Tea House Theatre

Winner of Time Out Love London Awards 2014, 2016 & 2018!

We are based in an old Victorian public house that opened in 1886 on the site of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; immortalised as the ‘Vanity Fair’ in Thackeray’s eponymous novel.

We serve some of the best loose leaf teas available, proper sandwiches and homemade cakes; not to mention the best full English breakfast in London. Our teas have individual subtle flavours which would be overpowered by the instant, coarse, hit of coffee, so we do not sell it.

We make our own marmalade and jams, all for sale by the jar and all our teas can be bought by the ounce. Our meat comes from our local butcher and our fruit and vegetables from the local market gardens around us.

We are trying to be different. We will not hurry you. If you visit us on your lunch break, then have one, you will be more productive in the afternoon. If you want to have a meeting, we will not disturb you. If you are ‘working from home’, we have wifi. If you have children, we have highchairs, a chest of toys, and milkshakes. We always have the daily papers, so please, relax, and share in what we are trying to create, take a load off, and have a cuppa.

Oil painting by Becky Bell @rebellart

Oil painting by Becky Bell @rebellart


Our opening times are:

9.30am - 10pm, Monday - Friday

9am - 10pm Saturday

9.30am-8pm Sunday, kitchen closes at 8pm

Alcohol served from 6pm and food served all day, until closing!


Tea House Theatre was founded in July 2011 by owner and director Harry Iggulden. 

Our tea house by day transforms beautifully into a theatre by night, and we host a number of monthly events:

The Great Debaters Club
(first and third Wednesday of the month)

Words Away
(selected Mondays of the month)

Paper Tiger Poetry
(last Friday of the month)

SE11 Sessions
(last Saturday of the month)

Vauxhall Tuneless Choir
(second and fourth Wednesday of the month)

Please visit our What's On Page for exact dates of these and all upcoming events.