Vauxhall Gardens

former garden on the south bank of the river Thames in London, UK

Vauxhall Gardens /vɒks'ɔ:l/ was a pleasure garden, one of the leading places for public entertainment in London, England from the mid 17th century to the mid 19th century.

A prospect of Vauxhall Gardens in 1751

The site became Vauxhall Gardens in 1785 and money was charged to gain entry. In 1817, the Battle of Waterloo was re-played with 1,000 soldiers taking part. The park closed in 1859 and the land was sold to become buildings.

More readingEdit

  • Scott, Walter Sidney, Green retreats; the story of Vauxhall Gardens, 1661–1859. London: Odhams Press, 1955
  • The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 262, July 7, 1827

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ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • David Coke, "Vauxhall Gardens", Rococo: Art and Design in Hogarth's England (London: Victoria and Albert Museum) 1984:75-81.

Other websitesEdit

  • Poems about Vauxhall Gardens
  • Details on Vauxhall Gardens by the Vauxhall Society
  • Website on Vauxhall Gardens from David Coke, FSA, expert on the gardens
  • The Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Detailed History from vauxhallandkennington.org.uk
  • The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 262, July 7, 1827
  • "An Evening at Vauxhall Gardens". British Galleries. Victoria and Albert Museum. Archived from the original on 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2009-02-04.

Coordinates: 51°29.20′N 0°07.31′W / 51.48667°N 0.12183°W / 51.48667; -0.12183