Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:
"Vauxhall is an...area....located on the south bank of the River Thames, across the water from...the House of Commons."
This was an area of pleasure gardens beside the Thames; avenues, covered walks and booths in which one could obtain a drink. It provided (as in Pepys' case) an area providing discreet, amatory resort and became notorious by the early 18th century for the numbers of prostitutes who plied their trade there.
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