The Worst Street in London

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Halfway up Commercial Street, one block away from Spitalfields Market, lies an anonymous service road. The average pedestrian wouldn't even notice it existed. But unlikely though it may seem, this characterless, 400ft strip of tarmac was once Dorset Street - the most notorious thoroughfare in the Capital; the worst street in London.
The Worst Street in London tells the story of Dorset Street, in all its depths of depravity, violence and murder. Halfway up Commercial Street, one block away from Spitalfields Market lies a now characterless, anonymous stretch of tarmac which, unlikely as it may seem, once used to be Dorset Street, the most notorious thoroughfare in the Capital; resort of thieves, con-men, murderers, prostitutes and, most notably, Jack the Ripper.

The book chronicles the rise and fall of Dorset Street, from its promising beginnings at the centre of the seventeenth century silk weaving industry, through its descent into iniquity and vice, to its demolition in the twentieth century.
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Weight 0.000000
Author Fiona Rule
Availability IP
Department Historical Books & Maps
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780711033634
Pages 248
Published 07/05/2009
Publisher Ian Allan Publishing
Section Historical Guides
Size Unfolded 13x20cm
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