the East End

The miserly widow Mary Emsley, clutching a roll of her precious wallpaper, as portrayed in the popular press

The miserly widow of Mile End made a perfect murder victim

9 September 2017 9:00 am

What is it about Victorian murders that so grips us? The enduring fascination of Jack the Ripper caught the imagination…

Is it time for all lovers of London to pack up?

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Iain Sinclair is leaving London — like the croakiest of the ravens taking flight from the Tower. It is a…

The Wicked Boy is finally redeemed

30 April 2016 9:00 am

During the heatwave in the summer of 1895, the Gentlemen v. Players match at Lords Cricket Ground on 8 July…