An East London pet store in the 1890's with a wall of caged song-birds at Club Row.

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.

the letter, 1940 [original] society photographer cecil beaton took many photographs of bombed-out london, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided, 1940. © cecil beaton, from london. portrait of a city.

the letter, 1940 society photographer cecil beaton took many photographs of bombed-out london, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided, © cecil beaton, from london. portrait of a city.

Covent Garden was once the biggest fruit and vegetable market in the world.

Covent Garden Market, London, Some reinvented, others long lost: London's markets 100 years ago – in pictures

Old money tickets. Remember these from butchers' shops and fruit shops.

Roy Gardner's self designed sales tickets (one of Spitalfields oldest family business, Gardners’ Market Sundriesmen in Commercial St)

F. Cooke's eel and pie shop, opened in 1910 at 41 Kingsland High Street

Cooke's eel and pie shop, opened in 1910 at 41 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, It has been described as the 'Buckingham Palace' of pie shops because of its lavishly decorated, elaborate interior.

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