Cremorne Gardens



  • A famous London pleasure garden that opened in 1845 as a rival to Vauxhall Gardens; it was sited in Chelsea, on land formerly belonging to Thomas Dawson, Viscount Cremorne. Attractions included a theater, an orchestra, and a banqueting hall; as well as fĂȘtes and entertainments of all kinds, the riverside gardens hosted spectacular firework displays and ascents by balloon. They were closed in 1877 after complaints about their use by prostitutes. see also Ranelagh Gardens.