Victorian London

London in 1880 was dirty, smoky and smelly. Factories and chimney pots spewed out soot ┬áday and night, making the air difficult to breathe and gritty to touch. The infamous London pea-souper came from this time – it’s a fog so thick, you could hardly see through it. And that was during the day! Some of these images capture the bustle, grime and splendour of this multi-faceted city:

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