Tower of London are an attraction that is still a must-see for London tourists centuries years later. Others have been lost to the ages. So let's use the Braghntons' suggestions to guide us through the amusements that amused 18th century London.
One of the first suggestions was Don Saltero's coffee shop which was more a curiosity cabinet than a coffeeshop.
on the site. For shame!
Of course there were the famous pleasure gardens which had both residents and tourists alike flocking to. Evelina is fortune (or perhaps unfortunate) enough to visit the most famous ones. Vauxhall, Ranelagh, Marylebone, and Kensington Gardens drew both the upper echelons of society and the prostitutes that fed off them. Every garden had endless amusements, both in the gardens and in watching the people in attendance at them.
Remember when there were no new television shows during the summer and you had to wait until fall for all the premieres? So was the case for theater-goers in London. The theater season began in September and ended in June. That is, if your theater wasn't "Foote's." Samuel Foote's theater took advantage of the off season to stage plays for those who remained in London for the summer.