Living London: A Journey Through Victorian England by George Robert Sims

George Robert Sims was a prolific English writer who worked as a journalist, poet, dramatist, and novelist during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One of his notable works is a book called “Living London,” which was published in 1901.

“Living London” is a collection of articles that Sims wrote for the magazine “Penny Illustrated Paper.” In this book, Sims offers a glimpse into the lives of the working-class people of London during the turn of the century. He covers a wide range of topics, from the struggles of the urban poor to the latest fashions and trends. Through his writing, Sims aimed to shed light on the social and economic issues of the time, and to bring attention to the plight of the working-class in London.

“Living London” was a best-seller at the time of its publication, and it remains a valuable historical document today. Sims’ writing style is engaging and descriptive, and his insights into the lives of Londoners are still relevant and thought-provoking. The book is considered a classic work of social commentary, and it is widely read and studied by scholars of British literature and history.

#4 Children’s playground on an old graveyard on Drury Lane.

#5 Sandwich men waiting to be paid in Ham Yard in Soho.

#7 Two female ‘tramps’ sleeping in the sun at Trafalgar Square.

#8 An L.C.C Lodging House in Parker Street in Covent Garden.

#9 A lecture at the Koval Institution Scientific London.

#11 The London City and Midland Bank in Ludgate Hill.

#12 A cycle show at Agricultural Hall in Islington. Gamages was a department store in Holborn.

#13 Bicycles looked after on a Great Western Railway train at Paddington.

#14 Women’s international ‘Ping Pong’ match at Queen’s Hall in Langham Place.

#17 The buffet room at Kings Cross station, famous for its sheep hearts.

#18 People waiting in line to buy trim-mixes of meat.

#20 Building the Great Northern and City Railway. It ended up being a white elephant and never used.

#21 A lager beer saloon on Glasshouse Street in Soho, just off Regent Street.

#22 The “Baby Parade” at female part of Wormwood Scrubs Gaol.

#23 Tenement blocks recently built off the Farringdon Road.

#24 Aerial view of London looking down on Trafalgar Square.

#25 The King ready for a drive, Sunday evening, East and West.

#28 Mansion House, Sloane Square and Shepherd’s Bush stations.

#30 London Bridge and the river seen from the top of the Monument.

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