Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Tea House Theatre

"We serve the best Full-English in London."
That's what Hal Iggulden told me as I mumbled/gushed about his cakes.
I know that you shouldn't talk with your mouth full, but oh, that cake!

The Tea House Theatre was a stop on a press jaunt around Vauxhall that I joined a few weeks ago.
And along with the New Covent Flower Market this was a favorite stop.

The Tea House Theatre, London

This used to be one of the seediest of seedy pubs dating back to the Victorian era and located in the infamous
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.  But, it's now a cafe/tea house/community center.

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

The only buzz you will get here is from the creativity and camaraderie.
(And maybe a sugar buzz from those amazing cakes!)
But, they don't serve coffee or alcohol.
They do, however, serve loose leaf tea of every variety imaginable.

The Tea House Theatre, London

Welcoming, homey/homely, charming and lived in with it's vintage and eclectic decor,
this is a place to have a meal, enjoy brunch, have a cuppa and eat lots of cake!

The Tea House Theatre, London

Hal is also one of the guys behind the UK bestseller The Dangerous Book for Boys.
He was a great host and was happy to tell us all about this special place.

The Tea House Theatre, London

We gathered on mismatched furniture and drank tea from mismatched china.
Have I mentioned the cakes?  Holy cow!  Homemade gorgeousness.
That strawberry slice was meant to be shared, but I wanted it all for myself.
They serve a full British menu, including all day breakfast and a Sunday roast.

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

The windows have been scrubbed clean letting in the light.
Tea-centric quotes are painted on the walls.  A jumble of toys can be found in the corner.
A top hat, bookshelf, board games and, on the day we visited, a whole parking lot of prams.

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

This is a place where people gather, an extension of their living room.

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

Check out their events calendar.  As if that cake wasn't enough to draw you in,
how about poetry, swing dancing, knitting & sewing clubs, chess and drama societies,
film night, theatre productions, toddler circle (hence, the strollers) and so much more.

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

The Tea House Theatre, London

I haven't yet returned to test out that claim about the Full-English, but soon.
If you get there before I do, let me know what you think.

Which slice of cake would you choose?



24 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun place! I'm actually heading to London this weekend to see a friend, so I'll have to talk her into checking it out :D

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  2. so many breakfast places I want to try. Here's another one to add to the list! :D

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  3. That sounds great for us to visit this summer as Fredrik is not drinking coffee any longer!

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  4. Ohhh this place looks absolutely lovely. Very nice review Selena! I'll have to check it out for cakes like those... x

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  5. The cakes indeed, those look scrumptious! The whole place seems to have a cozy feel.

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  6. This is on my go to list for my visit next month!

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  7. The chocolate - your strawberry shortcake would be safe. Mostly.

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  8. It looks so cute & cosy! I might have to take the tea-lovin' husband over there this weekend.

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  9. Globetrotter PostcardsApril 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    I love, love, love the Teahouse Theatre, it is a favourite haunt of mine. Its warm, welcoming and full of yummy goodness. Im glad its getting the attention it deserves and also (selfishly like a 5 yr old kid) wishing it wasnt because its one of those places you want to keep as your personal oasis.

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  10. Best Full-English is quite a thing to brag about! If the cakes are that good, then maybe so is the brekkie :)

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  11. I'm not a big fan of the full English breakfast, Matt usually eats most of mine. I have had a mad craving for pancakes lately. Your instagram feed full of all thing Texan is bringing tears to my eyes!!

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  12. Oh! Have you had the breakfast yet? Is it the best in London?

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  13. Did you make it over there? I'd love to hear what you thought.

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  14. I'm craving some cake. Might have to make a trip over there.

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  15. Wonderful! Let me know what you think?

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  16. Yummy! You could tell they were homemade.

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  17. Such a cozy little place. I wished I lived closer. I'd be there all of the time.

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  18. Thanks, Lindsay. Let me know what you think.

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  19. When are you coming to London?? How exciting?!?! What all is on your agenda?

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  20. I'm craving pancakes. We need to find a diner to visit.

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  21. Sophie, were you able to visit the tea room? I hope you had a terrific time in London!!

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  22. Globetrotter PostcardsMay 7, 2014 at 3:09 AM

    They have a really hearty breafast. Ive also been in just for a sandwich lunch...i kid you not, it was a triple decker that could feed an army - kind of like their massive cake slices.

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