The vic is one of the best places in london to play poker – the card room is a pretty decent size and the games are good, not just rich dudes playing roulette like at the empire.
One nice feature of the card room is that they tweet their cash game status so you can see what games are playing and what kind of a wait there is to get a table: https://twitter.com/#!/@TheVicCardroom
There are daily tournaments and the cash games run 24 hours a day. The Vic is also home to a bunch of big poker tournaments throughout the year.
Drinks prices aren’t shocking and the bar food is good for a quick snack whilst you’re taking a break from playing.
There are also plenty of slots and table games if you’re more into that kind of thing, but I think a large proportion of people come for the poker.
If I had to give it a rating I’d say… 8 out of 10. It’s definitely one of my favourite places to play poker, along with the Fox (but the Vic is closer to my house!).