London casinos

The heart of the UK casino industry is based in London. Historically, some of the wealthiest people on the planet have come to London to conspicuously blow their cash, going back to the days of Sir John Aspinall, the original Playboy casinos and a host of other big names.

These days the London scene can be split into two, with the “Big 6” at the very top of the punting tree, still hosting the biggest players in the world, albeit with a bit more competition these days from the likes of Macau, Vegas and other gambling hotspots. These six sites – which generally are rather exclusive and certainly will have a dress code (unless you are super-minted) – are Les Ambassadeurs, the Ritz, The Clermont, Crockfords, Aspinalls and Maxim’s.

Most of the other 20 London casino are a bit less exclusive, and some don’t tend to bother with a strict dress code (although don’t bother heading wearing beachwear – not that that’s very practical most of the time in London anyway.) There’s still a bit of a hierarchy – Playboy, the Barracuda and the Sportsman for example would tend to be a little more refined – while sites like Aspers Stratford, The Empire and the G Casino Piccadilly would more closely resemble what you might find in your local high street outside London.

Aspers Stratford Casino, London

312 The Loft,
Westfield Stratford City,
London E20 1ET
Tel: 44 208535636

Barracuda Casino, London

1 Baker Street,
London W1U 8ED
Tel: 44 2079355013

Colony Club

24 Hertford Street,
London W1J 7SA
Tel: 44 2074955000

Cromwell Mint Casino, London

45 Cromwell Road,
London SW7 2EF
Tel: 44 2075894041

G Casino Piccadilly, London

3-4 Coventry Street,
London W1D 6BL
Tel: 44 2072877887

Genting Casino Chinatown, London

93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London W1D 5DY
Tel: 44 2074943020

Gloucester Casino, London

4-18 Harrington Gardens,
London SW7 4LJ
Tel: 44 2073737134

Golden Nugget Casino, London - now closed

22-23 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London W1D 7EJ
Tel: 44 2074390099

Grosvenor Casino Golden Horseshoe

Gala Golden Horseshoe,
London W2 4QH
Tel: 44 2072218788

Grosvenor Casino Victoria, London

150-162 Edgware Road,
London W2 2DT
Tel: 44 2072627777

Grosvenor Russell Square Casino, London

61-66 Russell Square,
London WC1B 5JS
Tel: 44 2078331881

Grosvenor St Giles Casino, London

262 Tottenham Court Road,
London W1T 7RG
Tel: 44 2072997600

Napoleons Casino, London

Queens House,
Leicester Square,
London WC2H 7RN
Tel: 44 2074943126

Palm Beach Casino, London

30 Berkeley Street,
London W1J 8EH
Tel: 44 2074936585

Park Tower Casino, London

101 Knightsbridge,
London SW1X 7RQ
Tel: 44 2072356161

Playboy Casino, London

14 Old Park Lane,
London W1K 1ND
Tel: 44 2074918586

Sportsman Casino, London

The Sportsman Casino,
Old Quebec Street,
London W1H 7AF
Tel: 44 2074140061

The Empire Casino, London

5-6 Leicester Square,
London WC2H 7NA
Tel: 44 2030141000

The Hippodrome Casino, London

Cranbourn Street,
Leicester Square,
London WC2H 7JH
Tel: 44 2077698888

The Ritz Club

150 Piccadilly,
London W1J 9BS
Tel: 44 2074938181