Author: Eyal Lavi

Tales of the Tavern: 2015 – the nightmare scenario

by Eyal Lavi

  • 6 August 2016

RVT 2015 interlaced cropped

RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz continues with a glimpse of a scenario no one who loves the Tavern wants to see. You can read the comic here, but if you’re curious about the real-life history behind it, then read on… She’s a survivor. The Royal Vauxhall Tavern was built around 1861. She was…



Tales of the Tavern: 1963 – a tale of two doors

by Eyal Lavi

  • 6 June 2016

RVT 1963 interlaced

RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz continues with a glimpse of the double life of the pub in the 1960s You can read the comic here, but if you’re curious about the real-life history behind it, then read on… The RVT has a strong claim to being London’s oldest surviving gay pub, with a…



Tales of the Tavern: 1986 – laughter and tears

by Eyal Lavi

  • 1 May 2016

The RVT sign from the 80s showing dancing figures

RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz, TALES OF THE TAVERN, continues with a poignant moment of laughter and tears from 1986. You can read the comic here, but if you’re curious about the real-life story behind it – and the deeper history behind that – then read on… It’s not always easy to remember…



Tales of the Tavern: 1956 – drag on the bar-top

by Eyal Lavi

  • 6 April 2016

A scene from the 1970 film Goodbye Gemini

RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz, TALES OF THE TAVERN, continues with a glamorous and messy cautionary tale from 1956. You can read the comic here, but if you’re curious about the real-life story behind it – and the deeper history behind that – then read on… For devotees of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern…



Tales of the Tavern: 1965 – a near miss for the old girl

by Eyal Lavi

  • 27 February 2016

RVT exterior c 1950

RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz, TALES OF THE TAVERN, continues with the story of a near-miss for the old girl in 1965. You can read the comic here, but if you’re curious about the real-life story behind it – and the deeper history behind that – then read on… She’s a survivor. We…



Tales of the Tavern: 1988 – enter Diana, in drag

by Eyal Lavi

  • 5 February 2016

RVT Future’s brilliant new comics series by Baz, TALES OF THE TAVERN, begins with the story of Princess Diana’s visit to the RVT in 1988, dressed as a boy. You can read the comic here. But if you’re curious about the real-life story behind it – and the deeper history behind that – then read on… Diana’s famous visit…



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