East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

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Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street, London, England  (I went into the gift shop since that was all I had time for, but just being there was fantastic.)

Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street, London, England (I went into the gift shop since that was all I had time for, but just being there was fantastic.)

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1056. Gunthorpe Street. Back entrance to Pub on Whitechapel Road. Other end in Wentworth Street
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10 little known facts about Sherlock Holmes. Just how much do we really know about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, his original incarnation of the hero and the Sherlock industry?

10 little known facts about Sherlock Holmes. Just how much do we really know about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, his original incarnation of the hero and the Sherlock industry?

William Logsdail - St. Paul’s and Ludgate Hill (c. 1884)

William Logsdail - St. Paul’s and Ludgate Hill (c. 1884)

Victorian pumping station (sewage pumping station) in Abbey Wood, London has opened its doors for visitors. The four engines are placed in the corners of the building, the centre of which is occupied by an octagonal structure of iron columns with richly ornamented capitals, supporting iron arched screens and the open octagonal well on the main beam floor

Victorian pumping station (sewage pumping station) in Abbey Wood, London has opened its doors for visitors. The four engines are placed in the corners of the building, the centre of which is occupied by an octagonal structure of iron columns with richly ornamented capitals, supporting iron arched screens and the open octagonal well on the main beam floor

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