Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

London's iconic and Grade II listed LGBTQ entertainment venue

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The Royal Vauxhall Tavern has been known as an LGBTQ+ cabaret venue since the 1980s and since October 2005 has operated exclusively as a performance venue providing cabaret shows, live music, panto, dance performances stand-up comedy, musicals, club nights and more from every area of the LGBTQ+ community as a licensed premises. Licensable activities authorised by the license are defined as plays, live music, recorded music, performance of dance, provision of facilities for making music, provision of facilities for dancing, provision of facilities for similar entertainment, films, late night refreshments and supply of alcohol.

The much loved Royal Vauxhall Tavern is an Iconic London landmark and an award-winning cabaret, performance and club night destination and has built a brand creating an integral venue to the London entertainment and music industry and a catalyst to London’s night time economy.

We are the current 2020 Media and Entertainment Industry Award Winner – Voted by the public:

Best Cabaret Venue
Best LGBTQ+ Cabaret Venue
Best Cabaret Performance
Best Club Night
Best Panto/Christmas Show
Time Out – 50 Most Iconic Places in London
111 London Best Pubs & Bars
Industry Award – Outstanding Business Achievement



Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Based on 851 reviews
Jonathane Ribeiro
17:43 21 Aug 22
Very nice place with drag queen show, close to the tube station, nice ambience, not too crowded
Richard Cox
08:23 12 Aug 22
Recently went to see Crayola at the Tavern , what a show and also so lovely to go back to the tavern after so many years , still one of the best places to see acts and properly highlights what an inclusive and diverse city london is.
World travel
18:21 31 Jul 22
Show is great and also good atmosphere. So pity that management of this pub has such a rude person on the door. Customer service training very desirable!
jasim uddin
19:43 11 Jul 22
Monday I attend Rl Vhxl Tavern quit and nice entertainment overall I enjoyedTnx Vauxhall team that’s Amazing
Hugh Porter
03:52 05 Jul 22
Cabaret stop off on way home! Quite full and lively.
Malachi Regis
15:43 12 Apr 22
Fantastic crowd, drinks aren’t outrageously expensive, and had an absolute blast for their Duckie event
win task
14:29 12 Apr 22
Built in 1863, this iconic and eclectic Grade II listed London pub provides a diverse entertainment. Basically a LGBTQ venue which holding entertainment events such as drag queen for the community. Located is great as it’s beating the heart of Vauxhall.
14:39 16 Mar 22
Good fun night out. The acta we saw on Saturday night were not really great. Not funny, not tragic. Just confusing with people not knowing how to react. Miming to the audio of old commercials/adds has been done millions of times before and way more successfully than what we saw on our last visit.
Sarah Beresford
08:29 04 Feb 22
If I could give more stars I would. We celebrated my daughters 16th at RVH and it was a fantastic night. The owners & the staff were just brilliant, the crowd amazing!! this made my daughters birthday much more special.Thank you again for allowing us to bring her & also showing her what a great community she is going into
Becky Brockwell
19:51 20 Jan 22
Fantastic night! Great atmosphere and lovely team! Can't wait to go back!
17:51 25 Nov 21
Such a great venue! Friendly and safe atmosphere.
Kenny Montgomery
12:59 04 Nov 21
Toilets are FILTHY, rest of the place not much cleaner. Staff unhelpful and lazy. More staff standing about using vulgar language than there is doing any actual work.
21:49 03 Oct 21
Always a good night out. Mixed crowd, great service, nice music. I like the fact that they have a rather generous outdoor area for London's standards.
Róbert Routen
15:51 18 Sep 21
Great venue in a former listed victorian concert hall. Great atmosphere, easy to chat to people, friendly hardworking bar staff. Good selection of drinks. As the venue is very popular sometimes not easy to get in so better to visit early to avoid the queue.
Michael Ryan
11:18 31 Aug 21
Great venue. Had a good time but! Had come to the entrance of the tavern nearly got rugby tackled by a woman bouncer who was busy chatting than doing her job properly than tackling me. 3 of us there same drinks all night but the prices were all different by different bar person. I like to think I go back.
The Savages
06:10 21 Jul 21
🌈🏳️‍🌈 wonderful staff, covid safe measures
Leon Barnfield
09:50 26 Jun 21
What an outstanding venue, the staff are totally amazing, so professional and we felt so at home. Will be going again xx
Kain Christopher Behan
19:58 20 Jun 21
Lovely staff and bouncers, a very welcoming environment with a fantastic atmosphere! Drink prices very reasonable for Zone 1/2 too.
Shaidon Smith
17:19 05 Jun 21
My knight Is shining SIA armour, managed to grab a drink and use the loo on a busy Saturday eve thanks Estelle hope to see you soon
Monsieur Hairy
12:59 10 Dec 20
I recommand Duckie on saturday nights, great music (thanks To Readers' Wives) great cabaret hosted by the greatest Amy Lamé...
John Paul Maytum
09:22 09 Dec 20
An absolute gem of London society and important cornerstone on the city's LGBT+ history. Doing a really good job keeping going given the constraints of Covid. Still fabulous after all these years.
Ashley Humphreys
20:51 05 Dec 20
Saw the Christmas Panto Pricked and it is amazing! Hilarious, talented performers, all the laughs and great venue. Wonderful staff, all social distancing and covid-safe measures followed. Support live theatre and have some holiday joy!
Kathleen Stinson
12:35 04 Dec 20
The staff here are wonderful. Had issues with a date of an event. Speaking with Dave he was able to sort the issue out! So helpful and very appreciated ! Thanks a mill
Aida Explorer
07:27 14 Oct 20
One of my favourite venues in London. Very inclusive, safe and fun. Also their shows are very entertaining, specially Bar Wotever, it can get very political and educational, very recommended.
Rob Sinclair
21:36 05 Oct 20
What a fantastic, historic and famous gay pub. Fantastic cabaret shows. Wonderful lovey crowd. Really great place to celebrate how far the community has come to support eachother
Herbie H.
05:52 16 Dec 18
I love places like Royal Vauxhall Tavern - places loaded with charm, good people, and a lot of relaxed & excited queer energy.During our visit to London,...
Nancy F.
23:09 14 Dec 18
I'm an American and during my London trip I wanted to check out some local drag shows and boy am I glad I did!I saw a show at this historic building and...
Elizabeth H.
00:27 17 Feb 18
THIS VENUE IS OPEN AND OPERATING.Sort of a duh for such an historic and storied place, but since Yelp activity lags in the UK and there's no recent review...
Alex W.
13:22 26 Jul 16
Stumbled upon this place with my partner after the UK Black Pride event in the Pleasure Gardens nearby. It was JAM-PACKED with guys and there was a drag...

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