- a district in London, on the south bank of the Thames
- Also called: Vauxhall Gardens a public garden at Vauxhall, laid out in 1661; a fashionable meeting place and site of lavish entertainments. Closed in 1859
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Examples from the Web for vauxhall
The first place of public entertainment I went to was Vauxhall.Beaux and Belles of England
She laughed, joked, and reproached him for not having pursued her at Vauxhall.
I should have done better if I had never gone to Vauxhall that evening.
Vauxhall: in Surrey, in the parish of Lambeth, on the south of the Thames.The History of London
Nor to an occasional junketing at Vauxhall do I ever turn queasy.The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3
George Augustus Sala
Word Origin and History for vauxhall
popular pleasure garden on south bank of Thames in London, c.1661-1859; the name is Middle English Faukeshale (late 13c.), "Hall or manor of a man called Falkes," an Old French personal name.
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