Borough and Bankside 1870

Borough and Bankside

This map shows Borough and Bankside at their most densely urbanised, and the riverside area just past its peak population.

Prominent is the improved transport infrastructure, notably the recently completed railway extensions to Cannon Street, Charing Cross and Blackfriars.

The Bricklayers Arms Goods Depot is also prominent.

The Magdalen Hospital (for Penitent Prostitutes) just north of St George's Circus was shortly to move - it had become surrounded by the vice it had hoped to escape - and the site was to be built on by a Peabody estate, an early example of philanthropic housing in the area.

Click on the map above for an enlarged image or click here for a larger, readable image (slow download).