An excellent book as a reference but it lacked 2 important things: 1. No maps. Very important to make sense of the detailed descriptions.
2.The date of publication. I spent a great deal of time trying to work out the historical perspective of the writer.Eventually I deduced that it must have been 1888. This had a significant importance in understanding some of his comments.
I found this book a little irritating as it skipped through the long history of London , I found myself hoping it was near the end of the book but continued reading in case it gets better !! Read better books on the history of London .