Sick City Project

'Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be'

Anatomy of the City 11 – The London Lock Hospital

In the mid-nineteenth century  the corner of Dean Street and Bateman Street in Soho was home to the largest venereal disease hospital in the city – the London Lock Hospital. … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Anatomy of the City 10 – Casanova in Soho

Despite appearances, sex in Soho has not always been a matter of mere commerce, and its streets have played host to some of the most notorious lovers in history. In … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

John Snow and cholera

As it is usually told, the story of John Snow and cholera begins with one of those great moments that historians used to be so fond of. On the morning … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 7 Comments