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The Ultimate Guide to visiting Planet Hollywood

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Open: Mon - Fri: 11:30AM to 12:00AM
Sat: 11:00AM to 12:00AM
Sun: 11:30AM to 11:00PM

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Price: £16.50 - £29.50

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Time Needed: 2,5 hours

If you want to have a little slice of Americana or a taste of Hollywood when touring around London’s West End, then a visit to London’s Planet Hollywood is a great way to take a breather when touring around the city.

Located in the heart of London’s theatre district and a stone’s throw away from Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, Planet Hollywood London is one of many themed Hollywood restaurants located all around the world, which were founded thanks to the help of mega-stars like Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, just to name a few. Because of this, many of its chains are lined with a ton of memorabilia from films like The Terminator and Rocky, and London’s Planet Hollywood is no exception.

Besides glancing over all the Hollywood memorabilia lining its walls, many visitors head to London’s Planet Hollywood to dine on menu items inspired by some of the most famous celebrities and films known to mankind.

Although it was originally located in Piccadilly Circus for 16 years, after moving to its current location in Haymarket, the venue expanded to include a massive cocktail bar as well as other Hollywood-themed areas such as The Bond Room, The British Room, and even a Cabana Room. The restaurant also has 18 different screens broadcasting different movie clips and trailers you can watch during your visit, as well as a shop where you can buy clothing, accessories and other Planet Hollywood merchandise.

 

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Planet Hollywood Highlights

There’s not many places in London that can brag about being home to Bruce Willis or Star Wars memorabilia; so whether you’re a Star Wars fan, a Rocky fan, a Terminator fan, or even a Baywatch fan…you’re bound to find something down your alley at London’s Planet Hollywood.

Some of the many pieces of memorabilia you can expect to see at Planet Hollywood include:

  • A model of the Star Ship Enterprise
  • Rocky III’s boxing boots
  • Rocky Balboa’s “side of beef” prop
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s leather jacket from The Terminator
  • Star Wars’ Hans Solo (AKA Harrison Ford) “frozen” in carbonite
  • Bruce Willis’ high school senior yearbook picture (circa 1973)
  • David Hasselhoff’s Baywatch shorts
  • Bruce Willis’ vest
  • Rambo’s knife

Special Tips

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If a member of your group is celebrating a birthday, you can ask a member of staff to display their names on the screen, and even get members of staff to serenade the birthday boy or girl

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If you want to avoid the crowds, try to visit during the weekday in the afternoons, and avoid visiting during the school holidays

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If you're a sports fan, head to Planet Hollywood to watch the match on the big screens. If you're not a sports fan, be prepared for the restaurant to get incredibly loud during matches and sports tournaments.

Getting There

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Address

57-60 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QX, United Kingdom (See map).

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By Tube

The nearest stations are Piccadilly Circus (a two-minute walk away) or Leicester Square (a five-minute walk away).

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By Train

The nearest station is Charing Cross, which is an eight-minute walk away.

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By Bus

You can reach Planet Hollywood via routes 12, 453, 94, 3, 12, 88, 159, N3, N109 and N136, all of which stop at Piccadilly Circus.

Visiting Planet Hollywood

Whether you want to dine with a group of friends or your family, or even pop in for a quick pre-theatre meal, Planet Hollywood London offers a unique dining experience that is a must-do if you’re in the area.

The venue has a menu offering a variety of dishes such as their world-famous Chicken Crunch, burgers, fajitas, pasta, Asian food, seafood, steaks, ribs and so much more. If you feel like treating yourself, there’s also homemade cheesecakes, and the restaurant offers gluten-free and vegetarian items as well.

If you’re visiting in a group of ten or more people, you can choose from a set menu and pre-order and pay your food beforehand to make your visit go smoothly. If you happen to be heading to the theatre afterwards, Planet Hollywood also offers a set pre-theatre menu as well.

When to Visit

The Planet Hollywood restaurant is open from:

  • 11:30 a.m. to midnight (Monday to Friday)
  • 11 a.m. to midnight (on Saturdays)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (on Sundays)

If you want to purchase one of the many set menus at the restaurant, their prices are:

  • Excalibur Menu – a two course meal ideal for both student and youth groups (£16.50)
  • For Your Eyes Only – a two course meal plus a soft drink (£19.50)
  • Food Glorious Food – a three course meal with a soft drink (£24.50)
  • The Big Kahuna – a deluxe three course meal plus a soft drink (£29.50)
  • Titanic – Fish and chips, vanilla ice cream and one beverage (£16, or £14 from Sunday to Friday until 4 p.m.)
  • Trident – One appetizer, fish and chips, vanilla ice cream and one beverage (£19, or £16 from Sunday to Friday until 4 p.m.)
  • Rocky – Steak and chips, vanilla ice cream and one beverage (£16.50 and only available between Sunday and Friday until 4 p.m., or after 8 p.m.)
  • Narnia – One entree choice of three different burgers or pasta and one soda (£13.50 and only available between Sunday and Friday until 4 p.m.)

If you’re in a group of ten people or more, set menu prices cost from £22 per person for two hours of unlimited beer, wine or soft drinks.

A deposit of £10 per adult is required for all a la carte menu group bookings, or £15 per adult on Fridays and Saturdays which will be deducted from your final bill. All set menus must be paid before the arrival of your group.

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