We’re open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7.30pm – 10pm, closed on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Players are very welcome to arrive early. There is no volunteer on Mondays, which may be very quiet as a result.

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 out Facebook group ‘Casual Chess Cafe London’ if you’re interested in daytime events during that period, thank you.

We also hold regular events aimed at welcoming more women into chess. These are advertised via our ‘Casual Chess Cafe London’ Facebook group, @CasualChess on Twitter and via

If you’d like to promote your chess book, DVD or website, please just let us know. We’d love to have you as guest Player of the Day, show some live coverage of tournaments and hold simuls. Always making sure that people can play casual chess too…that’s what we’re here for!