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From the buzzing streets of Soho to the gay villages of Vauxhall and East London, via the popular local spots in greater London, there's a gay bar that's right for you just a short tube ride away or a mere hop, skip and a mince on your ol' lallies.
 
Sunday Social

Sunday Social

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

04/09/16: The inimitable RVT was packed to its historic rafters for their Sunday Social!

 
The Dame Edna Experience

The Dame Edna Experience

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

28/08/16: Just over a month ago, there were queues around the block of people hoping to find themselves undergoing Jonathan Hellyer’s Dame Edna Experience after 3 years of absence.

 
GMFA/RVT Sports Day

GMFA/RVT Sports Day

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

29/08/16: With the Olympics over and the Paralympics not yet started, we felt we needed our sportsy fix this weekend, so the 10th GMFA/RVT Sports Day felt like the perfect opportunity to drag ourselves from ogling athletes on TV and get our sedentary butts to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to… well…ogle the “athletes”.

 
Myra’s Roast

Myra’s Roast

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

28/06/2016: As you MIGHT have heard, we did a comedy roast of cabaret legend and silver-tongued siren Myra DuBois at the RVT. It was in aid of HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust. Which of course she wasted no time in making a joke about. “If you’ve got HIV, just reach into the buckets and take the money back” she said, within approximately two minutes of being on stage “it’s your money anyway.”

 
Sunday Social @ RVT

Sunday Social @ RVT

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

26/06/16: It’s back-to-basics for Sundays at the Vauxhall Tavern.

 
PopHorror: I Still Know What You Did Donna Summer

PopHorror: I Still Know What You Did Donna Summer

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

15/06/16: There’s been a gap in the market for a gay-pop-disco-horror-cabaret-club night for a while.

 
Lipsinkers @ RVT

Lipsinkers @ RVT

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

03/06/16: Friday night in London’s gay clubbing capital Vauxhall, but there’s one venue not belting out the latest deep house beats.

 
Pride’s Got Talent Semi Final

Pride’s Got Talent Semi Final

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

20/04/16: This year’s Pride’s Got Talent competition is bigger and better than it’s ever been.

 
RVT: Pride’s Got Talent Semi Final

RVT: Pride’s Got Talent Semi Final

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 20/04/16: This year's Pride's Got Talent competition is bigger and better than it's ever been. And for the past month preliminary rounds have been held in LGBT venues across London. For the spectacular semi-final we headed to South London's finest cabaret venue. 
 
Sunday Social @ RVT

Sunday Social @ RVT

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

13/03/16: It’s 6pm in the packed Royal Vauxhall Tavern and the laid-back crowd of happy bears and friendly ex-clubbers are already under the spell of one of London’s best stand ups, Myra Dubois.

 
Cabaret Roulette

Cabaret Roulette

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

10/02/16: In keeping with the Vauxhall Tavern’s ethos of showcasing variety and original performance, Cabaret Roulette is a regular night in which performers are encouraged to let their creative juices flow over.

 
Sunday Social

Sunday Social

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

07/02/16: Late Sunday afternoons, the fag ends of the week-end, precursors the working week to come, can be pretty morose and depressing.

 
Sunday Social @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Sunday Social @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

23/08/15: Sunday was the Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s Sunday Social – a weekly afternoon of top cabaret and world-class DJs, over a 10-hour session at “the friendliest gay venue in town” – where the gorgeous crowd were welcomed to “booze, cruise, cabaret and dance”.

 
The LipSinkers at the RVT

The LipSinkers at the RVT

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

07/08/2015: Last Friday night the RVT welcomed back Edinburgh Fringe festival darlings and alternative four-piece drag troupe The LipSinkers.

 
Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

23/07/15: A whole host of celebs descended on the RVT for the R U Coming Out Summer Party, including Alesha Dixon of The Boy Does Nothing fame, Gabrielle (!) and Martha D’Arthur (Ok we’re stretching the definition of ‘celeb’ a bit now).

 
RVT presents T’Pau

RVT presents T’Pau

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

03/07/15: As well as the RVT’s already jam-packed schedule of events, the powers that be are casually sprinkling in some exclusive one-night-only live music gigs featuring familiar musical artists, and so far, these nights are proving to be very popular.

 
Charlie Hides Sunday Social @ The RVT

Charlie Hides Sunday Social @ The RVT

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

05/04/15: WHOOOO goes to the 99p shop, buys some garden refuse bags and turns in to a couture dress?

 
SANDRA GETS ROASTED!

SANDRA GETS ROASTED!

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Jason Reid goes behind the scenes of London’s first ever DRAG ROAST, brought to you by QX, Terrence Higgins Trust and the legendary RVT! Starring the ‘Whore of Hampstead Heath’, Sandra, who will be getting royally roasted by her pals Titti La Camp, Lola Lasagne and Dave Lynn. Hosted by Myra DuBois, it’s going to be one helluva evening of cutting barbs and cussing queens! Plus, it’s all for charity with 100% of ticket sales going to THT. Don’t miss it!

 
A ROAST YOU CAN TRUST

A ROAST YOU CAN TRUST

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

QX and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern are teaming up for a night of razor-sharp barbs, withering put-downs and more than a pinch of smut in aid of HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust.

 
S.L.A.G.S/CHILL OUT

S.L.A.G.S/CHILL OUT

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

01/05/11: Ever get the feeling that you’re missing out?