Vauxhall (St Georges Wharf)

LEFT: The Tea House Theatre is a wonderful venue which will ignite all of your senses. From an extensive variety of loose leaf tea paired with a delicious slice of a freshly baked cake, to wonderful events such as poetry, live music and theatre. It’s not just tea and cake, you can also enjoy a three course dinner while watching a show! INFO

Tea House Theatre
Tea House cake
Live Music (photos source: @teahousetheatre)

I can’t mention Vauxhall without introducing Vauxhall City Farm. Located in the shadow of the MI6 building, this farm is a staple of the community with a range of educational, recreational and therapeutic support programmes and activities. Plus the animals are adorable! Again, this is a 10 minute stroll from the pier. INFO

Vauxhall City Farm
Flowers at the farm
Lunch time! (photos source @vauxhallfarm)

Both the Tea House Theatre and Vauxhall City Farm are on the perimeter of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – one of the leading venues for public entertainment in London from the mid 17th century to the mid 19th century. Today, this large green space plays host to many outdoor activities and events. Also here you will find the Cabinet Gallery – a mini art tower stood in the corner of the park. Covering two floors as a gallery, you can expect contemporary artwork with plenty to make you think… INFO Here is some interesting history about the Pleasure Gardens: INFO

Cabinet Gallery (Pic source)
Outdoor Cinema (pic source)
St Georges Day (pic source)

STRAIGHT: Fancy having a go at urban axe throwing? Whistle Punks have created an fantastic space for this socially competitive activity, just 10 minutes from the pier. Ready, steady, throw… INFO

Photos source @whistlepunks

Bottomless cocktails, beer and wine, international street food, live DJ’s, comedy, live sport, plus new events on a rolling basis. Where can you find all of this? At Vauxhall beer and food garden – London’s largest outdoor beer garden, less than 10 minutes from the pier. INFO

Photos source @vauxhallfoodbeergdn

The world famous Oval cricket ground is 15 minutes from the pier. The Uber Boat by Thames Clipper is a fabulous way to travel if you are off to watch a cricket match. If you fancy getting yourself some tickets to a match, check out the fixtures list: INFO

Kia Oval (pic source)

RIGHT: The Embassy of the United States of America, the largest American embassy in western Europe, is certainly worth a look. Its architectural design is a crystalline cube made up of plastic sails, and to finish it has the first moat to be built in England since the medieval era. The embassy is based 10 minutes from the pier.

American Embassy before moat completion in 2018 (Pic source)

Nine Elms Market and Boot Sale is on every Sunday and boasts being London’s largest boot sale with over 400 stalls! I’ve not been here for many years, but always loved going as a child and looking at all the wonders on offer. See what treasures you might find 15 minutes from the pier: INFO

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If you visit any of these places, or perhaps somewhere I haven’t mentioned, please let me know via Instagram @coventgardenmum or by email. Id love you hear your experience and perhaps even see some photos! Have a great time…