“New Plan of London”

John Bartholomew. 1895.

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An 1890s London guidebook included this map of the city.

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Location of neighborhoods represented in Wilde’s and Stevenson’s novels: (1) Mayfair; (2) Cavendish Square; (3) Soho; (4) Whitechapel; (5) East End docks

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The wealthy, fashionable neighborhood of Mayfair was in central London, bordered by Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the east, Piccadilly to the south, and Hyde Park to the west.

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Cavendish Square, the location of Dr. Lanyon’s home in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, lies one block north of Mayfair.

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Henry Jekyll chose Soho, the neighborhood just east of Mayfair, but still in central London, as the location for Edward Hyde’s house (east of Regent St, south of Oxford St, west of Charing Cross Rd, north of Shaftesbury Ave).

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During the nineteenth century, London’s East End became notorious for its miserable slums, centered on the neighborhood of Whitechapel.

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The East End docks received goods from Britain’s empire in South and East Asia and the West Indies.

Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title New Plan of London
Short Title Plan of London, 1895
Place of Publication London
Publisher W.H. Smith & Son
Creator John Bartholomew
Publication Date 1895
Call Number Baskes G5754.L7 1895 .B37
Location Special Collections 4th floor