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Pleasure Gardens : Places of entertainment offering music, dancing, eating and drinking – and regular fireworks, operas, masquerades and illuminations. Laid out as formal gardens, with shrubberies and miniature waterways, and dedicated buildings for performances and for eating, they were places to see the latest in art and architecture. [i]. Originally established for the entertainment of the rich and fashionable - by the early 19th century they were frequented by people of all classes.

[i] Thom, Danielle Museum of London (accessed 18Mar21)

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