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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Auld Acquaintance

HOLDFAST Theatre Company present

Auld Acquaintance, Clarinda and Sylvander.

World premiere of a New Play by our resident actor, Alain English.

”Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind,

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And days of auld lang syne?”

 The untold story of Robert Burns in prolific letters.

The Agnes McLehose relationship was the most serious extra-marital affair of Burns’ life and inspired some of his most celebrated work.

Burns referred to Agnes as “Clarinda” in letters, his private nickname for his lover. He wrote: ”I got a letter from Clarinda yesterday and she tells me she has got no letter of mine but one.”

 Theatre Menu from 7pm!


Haggis meatballs in whisky & mushroom sauce


Traditional Leek & potato soup


Haggis neeps an' tatties' (vegetarian option available)


Crowdie, leek & bacon tart (served with mashed potato & seasonal vegetables)


Raspberry Cranachan


Sticky Highland Toffee pudding with custard

Show only £15

Dinner & Show £40

Book on 0207 207 4585 or here

Show 8 pm start

Bar open till late!

Earlier Event: November 25
Fireside Readings - The Art of War
Later Event: November 28
London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir