London is a world of stark contrasts, a place where extreme wealth lies right up tight next to relative poverty. A product of the big time wealth that exists in the city is the impressive big time casinos.
And there’s plenty of them; places where James Bond wouldn’t look out of place, and could no doubt get a superb martini.
It is the oldest gaming club in London and the world, based in the prestigious area of Mayfair, Curzon Street. It is every inch an exclusive club for people with money. It does literally ooze of the high-life, and with that comes world class cuisine and better cocktails.
Established in 1828 by William Crockford, it was his aspiration and vision to create a club of this nature as to be fit for royalty and elites. Well he certainly nailed that much.
Here you’ll need to be a member, and even if you could afford that, you’d certainly want a big gambling win to cover the food and drinks bill.
With its reputation as one of the best exclusive gaming sites (as so many in London are), this Kensington-based super stylish gambling club with impeccable customer standards is really top drawer.
The popular games at Maxims are American Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Three Card Poker, and here you can find some ludicrously large sums of money being thrown around. If you fancy a bit of privacy, then you can be whisked off to the club’s extravagant private rooms including The Kensington Room and The Palace Room.
Then there’s the Whisky Lounge Bar, which has an impressive collection of ‘no less than 126’ of the finest whiskies from around the world, a healthy cellar of top wines and spirits.
The Colony Club is known for it’s rather traditional selection of over 20 gaming tables where people get down to gambling business with classics such as American Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Three Card Poker.
Here they also have electronic Roulette terminals, and Slot machines that offer a 94% payout, with a huge jackpot of £20,000. That should sort the bill out at the end of the evening, or morning, as these guys are open 24 hours a day.
Private rooms and top drinks are also available at Colony Club.
Les Ambassadeurs Club
Here you’ll be rubbing shoulders with the society’s creme de la creme. In this beautiful Mayfair building royals and politicians and millionaires (and likely billionaires on occasion) enjoy the spoils of their earned or inherited success.
With 16 tables to play at on the main floor, there are plenty of things to get stuck into even for the most casual gambler. It’s open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
It is an iconic venue known in every developed corner of the globe. The name speaks of luxury and exclusivity - everything in here is top drawer and the service is not in the least bit stuffy. Well, perhaps in relative terms.
Some of the best food and drinks service on the circuit,and without doubt some of the best gaming experiences on offer. It’s concierge service will put you straight should you need anything additional to a great time outside the Ritz walls.