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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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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £137† 26% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
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
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £131† 33% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Hippodrome
Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. Guests can enjoy stylish, comfortable rooms, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Monmouth Kitchen ... More
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £168† 33% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 6 minutes from The Hippodrome
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... 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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The Watsons
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 8th May to 26th September 2020
The Hippodrome, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Hippodrome
Adapted from Jane Austen's unfinished novel and "joyously directed" (Evening Standard) by Samuel West, The Watsons comes to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre from Chichester ...More
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 8th February 2019 to 4th July 2020
The Hippodrome, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from The Hippodrome
Based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelley, Waitress the musical tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town who dreams ...More
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The Seagull
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th March to 30th May 2020
The Hippodrome, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 7 minutes from The Hippodrome
Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones makes her West End debut as Nina in Anya Reiss's modern update of Anton Chekhov's drama of overlapping love triangles. ...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
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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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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
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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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Yiu Fat Noodle
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
13 Newport Place, WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Yiu Fat Noodle is the latest restaurant from the group behind Peruvian-inspired London restaurants Pachamama, Chicama, Pachamama East, and Happy End Bar ... 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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Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
London > Restaurants >
32 Newport Court, Chinatown Market, WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
Bringing Filipino street-style 'dirty' ice cream to London, Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream is named after the street vendors in ... 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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The Hippodrome gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
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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 best pubs near London The Hippodrome.
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
Gastropub ... More
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Mr Fogg's Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
Themed around explorer Phileas Fogg, this traditional Victorian tavern in the heart of Covent Garden's ... More
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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
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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 Lost Alhambra
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
28a Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from The Hippodrome
From the team behind Tonight Josephine and Blame Gloria, The Lost Alhambra in Leicester Square has been revived ... 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
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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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Leopoldstadt
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Wyndham's Theatre 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

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City Of Angels
City Of Angels
Theatre | Until 5th September 2020 

Garrick Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

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Hairspray the Musical
Hairspray the Musical
Theatre | Until 29th August 2020 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 3 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

The London Coliseum is transformed into 1962 Baltimore this spring when the Tony Award-winning production of Hairspray the Musical returns ...More

 
POSTPONED: Artemisia Gentileschi
POSTPONED: Artemisia Gentileschi
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2020 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

Artemisia will not open as originally planned on 4th April 2020 due to current global travel restrictions. The National Gallery ...More

 
Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age
Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

Downton Abbey has proved the nation's fascination with the upstairs and downstairs divide in high society, so many will be ...More

 
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2020 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

With landmark loans from the likes of the Wallace Collection along with six paintings jointly owned by the National Gallery ...More

 
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
Theatre | Until 31st July 2020 

Gielgud Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

Rhys Ifans, recently seen in On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court Theatre, takes on the lead role of small-town ...More

 
In the Blood
In the Blood
Theatre | Until 6th June 2020 

The Donmar Warehouse 4 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

The first production in Michael Longhurst's second season as artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse will be Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori ...More

 

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