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.

BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time

Enjoy a pot of tea and a slice of cake while gardening experts take the stage at the Tea House Theatre, as part of the Chelsea Fringe.

Gardeners’ Question Time is a Radio 4 institution, attracting over 2 million listeners a week. Recorded in a different location each week, this long-standing radio programme has answered well over 30,000 questions since its inception in 1947.

The celebrated panel will be tackling the questions put to them by local gardening enthusiasts, with Eric Robson in the chair and the team being made up of Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank.

The panel members have been guests of a diverse range of gardening clubs and other organisations; including a telecommunications call centre and the London Transport Museum.

The panel NEVER see the questions before the recording. Their encyclopaedic, seemingly effortless answers are completely spontaneous and reveal their huge experience and depth of gardening knowledge. Being on the GQT panel is not for the faint hearted!

Advance Tickets £4.50

Thanks to the Gold Medal winning Chelsea Garden by Hugo Bugg being transplanted to Vauxhall, and celebrating the opening of the Vauxhall One Missing Link Green Trail, Gardeners' Question Time is coming to Vauxhall. This event coincides with the launch of Chelsea Flower Show and the Chelsea Fringe.