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Traffic on Regent Circus, now known as Oxford Circus, London, facing east along Oxford Street. In the foreground is a man towing his barrel organ on wheels, 1888.

Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era : Traffic on Regent Circus, now known as Oxford Circus, London, facing east along Oxford Street. In the foreground is a man towing his barrel organ on wheels. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Chapel Market, Islington, London. The street is lined with market stalls and shops, and is bustling with shoppers. A policeman keeps an eye on things in the bottom right corner.

Chapel Market, Islington, London, The street is lined with market stalls and shops, and is bustling with shoppers. A policeman keeps an eye on things in the bottom right corner.

The Saffron Hill Rookery where Dickens placed Fagins Den in the masterpiece that is Oliver Twist, London, 19th century.

The Saffron Hill Rookery where Dickens placed Fagins Den in the masterpiece that is Oliver Twist, London, century was the birthplace of a couple of my families

Fetter Lane, City Of London, Jul 1889. Showing Fetter Lane Congregational Chapel and the Steam Print Works

Fetter Lane, City Of London, Jul Showing Fetter Lane Congregational Chapel and the Steam Print Works

Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee - London, 1887

[General background] Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee - London decorations/ A view down Regent Street looking north and showing the decorations for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in

Fore Street at the junction with Ferry Street, Lambeth, 1860. Janeways's Pottery on the left, Diamond Hall, formerly Bishop of Hereford's Palace on the right. Replaced by the Albert Embankment c 1868

Fore Street Lambeth - I read the early Cockney London books by Mary Jane Staples (I think that was a pen name for Reg Staples? This reminded me

London slums

LONDON BEER FLOOD October 1814 (London beer companies competed to make the biggest beer vat, 8 people were killed when a giant vat burst in St. Giles Rookery, injured were taken to hospital almost caused a riot there.

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