Vauxhall is more than just a transport interchange or a development site – there is a rich history to the area, ever since the days of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens there always seems to be something new and entertaining happening, with plenty to see and do for people of all ages.
The Workshop in Lambeth High Street has a raft of stuff going on:
- There’s a regular Vintage Market every second Sunday
- A pop-up cinema club with a monthly screening and Q & A sessions led by film-making professionals
- Brilliant family events at the Institute of Imagination (including the current Lambeth Council-sponsored Metropolis programme)
- The Migration Museum launched in early May and its current exhibition runs Weds to Sunday – including bank holidays.
- The Fire Brigade Pop-up Museum is also based here
Alternative flower festival The Chelsea Fringe starts on 20 May and runs to 4 June, with many highlights around the local area. There’s a permanent new installation with views of the river from rotating seats set among scented planters outside St George’s Tower (one of JMW Turners favourite sketching spots), and there are lots of walks and talks.
The Garden Museum’s garden is also reopening after a major refurbishment.
- The Vauxhall Food Market has reopened with gourmet food stalls, craft beer and more – it’s practically a food festival every day!
- The London Festival of Architecture starts on 1st June and is being sponsored by the Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea partnership
- The stylish and affordable Art Car Boot fair is giving itself a re-boot by relocating to Vauxhall from the East End’s Truman Brewery, beginning on Sunday 9 July
- Don’t forget to checking the listings on Vauxhall One’s site
- And if you’re headed that way, Wandsworth’s fringe festival is in full swing