One of the things that made the Playboy Club London so unique in the 1960s was that it was the first Playboy Club to allow gambling. Carrying on this tradition, today’s Playboy Club London has 22 gaming tables for Roulette, Blackjack, and Poker. All the tables are serviced by Playboy Bunnies who have been selected from thousands of applicants for their charm, wit, and general appeal.
Executive chef Judy Joo manages the Playboy Club London’s Dining Room, the club’s in-house restaurant, which is open from 12pm – 1:30am. Chef Judy Joo has amassed quite an array of culinary styles and created a menu that is as much a reflection of her as it is of the many different cultures she has witnessed and experienced. Menus are available online, and it’s also possible to make a reservation through the casino’s website.
Something that everyone who visits the Playboy Club London should try, however, is Salvatore’s Bar. It’s was voted the “Best Bar” in the Exclusive London Lifestyle Awards in 2012, and has continued to impress thousands of patrons throughout the years. It is a piano and cocktail bar that boasts a fine selection of vintage cognacs, the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the UK. The bartender, Salvatore “The Maestro” Calabrese, is extremely passionate about his liquor, and he has created special blends of custom cocktails for the Playboy Club London.
Entertainment and events
There are regular events being held at the casino, ranging from Cigar and Cognac Pairing Classes to sporting event coverage with the Playboy Bunnies. There is even a Burlesque Night, and music nights that showcase the best of local and international talents. Of course, the Playboy Club London’s function rooms are also open for reservations and bookings, should you want to celebrate your special occasions in style.
Smart dress is required to enter the club, as the Playboy Club London has been working to create a club that is both classy and sophisticated, yet approachable.
When the first Playboy Club opened in Chicago in the 1960s, their membership fees were an exorbitant $25 a year. Today, there is a membership fee of £1,200 a year plus a £1,000 joining fee, with lifetime membership costing £15,000. These fees are put in place in order to regain the membership’s status as something of a status symbol among the most affluent British citizens. Lifetime membership, although steep, also awards complimentary spouse membership, an increased guest allowance, as well as complete lifestyle management, all in addition to gaining 24/7 access to the club, full sports coverage in their cigar lounges. In order to apply for membership, you can visit their website or approach any of the Playboy Bunnies at reception.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3504 7972
Opening hours: Mo-Su
14 Old Park Lane