Standing firm and proud as a major traffic hub has been developed around it, the RVT dates from 1863, and remains true to its century-old tradition as a cabaret venue. It’s been serving confirmed bachelors since before Kylie was born and is now the royal palace of Voho, the gay village of Vauxhall.
On any given night, star names may be draped banner-big across its traditional pub frontage (Lily Savage got her start behind the bar), and the place may be absolutely jammed. The main attraction is Duckie, Amy Lamé’s wilfully eccentric Saturday club night.
Get here in the early evening and you’ll have time and space to fire into some beef stew or a burger, but otherwise it’s shots, shooters and standard lagers all the way. In the evening, muscle marys whip off their tops and gear up for an evening of debauchery at the many nearby clubs.
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Rock disco with artistic live turns, hosted by Amy Lamé with the best retro set in town from DJs The Readers Wifes. Duckie distinguishes itself as gay London's leading pop-and-performance club. The team also put on large theatrical events at venues like...Cabaret and burlesque Until Sunday September 25 2016Read more
Ultra-chilled, ultra-welcoming queer performance mixer with a gloriously eclectic line-up and crowd. The vibe is supportive, exploratory and occasionally rough around the edges.Rock and indie Tuesday August 2 2016 - Wednesday September 28 2016Read more
Nicki French Live At The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
The pop star, who is famed for her dance version of Total Eclipse Of The Heart and for representing the UK in Eurovision in the year 2000, performs.Acoustic Thursday August 4 2016Read more
Our favourite Mister Sisters – Lisa Lee, Ryan Styles, Richardette, John Sizzle and Blanche DuBois – shimmy their way through a freaky pop line-up in hilarious, twisted style. Think Pan's People meet Bloolips in Primark!Cabaret and burlesque Friday August 5 2016 - Saturday December 3 2016Read more
Lee Harris supplies big beat house, plus his own remixes of club favourites. With support from residents Silverhook and Cactushead.LGBT Friday August 5 2016 - Friday December 16 2016Read more
Miss Hope Springs
A unique lounge-tastic blend of finger snapping pop, romantic rhumbas and sassy bossa novas, created by composer and lyricist Mr Ty Jeffries.Cabaret and burlesque Tuesday August 9 2016 - Saturday August 27 2016Read more
Entertaining Miss Maisie!
The host of ceremonies Miss Jason oversees the celebrations and entertainments to mark the birthday of HRH Maisie Trollette with Dave Lynn and pianist Alfie Ordinary offering song, merriment and a royal performance from the Queen of the scene herself...Cabaret and burlesque Thursday August 11 2016Read more
Anthem Old Skool Reunion: One Night In Heaven
Residents Wayne G and Porl Young spin uplifting energy, happy house, soul-stirring tribal and euphoric trance taking you back to the late 1990s and 2000s.House, disco and techno Friday August 12 2016 - Saturday August 13 2016Read more
A night of original work starring queens of cabaret Vinegar Strokes and Bambi Boo and host Doctor Woof.Stand-up Wednesday August 17 2016Read more
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Vauxhall… This gruesome new series at the RVT sees pop hits dismembered by a twisted troupe of cabaret stars, led by ‘punk-horror-drag’ performer Baby Lame. Alongside performances there’ll be video mash-ups...Cabaret and burlesque Wednesday August 24 2016Read more
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The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is recognised as providing a unique and welcoming environment to a very diverse crowd. The level and quality of the artists has recently changed. I have recently been to see Toyah Wilcox, Mari Wilson, T’pau and looking forward to Sonia on 28 April. The new artist line up appearing at Royal Vauxhall Tavern is getting better and better and now has the balance to bring together both the old tavern and the new tavern, fantastic Friday club nights, Duckie on Saturdays, Sunday Social, a great day out and a full weekly programme of events.
The management and staff offer the best diverse light entertainment policy in London, they are welcoming, reasonable priced bar and you are guaranteed to have a thoroughly enjoyable time, the atmosphere and the crowd make Royal Vauxhall Tavern what it is.
Love this place! Such diverse and interesting events.
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Every time I have friends down in London, I take them here. Ducky on a Saturday is weird, the music is classic and the atmosphere is cheerful and down right buoyant. The music suddenly stops and a short show appears on stage to delight or confuse. Arrive with a open mind!
The show on a Sunday is a London institution not to be missed, but be warned it is rude and crude and not for those with a delicate disposition.
Gay Bingo on Monday is a fantastic way to start the week, every day there is something going on.
The RVT is small bar / club / cabaret bar, often filled with esoteric people with a story to tell and laugh to be had.