As of 9 September 2015, the RVT became the first building in the nation to be listed for its place in LGBTQ history and heritage.
It’s a brilliant recognition of the Tavern’s unique role in our country’s story, and also a vital protection against radical redevelopment.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport confirmed the designation, which had been recommended by Historic England (formerly English Heritage).
Amy Lamé, co-founder and host of long-running RVT night Duckie, said:
“The listing is a fantastic milestone for our community and a victory against the odds for our beloved pub. We look forward to continuing our work to ensure the RVT remains a vibrant space of LGBTQ community and culture for generations to come. The RVT now joins New York’s Stonewall Inn, home of the gay liberation movement, in being officially recognised for its contribution to social history. We thank our many, many supporters from across London and further afield.”
The Guardian wrote about it and included a video very much filmed at Bar Wotever….
One Queer Space saved and home to our Tuesday nights!
WE LOVE RVT!