes you to this glitzy burlesque and cabaret show.16th July 2014Wednesday 30th July 2014 Where:
The Hippodrome,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7JH
Category: event
On Soon
The Soho Burlesque Club
event > Theatre > Burlesque
DATES  9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Jul 2014 - 8.30pm
The burlesque performer Miss Polly Rae welcomes you to this glitzy burlesque and cabaret show.
Fisher Stevens: Elvis In VegasFisher Stevens: Elvis In VegasA tribute to Elvis Presley, performing his greatest hits.18th July 2014Friday 18th July 2014 Where:
The Hippodrome,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7JH
Category: event
On Soon
Fisher Stevens: Elvis In Vegas
event > Music
DATES  Friday 18th July 2014 - 8pm
A tribute to Elvis Presley, performing his greatest hits.
The Velma Celli ShowThe Velma Celli ShowIan Stroughair stars as alter ego Velma Celli in a show of live music and entertainment, a spirited ride through disco, rock, opera and parodies of some popular musicals. Velma is joined by special guests including West End performer Kerry Ellis. Not suitable for ages below 18.25th July 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
The Hippodrome,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7JH
Category: event
On Soon
The Velma Celli Show
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  25th July, 26th September and 31st October 2014 - 8pm
Ian Stroughair stars as alter ego Velma Celli in a show of live music and entertainment, a spirited ride through disco, rock, opera and parodies of some popular musicals. Velma is joined by special guests including West End performer Kerry Ellis. Not suitable for ages below 18.
Sensual DreamsSensual DreamsWest End performers Rosalind James and Kelly-Anne Gower are joined by a number of modern circus-theatre performers, dancers, aerialists, magicians and more, for this grown-up vaudeville show which is a fusion of dance, theatre and magic, wrapped around a love story. Hosted by Miss Mince Meat and directed by Ricardo Canadinhas. Not suitable for ages27th July 2014Sunday 24th August 2014 Where:
The Hippodrome,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7JH
Category: event
On Soon
Sensual Dreams
event > Theatre > Cabaret, Variety & Music Hall
DATES  Sunday 27th July and Sunday 24th August 2014 - 8pm
West End performers Rosalind James and Kelly-Anne Gower are joined by a number of modern circus-theatre performers, dancers, aerialists, magicians and more, for this grown-up vaudeville show which is a fusion of dance, theatre and magic, wrapped around a love story. Hosted by Miss Mince Meat and directed by Ricardo Canadinhas. Not suitable for ages
The 4tunesThe 4tunesThe vocal harmony quartet performs operatic arias to powerful and beautiful ballads.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
The Hippodrome,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7JH
Category: event
On Soon
The 4tunes
event > Music
DATES  Thursday 31st July 2014 - 8pm
The vocal harmony quartet performs operatic arias to powerful and beautiful ballads.
Jaki GrahamJaki Graham1st August 2014Friday 1st August 2014 Where:
The Hippodrome,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7JH
Category: event
On Soon
Jaki Graham
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Friday 1st August 2014 - 8pm
Definitive Rat Pack: Rat Pack TributeDefinitive Rat Pack: Rat Pack TributeThe band performs jazz-swing tracks from the 1950s made popular by Frank Sinatra et al.2nd August 2014Saturday 2nd August 2014 Where:
The Hippodrome,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7JH
Category: event
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Definitive Rat Pack: Rat Pack Tribute
event > Music
DATES  Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 8pm
The band performs jazz-swing tracks from the 1950s made popular by Frank Sinatra et al.
 

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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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Hotels near The Hippodrome

Near The Hippodrome
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £111  38% 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
 
 
 
W London Leicester Square
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £184  29% off
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
On the site of the landmark Swiss Centre, the W London - Leicester Square Hotel has given Leicester Square a landmark building to be proud of ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £175  32% 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
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest The Hippodrome

Nearest to The Hippodrome
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near The Hippodrome

Near The Hippodrome
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
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 biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near The Hippodrome

Near The Hippodrome
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Hippodrome
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from The Hippodrome
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Hippodrome

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Hippodrome
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
SeeWoo
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
18-20 Lisle Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
SeeWoo's flagship store is located on Lisle Street in the heart of London's bustling Chinatown. Starting as a small grocery in 1975 serving local needs, SeeWoo ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Hippodrome

What are the best dining options near The Hippodrome London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heliot Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
The Hippodrome, Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | Same location as The Hippodrome
If you're tired of 24 hour gaming at London's mega Hippodrome Casino you can retire to the in-house restaurant, The Heliot Bar & Lounge which overlooks ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mr Kong
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
21 Lisle Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
This busy, lively restaurant covers three floors; try to eat upstairs if seats are available. The friendly staff will try and make you feel at home ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Hippodrome

Near The Hippodrome
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 14 minutes from The Hippodrome
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 15 minutes from The Hippodrome
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Hippodrome

The Hippodrome gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Pubs near The Hippodrome

The best pubs near London The Hippodrome.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Nightlife near The Hippodrome

The Hippodrome clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wyld Bar
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
In typical W Hotel style, the Wyld Bar on the first floor of the Leicester Square hotel is very cool. Drop in for after work drinks ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Hippodrome

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Hippodrome.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Pin Edinburgh Previews
Comedy | On 11th July 2014 

Leicester Square Theatre 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

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Foil Arms And Hog: Edinburgh Preview 2014
Comedy | Until 12th July 2014 

Leicester Square Theatre 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

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Andrew Ryan: Life of Ryan
Comedy | On 11th July 2014 

Leicester Square Theatre 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

The Corkman explores the direction in which his life is heading and his frustrations with trying to get there....More

Bill Bailey: Unplugged
Comedy | Until 16th August 2014 

Leicester Square Theatre 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

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Inder Manocha & Kate Smurthwaite
Comedy | On 11th July 2014 

Leicester Square Theatre 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

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Skylight
Skylight
Theatre | Until 23rd August 2014 

Wyndham's Theatre 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

Carey Mulligan makes her West End debut starring as the former lover of Bill Nighy in Stephen Daldry's revival of ...More

 
Friday at Ku Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Ku Bar 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

House, dance and pop from VJ Rodrigo, DJ Kerol and DJ Peter....More

Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
Theatre | Until 25th October 2014 

Noel Coward Theatre 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

Tom Bateman will play the role of Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen will play Viola De Lesseps when the hit ...More

 
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Theatre | Until 17th August 2014 

Arts Theatre 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

Following a phenomenally successful run at the Lyric Hammersmith and a West End transfer Ghost Stories comes to the Arts ...More

 
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

Duke of York's Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

Following the departure of Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen - the original Jeeves and Wooster - Robert Webb (Peep Show, ...More

 
 
 
 
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