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

RVT slider image

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



RVT Future newsletter #3 – August 2015

by RVT Future

  • 18 August 2015

newsletterimage2

We realise we haven’t been in touch for a while, so just wanted to give you a quick update of where things stand with our campaign to ensure the future of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern – the UK’s oldest LGBTQ pub and performance venue. We’re on tenterhooks to hear whether our application to make the…



Sign up to stay informed