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Vauxhall Gardens by Samuel Wale c1751
A prospect of Vauxhall Gardens in 1751

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.

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

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

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

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