RVT wins Sui Generis but faces new challenge

by Mr Vauxhall

  • 1 February 2017

Sui Generis

The good news Sui Generis classification granted by Lambeth Council, confirming the Tavern as a combination of pub, nightclub and performance space. First and second floors defined as ancillary to the business needs of the pub – and thus protected against development into private accommodation.   The bad news Christie & Co are currently marketing…

Free event: 50 More Years of Queers?

by Eyal Lavi

  • 9 January 2017

There’s exciting news on the horizon about our sui generis application, and our bid to buy the Tavern… but for now, we’re hosting an evening of discussion, cabaret, drinking and dancing. Come down, pose your questions and enjoy the show! This year the LGBTQ+ community celebrates half a century since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality…

Dear Economist: please check your facts

by Eyal Lavi

  • 2 January 2017


In its Christmas issue, The Economist ran a story about LGBTQ venues that mentioned the RVT. As it contains many  inaccuracies and dubious statements, RVT Future sent the following response to the magazine.   In your article ‘Gay bars are under threat but not from the obvious attackers’ in the Economist Christmas special issue, you write…

Amy Lamé takes the fight to City Hall

by Eyal Lavi

  • 4 November 2016


RVT Future chair and Duckie co-founder Amy Lamé has today been announced as London’s first dedicated Night Czar. Working with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Amy will shape the future of our city’s nightlife. At RVT Future, we are beyond proud to see a key member of the campaign win such an important role. Though,…

Job Opportunity: Project Manager (paid role)

by Mr Vauxhall

  • 18 September 2016

Job Opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to be part of LGBTQ+ history. With the Royal Vauxhall Tavern now an Asset of Community Value and a Grade II listed building (with sui generis status pending), RVT Future are almost ready to put in a bid to purchase the venue. To give us the best possible chance of…

Tales of the Tavern: 1861 – The RVT is born

by Eyal Lavi

  • 17 September 2016


RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz rewinds to the 19th century and the construction of our beloved pub. You can read the comic here, but if you’re curious about the real-life history behind it, then read on… The RVT’s heritage grows directly out of the social and cultural transgression and innovation associated with the…

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…

Thank you. Here’s what happens next…

by Mr Vauxhall

  • 1 July 2016

Thank You

The public consultation for the application of sui generis status for the Royal Vauxhall Tavern is now closed. Thank you to everybody who’s raided their inboxes and shoeboxes for the sake of the Tavern – we promise to thank you individually after we’ve waded through the immense amount of evidence. We cannot be sure of…


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