The mural for Vauxhall (George Smith) represents the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens that used to exist nearby.
At Vauxhall the Victoria line offers an connection to the National Rail lines coming out of Waterloo heading down to Clapham Junction.
A Victorian Street
The Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens were one of the leading venues for public entertainment in the late 18th century. The gardens were a kind of early amusement park with an admission fee and entertainment being provided by tightrope walkers, hot-air balloon ascents, concerts and fireworks. The gardens fell into decline in the Victorian era, although the site remains today as a park.
A short walk away is Bonnington Square built in the 1870s to house railway workers. It became famous in the 80s when vacant and awaiting demolition it became a famous squat. Eventually the square was saved and is now a vibrant community based on cooperatives, a communal garden and cafe.
Windmill (Lambeth High Street)
Situated well to the north of the old Vauxhall Pleasure gardens (at the back of the headquarters of the London Fire Brigade) the Windmill is a lovely old traditional pub. It features armchairs, darts and a pool table. It is closed on weekends.