East Londoners are made homeless during German air raids on London. © Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images

London During The Blitz: East Londoners are made homeless during German air raids on London. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images).

Whitechapel, London.

Rippers alley as we kids called it in the led from Durward Street through to Whitechapel high Road. We ran through it scared of being caught by Jack, even though the murders were eighty years earlier.

Poverty map of Old Nichol slum, East End of London, showing Bethnal Green Road, from Charles Booth’s Labour and Life of the People. Volume 1: East London (London: Macmillan, 1889). The streets are colored to represent the economic class of the residents.

Poverty map of Old Nichol slum East End of London showing Bethnal Green Road Charles Booth’s Labour & Life of the People 1889 The streets are colored to represent the economic class of the residents

Saffron Hill was a notorious district in the mid 1800s - full of thieves and pickpockets - Charles Dickens based Fagin's den there in the novel :Oliver Twist".

Once at the heart of one of London's most infamous rookeries or slums, Saffron Hill - located between Holborn and Clerkenwell - is forever associated with Charles Dickens' 1838 novel, "Oliver Twist", and in particular with the arch criminal "Fagin".

The East London History Society -- Bow, Bromley and Poplar Maps

1801 Ordnance Survey Map including The Isle of Dogs, an area in the East End of London that is bounded on three sides (east, south and west) by one of the largest meanders in the River Thames.Where Lucas met his master Lord Raphael

Old Nichol Slum, Shoreditch

Old Nichol Slum, Shoreditch. In the London County Council called for the demolition of Old Nichol, and the construction of London’s first social housing project. The block of flats that were erected around the area of Arnold Circus are still standing

Bucks Row, now Darward Street, east London, where the body of Mary Ann Nicholls, victim of Jack the Ripper #London #Jack the Ripper #Murders

Bucks Row, now Darward Street, east London, where the body of Mary Ann Nicholls, victim of Jack the Ripper

Corner of Club Row and Old Nichol Street

Club Row/Old Nichol Street

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