The rich history of London has kept millions of travellers and tourists flocking to the city every year. For centuries, the city has been the centre of political and social evolution in Britain. Strolling around the city you’ll discover all sorts of historic landmarks and attractions from different eras.
One of the most iconic and revolutionary periods of London’s timeline is the Victorian era. It was a time that saw the country transition into the modern age with a number of social and industrial advancements. Here at the M Hotel Shoreditch, we love the history of London and we know about the amazing monuments left behind from the Victorian era. We’ve put together this Victorian guide to London so you can uncover the history and capture some gorgeous photos too.
This iconic area of London was constructed during the Victorian era and has grown to become one of the most popular hotspots in London. The beautiful square is home to some of the city’s most famous monuments and attractions. Take a Tube ride from our hotels in Shoreditch and head over to Trafalgar Square for one of the most memorable days you’ll have in London. Get out your camera and snap a photo of the breathtaking Nelson’s Column. If you’re a fan of art be sure to venture into the National Gallery to browse an amazing collection of artwork from the last five centuries.
Charles Dickens Walking Tour
The reign of Queen Victoria saw some of the world’s most renowned creatives rise to fame. During that time Charles Dickens lived in London, where he penned some of the greatest works of literature in history. Walk in the footsteps of this renowned chronicler as you visit his former residence and areas of the city that he would frequently visit. With this unique tour, you’ll be taken into the mind of Dickens and given the chance to see places that inspired much of his work.
The Geffrye Museum
Kingsland Road, London
If you really want to see how people lived during the Victorian era, there’s no better experience than this. The Geffrye Museum is a converted manor house which has been transformed into a time capsule of historic culture and authentic artefacts. One area of the house has been designed and put together with authentic furniture, clothing and homeware from the Victorian period. This is an amazing opportunity to see the type of living conditions that most people experienced during that time.
Jack the Ripper Walks
It’s no secret that there’s a darker side to London’s history and that the city has been home to some of the most infamous figures in history. Jack the Ripper is a name that still brings chills to many people’s spines and now you can walk in his footsteps as you explore the backstreets and alleyways of London. This alternative walking tour is a thrilling experience that will teach you more the most infamous killer in London’s history.