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.

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Words Away

The Power of Place

Guest writer: Courttia Newland

Place is not simply the setting of your story - it’s the interaction of character, context, time, emotion and atmosphere too.

In this salon with novelist, short story writer and playwright Courttia Newland, we’ll look at the many different ways that working with place can bring depth and complexity to your story.

This salon should provide fresh insight into the various elements that make up a story’s sense of place, and how they can enrich your fiction.

Tickets are available here

Earlier Event: May 16
The Great Debaters Club
Later Event: May 23
London Vauxhall Tuneless Choir