You'll know Vauxhall by its gigantic roundabout and under-threat giant steel bus station that occupies what was once the site of the Georgian Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. All that remains of that is a small park of the same name. Join the Thames Path below the looming MI6 to walk along the river to the South Bank; the other direction is a bit of a building site as the Battersea Power Station development, set to open in 2020, transforms the area.
Damien Hirst opened gallery here in 2015, spear-heading a new mini arts scene. But Vauxhall is probably best known as one of London’s gay centres, and still proves a lively clubbing and after-party haunt, despite several bars and clubs closing in recent years. Thankfully, the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern saw off property developers and remains a LGBT beacon. After something calmer? Seek out the lush, secluded gardens of the bohemian
Vauxhall: After Work
Tube and Rail:
The Station remains an important local interchange on the London transport network. Connecting the city via the Victoria Line.
Vauxhall mainline station is the key stop for the Kia Oval, serving Clapham Junction, Waterloo and the South.
Located north the station offering services to various parts of London. The bus station, at ground level across the road from the rail station, is the second-busiest London bus station, after Victoria.
2, 36, 185, N2, N136 – serving the West End and Victoria area, N87, 87, 80, 360 – serve most of the West End and Mid-Town locations.
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