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10 cosy places to grab a drink in Vauxhall

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01 January - 31 December 2023

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Darker days and a cool chill in the air means we crave somewhere cosy to curl up with a mulled wine or a hot chocolate. If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a drink with friends in Vauxhall this Christmas, here’s ten of our favourites…


The Fentiman Arms 

Positioned between Oval, Vauxhall and Kennington tube stations, The Fentiman Arms is a warm, homely pub serving bloody Marys, ales, craft beers, wines and hot drinks. Its snug lounges are perfect for that much overdue catchup with old friends, or a get together with the family this Christmas. Why not try one if the festive menus or dabble at Christmas wreath making?


The Riverside 

Hugging the banks of the River Thames, The Riverside offers the perfect outlook for Christmas drinks with friends, family or colleagues. It’s not just the panoramic views that are spectacular, so are the four mouthwatering Christmas menus and seasonal wines on offer.


The Black Cab Coffee Co

Things have evolved since The Black Cab Coffee Co served coffee and cocktails out the back of a black cab across London. Beautiful interiors now welcome you along with a one-of-a-kind menu serving up tasty cafe cuisine and coffee cocktails.


The Black Dog 

Spring Gardens in Vauxhall is home to the award winning Black Dog pub. Enjoy views across the Pleasure Gardens with a glass of something from its large wine and liquor selection. If you’re after a cold one, they have an impressive 14 beers on tap, including a guest beer that changes weekly. Try the Christmas special menu with a Spanish / European twist. 


Tea House Theatre 

For tea lovers who crave a bit of history, cosy up at the Tea House Theatre. You’ll find this quaint café on Vauxhall Walk, nestled in the old Victorian public house immortalised as ‘Vanity Fair’ in Thackeray’s eponymous novel. Loose Leaf teas, sandwiches and homemade cakes are on the menu, not to mention the ‘best full English breakfast in London’.


Mother Kelly’s 

With 33 taps and an ever changing selection of craft beer, Mother Kelly’s has a relaxed, industrial atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to head to for an informal Christmas catch up. You’ll find this New York inspired taproom at Albert Embankment.



Serving specialty coffee, fresh food and Aussie vibes, District is a family friendly cafe with an elaborate menu of hot drinks including a kids’ hot chocolate. You’ll find their Nine Elms café on New Union Square.


The Alchemist

Eat and drink where old meets new this Christmas. Tucked away, The Alchemist at Embassy Gardens offers a cocktail experience like no other thanks to its professional mixologists. Try the special Christmas cocktail menu and watch the molecular magic unfold before your very eyes.


Tamesis Dock 

Enjoy views of the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and Battersea Power Station from this 1930s Dutch barge turned into a pub. Permanently moored between Lambeth and Vauxhall Bridge this walkon neighbourhood bar offers live music, sports and mulled wine!


With all this choice you’re sure to find a cosy place to grab a drink in Vauxhall this Christmas. 


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