‘Charles Booth’s Victorian Spitalfields’ with Sean Patterson

Sunday 21st March, 3pm (2021)

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A virtual tour about Charles Booth’s famous Poverty Maps, to be enjoyed from the comfort of your sofa!

PRICE: £7

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Charles Booth’s famous ‘Poverty Survey’ and mapping actually began right here in the East End and he headquartered himself at Toynbee Hall. On this virtual tour, late 19th century maps and notes will be used to plot a course round Whitechapel and Spitalfields, whilst hearing about an environment created by centuries of immigration.


This 75 minute virtual tour will be brought to you by East London on Foot, a group of guides with a shared passion for London’s vibrant, ever changing East End. The tour will be hosted by Sean Patterson.

For guide biographies and general information, please click here.

This tour will be brought to you via Zoom.

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