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Unseen London DEAD MAN’S WALK The Old Bailey’s 'dead man’s walk', a legacy of old Newgate prison, was the route a condemned prisoner would follow from the cell to the gallows

Unseen London DEAD MAN’S WALK The Old Bailey’s 'dead man’s walk', a legacy of old Newgate prison, was the route a condemned prisoner would follow from the cell to the gallows

The City and South London Railway opened the world's first electric underground railway to the public on Dec. 18, 1890. Using the electrified third-rail ...

The City and South London Railway opened the world's first electric underground railway to the public on Dec. 18, 1890. Using the electrified third-rail ...

By the late nineteenth century, Holloway Prison was a 'trial' prison for men suspected of having committed a criminal offence. It also held convicted female prisoners and women awaiting trial. As a result, the male and female sections of the prison were very different. For the men, there was no hard labour and they wore their own clothes, not prison uniforms.

By the late nineteenth century, Holloway Prison was a 'trial' prison for men suspected of having committed a criminal offence. It also held convicted female prisoners and women awaiting trial. As a result, the male and female sections of the prison were very different. For the men, there was no hard labour and they wore their own clothes, not prison uniforms.

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’.

Alcatraz, aka "The Rock", was first established as a military fort in the 1850s…

Alcatraz, aka "The Rock", was first established as a military fort in the 1850s…

Mansfield Reformatory ~ a haunted prison that they no longer use but they do tour it & rent it for things like music videos, modeling shoots, overnight lock ins etc...

Mansfield Reformatory ~ a haunted prison that they no longer use but they do tour it & rent it for things like music videos, modeling shoots, overnight lock ins etc...

Two executions from 1817 (illustration: hanging outside Newgate Prison)

Two executions from 1817 (illustration: hanging outside Newgate Prison)

Alcatraz: Dungeon Entrance. A hatchway in the floor on D-Block also led to the dungeon in the basement which contained several cells. The worst behaved inmates would be locked inside their cells in the dungeon, chained to the walls.

Alcatraz: Dungeon Entrance. A hatchway in the floor on D-Block also led to the dungeon in the basement which contained several cells. The worst behaved inmates would be locked inside their cells in the dungeon, chained to the walls.

Unseen London  SPIRAL STAIRCASE A spiral staircase is seen at the former headquarters of the Midland bank at Poultry. The Grade I-listed building is regarded as one of the finest creations by the eminent British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Unseen London SPIRAL STAIRCASE A spiral staircase is seen at the former headquarters of the Midland bank at Poultry. The Grade I-listed building is regarded as one of the finest creations by the eminent British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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