Eltham Terrace Club is small up-and-coming private members club in southeast London, with a nice friendly environment and loads of other games like darts and snooker on offer.
Cardrooms in London
The Pollards Hill Poker Club is a popular SW London local club offering low stakes poker. They have a full gaming permit and have recently moved to the The Royal Surrey Social Club (they were previously run out of Tooting Progressive Club). It's a popular friendly club, with a cool, transparent system where players can monitor all kinds of stats, both in tournament and cash games!
There's no cardroom that's more convenient to go to than Casino at the Empire. Located smack in the middle of Leicester Square, open 24/7, and you don't even need to become a member to play. There's always action, and very loose action at that.
This cardroom was previously known as The Vic, and is a poker landmark in the UK, and the spot for high stakes cash games in London. It's now been rebranded as The Poker Room. It's extremely well-run, and boasts the widest variety of games and stakes you will find in London. It's not unusual to spot the odd poker pro playing at one of the tables.
Previously the Gala Casino Queensway, this casino offers purely cash games. The location is pretty central, so if you are looking for some low stakes poker and don't feel like travelling too far to play, this place is worth trying.
The River Card Club is located way up in Stanmore in North London. It's quite a small cardroom, with a very friendly and social atmosphere. If you live in North London, this cardroom is worth checking out.
Originally in partnership with Bluff Europe, this cardroom opened its doors in May 2010. The casino is now called Genting Casino Cromwell Mint, and if you are looking for mid-range buy-ins and good value this cardroom is worth checking out.
Gala Casino Russell Square no longer offers tournaments and only one table with cash game action.
Full review coming soon
Palm Beach Casino caters to the high stakes poker player. Only cash games are offered now at the Palm Beach.
Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City is the largest 'supercasino' in Britain, and the 15-table poker has a solid tournament schedule and lots of soft cash action.
The Hippodrome Casino, located centrally in Leicester Square, opened in July 2012 and offers a nice mix of cash game action.
It's not strictly in London but it is close enough for us to mention here on Londonpokerguide. This is a decent private members club with good comps and some interesting promotions.
The Super Stack is not a cardroom as such, but a poker circuit offering large scale tournaments with affordable buy-ins and deep structures, held at the Victoria Casino.
Cheap stakes and central location - that's pretty much what you get at the G Casino Piccadilly
Centrally located, catering to higher stakes players. No tournaments being held at the moment.