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.

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A Fireside Reading of "The Arabian Nights"

The Holdfast Theatre Company Fireside Readings return to the Tea House Theatre this Autumn.

8pm Tickets: £5

Call the House on 02072074585 to book in advance

Join us by the fireside on Sunday 24th September for The Arabian Nights, a magnificent collection of ancient tales told by the sultana Scheherazade, who relates them as entertainment for her jealous and murderous husband, hoping to keep him amused and herself alive.

Sir Richard Burton was an orientalist explorer, diplomat and eccentric. He was a remarkable linguist, and his mastery of Arabic enabled him to mix with the Arabs disguised as one of them. In 1853 he made Haj, the trip to Mecca that is required of every Muslim, at a time when such an exploit by a European could have meant death. He wrote many books of travel during his time as employee of the Foreign Office, but he is best known for his unexpurgated translation of "The Arabian Nights." 

Later Event: September 30