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.

Classical Gypsy Song Recital
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Classical Gypsy Song Recital

Classical Gypsy Song Recital.

Live Music from Emma Jungling and Frederic Bager.

Show Only £15

Dinner & Show £35

Call the House to book 0207 207 4585

In these times of turmoil, we would like to take you on a tour of European gypsy music to celebrate the beauty and culture of our continent. With a mixture of songs and piano solo, we will take you from the Czech Republic to Spain, with stops in Hungary and Romania.

Bon voyage!

MENU

Starters:

German Rouladen

Bacon, Onion, Pickle and Mustard Rolled in Prime Beef.

or

Spicy Czech Bean Soup

Seasonal Vegetables, Beans, Herbs, Spices and Tomatoes.

Served with Rustic Bread.

MAINS:

Cesky Gulas (Goulash)

Aromatic Czech Beef Goulash with Vegetables, Garlic and Paprika. Served with Dumplings.

or

Vegetarian Paella

A Hearty Vegetable Stew with Paella Rice.

PUDDINGS:

Papanasi

Traditional Romanian Ricotta Cheese Filled Doughnut. Served with Clotted Cream and Jam.

or

Crema Catalana

Authentic Spanish Dessert Similar to Creme Brulee with a Hint of Orange. Served with Fresh Fruit.

Programme:

 

Dvorak's Gypsy songs:

1. Má píseň zas mi láskou zní/ I chant my lay, a hymn of love

2. Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj/Hey, how my triangle

3. A les je tichý kolem kol/The woods are silent all around

4. Když mne stará matka/Songs my mother taught me

5. Struna naladěna/ Tune thy strings, oh gypsy!

6. Široké rukávy/Flowing sleeves and trousers

7. Dejte klec jestřábu/ Cloudy heights of Tatra

Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances (piano solo):

I.              Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă (Stick Dance)

II.              Brâul (Sash Dance)

III.              Topogó / Pe loc (In One Spot)

IV.              Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum)

V.              Román polka / Poarga Românească (Romanian Polka)

VI.              Aprózó / Mărunțel (Fast Dance)

Brahms' Zigeunerlieder: 

1.         He, Zigeuner, greife in die Saiten/ Ho there, Gypsy! Strike, resounding every string

2.         Hochgetürmte Rimaflut/ High and towering Rima stream

3.         Wißt ihr, wann mein Kindchen/ Know ye, when my loved one

4.         Lieber Gott, du weißt/ Dear God, do you know how often

5.         Brauner Bursche führt zum Tanze/ Sunbrown lad to dance is leading

6.         Röslein dreie in der Reihe/ Rosebuds three, all on one tree

7.         Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn/ Does it sometimes come to your mind

8.         Rote Abendwolken ziehn/ Rosy evening clouds

De Falla's Seven popular songs:

1. El paño moruno/ The Moorish Cloth

2. Seguidilla murciana

3. Asturiana

4. Jota

5. Nana

6. Canción

7. Polo


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Words Away
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Words Away

Words Away are back on 23rd September with another writing salon.

Identity and Belonging: Writing Character and Place.

Guest writer Diana Evans.

Themes of identity are the DNA of fiction, questioning and illuminating who we are and the way we think about ourselves. Whether it’s an exploration of the self in a social context or a broader investigation of our cultural and political inheritance, how can a writer find creative ways to draw from this pool of ideas to enrich story, characterisation and place?

In tonight’s salon our guest Diana Evans, the award-winning author of Ordinary People, will be joining Emma and Kellie to discuss what makes us the same, what makes us different, and how we can play with identity in our writing.

Book here

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Tuneless Choir
Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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SE11 Sessions
Sep
28
8:30 PM20:30

SE11 Sessions

SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's monthly night of jazz, soul & funk are back in Autumn 2019!

Saturdays in Autumn.

Each month a guest vocalist fronts the house band, before musicians of all influences and ages link up for a scintillating jam.

Book a Table - Music 4 Free

Just 4 Drinks £5

Sing 4 Your Supper - Musicians Free

www.teahousetheatre.co.uk               

0207 207 4585

Bar open till late!

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Fireside Readings-The Decay of Lying by Oscar Wilde
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

Fireside Readings-The Decay of Lying by Oscar Wilde

Holdfast Theatre and Fireside Readings return with The Decay of Lying by Oscar Wilde as the first reading by the fire!

Join us by the fireplace with the unique atmosphere of the Tea House Theatre for autumn series of Fireside Readings by Holdfast Theatre Company.

The fire will be lit and our trio of storytellers will draw you into a playful and whimsical conversation promoting Wilde’s view of Romanticism and Realism.

Wine and nibbles available!

Call the House to book your seat.

Sit back, relax with a glass of wine or a pot of tea and enjoy.


Bar open till late!

Book on 0207 207 4585

Entry £5

All 3 readings £10


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The Great Debaters Club
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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Jazz Jam
Oct
8
8:30 PM20:30

Jazz Jam

Autumn dates are ready!

Every second Tuesday of the month.

Jazz jam session from 8.30pm.

£10 entry

£5 with membership

Free for musicians

House band:

Tamas Teszary: Vibraphone 

Benjamin Gasiglia: Guitar

Chris Hyde-Harrison: Double Bass

Eric Ford: Drums

Full bar and menu available.

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Tuneless Choir
Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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Words Away
Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

Words Away

Monthly Writing Salons.

Guest Author: Paul Burston

Psychological Thrillers: creating dark and addictive fiction.

As the nights begin to draw in we’ll be heading to the dark and twisty side of fiction to explore the craft of writing psychological thrillers.

Our guest tonight is the novelist Paul Burston, who’s recent book The Closer I Get looks at what happens when literary appreciation takes a malevolent turn.

Kellie, joined by crime writer Caroline Green, will be talking to Paul about approaches to writing thriller narratives.

Come along and learn how to ramp up the pace and suspense to create vivid characters, shadowy worlds and compelling plots.

Book Here

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The Great Debaters Club
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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Don't Go Into the Cellar - Lovecraft After Dark
Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

Don't Go Into the Cellar - Lovecraft After Dark

Don’t Go Into the Cellar are back with Lovecraft After Dark.

Allow the cosmic horror of Howard Philip Lovecraft to envelop your senses and blast your imagination! At any moment, the terrors of the Ancient Ones may be unleashed upon the world. The Elder Gods scrutinise our every deed, awaiting their opportunity to reclaim what was once theirs. Madness will be a blessing to those mere mortals who witness the crawling chaos soon to be released upon mankind!


Jonathan Goodwin plays Cornelius Pike in Lovecraft After Dark. The show is scripted by Goodwin, and co-directed by Goodwin and Gary Archer.   

Show only £20

Dinner & Show £40

Box Office on 0207 207 4585 or book here

Theatre Menu from 7pm

Starters

London Peculiar

Green split peas, carrot & cream soup

or

Welsh Rarebit

Melted mature cheddar with mustard and egg on toast, served with a salad.

Originally called ‘Welsh Rabbit’, a witty insult about the Welsh, in that they would offer you rabbit and then give you cheese on toast. Ours includes mustard and egg according to the original recipe

Mains

Kedgeree

A classic Anglo-Indian dish. Curried rice, sliced egg and smoked
mackerel, served with mixed leaves and balsamic vinaigrette.

or

Steak and Kidney Pudding

An English classic, mouth-watering steak and kidney encased in delicious suet pastry served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

While the invention of the pudding cloth revolutionised English cooking in the 16th Century, the first recorded recipe for steak and kidney pudding appears courtesy of Victorian domestic goddess Mrs Beeton in 1861 .

 

Followed in the interval by a pot of our Tea House Leaf Breakfast Tea and our Homemade Raisin Scones with Ringden Farm Summer Fruits Jam and Cornish Clotted Cream.

 

   

 

 

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Divorced, Beheaded, Died: An Audience with King Henry VIII
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Divorced, Beheaded, Died: An Audience with King Henry VIII

Select Society presents:

Divorced, Beheaded, Died : An Audience with King Henry VIII

.......... a one-man, two-act, play that has toured to venues across England and the USA.

‘The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm; and has halted here to afford his Loyal Subjects the opportunity to have 'audience' with their Sovereign Lord and King.

The King, recently married to his new, and sixth, wife, Queen Catherine Parr, is in poor health; his leg continues to cause him considerable pain and he is often in a poor humour!

In the course of the 'audience', His Majesty will recount the events of his long reign; telling of his wives and his children, and His Majesty will invite his Loyal Subjects to Petition him or question him on ANY related subject : there may be some surprising answers - a lively Q&A is assured!’

The show's website gives a flavor of what the show is about!

"....what a superb show! It was hard to believe we were not in the presence of the formidable monarch himself .... a pitch-perfect performance .... the audience were enthralled .... by this talented and impressive actor.... do not miss a chance to see such a first-class performance"

Ann Ellison, BEM, Artistic Director, Next Stage Theatre Company and The Mission Theatre, Bath.

Show Only £15

Book Here

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Tuneless Choir
Oct
23
8:00 PM20:00

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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SE11 Sessions
Oct
26
8:30 PM20:30

SE11 Sessions

SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's monthly night of jazz, soul & funk are back in Autumn 2019!

Saturdays in Autumn.

Each month a guest vocalist fronts the house band, before musicians of all influences and ages link up for a scintillating jam.

Book a Table - Music 4 Free

Just 4 Drinks £5

Sing 4 Your Supper - Musicians Free

www.teahousetheatre.co.uk               

0207 207 4585

Bar open till late!

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Fireside Readings - The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Fireside Readings - The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek

Join us by the fireplace with the unique atmosphere of the Tea House Theatre for autumn series of Fireside Readings by Holdfast Theatre Company.

The Road of Serfdom by Friedrich A. Hayek.

A classic book that has explanatory power and remains valid for years after being written.

The Road to Serfdom offers brief summaries that could have been expanded to book length treatises. It contains dozens of examples of succinct statement of a deep, complex economic and social problems that arise from attempts to plan the economy.

The fire will be lit and our trio of storytellers will take you through this powerful, political masterpiece as the battle continues to rage between systems.

Ticket £5.

All 3 readings £10.

Wine and nibbles available!

Call the House to book your seat.

Sit back, relax with a glass of wine or a pot of tea and enjoy.

Bar open till late!
Book on 0207 207 4585

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The Great Debaters Club
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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Jazz Jam
Nov
12
8:30 PM20:30

Jazz Jam

Autumn dates are ready!

Every second Tuesday of the month.

Jazz jam session from 8.30pm.

£10 entry

£5 with membership

Free for musicians

House band:

Tamas Teszary: Vibraphone 

Benjamin Gasiglia: Guitar

Chris Hyde-Harrison: Double Bass

Eric Ford: Drums

Full bar and menu available.

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Tuneless Choir
Nov
13
8:00 PM20:00

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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Edgar Allan Poe
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Edgar Allan Poe

We welcome our resident artist Alain English with his show.

The Raven and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe.

Performed by Alain English.

Start 7.30pm

More details coming soon!

Box Office on 0207 207 4585

Bar open till late.

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Edgar Allan Poe
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Edgar Allan Poe

We welcome our resident artist Alain English with his show.

The Raven and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe.

Performed by Alain English.

Start 7.30pm

More details coming soon!

Box Office on 0207 207 4585

Bar open till late.

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The Great Debaters Club
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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Don't Go Into the Cellar - Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Don't Go Into the Cellar - Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts

Don't Go Into the Cellar return with Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts .

In this original theatrical show for produced for children and young families, we invite you to join Alice Quatermain as she recounts several of her daring escapades from the Edwardian era. Be thrilled as you encounter marauding monsters, deadly dinosaurs and fiendish fauna!

Suzy Celensu appears in this one-woman show. The high-energy steampunk yarn is written by Jonathan Goodwin, and directed by Gary Archer. 

Show Only £20

Dinner & Show £40

Box Office on 0207 207 4585 or book here

Theatre Menu from 7pm:

Starters

London Peculiar

Green split peas, carrot & cream soup

or

Welsh Rarebit

Melted mature cheddar with mustard and egg on toast, served with a salad.

Originally called ‘Welsh Rabbit’, a witty insult about the Welsh, in that they would offer you rabbit and then give you cheese on toast. Ours includes mustard and egg according to the original recipe

Mains

Kedgeree

A classic Anglo-Indian dish. Curried rice, sliced egg and smoked

mackerel, served with mixed leaves and balsamic vinaigrette.

or

Steak and Kidney Pudding

An English classic, mouth-watering steak and kidney encased in delicious suet pastry served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

While the invention of the pudding cloth revolutionised English cooking in the 16th Century, the first recorded recipe for steak and kidney pudding appears courtesy of Victorian domestic goddess Mrs Beeton in 1861.

Followed in the interval by a pot of our Tea House Leaf Breakfast Tea and our Homemade Raisin Scones with Ringden Farm Summer Fruits Jam and Cornish Clotted Cream.






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Fireside Readings - Inferno by Dante Alighieri
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Fireside Readings - Inferno by Dante Alighieri

Join us by the fireplace with the unique atmosphere of the Tea House Theatre for autumn series of Fireside Readings by Holdfast Theatre Company.

Inferno, perhaps the most stirring masterpiece from the Middle Ages, Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy.

The fire will be lit and our trio of storytellers will take you for a spiritual journey. Guided by the soul of the Roman poet Virgil, you will travel down through the nine circles of Hell, witnessing the punishments eternally suffered by the souls of deceased sinners.


Tickets £5.

All 3 readings £10.

Wine and nibbles available!
Call the House to book your seat.
Sit back, relax with a glass of wine or a pot of tea and enjoy.

Bar open till late!
Book on 0207 207 4585

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Tuneless Choir
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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SE11 Sessions
Nov
30
8:30 PM20:30

SE11 Sessions

SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's monthly night of jazz, soul & funk are back in Autumn 2019!

Saturdays in Autumn.

Each month a guest vocalist fronts the house band, before musicians of all influences and ages link up for a scintillating jam.

Book a Table - Music 4 Free

Just 4 Drinks £5

Sing 4 Your Supper - Musicians Free

www.teahousetheatre.co.uk               

0207 207 4585

Bar open till late!

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The Great Debaters Club
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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A Christmas Carol by Neil McGarry
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

A Christmas Carol by Neil McGarry

A Christmas Carol - Tea House Theatre, London 2019

American actor Neil McGarry brings his award winning solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the Tea House Theatre on 5th, 6th & 7th December, 2019.

Using only Dickens’ original text, McGarry delivers a riveting performance of the classic holiday story.

Fully staged, complete with dancing, this one-man tour de force has left critics and audiences in the U.S. laughing and crying with joy – and rightly so.

Simultaneously moving and entertaining, the result is a kaleidoscope of action, humor and language, delivered with a simplicity that disarms and touches the heart.

Directed by British actor Ross MacDonald, and created under the auspices of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, McGarry’s performance of A Christmas Carol won "Best Solo Performance" from the Independent Reviewers of New England and was named "Best of Boston" by critic Jules Becker.

More praise for this uniquely moving production:

"Astounding and charming performance... A ‘Carol’ worth singing about... the story has never been so alive and real... ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the ages” - Jack Craib, South Shore Critic

“McGarry’s performance is extraordinary on many counts but one especially; his characters are all so sincere and innocently drawn, that you give yourself over to the story like a child … a magical alchemy absorbs and involves the audience and holds them spellbound” – Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review


“... deeply moving... one of the most artistic, creative and energetic performances of the 2014 Boston theater season... an early Christmas gift I will long remember” – Dr. Al Chase, White Rhino Report

“The performance … broke my heart and renewed it … captivating, funny and thought provoking. I will see this again and recommend it for all ages to experience” - Jessica Holcomb, audience member

Show only £20

Christmas Dinner & Show £50

Book Here

or call the House 0207 207 4585

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A Christmas Carol by Neil McGarry
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

A Christmas Carol by Neil McGarry

A Christmas Carol - Tea House Theatre, London 2019

American actor Neil McGarry brings his award winning solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the Tea House Theatre on 5th, 6th & 7th December, 2019.

Using only Dickens’ original text, McGarry delivers a riveting performance of the classic holiday story.

Fully staged, complete with dancing, this one-man tour de force has left critics and audiences in the U.S. laughing and crying with joy – and rightly so.

Simultaneously moving and entertaining, the result is a kaleidoscope of action, humor and language, delivered with a simplicity that disarms and touches the heart.

Directed by British actor Ross MacDonald, and created under the auspices of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, McGarry’s performance of A Christmas Carol won "Best Solo Performance" from the Independent Reviewers of New England and was named "Best of Boston" by critic Jules Becker.

More praise for this uniquely moving production:

"Astounding and charming performance... A ‘Carol’ worth singing about... the story has never been so alive and real... ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the ages” - Jack Craib, South Shore Critic

“McGarry’s performance is extraordinary on many counts but one especially; his characters are all so sincere and innocently drawn, that you give yourself over to the story like a child … a magical alchemy absorbs and involves the audience and holds them spellbound” – Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review


“... deeply moving... one of the most artistic, creative and energetic performances of the 2014 Boston theater season... an early Christmas gift I will long remember” – Dr. Al Chase, White Rhino Report

“The performance … broke my heart and renewed it … captivating, funny and thought provoking. I will see this again and recommend it for all ages to experience” - Jessica Holcomb, audience member

Show only £20

Christmas Dinner & Show £50

Book Here

or call the House 0207 207 4585

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A Christmas Carol by Neil McGarry
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

A Christmas Carol by Neil McGarry

A Christmas Carol - Tea House Theatre, London 2019

American actor Neil McGarry brings his award winning solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the Tea House Theatre on 5th, 6th & 7th December, 2019.

Using only Dickens’ original text, McGarry delivers a riveting performance of the classic holiday story.

Fully staged, complete with dancing, this one-man tour de force has left critics and audiences in the U.S. laughing and crying with joy – and rightly so.

Simultaneously moving and entertaining, the result is a kaleidoscope of action, humor and language, delivered with a simplicity that disarms and touches the heart.

Directed by British actor Ross MacDonald, and created under the auspices of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, McGarry’s performance of A Christmas Carol won "Best Solo Performance" from the Independent Reviewers of New England and was named "Best of Boston" by critic Jules Becker.

More praise for this uniquely moving production:

"Astounding and charming performance... A ‘Carol’ worth singing about... the story has never been so alive and real... ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the ages” - Jack Craib, South Shore Critic

“McGarry’s performance is extraordinary on many counts but one especially; his characters are all so sincere and innocently drawn, that you give yourself over to the story like a child … a magical alchemy absorbs and involves the audience and holds them spellbound” – Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review


“... deeply moving... one of the most artistic, creative and energetic performances of the 2014 Boston theater season... an early Christmas gift I will long remember” – Dr. Al Chase, White Rhino Report

“The performance … broke my heart and renewed it … captivating, funny and thought provoking. I will see this again and recommend it for all ages to experience” - Jessica Holcomb, audience member

Show only £20

Christmas Dinner & Show £50

Book Here

or call the House 0207 207 4585

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Tuneless Choir
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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Don't Go Into the Cellar - Another Christmas Carol
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Don't Go Into the Cellar - Another Christmas Carol

Don't Go Into the Cellar return with Another Christmas Carol.

Enjoy an audience with Charles Dickens as he regales his audience with this hitherto-unknown festive tale. In the style of the public performances the great Victorian writer gave during the nineteenth century, this one-man stage show is the perfect seasonal treat to whet your appetite for the Yuletide celebrations!

Expect chills, laughter and sentiment as Mr Dickens presents, for one night only, Another Christmas Carol!

Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays Charles Dickens, in an original show written by himself and co-directed by Goodwin and Gary Archer.

Show Only £20

Dinner & Show £50

Box Office on 0207 207 4585 or book here

Theatre Menu from 7pm:

Starters

London Peculiar

Green split peas, carrot & cream soup

or

Welsh Rarebit

Melted mature cheddar with mustard and egg on toast, served with a salad.

Originally called ‘Welsh Rabbit’, a witty insult about the Welsh, in that they would offer you rabbit and then give you cheese on toast. Ours includes mustard and egg according to the original recipe

Mains

Kedgeree

A classic Anglo-Indian dish. Curried rice, sliced egg and smoked

mackerel, served with mixed leaves and balsamic vinaigrette.

or

Steak and Kidney Pudding

An English classic, mouth-watering steak and kidney encased in delicious suet pastry served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

While the invention of the pudding cloth revolutionised English cooking in the 16th Century, the first recorded recipe for steak and kidney pudding appears courtesy of Victorian domestic goddess Mrs Beeton in 1861.

Followed in the interval by a pot of our Tea House Leaf Breakfast Tea and our Homemade Raisin Scones with Ringden Farm Summer Fruits Jam and Cornish Clotted Cream.







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Don't Go Into the Cellar - Strictly Sherlock
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Don't Go Into the Cellar - Strictly Sherlock

Don’t Go Into the Cellar are back with Strictly Sherlock.

After the terrific success of The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, we return with this follow-up stage play. Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life those three startling cases, The Sussex Vampire, The Creeping Man and The Devil's Foot!

Jonathan Goodwin returns as Sherlock Holmes, in a show scripted by himself and co-directed by Goodwin and Gary Archer. 

Show only £20

Dinner & Show £40

Box Office on 0207 207 4585 or book here

Theatre Menu from 7pm

Starters

London Peculiar

Green split peas, carrot & cream soup

or

Welsh Rarebit

Melted mature cheddar with mustard and egg on toast, served with a salad.

Originally called ‘Welsh Rabbit’, a witty insult about the Welsh, in that they would offer you rabbit and then give you cheese on toast. Ours includes mustard and egg according to the original recipe

Mains

Kedgeree

A classic Anglo-Indian dish. Curried rice, sliced egg and smoked
mackerel, served with mixed leaves and balsamic vinaigrette.

or

Steak and Kidney Pudding

An English classic, mouth-watering steak and kidney encased in delicious suet pastry served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

While the invention of the pudding cloth revolutionised English cooking in the 16th Century, the first recorded recipe for steak and kidney pudding appears courtesy of Victorian domestic goddess Mrs Beeton in 1861 .

 

Followed in the interval by a pot of our Tea House Leaf Breakfast Tea and our Homemade Raisin Scones with Ringden Farm Summer Fruits Jam and Cornish Clotted Cream.

 

   

 

 

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The Great Debaters Club
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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Tuneless Choir
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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Jazz Jam
Sep
10
8:30 PM20:30

Jazz Jam

Autumn dates are ready!

Every second Tuesday of the month.

Jazz jam session from 8.30pm.

£10 entry

£5 with membership

Free for musicians

House band:

Tamas Teszary: Vibraphone 

Benjamin Gasiglia: Guitar

Chris Hyde-Harrison: Double Bass

Eric Ford: Drums

Full bar and menu available.

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The Great Debaters Club
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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The Great Debaters Club
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Our annual 'balloon debate' - a light-hearted panel debate in which individual speakers compete to stay on the panel before being voted off by the audience one at a time.

The theme for this debate will be: Which is the best star sign?

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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The Great Debaters Club
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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Tuneless Choir
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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Summer SE11 Sessions
Jul
19
8:30 PM20:30

Summer SE11 Sessions

Friday Nights this Summer!

Summer SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's monthly night of jazz, soul & funk are back in 2019!

Each month a guest vocalist fronts the house band, before musicians of all influences and ages link up for a scintillating jam.


House band: 8:30pm

£10 entry

£5 with membership

Free for musicians

Bar open till late

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The Great Debaters Club
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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Iliad
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

Iliad

The TEA HOUSE THEATRE is proud to present a reading from the ILIAD by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles. This reading will focus on the SHIELD OF ACHILLES. This reading will highlight the voices of women and the conflict of war within the famous grand poem.

The reading will emphasise the themes of Trauma, loss, vanity, and move towards the conclusion which offers a small light of hope.

After the reading there will be a discussion and Q&A with the audience.

Readers: Josie Ayers, Alain English and Freddie Rushton

Produced and directed by Alan Pritchard

£5 Entry
Sunday 14th July 8pm at the Tea House Theatre
Book by calling us on 02072074585 or get tickets on the door.

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Tuneless Choir
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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Jazz Jam Sessions
Jul
9
8:30 PM20:30

Jazz Jam Sessions

Every second Tuesday of the month.

Jazz jam session from 8.30pm.


£10 entry

£5 with membership

Free for musicians

House band:

Tamas Teszary: Vibraphone 

Benjamin Gasiglia: Guitar

Chris Hyde-Harrison: Double Bass

Eric Ford: Drums

Full bar and menu available.

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Words Away
Jul
8
7:30 PM19:30

Words Away

Another writing salon at the Tea House Theatre.


Miracle in a Matchbox: The Art of Short Story Writing with guest writer Adam Marek.

Guest writer: Adam Marek

The short story is a wondrous and elastic form where every word must contribute to the final effect. As short story supremo Raymond Carver once said, “Get in, get out. Don’t linger. Go on.”

Join us at our final salon before the summer break for some end-of-term excitement discussing the joys and mysteries of the form with short story whizz and creative writing teacher Adam Marek.

Adam is the award-winning author of two collections whose stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and appeared in many magazines and anthologies.

You should leave tonight’s salon fizzing with ideas to transform your words into matchbox-sized miracles.

Book here

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The Great Debaters Club
Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome.

Bar open till late.

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Tuneless Choir
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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Sound Choir
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sound Choir

Come and join Sound Choir with us for a fabulous Sunday evening concert at this unique London venue.

These very special voices bring you brand-new arrangements, tantalising vocal techniques and spine-tingling harmonies, bursting with pop, funk and soul.

Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and beat the Sunday blues.

Box office here

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Summer SE11 Sessions
Jun
21
8:30 PM20:30

Summer SE11 Sessions

Friday Nights this Summer!

Summer SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's monthly night of jazz, soul & funk are back in 2019!

Each month a guest vocalist fronts the house band, before musicians of all influences and ages link up for a scintillating jam.


House band: 8:30pm

£10 entry

£5 with membership

Free for musicians

Bar open till late

View Event →
The Great Debaters Club
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome

Bar open till late

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Words Away
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

Words Away

Another writing salon at the Tea House Theatre.

Voice: The Writer’s Palette

Guest writer: Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

A strong voice gives prose a recognisable quality that casts a lasting impression on the reader.

Mood and emotion are created through the command of voice and tone, while hints of gossip or slander can add vibrancy and colour to the fiction writer’s palette.

Our guest tonight Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott uses these techniques to great effect in her novel, Swan Song, the story of Truman Capote and the betrayal of his High Society ‘swans’, published to much acclaim in 2018 and recently long-listed for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

A screenwriter as well as a novelist, Kelleigh will be joining us to discuss ways to use voice to develop character and story.

Book here

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Tuneless Choir
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Tuneless Choir

London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Doors open at 7.30pm, singing at 8pm

 

Tuneless Choirs are for those who have always been

told they can’t sing in tune but LOVE to do it anyway!

 

If you can't always hit the right note you are welcome to join us:

£15 for the launch night / your first session inc registration

£7.50 per session when booking a term

£10 "pay as you go"

Free Refreshments:

40 teas from around the world and delicious cakes available.

Bookings:

Talibah Rivers on 07752 522 636

londonvauxhall@tunelesschoir.com

www.tunelesschoir.com/vauxhall

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Jazz Jam Sessions
Jun
11
8:30 PM20:30

Jazz Jam Sessions

Every second Tuesday of the month.

Jazz jam session from 8.30pm.


£10 entry

£5 with membership

Free for musicians

House band:

Tamas Teszary: Vibraphone 

Benjamin Gasiglia: Guitar

Chris Hyde-Harrison: Double Bass

Eric Ford: Drums

Full bar and menu available.

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The Great Debaters Club
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Debaters Club

Debating London is the year-round series of free public debate series held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

The series is run by the Great Debaters Club, a training club that helps its members to advance their personal and professional development by teaching them how to debate. Debating London provides members with a platform to test and improve their new skills in a live environment.

All welcome

Bar open till late

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Nostalgia - Russian Classics Theatre
May
26
7:30 PM19:30

Nostalgia - Russian Classics Theatre

Russian Classics Theatre warmly invites you to enjoy the collection of her theatrical miniatures under the title of "Nostalgia", which we believe portrays well the main emotion that underpinned whole life of Nadeszda Teffi.

In Russian with English subtitles.

Nadeszda Teffi was a much loved Russian satirical writer. She was known as a Queen of Laughter in her native country and her sense of humor was often compared to that of Chekov.

She was also a poet, translator and a very original playwright. She had to spend most of her life abroad, far away from the country she adored, as she was never able to come to terms with the Revolution and its imprint on the society. Perhaps that's why her brilliant satirical stories are often tinted with gentle sadness.

Ticket £15

Book here or there or on 0207 207 4585

7.30pm start

Bar open till late



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SE11 Sessions
May
25
8:30 PM20:30

SE11 Sessions

SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's monthly night of jazz, soul & funk are back in 2019!

Each month a guest vocalist fronts the house band, before musicians of all influences and ages link up for a scintillating jam.


House band: 8:30pm

£10 entry

£5 with membership

Free for musicians

Bar open till late

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Nostalgia - Russian Classics Theatre
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Nostalgia - Russian Classics Theatre

Russian Classics Theatre warmly invites you to enjoy the collection of her theatrical miniatures under the title of "Nostalgia", which we believe portrays well the main emotion that underpinned whole life of Nadeszda Teffi.

In Russian with English subtitles.

Nadeszda Teffi was a much loved Russian satirical writer. She was known as a Queen of Laughter in her native country and her sense of humor was often compared to that of Chekov.

She was also a poet, translator and a very original playwright. She had to spend most of her life abroad, far away from the country she adored, as she was never able to come to terms with the Revolution and its imprint on the society. Perhaps that's why her brilliant satirical stories are often tinted with gentle sadness.

Ticket £15

Book here or there or on 0207 207 4585

7.30pm start

Bar open till late



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