Vauxhall Gardens: A History

Think of it as the 18th century's Studio 54. In this suburban tavern/pleasure ground/meeting place/pickup joint, London celebrities like Pepys, Handel, and Hogarth consorted, and the outdoor revelry went on for more than a hundred years before the Victorian era opted for more buttoned-up venues. David Coke and Alan Borg bring Vauxhall's seedy glory to new life in this stylish volume.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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