Sick City Project

'Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be'

Anatomy of the City 6 – The healing spas of the Fleet valley

London has many lost rivers – the Wandle, the Effra, the Tyburn – but the greatest of all is the mighty Fleet. From its origins as a tributary of the … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anatomy of the City 5 – ‘Gin Lane’

‘Gin Lane’ was never a real London street. But in the eighteenth century the streets around the church of St Giles in the Fields, a short walk south of Tottenham … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anatomy of the City 4 – Churchyard of St Anne, Wardour Street, Soho

The churchyard of St Anne, Soho, is now a peaceful public park, but in the mid-nineteenth century this was one of the most notorious burial grounds in London. In use … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment