In this day and age, how often do you get to see medieval knights in full armour fight it out to be the toughest of them all? I thought not.

Every year, the good folks at The Vauxhall Trust hosts a free 2-day festival to celebrate good ol’ St. George’s Day, the patron St. of England, in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

It’s not just medieval knights battling in the arena entertaining the bloodthirsty crowd. I had a wander around and noticed the plethora of family-friendly activities happening around me from falconry, to Morris dancers to Punch and Judy shows. Saturday could not have been any more perfect, the historic pleasure gardens basking in glorious sunshine.

Special to this year was a fiery performance that brought back to life the story of St. George and the dragon with spectacular fire display, pulse-quickening soundtrack and a captivating story-teller. It’s hard to believe such an awesome (and free) performance is taking place in this small garden to a people in the know.

George may not be as popular as his good mate Patrick, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have a good craic when St. George’s Day roll on.

Vauxhall Pleasure Garden has a special place in my heart ever since I accidentally stumbled upon what later became one of the coolest show of Guy Fawkes Night way back in 2012. Keep your eyes peeled on vauxhalltrust.org to see more cool events coming.

Where you there too? Tell me all about it! Tweet me/Instagram me/ Facebook me and send me your pics too – I’d love to see them. And tell me what other events I should cover next!

Written by Kritt Normsaskul

Hi, I am Kritt, reluctant adult, professional day dreamer and adventurer extraordinaire. I love getting lost in my surroundings with my camera, a good cocktail and romantic walks to the fridge. Welcome to my blog on all things, London! (well, other things too but mostly London).

2 comments

  1. Hey Kritt πŸ™‚ I love the photos of St Georges day at Vauxhall πŸ™‚ I am the one with the fire hula hoop by the way πŸ˜‰ My team is called FireFlow (www.fireflow.co.uk) and we would love to see any more of your photos if you took more. Also, if we could use them and share them that would be amazing. Thank you!! Erin and the FireFlow team xx

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    1. Hi Erin, lovely to hear from you 😊 I’m so glad you liked the photos and I’d be happy to share more pictures with you. You’ve probably seen my best ones as the rest are quite dark. I was sitting way at the back to your right πŸ˜† Is there an email I can send the pictures to?

      Please feel free to use them on social media and credit me where you can 😊 I’ll share this tomorrow morning as it’s quite late now!

      Thanks again for putting on a lovely show. It’s why I love coming to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens xxx

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