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A view of Union Place in Spitalfields, London, 1901.  (The Guardian - Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain)

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

A view of Union Place in Spitalfields, London, 1901. (The Guardian - Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain)

Fleet Street, 1894. Horses had not yet been replaced by cars.

London, England: Fleet Street, Horses had not yet been replaced by cars. Even then they drove forward on the left side of the street.

East End Photographs and Drawings - Page 46 - Casebook Forums - Maybe Spitalfields  Street, London's East End? Unfortunately there's no date or definite location, but it's an amazing photo, like something out of a Dickens' novel!

The Saffron Hill Rookery where Dickens placed Fagin's Den Oliver Twist / London

old east end in the 19th century | 17 / 30 · Backyard blacksmith making shovels in London's east end ... Pinned from theworkhome.com

old east end in the century · Backyard blacksmith making shovels in London's east end

A poverty stricken East End family: c.1900

Booktopia has The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, Penguin Classics by Friedrich Engels. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Spitalfields Life is simply one of the best blogs on London life and history ever.

Cloth Fair, next to Smithfield Market. You can see more pictures from the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London in The Ghosts of Old London and In Search of Relics of Old London.

Mill wall, East London ~ The association with Cockney and the East End in the public imagination may be due to many people assuming that Bow Bells are to be found in the district of Bow, rather than the lesser known St Mary-le-Bow church. Thus while all East Enders are Cockneys, not all Cockneys are East Enders.

barque 'Penang' in dry dock at Millwall 1932 - Unknown - Royal Museums Greenwich Prints

A very Gothic image - London shrouded in fog - a fog that featured in many Urban Gothic narratives

Big Ben and The Embankment 1920 glass plate photography London & Middlesex Archaeological Society Glass Slide Collection

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