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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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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 8 minutes from The Hippodrome
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 12 minutes from The Hippodrome
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 13 minutes from The Hippodrome
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... 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
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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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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
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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
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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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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 21st July to 26th September 2021 - Various Times
The Hippodrome, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 2 minutes from The Hippodrome
John Tiffany directs Jack Thorne's fantasy adventure based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, which is set 19 years after the events ...More
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Amelie The Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th May to 25th September 2021 - Various Times
The Hippodrome, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 4 minutes from The Hippodrome
Michael Fentiman directs Audrey Brisson as the titular dreamer in a musical adaptation of the 2001 Oscar-nominated film blessed with a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian ...More
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Back To The Future: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th August to 26th September 2021 - Various Times
The Hippodrome, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from The Hippodrome
Great Scott! John Rando directs a spectacular time-travelling musical based on the 1985 film with a book by Bob Gale and music and lyrics by Alan ...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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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 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
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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
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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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Tez Ilyas: Populist
Comedy | On 25th September 2021 

Leicester Square Theatre 1 minute walk from The Hippodrome

The star of BBC Radio 4's TEZ Talks and BBC Three's Man Like Mobeen uses subversive humour to propose a ...More

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I
Theatre | Until 26th September 2021 

Palace Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

John Tiffany directs Jack Thorne's fantasy adventure based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, which is ...More

Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Sondheim Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's long-running musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary novel of tragedy and loss plays out a ...More

Hamlet
Theatre | Until 13th November 2021 

The Young Vic 21 minutes walk from The Hippodrome

Greg Hersov directs Cush Jumbo in the title role of Shakespeare's tense tragedy of political ambition and self-destructive desire....More

 
 
 
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