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

Writing for Children


Guest Writer: Candy Gourlay

Are you writing for children and in need of some insight, inspiration and a sprinkling of stardust?

Join us in conversation about all things kidlit with the acclaimed children’s writer, Candy Gourlay. Candy is a Filipino author based in London and her novels have been listed for many prizes including the Waterson’s, Blue Peter, the Carnegie and the Guardian Prize. Her most recent novel Bone Talk has been long-listed for the CLIP Carnegie Medal 2019 and short-listed for the Costa Book Award 2019.

Come along, take part in the discussion and discover how to write the kind of mesmerising stories that keep kids glued to the page.

Tickets available here

Earlier Event: May 1
The Great Debaters Club
Later Event: May 15
The Great Debaters Club