Vauxhall Gardens facts for kids
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.
- 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
- Ranelagh Gardens — Vauxhall Gardens' rival, which was open from 1742 to 1803.
- Cremorne Gardens — 19th century public gardens in Chelsea.
- Cuper's Gardens — 18th century tea garden in Lambeth.
- Charles Green - record-making balloonist in the "Royal Vauxhall" 1836
- Marylebone Gardens - musical gardens in Marylebone, 1738-1781.
- Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, which were originally called Tivoli and Vauxhall Gardens.
Images for kids
An entertainment in Vauxhall Gardens in about 1779, by Thomas Rowlandson. The two women in the centre are Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and her sister Lady Duncannon. The man seated at the table on the left is Samuel Johnson, with James Boswell to his left and Oliver Goldsmith to his right. To the right the actress and author Mary Darby Robinson stands next to the Prince of Wales, later George IV
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