Pleasure Gardens

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Vauxhall is a district of south-west London on the right bank of the River Thames.

It is said that a Russian word  pronounced 'voksal', and meaning meaning 'railway station', is derived from the place name Vauxhall.

For two centuries, from the mid-17th to the mid-19th, Londoners enjoyed themselves in the pleasure gardens at Vauxhall. Samuel Pepys used to enjoy himself here.  

Today, a monument stands to commemorate its existence

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