We want the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to be the nation’s first building to be listed in recognition of its importance to LGBTQ community history. (UPDATE: On September 9 2015, we succeeded in reaching that goal!) Because we think the RVT is such a unique and indispensable part of our country’s LGBTQ history, we want it […]
We want to safeguard our beloved venue now to ensure we don’t lose it forever.
The RVT has an incredibly rich history – and pre-history – as these amazing images show. It stands on the site of the Vauxhall pleasure gardens, which from 1661 to 1859 were a place of fun, fantasy and a bit of filth. The pub was built right after the gardens closed as the flagship building […]
A primer on the south London’s boozer’s unique place in British LGBTQ culture.
ACV status means that the owner may not sell the pub without first seeing whether any community group would like to bid for it. But the owner is under no obligation to accept that bid.