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Vauxhall - Pleasure Gardens; debauchery and delicacies in Georgian London

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens ran for 150 years and was the place to see and be seen. You went for the music, the fashion and kisses in the dark.

An absolute scandal took place during a fancy-dress masquerade In 1749: Courtier Elizabeth Chudleigh arrived wearing nothing but a loosely fitted scarf.

V&A Museum - George Frideric Handel Statue by Louis-François Roubiliac.

Once at the entrance of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

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