Savills | Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY | Properties for sale
1,550.54 to 4,774.33 sq ft(144.05 to 443.55 sq m)
£2,500,000

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington LaneSE11 5HY


    Key features

    • Rent review and annually thereafter increasing the rent in line with the CPI index subject to a collar of 0% and cap of 5%.
    • Freehold public house and cabaret venue investment
    • We are seeking offers in excess of £2,500,000 reflecting a net initial yield of 4.89% in October 2021 and a low capital value per square foot of £398 per square foot
    • Current rent of £130,000 per annum
    • Legendary late night venue within the LGBT community
    • Lease expiry in September 2038 giving an unexpired term of nearly 18 years
    • Let to Vauxhall Tavern London Limited a highly respected and experienced operator in the industry
    • Prime location close to the Thames and Vauxhall Underground and Mainline railway stations
    • Business unaffected by sale

    Substantial Freehold Public House and Cabaret venue investment for sale - business unaffected.

    About this property

    • Description
      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.

      Planning
      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.

      EPC
      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
      Tenure
      The property is held freehold.

      Term
      20 years from 1st October October 2018

      Tenant
      Vauxhall Tavern London Limited

      Rent
      £130,000 per annum

      Rent Reviews
      Annually in line with the Consumer Prices Index subject to a collar of 0% and cap of 5% with effect
      from 1st October 2021.

      Repair
      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.

      VAT
      It is envisaged that the property will be sold as a TOGC so the transaction will be exempt from VAT.

      Terms
      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.

    Local information

    • 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.

    Energy performance

    EPC Rating is D (90)

    Available space

    Floor / UnitTypeSizeStatus
    Ground (Main Trade Area)Pub149.75 sq mAvailable
    Basement (Ancillary)Pub149.75 sq mAvailable
    1st (Ancillary / Residential)Pub144.05 sq mAvailable
    2nd (Ancillary / Residential)Pub-Available