The Pleasure Gardens
It all started when…
In 1737 Daniel Gough, landlord of the Rose Tavern, opened the inaugural Marylebone Pleasure Gardens. It was said that
Mr Gough’s Tavern and his Gardens, (where no persons of ill repute would be admitted), there would be a Choice Band of performers playing the most celebrated Pieces of Music.
Nearly three centuries later, all three of us are delighted to have revived the music and spirit of the Marylebone Pleasure Gardens, which closed in 1776. This year, we are excited to present you with a festival 240 years in the making, and now in its second edition in the 21st century.
It’s our pleasure to welcome you to our 21st century pleasure garden, and celebrate all of the music, charm and vibrance of Marylebone Village as it is today. As the Duke of Buckingham proclaimed in the 18th Century - while toasting yet another glittery season at the Marylebone Pleasure Gardens “May as many of us as remain unhanged next spring meet here again!”