Arguments Yard. Whitby Yard This is seriously Dickensian.

c 1890 Arguments Yard Whitby North Yorkshire by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. There are more yards to be seen in the book "Whitby yards through time" by Alan Whitworth.

Old London, circa 1870, photographer unknown

Close No 193 Hight Street - 1868 Scottish photographer Thomas Annan’s view of the poor living conditions in the narrow lanes just off the High Street, Glasgow. Annan was commissioned by The City Improvement Trust to document the city’s slums which.

Up until the 20th century, London was filled with squalid slums known as Rookeries. The most famous was in St Giles, though other Rookeries include Rosemary Lane and Jacob's Island in Bermondsey, where Dickens's Oliver Twist villain Bill Sykes meets his end.

Richard Guard's 'Lost London'

Up until the century, London was filled with squalid slums known as Rookeries. The most famous was in St Giles, though other Rookeries include Rosemary Lane and Jacob's Island in Bermondsey, where Dickens's Oliver Twist villain Bill Sykes meets his end.

Temple Bar, designed by Christopher Wren in 1672, once stood in the Strand as one of the gates to the City of London, but it was removed in 1877 and languished in Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire until it was brought back and installed at the entrance to Paternoster Square next to St Paul鈥檚 Cathedral in 2004. In Search of Relics of Old London Spitalfields Life

Temple Bar, designed by Christopher Wren in once stood in the Strand as one of the gates to the City of London, but it was removed in 1877 and languished in Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire until it was brought back and installed at the entrance to P

This is reputedly the house that Dickens used as inspiration for Fagin’s Lair in Oliver Twist. The Artful Dodger and Oliver Twist walk from Islington down to ‘a house near Field Lane’ which was an area renowned for its rookery. 18 Vintage Photos Of Charles Dickens' London

18 Vintage Photos Of Charles Dickens' London

This is reputedly the house that Dickens used as inspiration for Fagin’s Lair in Oliver Twist. The Artful Dodger and Oliver Twist walk from Islington down to ‘a house near Field Lane’ which was an area renowned for its rookery. 18 Vintage Photos Of Charle

The George Inn survives as one of London’s last remaining medieval coaching Inns that Dickens refers to in Little Dorrit and would have visited himself. Unfortunately half of the Inn was knocked down to make way for warehousing to serve the new railway but you can still enjoy a drink in the coffee room in the middle bar where Dickens would have drank.

18 Vintage Photos Of Charles Dickens' London

The George Inn, Southwark.The George Inn survives as one of London’s last remaining medieval coaching Inns that Dickens refers to in Little Dorrit and would have visited himself.

EXCELLENT post re: Regency London, slums and hells. English Historical Fiction Authors: London in the early 19th century

EXCELLENT post re: Regency London, slums and hells. English Historical Fiction Authors: London in the early century

A close up, Saffron hill Rookery 1870's. No wonder Dickens chose this site for Fagin's den. spot the 2 kids hiding.

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