Anyone versed in London’s rich gambling history will know of John Aspinall, the casino mogul who set the stage for London’s casino scene in the 1960s. The Crown Aspinalls has taken his vision for casinos and brought it to the future, after being acquired by Crown Resorts.
Located in one of the most exclusive areas in London, the Crown Aspinalls Casino offers its patrons nothing but the most opulent services. With a clientele composed of the most affluent people from around the globe and well-trained staff, visitors of the casino are treated to a gaming experience unlike any other.
The Aspinalls is the latest in a string of casinos established by mogul John Aspinall in the 1960s. Its acquisition by Crown Resorts in 2011 led to its being renamed Crown Aspinalls. For decades, Aspinalls had been known for its high-end services and clientele of mostly aristocrats, and now in the present day, the casino reflects its current surrounding area of Mayfair.
The Crown Aspinalls recognises the lifestyle of its rich and famous clientele, and thus it offers one of the most exclusive gaming experiences available in London to date. The Crown Aspinalls’ main casino floor has various gaming tables for players who wish to take part in Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, and Three Card Poker, all set in a posh and luxurious environment fit for a king.
Crown Aspinalls also has several private gaming rooms, all fit with a custom theme and decor, securing the privacy of its affluent clientele. Each private gaming room also comes with its own private dining experience.
For those who don’t want to be trapped on a stuffy casino floor, the Crown Aspinalls also has gaming tables located on the Crown Aspinalls Terrace with a fully covered and heated smoking area. Patrons can make use of the state-of-the-art entertainment centre and watch their favourite channels while enjoying a cigar and playing a game of poker.
Boasting the ability to make poker a “personal affair”, the Crown Aspinalls also holds regular tournaments and arranges poker nights for its patrons. It truly is the epitome of exclusive and personalised gaming.
Dining at Crown Aspinalls
As expected of any high-end casino, the Crown Aspinalls’ dining options are nothing short of first class. Patrons are treated to a beautiful and elegantly designed dining experience; right from the moment they enter via dining room’s doors to the minute they leave. Renowned chef Nicola Ducceshi heads up the staff at Crown Aspinalls, creating a range of international dishes including Italian, Lebanese, and Asian cuisine. Chinese chefs Steven and Ming also create authentic Chinese dishes for patrons who want to have a taste of superior Asian cuisine.
The Crown Aspinalls’ dining halls are also available for booking by non-members, but the restaurant only accommodates guests over 18.
Events and Activities
The club regularly holds events for its members, ranging from Valentine’s Dinners for couples to Chinese New Year celebrations. The club also holds events to honour different cultures by showcasing the best of their cuisine and live entertainment in their restaurant.
Crown Aspinalls Dress Code
Keeping true to its promise of bringing nothing but the most exclusive and luxurious experience to its patrons, the Crown Aspinalls enforces a strict dress code to its members. Only guests dressed in formal clothing such as tuxedos and evening dresses will be accommodated in the casino.
Crown Aspinalls Membership
Membership to the casino is on a strict for-approval basis, and the casino’s facilities are exclusive to members only. Those who wish to apply for membership need to download the application form from the club’s website and send it back to the club via email. Once membership has been approved, first-time members need to present a valid photo ID to the club at the time of their first visit.
Members can also bring guests to the club without having to present photo ID unless entering the casino.
Phone: +44(0)20 7499 4599
Opening hours: Mo-Su