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.

London's Daily Secret: Secret #433

Many thanks to London's Daily Secret for this lovely mention that scored us several Valentine's Day bookings. Sign up for their mailing list to receive recommendations of special places to visit across London. 

"The perfect cuppa. Surely a myth, right? Summon the guts to find out: Just go to the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall. Built on the site of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (which were immortalised in William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair), this Victorian public house dating to 1886 boasts some of the best loose-leaf teas you'll find on your quest. Pair your tea with a freshly made sandwich or homemade cake or conserve — or try the self-styled 'best full English breakfast in London'. You might also catch a live act, whether a theatrical performance, jazz concert or reading. It's as close to perfect as we've experienced."