Grosvenor St Giles Casino, London
Before you go:
Reg/Walk In: Reg Cashout at Machines: Coupon Dress Code: Smart casual Rewards Programme: Yes Parking: Free customer parking (members only) Restaurants: Yes Bars: Yes
Address: 262 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7RG Telephone: 44 2072997600 Website: http://www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/st-giles
This site is right in the heart of the West End. Located unpromisingly right next to a betting shop, it’s the standard tedious membership process, before a walk up the stairs gets you onto the main gaming floor. From here it’s a long thin type of a place, with the slots on your left once you get to the top of the stairs, and the gaming tables right in front of you and further back, behind the cunningly hidden cash desk.
The interior of the St Giles Casino has changed drastically from it’s old identity as the Gala Tottenham Curt Road – they’ve really done a bang-up job of turning it from the previous incarnation – a bit of a toilet if we’re honest – into a place you’d be delighted to take the other half along to. The bar used to be right in front as you came to the top of the stairs, but now is tucked away to the right, so you come out right into some gaming tables.
The slot offer has also been dramatically updated, and one of the charms of the place is that you can play the slots and gaze out of the window to the delights of a busy Tottenham Court Road. It’s quite a bit more mesmerising than you might think – all of human life is out there – and a pretty pleasant way to while away an hour or two. The slots themselves are of course bang up to date, with plenty of Electronic Roulette on tap too, including unusually some single terminals for the antisocial among you (ok, among us).
The difference in the place from the previous branding is very clear, and now it’s really a cool place to head for if you want a gamble, a loafing session or a beverage. Even the waitress service is rocket-quick.