Lucy Inglis

Georgian London

Georgian London

Into the Streets


Travel back to the eighteenth century as Lucy Inglis brilliantly recreates the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin.

This book is about the Georgians who called London their home, from dukes and prostitutes to rent boys and hot air balloonists, dog-nappers and foundlings. Georgian London reveals their daily lives: quickie marriages outside Fleet Prison, clandestine visits to Covent Garden, the terror of serial killers and lawless highwaymen and days out at the Tower Zoo.

Here, amongst a crowded cast of unforgettable characters, discover the making of the capital millions know and love today.