Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
- Address: 139 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 5HL, UK, United Kingdom
- Phone: +44-2079269000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Garden
If you want to soak in the beauty of nature and make the most of a sunny day, the Vauxhall Gardens in Kennington is for you. With a history that dates back to 1785, the Gardens are one of the most iconic parks in the city of London. There was a time when this 'pleasure garden' was accessed by boats via the River Thames but now you can get here by tube or road. The open garden is a visual treat and the abundant space is ideal if you want to plan a picnic too. The cafe on site offers some great refreshments and you can add to the enjoyment of your trip by visiting the Vauxhall City Farms.
If you're a London resident...it's great. If you're more used to the Countryside, you might expect something a bit different. So, great for the animals and space from the city. But it'd be fantastic to see more heritage honouring the original, historic pleasure gardens. Let's see some of the money from the City and the west end diverted here to recreate the Old Glory. Vauxhall is fantastic and deserves it!
This is a nice little area that you are forced to walk through if you live in this area. There is a basketball/7-A side football pitch. The place is always clean so that alone might be worth the 5 stars.
Easy access, overall a wide open space with decent layout for groups to hang out, play group games. Plenty of benches. Basketball court flood lights don't always come on in evening and if they do a few of them are not working. Could benefit from having a small training area also for locals. A decent space overall but not being used to its potential.
The Urban Farm is nice, and the Tea House and playgrounds at the north end of the Garden are pleasant and well maintained. The rest of the Pleasure Garden seemed to be filled with trash and public illicit drug use. Based on other reviews I thought it would be a nice place to bring my children for a day in the sun. Other than the fenced in playground near The Black Dog pub (which is also nice), this is not a good family locale.
Nice place to visit. Completely changed the area with nice bars around it