Victorian London - Markets - Whitechapel Market

Whitechapel Market, east of Aldgate, City, is an extensive market for the sale of butchers' meat, and for the sale of the Jews' killed butchers' meat; carcase butchers deal here to some extent. Many slaughter-houses here and in Aldgate are at the backs of the houses, to which there is no access but through the front shop. The animals, however infuriated, have to be forced, usually by the tail-twisting process, into these huddled-up slaughter-houses. There is a large market carried on in the road of hay, straw, &c

London Exhibited in 1852, 1852