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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Words Away

Last In 2019!

Writing Humour In Fiction.

Guest author: Ayisha Malik

Come and join us by the fire to explore the funny side of writing fiction in this our last salon of the year.

Everyone loves a laugh – it’s a way to connect and bond with the reader – but the skilled use of humour in fiction is one of the greatest challenges for the writer. If tackled effectively, though, humour can illuminate truths about characters and the worlds they inhabit. It can also be used to tackle difficult or taboo subjects, easing tension and providing respite from awkward moments.

Join us tonight to unpack these challenges in conversation with author Ayisha Malik, whose debut novel, Sofia Khan is Not Obliged, was met with great critical acclaim and was a WHSmith Fresh Talent pick in 2016.

The book has also been optioned for TV. The sequel, The Other Half of Happiness was published in April 2017. Her latest novel, This Green and Pleasant Land, is out now. Ayisha is also the ghost writer for Great British Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain’s book, The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters.

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Earlier Event: November 30
SE11 Sessions
Later Event: December 4
The Great Debaters Club