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Fleet St., Victorian London, workplace of the tenacious reporter Henry Hales, whose investigation sparked the biggest scandal of the 1880s.

Fleet St., Victorian London, workplace of the tenacious reporter Henry Hales, whose investigation sparked the biggest scandal of the 1880s.

Old london market

Old london market

This photograph of the Oxford Arms (London, 1875) from spitalfieldslife.com looks as if it could take us all the way back to Shakespeare's Henry IV pt 2. Where's Falstaff?

This photograph of the Oxford Arms (London, 1875) from spitalfieldslife.com looks as if it could take us all the way back to Shakespeare's Henry IV pt 2. Where's Falstaff?

Highgate Forge, Highgate Street.  Although the page is Russian, it has some remarkable photographs of old London.

Highgate Forge, Highgate Street. Although the page is Russian, it has some remarkable photographs of old London.

One of the most common sights in Victorian London was "crossing sweepers" – workers who cleared dung and rubbish from the streets in the hope of getting a few coins from local home and business owners. In London Labour and the London Poor, Henry Mayhew described the many types of sweeper, from "the one-legged crossing sweeper of Chancery Lane" to "the aristocratic crossing sweeper".

One of the most common sights in Victorian London was "crossing sweepers" – workers who cleared dung and rubbish from the streets in the hope of getting a few coins from local home and business owners. In London Labour and the London Poor, Henry Mayhew described the many types of sweeper, from "the one-legged crossing sweeper of Chancery Lane" to "the aristocratic crossing sweeper".

45-51

45-51

Old photos of pubs in London

Old photos of pubs in London

poor 19th century - Google Search

poor 19th century - Google Search

Horse Shoe Hotel, Tottenham Court Road - in 1896, UK

Horse Shoe Hotel, Tottenham Court Road - in 1896, UK

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