New-found pleasure in Royal Docks
Difficult to pin down precisely what the London Pleasure Gardens are - part fairground, part festival, part cultural quarter - but the thousands who went to see for themselves were more preoccupied with pleasure rather than pigeonholes.
Organisers call is "an evolving project to create a new kind of cultural destination" which sounds suitably embracing and vague.
The gardens may be in short supply (unsurprisingly for a dockside brownfield site) and some elements rough and ready but the Paradise Festival which opened the space neighbouring Pontoon Dock was not short of brio and ambition.
From the pyrotechnic show on Silo D, to the roster of music in the marquees, via the eclectic food offerings and art installations, the restored Docklands arena looks like becoming a must-check fixture for families and revellers alike.
Images by James Perrin