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I've always had an interest in Victorian London, probably brought about by Charles Dickens. I'd like to get a highly recommended book on the History of Victorian London, society, architecture, human stories etc.


I'm not looking for some new revisionist history or something light and fluffy but rather something substantial, detailed and generally accepted by Historians as being as close to 'accurate' as possible.


Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

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We've got at home London in the Nineteenth Century by Jerry White published this year. Check it out on Amazon.


Have you tried Peter Ackroyd's books? I know his London: the Biography is not just about Victorian London but in my opinion it's the best book ever on the metropolis.

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