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Gay Bar London: Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Gay Bar London: Royal Vauxhall Tavern

The word iconic gets bandied about a lot these days, but the Royal Vauxhall Tavern definitely qualifies for the title. Name another South London venue with a history as storied as this one? You can’t. I mean, come on, Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana went there once with Di in full man-drag! Lily Savage used to skitter across the stage. She lacerated both punters and homophobic policemen alike with her barbed tongue. According to the RVT website, they've been “serving confirmed bachelors and friends since long before Kylie was born”. Amazing. That description alone warrants a visit.

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern prides itself in serving up some of the city’s best alternative entertainment. The schedule is full with manic pop parties, old school music mashups, horror movie tribute nights and beefy bear bonanzas. At the RVT there´s world-class queer theatre and cabaret. You can even catch some of your favourite 80’s icons performing intimate unplugged gigs. Do you need anymore justification  about what makes Royal Vauxhall Tavern a queer monarchy monolith? No you do not. Go, now.

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Venue Information

Address: 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5HY.
Nearest Tube: Vauxhall

Web: vauxhalltavern.com

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