Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Renowned for its entertainment, from bingo to cabaret, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern has been pulling in the crowds for decades. Read More


Renowned for its entertainment, from bingo to cabaret, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern has been pulling in the crowds for decades. The venue helped launch Lily Savage and Julian Clary, and is now home to alternative club night Duckie, which fuses clubbing with experimental theatre.

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Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Lane
SE11 5HY
+44 (0)20 7820 1222
Public transport:
Vauxhall, Underground

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 32 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Royal Vauxhall Tavern

4.0 out of 5
30 August 2015
by Louie-Mae B.

I love this place. It is one of the best gay pubs you can go to, especially south of the river.

I have normally frequented it on a Sunday night and what a hoot indeed.

Yes it is hot and sticky, and you have to weave your way through people to get in and out or to the loo but that is part of it all.

The Dame Edna drag show is awesome. Be warned though if you are part of the PC police this act... more

5.0 out of 5
17 February 2018
by Elizabeth H.


Sort of a duh for such an historic and storied place, but since Yelp activity lags in the UK and there's no recent review here, I just wanted to let any curious patron know. Further, RVT no longer has a working website, which can throw new people off. They post all of their events and updates on their FB page:

I tried to... more

4.0 out of 5
26 July 2016
by Alex W.

Stumbled upon this place with my partner after the UK Black Pride event in the Pleasure Gardens nearby. It was JAM-PACKED with guys and there was a drag queen performing Queen (how appropriate!). We were only able to catch that song which was the finale but the floor quickly turned into a dance club.

The drinks were pretty well priced, and the floor was busy enough but not too busy that you... more

5.0 out of 5
01 April 2016
by Ashka K.

Amazing venue with some of the most amazing nights! Quite small and very intimate. It's extremely popular amongst LGBT community therefore therefore you can always meet there some most unique and colourful personalities.

Great any type of cabaret nights.

Make sure to arrive early to get your seat close to the stage. more

5.0 out of 5
19 June 2015
by Brian H.

Oh the RVT, so many happy memories here, especially because it's where I met the love of my life who sadly passed away in 2013

It's London's oldest established Gay bar and has had many battles over the years to keep open, another one is in full swing at the moment

The RVT was built in 1863 at Spring Gardens, Kennington Lane, on land which was originally part of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.... more

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