Tag: London

Riots in London 1780 – Present Day

From time to time, every generation or so, rioting in London has challenged the forces of order and stretched them past breaking point. At times, too, London has seemed on the brink of civil war. This article discusses London’s long history of riot and public disorder from 1780 to the present day.

Save the Workhouse?

The Cleveland Street Workhouse, near London’s British Telecom Tower, has recently been the focus of a well-organised campaign against proposals to demolish the building and make way for a new development consisting of housing, offices and shops.