Hi! Welcome to Casual Chess.

London’s real life, friendly chess cafe! Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday you’ll find us upstairs in Leon, Tottenham Court Rd near the corner with Stephen St, W1T 1BJ (nearest tube Tottenham Court Rd), 7.30pm – 10pm.

FREE CHESS LESSONS FOR WOMEN! 🙂  Most people come alone – it’s a lovely fun and friendly atmosphere – but you’re welcome to bring friends – dates and more info here

Please bear in mind that Mondays are often very quiet…Tuesdays and Wednesday are variable, because people drop in. Fridays are our busiest nights, and you’ll normally be welcomed by a volunteer. We are closed every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday. XMAS OPENING HOURS: 24 December 2019 to 1st January 2020 inclusive – Leon is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and closing at 6pm on those other days. Please check our Facebook group for any special daytime events.

Choose your own time control and grab a coffee or a glass of wine. Join our Facebook group to hear about special events and chat about chess https://www.facebook.com/groups/393548150795213/?fref=ts

You can also use the Facebook group to arrange to meet a player of a similar level…or just come along any day we’re open, 7.30pm – 10pm and play everyone. Chess sets and clocks provided, along with go sets.

We are committed to diversity and welcome absolutely everyone. Organised by women, we are particularly happy to see other female players, and will make sure there’s always a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Spread the word (on Facebook, Twitter @CasualChess, Tell Your Friends) and come along to check us out! 🙂

If you’re ever the first player to arrive, just ask the staff for a sets and clock. For a first visit, Fridays are our busiest nights. No need to let anyone know before your first visit – just come on down!

See you soon! 🙂