Bow Lane in the 1920s - Superlative collection of photos from around London - 1920-33. From the Museum of London, via Retronaut.

Bow Lane in the 1920s - Superlative collection of photos from around London - 1920-33. From the Museum of London, via Retronaut.

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

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

A.L.Barry, Chandlers & Seed Merchants, 246 Roman Rd from Philip Mernick’s East London Shopfronts

A.L.Barry, Chandlers & Seed Merchants, 246 Roman Rd from Philip Mernick’s East London Shopfronts

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

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

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 #London #Jack the Ripper #Murders

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".

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".

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