Victorian London

London in 1880 was dirty, smoky and smelly. Factories and chimney pots spewed out soot  day 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: