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Hippodrome Casino - Poker Stars Live - Fourth Floor

10-14 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JH

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Introduction

  • The Poker Lounge on the fourth floor can be accessed via every entrance into the venue.
  • There is stepped access to the Main, Magic Mike Live Theatre and Box Office entrances.
  • There is level access via lift at the Little Newport Street entrance.
  • The step-free route to the Poker Lounge is via the stair lift followed by the standard lift located in the corner of the Grand Casino on the ground floor.
  • The Poker Lounge can also be accessed via an entrance located on the Cranbourn Club lower smoking terrace on the third floor.
  • There are steps at this entrance.
  • Access is also possible via the stairwell that leads from the Heliot Steak House on the first floor all the way up to the fourth floor.
  • The Club and Diamond Rooms located on the third floor can be accessed from the Poker Lounge via this stairwell.
  • The Club and Diamond Rooms are used as overflow rooms during tournaments.
  • Step-free access to these rooms is via the Cranbourn Suite.
  • Please see 'The Hippodrome Casino - The Cranbourn Club, The Club & Diamond Rooms - Third Floor' access guide for more details.
  • For more information on Leicester Square please click here.

Getting Here (Leicester Square)

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Corner of Charing Cross Road and Cranbourn Street)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the corner of Charing Cross Road and Cranbourn Street.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Hippodrome Casino'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
    • There are moveable barriers located at this entrance.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of and beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 9 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Counter (Coats and Bags)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The counter is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • Clear signage for the counter is not visible from the entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are moderate to good.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.

Reception (Main)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead and to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is not visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Seating Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Outside Access (Little Newport Street Entrance - Step-Free via Lift)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, on Little Newport Street.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Hippodrome'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance on the left.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Little Newport Street Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter via the Little Newport Street entrance.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the Little Newport Street entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, UG (Little Newport Street entrance), 1 and 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 92cm (3ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 130cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.

Reception (Little Newport Street Entrance)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you exit the Little Newport Street entrance lift on the ground floor.
    • The reception point is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Little Newport Street entrance lift.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Seating Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Step(s) (Access to Heliot Steak House Upper (2) and Poker Lounge (4) Lift)

  • There is a/are step(s) located on the ground floor, off the Grand Casino main gaming area.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access Heliot Steak House Upper (2) and Poker Lounge (4).
  • There is/are 3 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.

Lift (Stair Lift - Overcome Steps Accessing Heliot Steak House Upper (2) and Poker Lounge (4) Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the ground floor, off the Grand Casino main gaming area.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • A member of staff is required to operate the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 2 (Heliot Steak House Upper) and 4 (Poker Lounge).
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 130cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Lift (Heliot Steak House Upper (2) and Poker Lounge (4) Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the ground floor, off the Grand Casino main gaming area.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 2 (Heliot Steak House Upper) and 4 (Poker Lounge).
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Other Floors (Upper Heliot Steak House (2), The Club and Diamond Rooms (3) and the Poker Lounge (4))

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you exit the Upper Heliot Steak House (2) and Poker Lounge (4) lift, at the rear of the upper section of Heliot Steak House.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the Upper Heliot Steak House (2) and Poker Lounge (4) lift.
    • There are permanently held open double doors on the second floor.
      There are permanently held open single doors on the third and fourth floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2, 3 and 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 show the stairwell leading up to the third floor landing.
    • Photographs 6 and 7 show the steps leading up to The Club and Diamond Rooms from the third floor landing.
    • Photographs 9 and 10 show the steps leading to the smoking terrace from the third floor landing.
    • Photographs 11 and 12 show the steps leading up from the landing on the third floor to the Poker Lounge on the fourth floor.

Step(s) (Smoking Terrace Lower (3) to Poker Lounge (4))

  • There is a/are step(s) located on the third floor, on the smoking terrace (lower).
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the Poker Lounge on the fourth floor.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There is an 86cm wide heavy door that opens away from you (push) leading to the steps.

Casino (Poker Lounge - Fourth Floor)

  • Access View
    • There are doors to access this area.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) may be difficult for some to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Gaming Area View
    • Games and facilities in this area include; Poker.
    • Staff at tables can assist customers in playing.
    • There is not room for wheelchairs users to manoeuvre throughout this area.
    • The playing tables are at two heights.
    • The surface height of the lowest playing tables is 75cm and the underside height is 67cm.
    • The surface height of the highest playing tables is 83cm and the underside height is 75cm.
    • The surface height of the drinks tables is 65cm.
    • Seating in this area includes; chairs with no armrests.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • ATM's View
    • The Poker Lounge can be accessed step-free from the Grand Casino via the Heliot Steak House Upper (2) and Poker Lounge (4) lift.

Counter (Poker Lounge Reception - Fourth Floor)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located on the fourth floor, in the Poker Lounge.
    • The counter is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Upper Heliot Steak House (2) and Poker Lounge (4) lift.
    • Clear signage for the counter is not visible from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is not a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are moderate to good.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Poker Lounge - Fourth Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the fourth floor, to the right as you exit the Upper Heliot Steak House (2) and Poker Lounge (4) lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Upper Heliot Steak House (2) and Poker Lounge (4) lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 250cm (5ft 7in x 8ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 138cm and 147cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 110cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

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