The centre of London’s entertainment scene, Leicester Square has something for everyone. Here are the top picks from our team...

For the culture seeker

From museums to famous monuments, Leicester Square and the surrounding area offers the full cultural spectrum.

His Majesty’s Theatre

This historic auditorium can seat more than 1,200 and has hosted a number of famous musicals and productions, including Andrew Lloyd-Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which is its longest running production.

A must-visit for movie lovers, the statues and monuments to be found in Leicester Square include;

  • Charlie Chaplin
  • William Shakespeare
  • Laurel and Hardy
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Paddington Bear
  • Gene Kelly
  • Mary Poppins
  • Harry Potter
Trafalgar Square

Featuring some of London’s finest historic buildings, galleries and monuments, this historic square is a London landmark.

The National Gallery

Founded in 1824, the National Gallery is one of the most prominent art museums in the world, renowned for its vast collection of Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. This iconic building hosts regular exhibitions, guided tours, talks and educational programmes.

The National Portrait Gallery

The museum is dedicated to showcasing portraits of prominent figures from British history, spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day. It displays a wide range of artistic styles, from traditional oil paintings to contemporary works, giving visitors a comprehensive overview of British portraiture through the ages. Following the renovation in 2023, this is a must-visit for existing and new patrons alike. 

For the foodie

From well-known chains to award-winning independent restaurants – whatever the cuisine or occasion you’ll find something you love on Leicester Square.

7th Cat Restaurant

7th Cat is a vibrant new Chinese kitchen launched by Empire Casino. The concept has been developed around providing gamers with authentic Asian comfort cuisine and a faithful dining experience, right on the casino floor.


Just a stroll through Chinatown is an experience. You’ll be spoilt for choice from one of the most culturally diverse locations in London.

Japan Centre

For an authentic Japanese dining and shopping experience, this destination features open kitchens, food hall and shopping.

Well-loved Brands

Leicester Square is home to some of the nation’s favourite brands, such as TGI Fridays, Angus Steakhouse, Marco Pierre White, and Byron.

Amazing Independents

Whatever the cuisine, there will be a unique independent restaurant or vendor within walking distance of Leicester Square. 

For the big night out


Leicester Square is an entertainment hub for gamblers and non-gamblers alike. Empire Casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enjoy the thrill of Blackjack, American Roulette, Punto Banco, Slots and Electronic Games. Plus enjoy the famous London Poker Room offering round-the-clock cash games and tournament Poker action.

Bars & Nightclubs

Clubs in and around Leicester Square offer everything from all night dancing to karaoke and comedy. Every night of the week offers fun and entertainment so you can enjoy an all-round night out without leaving the square.

  • Visit us at The Empire for late night drinks, live sports or take in the view of the square from our iconic terrace bar
  • Head to venues such as Sound or Storm for a full-scale clubbing experience
  • For an earlier start or more relaxed environment, visit Oxygen Bar or Café de Paris
  • The adjacent streets, particularly around Soho, offer a wonderful range of traditional, historic pubs such as The French House.

You don’t need to travel far for a great night out.


There are great hotel brands to suit all budgets in and around the square.

  • Hotel Indigo: Just next door to Empire Casino, Hotel Indigo offers 95 theatrically inspired rooms, many of which afford panoramic views of the square.
  • Radisson Blu: This elegant hotel overlooks Leicester Square.
  • The Londoner: This five-star boutique hotel offers luxury rooms, a restaurant and bar, plus spa facilities.

Whatever your reason for visiting Leicester Square, a warm welcome awaits at Empire Casino. 


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