A Knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Some of them used pea-shooters. The knocker-up would not leave a client’s window until sure that the client had been awoken.
"An excellent putting green has been laid out on the enormous roof of Adelaide House, by London Bridge. The temptation to bring a driver and bombard the shipping in the Thames must be great. There is a fine view of the play from The Monument.
Once at the heart of one of London's most infamous rookeries or slums, Saffron Hill - located between Holborn and Clerkenwell - is forever associated with Charles Dickens' 1838 novel, "Oliver Twist", and in particular with the arch criminal "Fagin".