Tea House Theatre

Winner of Time Out Love London Awards 2014

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.

"The Tea House Theatre wins my heart"

"Big breakfasts, fine teas, cakes, board games, friends and a cosy fire – is this London? Since moving back down to London from Cambridge a couple of years ago I’ve missed the small-town, countryside feel. I wonder if this is why my trips to the Tea House Theatre for tea, breakfast or theatre have become a bit of a ritual. In fact, there has seldom been a week in the past couple of months (apart from when I was abroad for two months) when I have not made my regular pilgrimage to this very special venture in the centre of Vauxhall’s Pleasure Gardens" - Eggs Benedict in London

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