since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Low lodging house, St Giles's
Graphic (1872), from The London Doré Saw, Eric de Maré (1973). Conditions in such poor people's hotels were controlled to some degree by Shaftesbury's Common Lodging-House Act of 1851.
This is illustrative of the conditions that many people who migrated to London in mid century were apt to find.
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