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Welcome to our section on London in the 1800's

Not just Jack the Ripper, the Tower of London, the West End & Buckingham Palace
London is one of the most culturally and historical cities in the world.
Our beat is the East End of London. You'll certainly have heard of Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders, may have romantic images of a fog-shrouded Victorian London. You may even know that the East End of London was the home of Joseph Merrick the Elephant Man, Stalin and Gandhi for a while. This was also the site of the Sidney Street Siege and was a stamping ground for anarchists and bodysnatchers. In fact the East End of London has a history dating back to Roman times. But what exactly was London like in the 1888's?
All this and much much more is explained within these pages.