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The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is believed to have been built in the 1860’s and is arranged over basement, ground and two upper floor levels. The property is of brick construction with a slate tiled, multi-pitched roof.
Located in the heart of the London District of Vauxhall, 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) south of Central London and 4.3 kilometres (2.7 miles) south west of The City of London.
The property benefits from excellent communications with easy access to the Central London via Vauxhall Bridge and the South West via the A3 to the south. Rail services to London Waterloo are available with a journey time of approximately 10 minutes and the nearest main airport is London City, 14.5 kilometres (9 miles) to the East.
The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is situated in a predominantly commercial area adjacent to Vauxhall National Rail Station on the A3204 at its junction with South Lambert Road and Harleyford Road. Occupiers nearby include Nando’s, Dirty Burger, Dexter’s Estate Agents, The Eagle, Fire nightclub, Starbucks, Foxton’s and Travelodge. The Kia Oval international cricket ground which has a capacity of over 25,000 is located within 500 metres.
Our enquiries of Lambeth Council have revealed that the property is Grade II listed and is located within the Vauxhall Conservation Area. The property is listed as an Asset of Community Value.
The property has a D-90 rating.
Background to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern
The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT) is believed to have originally been built between 1860-1862 on a piece of land which was once part of the original Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens which adjoin the site.
The venue is steeped in history and is understood to have hosted drag shows since World War II. It is one of London’s oldest and most famous gay nightspots and has, over the years, gained a legendary status in the LGBT community. The venue appeared in the films Pride (2014) and Absolutely Fabulous The Movie (2016).
Since its current tenant James Lindsay took the property over in 2005 there has been significant investment into the premises and the building was given a Grade II listing in 2015. Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown the RVT operated seven nights a week with cabaret or club nights benefitting from the venues 24 hour licence. The RVT has hosted legendary club night Duckie since 1995 making it one of London’s longest running club nights.
Since the re-opening of hospitality businesses in July 2020 the RVT has been operating six nights per week from Tuesday to Sunday with trading hours in accordance with the latest government guidelines.
The RVT has won one numerous industry awards and accolades in recent years including the following;
Tenure & Key Lease Terms
The property is held freehold.
20 years from 1st October October 2018
Vauxhall Tavern London Limited
£130,000 per annum
Annually in line with the Consumer Prices Index subject to a collar of 0% and cap of 5% with effect
from 1st October 2021.
The Landlord covenants to keep the structure in good repair with the Tenant responsible for the
decoration of the outside and inside of the property and the repair of the internal areas, subject to
a Schedule of Condition, further details of which are available on request.
Security of Tenure
The lease is excluded from sections 24 to 28 of The Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.
It is envisaged that the property will be sold as a TOGC so the transaction will be exempt from VAT.
We are instructed to invite offers in excess of £2,500,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 4.89% assuming standard purchasers costs of 6.38%.
The business will continue to trade unaffected from the premises (subject to government enforced periods of closure) during the marketing of the property and post completion of the sale.
Veiwing and Contracts
Al viewings must be made by prior appointment and under no circumstances should any direct approach be made to any of the occupational tenants staff.
For further information and all viewing requests please contact the sole selling agents Savills.