By Matt Wilkinson

Based in an old Victorian public house, this venue opened in 1886 on the site of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; immortalised as the ‘Vanity Fair’ in Thackeray’s eponymous novel.

They serve some of the best loose leaf teas available, proper sandwiches and homemade cakes; not to mention the best full English breakfast in London.

Their space can be used as a small theatre for music, poetry, film, dance, opera and many other artist events. They offer a bespoke service to accommodate their clients needs. You can also hire the venue for weddings and other special events.

They make our own marmalade and jams, all for sale by the jar and all their teas can be bought by the ounce. Their meat comes from a local butcher and their fruit and vegetables are from the local market gardens around them.

They are trying to be different. They will not hurry you. If you want to have a meeting, they will not disturb you. If you are ‘working from home’, they have wifi.

If you have children, they have highchairs, a chest of toys, and milkshakes. They always have the daily papers, so relax, and share in what they are trying to create, take a load off, and have a cuppa.

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