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Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

Spitalfields Life is simply one of the best blogs on London life and history ever.

Spitalfields Life is simply one of the best blogs on London life and history ever.

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

See the man looking over the wall in Union Place (off Wheler St) - photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

See the man looking over the wall in Union Place (off Wheler St) - photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Temple Bar & Fleet Street, 1870. London. Moved to a wood near Cheshunt, Hertfordshire - overgrown with weeds and unloved until it was moved to Paternoster Sq next to St Paul's Cathedral in 2004.

Temple Bar & Fleet Street, 1870. London. Moved to a wood near Cheshunt, Hertfordshire - overgrown with weeds and unloved until it was moved to Paternoster Sq next to St Paul's Cathedral in 2004.

Billingsgate fish market 1890's Scores of fresh fish shops & door to door venders all competing loudly very loudly..!           London

Billingsgate fish market 1890's Scores of fresh fish shops & door to door venders all competing loudly very loudly..! London

St. Martin, Ludgate with St. Paul’s Cathedral, c. 1900 (via The Fogs & Smogs of Old London | Spitalfields Life)

St. Martin, Ludgate with St. Paul’s Cathedral, c. 1900 (via The Fogs & Smogs of Old London | Spitalfields Life)

Street life in London during the Victorian Era, Flickr Set from LSE. Click through for more pics. (London Cabmen by LSE Library, via Flickr)

Street life in London during the Victorian Era, Flickr Set from LSE. Click through for more pics. (London Cabmen by LSE Library, via Flickr)

Millwall - one of the London Docks in the East End where ships appeared at the end of the road

Millwall - one of the London Docks in the East End where ships appeared at the end of the road