Seen on our Jack the Ripper tour: East End's Ten Bells Pub, still in business, where Ripper victim Annie Chapman was drinking shortly before she was murdered.

Seen on our Jack the Ripper tour: East End's Ten Bells Pub, still in business, where Ripper victim Annie Chapman was drinking shortly before she was murdered - London

The Saffron Hill Rookery where Dickens placed Fagins Den in the masterpiece that is Oliver Twist / London

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18 Photos Of Victorians Smiling

A smiling Victorian family. Photographs of smiling Victorian people are rare because of the long exposure time necessary for indoor photography.

A family in their home in Bethnal Green, London c.1900

A family in their home in Bethnal Green, London c.1900 [856 x 536]

Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

"Street Life in London" by John Thomson An Old Clothes Shop, St Giles - “As a rule, secondhand clothes shops are far from distinguished in their cleanliness, and are often the fruitful medium for the propagation of fever, smallpox &c.

Buck's Row, Whitechapel 1888. Site of the murder of Jack the Ripper's 1st victim, Mary Ann "Poly" Nichols, on 31 August 1888

Buck's Row, Whitechapel Site of the murder of Jack the Ripper's victim, Mary Ann "Poly" Nichols, on 31 August 1888

A wall of caged birds outside a pet shop on Club Row, East London circa 1890.

An East London pet store in the with a wall of caged song-birds at Club Row. The Huguenots were known for loving caged birds.

Children playing in a London slum (present day Clerkenwell), 1899. Photograph by Mr. Henry Walter Fincham.

National Photographic Record and Survey

Photograph of children playing in Aylesbury Place, Clerkenwell, London, by Henry Walter Fincham, Museum Number

Credit: CA Mathew/Bishopsgate Institute At the corner of Sandys Row and Frying Pan Alley

Streets of London: Spitalfields a century ago - in pictures

Credit: CA Mathew/Bishopsgate Institute At the corner of Sandys Row and Frying Pan Alley

Streets of London: Spitalfields a century ago - in pictures

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