Time Out says
To paraphrase a famous saying: after a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches, Cher and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Dating back to 1863, this pub-cum-legendary queer performance venue has been threatened for years by greedy property developers, but the RVT Future Committee refuses to let it die. People care about this place because it mixes a rich history – the gay Kray used to drink here and Lily Savage got her start behind the bar – with cutting-edge queer club nights like Duckie and Bar Wotever. The fabulously shabby, grade II-listed surroundings don’t hurt, either. As Duckie’s host (and London’s ‘Night Czar’) Amy Lamé says: ‘Everyone’s welcome – just don’t wear nice shoes.’
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LGBTQ+ collective Duckie have been filling the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on Saturday nights since 1995 with a super-fun mix of anything-goes performances and brilliant music – DJ duo the Readers Wifes (sic) play everything from Britpop to Britney, and Motown...Saturday August 31 2019 - Sunday December 29 2019
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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.
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