‘People's City: 1850S-1940s Gallery' at the Museum of London, London
By the 1850s, London was the world’s wealthiest city but success came at a price. Population growth created a divided city of rich and poor. This was a time of conflict when workers united to fight for their rights, imprisoned Suffragettes went on hunger strike and communist and fascist groups emerged as the nation moved closer to war. It was also a time of wealth and glamour. The social divide is reflected in the galleries and highlights include Charles Booth’s Interactive Map of Poverty, 1887 and the material highlighting the struggles of the Suffragettes.