The Pleasure Gardens gallery at the Museum of London is an interpretation of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, which defined the city’s nightlife in the late 18th and 19th centuries. They were known as the playground of the social elite, a dedicated outdoor space for entertainment for which a ticket was needed to gain entry.
The glass cases in the Museum of London gallery contain original costumes from the period and placed elsewhere around the gallery are models dressed in replica garments, including a lady dressed as the goddess Diana, two acrobats, the Turkish ambassador, a child and a servant with a tray. During the day there is an audio-visual display projected onto the walls of the gallery, giving an immersive glimpse into the events, raillery and scandal that might have occurred on just one night in these gardens! This display can also be utilised for evening events in the gallery if requested.
The Pleasure Gardens gallery gives guests to opportunity to step inside a vanished world of glamour and fashion and is a popular choice for drinks receptions of up to 80 guests. For larger events, if the gallery is hired in conjunction with Expanding City up to 200 guests can be accommodated.
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