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Vauxhall
Vauxhall
(/ˈvɒks(h)ɔːl/ ( listen) VOKS-(h)awl)[1] is a mixed commercial and residential district of southwest London in the London Borough of Lambeth. Vauxhall
Vauxhall
formed part of Surrey
Surrey
until 1889 when the County of London
County of London
was created. It has also given its name to the Vauxhall
Vauxhall
parliamentary constituency, which extends to include all of Stockwell
Stockwell
and parts of Brixton
Brixton
and Clapham
Clapham
all to the south, and to the Vauxhall Motors
Vauxhall Motors
car manufacturer, which originated in the area, and possibly also to the Russian word for a large railway station. Its economy was for more than a century until the late 20th century predominantly manual workers' homes and business premises such as works for the local railway, a former water supply works heavily contrasting with the mixed and frequently higher professional occupations of neighbouring districts, particularly Kennington
Kennington
and Westminster. Similar to neighbouring Battersea
Battersea
a riverside redevelopment conversion into residential property, three acres of parkland and an iconic government building have recharacterised its architecture and altered its economy to resemble adjoining districts, retaining affordable and social housing particularly southwest of its station close to the South Western Main Line
South Western Main Line
on land which was once heavy industrial and overcrowded terraces. Since 1998, the categorical part of Vauxhall
Vauxhall
closest to its railway station has in planning policy been designated part of the Lambeth Borough's north borough town centre housing many types of office, leisure and retail buildings. Vauxhall
Vauxhall
is 2.1 km south of Charing Cross and 1.5 km southwest of the actual centre of London at Frazier st near Lambeth North tube station.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Etymology

1.1.1 As the Russian Word for Station and for a Pleasure Garden

1.2 Early history 1.3 Development

2 Geography 3 Demography 4 Economy

4.1 Gay Village and "Voho"

5 Features 6 Transport

6.1 Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Cross 6.2 Nearest tube stations

7 Community facilities 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit]

A map showing the Vauxhall
Vauxhall
ward of Lambeth
Lambeth
Metropolitan Borough as it appeared in 1916.

Etymology[edit] It is generally accepted that the etymology of Vauxhall
Vauxhall
is from the name of Falkes de Breauté, the head of King John's mercenaries, who owned a large house in the area, which was referred to as Faulke's Hall, later Foxhall, and eventually Vauxhall.[2]. Samuel Pepys mentions Fox Hall (sic) in his diary on 23 June 1665: "....I took boat and to Fox Hall, where we spent two or three hours talking of several matters very soberly and contentfully to me, which, with the ayre and pleasure of the garden, was a great refreshment to me, and, ‘methinks, that which we ought to joy ourselves in." The area only became generally known by the name Vauxhall
Vauxhall
when the Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Pleasure Gardens opened as a public attraction. Initially most visitors would have approached by river, but crowds of Londoners of all classes came to know the area after the construction of Westminster
Westminster
Bridge in the 1740s. For a list of street name etymologies in the district see Street names of Vauxhall. As the Russian Word for Station and for a Pleasure Garden[edit] There are competing theories as to why the Russian word for a central railway station is вокзал (vokzal), which coincides with the canonical 19th-century transliteration of "Vauxhall". It has long been suggested that a Russian delegation visited the area to inspect the construction of the London & South Western Railway (L&SWR) in 1840, and mistook the name of the station for the generic name of the building type. This was further embellished into a story that the Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, visiting London in 1844, was taken to see the trains at Vauxhall
Vauxhall
and made the same mistake. Alternatively, the locality of the L&SWR's original railway terminus, Nine Elms Station, was shown boldly and simply as "Vauxhall" in the 1841 Bradshaw timetable.[3]. Both these explanations can probably be dismissed though since the first public railway in Russia had already been built by 1837. This line ran from Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
via Tsarskoye Selo to Pavlovsk Palace where extensive Pleasure Gardens had earlier been established. In 1838 a music and entertainment pavilion was constructed at the railway terminus. This pavilion was called the Vokzal in homage to the Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Pleasure Gardens in London. The name soon came to be applied to the station itself, which was the gateway that most visitors used to enter the gardens. It later came to mean any substantial railway station building (a different Russian word, станция (stantsiya), is used for minor stations). The word "voksal" (воксал) had been known in the Russian language with the meaning of "amusement park" long before the 1840s and may be found, e.g. in the poetry of Aleksandr Pushkin: На гуляньях иль в воксалах / Легким зефиром летал (To Natalie (1813): "At fêtes or in voksals, /I've been flitting like a gentle Zephyrus" [here "Zephyrus" is an allegory of a gentle, warm and pleasant wind ]) According to Vasmer, the word is first attested in the Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
Vedomosti for 1777 in the form фоксал, which may reflect an earlier English spelling, Faukeshall. Englishman Michael Maddox
Michael Maddox
established a Vauxhall Gardens
Vauxhall Gardens
in the Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
suburbs (Pavlovsk) in 1783, with pleasure gardens, a small theatre/concert hall and places for refreshment. Archdeacon William Coxe describes the place as a "sort of Vauxhall" in that year, in his Travels into Russia. Early history[edit] There is no mention of Vauxhall
Vauxhall
in the 1086 Domesday Book. The area originally formed part of the extensive Manor of South Lambeth, which was held by the de Redvers family.[4] Falkes de Breauté
Falkes de Breauté
acquired it in 1216 when he married Margaret, widow of Baldwin de Redvers; de Breauté's lands reverted to the de Redvers family after his death in 1226.[4] In 1293 South Lambeth
South Lambeth
Manor and the Manor of "la Sale Faukes" passed, probably by trickery, to Edward I.[4] In 1317 King Edward II granted the manor of Vauxhall, Surrey, to Sir Roger d'Amory for his "good services" at the Battle of Bannockburn. From various accounts, three local roads – the South Lambeth
South Lambeth
Road, Clapham
Clapham
Road (previously Merton Road) and Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Road (previously Kingston Road) – were ancient and well-known routes to and from London. Development[edit] The land was flat and parts were marshy and poorly drained by ditches, and only started to be developed with the draining of Lambeth Marsh
Lambeth Marsh
in the mid-18th century, but remained a village. Prior to this it provided market garden produce for the nearby City of London. Vauxhall Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge
Vauxhall Bridge
Road were opened in 1816. By 1860 the village had been subsumed by the town of Lambeth.[2] Many of Vauxhall's streets were destroyed during the construction of the railway to London Waterloo via the Nine Elms
Nine Elms
to Waterloo Viaduct, by German bombing in World War II
World War II
or ravaged through poor city planning. Geography[edit]

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Demography[edit] Many Vauxhall
Vauxhall
residents live in social housing.[5] There are several gentrified areas, and areas of terraced townhouses on streets such as Fentiman Road and Heyford Avenue have higher property values in the private market; however, by far the most common type of housing stock in Vauxhall
Vauxhall
is flats, both conversions and purpose built blocks.[6] Vauxhall
Vauxhall
is also a popular residential area for members of parliament and civil servants due to its proximity to the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall; Kennington
Kennington
is within the area wired for the Commons' Division bell. Some 18th and 19th century property also survives – most famously Bonnington Square, a community that emerged from the 1970s–1980s squat scene in London and remains as mostly housing co-operatives today.[7] Vauxhall
Vauxhall
is a very ethnically diverse area, with approximately 40% of residents originating from a non-white ethnic group.[8] There is a significant Portuguese community, some with a connection to Madeira; many Portuguese restaurants and bars are located in South Lambeth
South Lambeth
Road and the surrounding area. There is also a Muslim community, with almost 6% of residents declaring themselves as Muslim in the 2001 census.[9] The explosion in London property prices during the late 1990s and early 2000s has led to a boom in riverside construction, such as the large St George Wharf
St George Wharf
development by Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Bridge. Economy[edit] Much of the area in Vauxhall
Vauxhall
contains light industry, offices and government buildings. Many companies and organisations were attracted in the past by Vauxhall's central location and comparatively cheap rent compared to Westminster
Westminster
on the other side of the river. In recent years, Vauxhall's riverside has undergone major redevelopment with the construction of a number of modern residential and office blocks, most notably the distinctive SIS Building
SIS Building
at Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Cross. There are also a number of new commercial businesses moving into the area including Bathstore, Topps Tiles, Apolaki Krav Maga & Dirty Boxing[10] and Metropolis Motorcycles as well as proposals to redevelop the Sainsburys site.[11] Gay Village and "Voho"[edit]

The Royal Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Tavern, a well-known gay venue

Vauxhall
Vauxhall
is home to an ever-increasing number of gay bars and nightclubs, such as Area, Barcode, Chariots, Crash, The Eagle, Factory, Fire, The Hoist, and the Royal Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Tavern, as well as other venues often holding special events for gay clubbers, such as Club Colosseum, Hidden and Renaissance Rooms. The aforementioned Royal Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Tavern dates back to at least the late 19th century, and was for many years a traditional English music hall and cabaret venue. In recent years the building has come under constant threat of buyout and demolition from property developers, as it stands alone on a prime piece of grassland adjacent to Vauxhall
Vauxhall
railway station. However, the pub was bought in 2004 by sympathetic owners who have announced, "business as usual". Vauxhall
Vauxhall
was originally the home of the more underground gay clubs with the arrival of Crash in the 1990s.[12] Over the years, more clubs and gay businesses have followed Crash's lead by opening up in the railway arches underneath the main line out of Waterloo station. One of the most notable venues to open in the area is Fire Night Club which is located on Parry Street and currently occupies six of the arches aforementioned. Fire was the scene of a drugs raid by the Metropolitan Police Service
Metropolitan Police Service
on 28 April 2007 where nine people were arrested. The tactics used in the raid (namely photographing all the persons leaving the venue) were strongly criticised by the gay press at the time.[13] The burgeoning club scene and the lure of the more trendy railway arches have made Vauxhall
Vauxhall
a prime destination for businesses to open up in, including London's only exclusively gay gym, Paris Gym, another branch of Chariots gay sauna, Barcode (sister bar venue of the same name in Soho) and the Sunday Morning Afterhours venue, Beyond hosted at 'Area' club. The area is fast earning the nickname " Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Gay Village". Before Vauxhall
Vauxhall
earned its reputation as a gay village, it was regarded among the underground gay club scene as the place to go to avoid the more commercial nights elsewhere in central London. However, the market has become more and more lucrative with the arrival of more venues and more nights, and Vauxhall
Vauxhall
has been criticised as becoming increasingly commercial, diluting its once underground appeal. But the demise of other club venues in London, such as Turnmills, the Astoria and The Fridge, have led to the gay club scene to become more centralised in Vauxhall, turning it into an alternative destination from Soho
Soho
for gay people to socialise. Vauxhall
Vauxhall
has also become colloquially known as "Voho"[14] (a portmanteau of the names Vauxhall and Soho) within the gay community, due to the emergence of Vauxhall as a gay village after Soho. Entertainment in the Vauxhall
Vauxhall
area is not exclusively aimed at gay clientele; the oldest strip pub in London (the Queen Anne) sitting at Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Walk has now closed to be replaced with The Tea Theatre, a 1940s themed tea room. Features[edit]

The Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Cross headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service

By Vauxhall Bridge
Vauxhall Bridge
stands the central headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service
Secret Intelligence Service
(more commonly referred to as MI6), which occupies offices built between 1989 and 1992 and commonly referred to as Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Cross. Since 1992 a large complex of apartments and offices has been built to the south of Vauxhall Bridge
Vauxhall Bridge
at St George Wharf. Part of this development includes the St George Wharf
St George Wharf
Tower, completed in 2014. The MI6 building has featured in several James Bond films, initially filmed without permission but then condoned by then Foreign Secretary Robin Cook
Robin Cook
with his memorable "After all James Bond has done for Britain..." quip. It appears in GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough (wherein it suffers a fictional terrorist attack that prefigured a genuine incident), Die Another Day, Skyfall
Skyfall
(where it also comes under a fictional terrorist attack) and Spectre (2015) (where it is demolished). Die Another Day
Die Another Day
featured a fictional London Underground station, Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Cross, a fictional closed stop on the Piccadilly line now employed by MI6 as an extension to its HQ. (In fact, the Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
does not come south of the river at all; only the Victoria line
Victoria line
passes anywhere nearby, and the secret entrance to the station shown in the film is on the east side of Westminster
Westminster
Bridge, some considerable distance downriver.) Vauxhall
Vauxhall
is also home to Brunswick House, a listed Georgian mansion and former home to the Dukes of Brunswick. Built in 1758, it once stood in three acres of riverside parkland – now it sits overshadowed by the St George Wharf
St George Wharf
complex. The building was in a state of disrepair and was on the English Heritage
English Heritage
'Buildings at Risk' list until LASSCO (the London Architectural Salvage and Supply Company) acquired it in 2004 and restored it as a premises from which to sell architectural salvage. It also has a restaurant and is an events venue. St Peter's Church in Kennington
Kennington
Lane[15] was designed by the 19th century architect John Loughborough Pearson, who also designed Truro Cathedral and Brisbane Cathedral in Australia, as well as being responsible for restoration work at Rochester, Bristol, Peterborough, and Lincoln cathedrals. As of 2015[update] the church building serves as a community centre and arts venue as well as a church. Next to St Peter's is Vauxhall
Vauxhall
City Farm. Transport[edit] Vauxhall
Vauxhall
is well connected even by central London standards. London Underground, National Rail
National Rail
trains, and London buses
London buses
are all available at Vauxhall
Vauxhall
station. The tube stop is on the boundary of zones 1 and 2 of the London Travelcard
Travelcard
area on the Victoria line, and Northern line stations are within walking distance of many parts of Vauxhall, though the nearest is Oval. The railway station is served by South Western Railway to and from London Waterloo, which is one stop away. Vauxhall bus station has 14 routes serving various parts of London. The availability of underground, trains, and buses has given Vauxhall a PTAL rating of 6b at its centre.[16] In addition to public transport, Vauxhall
Vauxhall
is accessible by major roads and the Thames Path
Thames Path
pedestrian and bicycle trail. Vauxhall
Vauxhall
also has two 17 space Santander Cycles
Santander Cycles
docking stations and Cycle Superhighway 7 runs through the area. Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Cross[edit]

The Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Cross transport interchange, 2005. The solar panels supply energy for 60% of the bus station's lighting.

Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Cross is immediately to the southeast of Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Bridge where six major roads converge, including the Albert Embankment, which exits the Cross to the north and is the southernmost point of entry into the London congestion charge
London congestion charge
area. Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Cross was described as "one of the most unpleasant road junctions in South London" in Nikolaus Pevsner's architectural guide to London. Through 2002 to 2004 the Cross underwent a gradual redesign to accommodate a bus interchange linked to the Vauxhall
Vauxhall
mainline railway and tube stations, both of which are located to the southeastern end of the cross. Work has involved design changes to traffic lanes, improved pedestrian and cycle crossings, refurbishment of walkways beneath the mainline railway viaduct, and the construction of a bus station, completed in December 2004 featuring an undulating steel-frame canopy and ribbed steel walls. An interesting feature of the canopy is a series of photoelectric cells generating electricity to offset the energy used by the bus station. Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Cross bus station, built only 13 years ago, will be redeveloped to create a new mixed-use development consisting of offices, hotels, and shopping areas. The project will be managed by Great Marlborough Estates and has an apparent budget of £600 million, and is estimated to make the developers over £45 million. [17] Nearest tube stations[edit]

Vauxhall Kennington Oval Pimlico Stockwell

Community facilities[edit] Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Park[18] contains an area of miniature model houses (also in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne) as well as tennis courts, day care in the "one o'clock club", and children's playground. It is open daily for recreation and has an "open day" once a year. Vauxhall
Vauxhall
City Farm, located within Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Pleasure Gardens is open daily and contains a range of animals including alpacas, sheep, goats and pigs. Vauxhall
Vauxhall
is the home of Vauxhall Gardens
Vauxhall Gardens
Estate Residents and Tenants Association (VGERTA) that represents 2,500 residents in Vauxhall Gardens Estate which is the biggest[19] Presidents and Tenants Association in Lambeth. VGERTA and their committee has received a number of awards for their contributions to the local community. VGERTA's biggest success to date is the fundraising of £165,000 for the full regeneration of the Glasshouse Walk Playground that was successfully completed in July 2013. See also[edit]

Afterhours clubs Vauxhall
Vauxhall
glassworks

References[edit]

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Vauxhall
and South Lambeth: Introduction and Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Manor', Survey of London: volume 26: Lambeth: Southern area (1956), pp. 57–59. (Date accessed: 22 December 2009.)". British-history.ac.uk. 22 June 2003. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "Retrieved 28 March 2011". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "Retrieved 28 March 2011". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ http://www.vauxhallcivicsociety.org.uk/history/bonnington-square/ Retrieved 28 March 2011 ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "Retrieved 28 March 2011". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ "Retrieved 28 March 2011". Statistics.gov.uk. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ "Krav Maga London – Full Time Self Defence Training Academy". apolakikravmagalondon.com.  ^ "Retrieved 28 March 2011". Sainsburys-nineelms.co.uk. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ " Vauxhall
Vauxhall
gay village". Timeout.com. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ Writer, Staff (28 April 2007). "Concerns raised over police tactics during gay club raid". PinkNews.co.uk. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ "Keep it glad, Keep it mad, Keep it gay!". Londongayman.co.uk. 30 April 1999. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ "Music at St Peter's Vauxhall". stpetersvauxhall.com. Retrieved 14 December 2013.  ^ "London Borough of Lambeth, 'Delivery of public transport infrastructure in Vauxhall', LDF Core Strategy topic paper 5, Lambeth: London, p. 2. (Date accessed: 28 December 2010.)". Google. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/huge-towers-to-replace-vauxhall-bus-station/, Huge towers to replace Vauxhall
Vauxhall
bus station, South London Press & Mercury ^ "Friends of Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Park". Vauxhallpark.org.uk. Retrieved 21 May 2012.  ^ Mackill, David (1989). Rule of Law in England. Penguin. p. 34. 

Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Pleasures. Published November 2006 in hidden europe magazine Issue 11, pp. 30–34. ISSN 1860-6318. (Article explores the pleasure gardens and Vauxhall's Russian connections) Vauxhall Gardens
Vauxhall Gardens
Revisit'd Michael Carter (Short essay which, like the preceding reference, provides useful further reading on this topic)

External links[edit]

The Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Civic Society – News, history and information about Vauxhall's civic consultative group

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Vauxhall
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Spring Gardens

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The London Plan 2011, Annex Two: London's Town Centre Network – Greater London
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Pimlico

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