Entertainment & Hospitality Lighting Projects

The Hippodrome Casino

London, UK

The Hippodrome Casino in the busy London borough of Westminster opened its doors in 2012 after undergoing an extensive renovation of the former iconic Hippodrome Theatre. The project took 36 months to complete and cost father and son team, Jimmy and Simon Thomas, upwards of £40 million to create their vision of the UK's first international style casino.
With more than 45 live tables and slot machines to choose from, a cabaret theatre which is home to Boom and Bang Circus and Soho Burlesque, a steak house restaurant, five bars and a smoking terrace, The Hippodrome is much more than your average casino. It offers one of the best nights out in London and is guaranteed to keep you entertained until the small hours.
UFO was chosen by lighting design consultancy, into, to create and supply lighting for the bar area of the casino. into's client wanted a lighting system that would not only provide a dramatic and unique effect but one which would also operate efficiently all day every day without fail. As fiber optic lighting has a lengthy lifespan and is extremely easy to maintain, our products featured heavily in the project.
The glass blocks which were installed in front of and above the bar areas, were each fitted with one of our crystal fittings. The fittings were made from the finest European cut crystal to give off the amazing sparkling effect that can be seen in the photos. The fiber optics bring a real feeling of lavishness and excitement to the grand venue.

Images courtesy of Area Sq, PokerStars and The Hippodrome Casino


Commercial, Decorative Lighting



 Products used

Ground Floor Bar: 2 x 150W metal halide illuminators with color, twinkle and dimming, feed a 240 tail harness of 2mm PMMA fiber and a 220 tails harness of 1.5mm PMMA fiber.
First Floor Bar: 4 x 150W metal halide illuminators with color, twinkle and dimming, feed 4 x 155 tail harnesses of 2mm PMMA fiber.
Both floors: CR1 crystal fittings - 1080 in total.

 Date completed


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