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.

Save the Vauxhall Dragon!

You may have noticed a new beastie lurking in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.  This magnificent piece of public art is being carved by the artist Morganico, whose previous work includes the Imperial War Museum. It is being carved from the large log that was dumped on the Pleasure Gardens around two years ago. As part of the St George’s Festival it has been worked into a beautiful and fearsome dragon. The final touches are being carved at the moment and we hope that it will be an attractive feature of the Pleasure Gardens for many years to come.  This is where we run into difficulty.  Lambeth Parks, under the guidance of Parks and Development office Theresa Hoare have only given the work a temporary residency until the end of the month. We at Vauxhall Trust, the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and many people in the local community who we have discussed this with, would love the dragon to become a permanent piece of public art on the Gardens and so we must ask you to help bring this about. Councillor David Amos, one of our wonderful ward councillors was a fantastic host and judge of the dog show on Sunday at St George’s. We have contacted him and his fellow ward councillors for Princes Ward.  We hope that our elected representatives will be able to speak to Parks, on behalf of the people, to ensure that this artwork remains a permanent feature. Evidence of the support of the local, voting, population would, we are sure, aid this process.  So please e-mail DAmos@lambeth.gov.uk with the subject line Save the Vauxhall Dragon or sign our petition here and express your support. We hope you enjoyed St George’s and thank you so much for all your help and support. Harry and Freddie

You may have noticed a new beastie lurking in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.  This magnificent piece of public art is being carved by the artist Morganico, whose previous work includes the Imperial War Museum. It is being carved from the large log that was dumped on the Pleasure Gardens around two years ago. As part of the St George’s Festival it has been worked into a beautiful and fearsome dragon. The final touches are being carved at the moment and we hope that it will be an attractive feature of the Pleasure Gardens for many years to come. 

This is where we run into difficulty.  Lambeth Parks, under the guidance of Parks and Development office Theresa Hoare have only given the work a temporary residency until the end of the month. We at Vauxhall Trust, the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and many people in the local community who we have discussed this with, would love the dragon to become a permanent piece of public art on the Gardens and so we must ask you to help bring this about.

Councillor David Amos, one of our wonderful ward councillors was a fantastic host and judge of the dog show on Sunday at St George’s. We have contacted him and his fellow ward councillors for Princes Ward.  We hope that our elected representatives will be able to speak to Parks, on behalf of the people, to ensure that this artwork remains a permanent feature. Evidence of the support of the local, voting, population would, we are sure, aid this process.  So please e-mail DAmos@lambeth.gov.uk with the subject line Save the Vauxhall Dragon or sign our petition here and express your support.

We hope you enjoyed St George’s and thank you so much for all your help and support.

Harry and Freddie