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".
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. 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