A new threat to the RVT’s future

by Mr Vauxhall

  • 12 June 2016

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The challenge now facing us – and why we need YOU to help save the UK’s oldest LGBTQ pub and performance venue. Since winning Grade II listed status last September, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern has been thriving – packed to the rafters week in, week out. But its future is still not secure. The Royal…



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…



How one artist is turning RVT history into brilliant comics

by RVT Future

  • 5 February 2016

The fantastic artist Baz is turning the RVT’s unique history into a series of comics. He tells us why it’s a perfect medium for the place he loves. Sometimes you find yourself at the end of the bar, next to an august and aged queen – an extraordinary figure who must have a thousand amazing…



Tales of the Tavern

by RVT Future

  • 5 February 2016

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Each month, the brilliant comics artist Baz will bring a key moment in the RVT’s 150-year history back to life in our exclusive series



RVT Listing FAQs

by RVT Future

  • 8 September 2015

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

We know lots of people have questions about the listing so here are a few answers



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