This West End Casino Staycation Might Just Rival A Trip To Vegas

Julie Freeman Julie Freeman - Staff Writer

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Trade a wild night in Vegas for a weekend in the West End.

You wake up in your penthouse after a long night out on the town followed by hours at the casino (and some hours in between that you can’t quite account for…). Sound familiar? If you’ve always dreamt of living your very own Hangover-esque weekend in Vegas, you’re in for a treat. You no longer need to fly across the world to experience the magic of Sin City, as a thrilling casino staycation awaits you right here in the heart of London.

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Leicester Square is world-renowned as a culture and entertainment hub for film premieres, live performances, and dining. But did you know the area is also home to some of Europe’s best casinos and nightlife? Book the ultimate casino staycation in Leicester Square for an exciting weekend that may just rival a trip to Las Vegas.

Live in luxury at the St Martins Lane, London, also dubbed ‘House of Originals’, where you’ll be treated to amazing dining, world-class bars, and stunning views across London. While it may be tempting to while away with a glass of champagne in your penthouse suite, plenty of fun awaits you in Leicester Square.

Start your weekend in style with a bottomless brunch at Gaucho. Enjoy Latin-style dishes paired with free-flowing cocktails at this upbeat Electro Brunch in Piccadilly, accompanied by some of the city’s hottest DJs. Sip on Bloody Marys and Pornstar Martinis as you warm up for an action-filled weekend. Make sure to try Gaucho’s steak and eggs or salt beef and eggs benedict, they’re some of the best in town!

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After brunch, participate in an immersive adventure experience inspired by the nineties TV show, The Crystal Maze. Dress up in satin bomber jackets and solve a number of challenges with your teammates in the ultimate real-life gameshow activity.

To keep your winning streak going, hit the tables at The Hippodrome and try your luck at a round of poker or some slot games. Set in one of London’s grandest former theatres, you’ll almost feel like you’re in Caesars Palace! While it may not be close to 40 degrees in London, you can enjoy the sun with a breeze and a cocktail at The Hippodrome’s gorgeous rooftop bar.

After freshening up back at the hotel, a long night of entertainment awaits. Grab a relaxed drink at the Carlsberg Sports Bar, located inside The Empire, one of London’s biggest casinos in the heart of Leicester Square. For more gaming thrills, have fun with a game of blackjack, American roulette, punto canco, slots, and electronic games across several floors.

Once you’ve exhausted your lucky hand, it’s time to kick back and enjoy some of the best shows the West End has to offer. Be dazzled during ‘An Evening of Wonders’ at The Rialto’s Backstage Bar with a magic performance set in stunning French Renaissance style interiors.

For the ultimate Vegas vibe, The Hippodrome will put on a show you won’t soon forget. Magic Mike Live is London’s hottest live performance, directed by Mr. Magic Mike, aka Channing Tatum, himself. Pop some bottles of prosecco and be swooned by a delicious group of male dancers — trust me, you won’t want the night to end!

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Your casino staycation wouldn’t be complete without some live music-filled after hours, fuelled by bottomless drinks at The Piano Works. You can even request your favourite songs via your phone, so you may be able to convince the band to play their own version of Elvis’ ‘Viva Las Vegas’ all night before heading home on the Tube the next day…

Find more information and book your Vegas staycation in Leicester Square here.

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