Royal Vauxhall Tavern

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, or RVT as it’s known to most, is an iconic institution on the London club scene. It has been around since the 1980s and was made infamous by the police raid in 1987 at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Paul O’Grady (at the time performing as Lily Savage) said to the officers pouring in, all wearing rubber gloves: “Well well, it looks like we’ve got help with the washing up.” But the RVT is famous for so much more than this. It continues to host fun nights and always has a friendly and welcoming crowd. The small, intimate venue regularly hosts LGBTQ+ cabaret and often breaks out into a dance floor. Be sure to check out the legendary Duckie and Butch, Please club nights too.

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