Poke around London | What to Do

There’s lots to do in London and there’s now a new attraction to attract the tourists in the English capital. Online powerhouse 888poker are bringing their latest live festival to London on the 5th of October.

888poker launched their live festivals to boost participation in the main event and boy has it worked. They went from an average number of players of 134 to 609 in their most recent festival. Read on to find out more about the tournament and other ways to enjoy yourself in London.

Source: TimeOut

888Poker Event

Where: Aspers Casino, The Loft, Olympic Park, 312 Montfichet Road, London E20 1ET

When: 5th-16th October 2017

What to Expect: Romance. ‘Making it big’ is 888poker’s motto and that was in full action at the main event at King’s casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. 22 year-old Catalin Pop from Romania beat 531 people to scoop the jackpot of €80,000. The money changed his life, allowing him to move out from his family home and pursue his passion, travelling the world and playing poker. He’s a regular player on 888poker online though so watch out for the username ‘Sryigotodds’ as he’s more than likely to take your money!

Favourites: Marek Blaško, Jonas Kraft, Catalin Pop, Will Kassouf and maybe even you!

Schedule Highlights:

  • Opening Event: 5th October 18:00
  • The Hurricane: 8th October 18:00
  • The Swordfish: 9th October 18:00
  • The Lightning 8-max: 11th October 18:00
  • High Roller Final Day: 12th October 17:00

When the poker stops

Yes, the poker is great but once it’s finished you’ll want to get yourself out of Stratford and make the most of your time in London. Why not try out these attractions?

Tower of London: Visit ‘the bloody tower’ and see the prison where Sir Walter Raleigh was kept. You can also check out the crown jewels; a must-see in London.

Buckingham Palace: The home of the Queen of England is resplendent and impressive in equal measure. You can pose for a picture with a Beefeater outside the palace and if you plan your visit well you can watch the changing of the guard.

Palace of Westminster: Visit the Houses of Parliament which have stood in London since 1016. Take in the jaw-dropping architecture and retrace the steps of the infamous Guy Fawkes.

Source: Britain Express

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: Founded by American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, the Globe is the ultimate tribute to the literary genius William Shakespeare. There are tours available daily as well as regular shows and performances.

Wembley Stadium: The home of English football is a must-see destination for all sports fans. The impressive 90,000 seater stadium is steeped in history and tradition. You can catch an England game, or even a Tottenham Hotspur match when you’re in town.

Source: Wembley Stadium

The London Eye: The best way to see London is from the air, so step onto the giant ferris wheel on the Thames and get a birds eye view of the city.

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