Entertainment
§  Assembly Rooms
    — Almack's (1) (2) 
   
      (a.k.a. Willis's Rooms -
          see also here)

    — concerts, balls and 
            assemblies in 1844
§  Ballooning
    — experiences of
§  Clubs
    — 'a ballot at a Pall Mall Club'
    — Albemarle Club
    — Alexandra Club 
    — Alfred Club 1808
    — Army and Navy Club 1851
    — Arthur's Club 1811
    — Arts Club 1863
    — Athenaeum 1823
    — Badminton Club
    — Beaconsfield Club
    — Beefsteak Club
    — Berkeley Club
    — Boodle’s Club
    — Brooks’s Club 1764-5
    — Burlington Fine Arts Club
    — Carlton Club 1832
    — Cavendish Club
    — Chandos Club
    — character and dangers of clubs
    — City Carlton Club
    — City Liberal Club
    — City of London Club 1833
    — Civil Club
    — Civil Service Club
    — Cobden Club
    — Cocoa Tree Club
    — Conservative Club
    — The Constitutional Club
    — Cosmopolite 
    — County Club
    — Crichton Club
    — Crockford's
    — Devonshire Club
    — drinking clubs 
    — Doric Club
    — East India United Service Club
    — Empress
    — Erectheum Club
    — Eton and Harrow Club
    — Excelsior Working Men's Club
    — Farmers' Club 
    — Free Trade Club
    — Garrick 1831
    — German Athenaeum 1869
    — Grafton Club
    — Green Park Club 
    — Green Room Club
    — Gresham Club 1843
    — Grillion's Club 
    — Grosvenor Crescent Club 
    — Guards' Club
    — Hanover Square Club
    — Hogarth Club
    — Hurlingham Club
    — Isthmian Club 1882
    — Junior Army and Navy Club
    — Junior Athenaeum Club
    — Junior Carlton
    — Junior Conservative Club 1889
    — Junior Constitutional Club 1887
    — Junior Garrick Club
    — Junior Oxford and Cambridge Club
    — Junior United Services Club
    — Marlborough Club
    — Miltary, Naval and County Service Club
    — National Club
    — National Liberal Club 1887
    — National Sporting Club 1891
    — Naval and Military Club
    — New City Club
    — New University Club
    — New Vagabond Club
    — Oriental Club 1824
    — Orleans Club
    — Oxford and Cambridge Club 1838
    — Pall Mall Club
    — Parthenon Club
    — Phoenix Club 
    — Pioneer Club (1) (2)
    — Playgoer's Club
    — Portland Club
    — Pratt's Club
    — Raleigh Club
    — Ranelagh Club
    — Reform Club 1832
    — Road Club
    — Rous Club
    — Royal Thames Yacht Club
    — Russell Club
    — St. George's Club
    — St. James Club
    — St. Stephen's Club
    — Sandringham Club (1) (2) (3)
    — Savage Club 1837
    — Savile Club
    — Scandinavian Club
    — Scientific Club
    — Sesame Club
    — Smithfield Club
    — Temple Club
    — Thatched House Club
    — Tower Hamlets Liberal Club
    — Travellers Club 1829
    — Turf Club
    — Union Club 1824
    — United Club
    — United Eton and Harrow Club
    — United Service Club 1816
    — United University Club 1826
    — United Whist Club
    — Unity Club 
    — University Club 
    — University and Public Schools Club
    — Verulam Club
    — Victoria Club
    — Victoria (Women's)
    — Wanderers' Club
    — Westminster Club
    — White Friar's Club
    — Whitehall Club
    — White's Club
    — Whittington Club 1847
    — Windham Club 1828
    — women's clubs (1) (2)
    — Women Journalist's Club
    — Working Men's Clubs [see also Education]
    — Working Women's Clubs 
    — Writer's Club (1) (2)
§  Dancing
     see also 
     Food - Night Houses, Supper Rooms

    — Argyll Rooms (see also dancing rooms below)
    — at Almack's (1) (2)
    — a bal masque (1) (2)
    — balls
    — Caldwell's
    — can-can 
    — a children's ball at the Mansion House 
    — concerts, balls and assemblies in 1844
    — costermongers dancing
    — dancing academies
    — 'dancing rooms'
    — 'The Dancing Saloon'
    — East End 'dancing saloons'/pubs (1) (2)
    — 'fancy-balls'
    — Highbury Barn 
    — Holborn Casino
    — hops
    — Laurent's Casino 
    — Mott's (Portland Rooms) 
    — polka
    — Weippert's (Princess's Concert Rooms) 
§  Drinking and Drugs
     see also Food and Drink - Night Houses
    §  'Cups, Cocktails and Grogs'
    §  Hangover cures
    §  Opium
           — Opium (Mrs. Beeton) 
           — Opium dens
           — see also Tiger Bay
    §  Public Houses, drinks and places to drink
         see also Food - Night Houses, Supper Rooms
         see also Food - Restaurants
         see also Professions - Food and Drink
          — Albion Tavern
          — Angel, Islington
          — 'At a Black House' 
          — 'beer shop' in Whitechapel
          — The Belvidere
          — The "Blue Dog"
          — Blue Posts (1) (2)
          — Bull and Mouth, coaching inn 
          — The Cambrian Stores 
          — champagne, slang for
          — character of
          — The Cheshire Cheese
          — coaching inns 
          — The Cock Tavern
          — Coger's Hall
          — cooper (drink) 
          — 'The Costermongers' Free-and-Easy' 
          — Criterion American Bar 
                    (Living London, 1902)

          — The Crown
          — Crown and Anchor
          — delivery of liquor 
          — dog's-nose
          — Dr. Johnson's Tavern 
          — The Eagle
          — Eel-pie House 
          — Elephant and Castle
          — 'free and easies' and pub concerts
          — gambling in pubs 
          — George Inn, Borough
          — Gerard's Hall Inn 
          — gin palaces
          — 'Green Hog Tavern'
          — hiring and paying
                 working men at public houses

          — 'Inns of Old London' (Timbs) 
          — interiors (1) (2, Punch 1860)
          — in the East End
          — illegal drinking out of hours (1) (2)
          — 'The Jolly Sandboys' (mourners and drink)
          — London Tavern (1) (2)
                (3 - a meeting at the Tavern; ILN, 1845)
                (4 - Grand Dinner;  ILN, Mar 24, 1849)
          — 'The Mogul'
          — 'Night-Houses' 
          — Old Tabard Inn
          — an 'open bar' (Living London, 1902)

                  [see original article for text - click here]
          — 'The Pious Public House'
          — police duties re public houses (1903) 
          — porter 
          — private drinking clubs
          — prostitutes in pubs 
          — pub snacks
          — public houses in Soho & West London
          — pub signs (1) (2)
          — shandy-gaff 
   
       — The Ship
          — Short's Wine Bar (Living London, 1902)
          — Thatched House Tavern
          — Three Nuns Inn
          — types of public house: (1) (2) (3) (4) 
                                                        (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
          — whiskey 
          — wine bars in City 
     §  Smoking
          — cigarettes and cigars    
   
       — disease caused by smoking
          — lighters (ad, Pick Me Up, 1890)
          — pipes (Punch, 1859)
          — smoking in public (1) (2) (3) 
     §  Temperance Movement 
          — coffee-taverns
          — 'Drink and Drunkenness in London' (1897) 
          — drinking amongst the poor 
          — drink, evils of (Tempted London)
          — drinking amongst city workers
          — 'For Love O' Liquor' 
          — 'Help Myself' Society
          — meetings
          — 'No-one drinks water' 
          — opinions of
          — 'Pewkers' Hall'
          — speakers 
          — 'Temperance'
          — teetotallers amongst dockers (Mayhew
          — teetotallers (Punch parody)
          — 'Under the Yellow Flag'
§  Exhibitions and Tourism
    — Albert Palace (1885-?1894)
    — African Exhibition, 1895
    — American Exhibition, 1887 
    — Colonial and Indian Exhibition 1886
    — Chinese Exhibition 
    — Danish Exhibition
    — Earls Court
    §  Great Exhibition, 1851  
            (and 1854-1936 at Sydenham)       
          see also Buildings - Crystal Palace
          see also food sold at Crystal Palace
            — a creche at Sydenham
            — perception of
            — sellers of postcards
            — Thames Bank Depositary 
                  ("The Mechanics' Home for 1851")

    — India and Ceylon Exhibition 1896
    — Indian Empire  Exhibition 1895
    — International Exhibition 1862
    — International  Exhibition 1871
    — International  Exhibition 1872
    — International Exhibition 1873
    — International  Exhibition 1874
    — International Fisheries Exhibition 1883
    — International Health Exhibition 1884 and 1885
    — International Exhibition of 
            Inventions and Music
    — International Universal Exhibition 1898
    — The Japanese Village 1885-c.1887
    — Military displays
    — Olympia (aka National Agricultural Hall)
    §  Sight-seeing
            — American visitors (1) (2)
            — 'sight-seeing'
            — trooping the guard
    — Spanish Exhibition 1889     
    §  Working Men's Exhibitions
            — North London Working Classes 
                  Industrial Exhibition

            — South London Working Classes 
                  Industrial Exhibition
§  Fairs and Events
    — Barnet Fair (1) (2) (3)
    — Bartholomew Fair
    — cattle shows, see Agricultural Hall  
    — county fairs outside London
    — 'The Day after the Fair' (Greenwood) 
    — Fairlop Fair 
    — Greenwich Fair
    — Lord Mayor's Show
    — May-Fair
    — 'Plebeian Flower Shows'
    — 'A Suburban Fair'
§  Freak-shows and Side-shows
    — description of
    — East End shows (1) (2)
    — the "Elephant Man" 
    — the "Fairy Queen" 
    — at Greenwich Fair
    — Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng
    — shooting-galleries / rifle-galleries
    — waxworks, at fair
§  Gambling
    — amongst the poor
    — betting 
    — gambling (1) (2) (3)
    — gambling at billiards 
    — gambling houses
    — gambling in pubs 
    — at Greenwich Fair
    — police regulation (1903)
    — see also Sketches in London, Chpt. XI
    — see also The Seven Curses of London Chpt.22
    — see also Round London, Pt2. Chpt. XI
§  Gardens and Spas
    — Bagnigge Wells Gardens
    — Beulah Spa (Norwood)
    — Botanical Garden, Chelsea
    — Botanical Society Gardens (Regent's Park)
    — Brunswick Gardens 
    — Cremorne Gardens
    — The Eagle
    — Earl's Court gardens
    — Embankment Gardens
    — Flora Gardens, Camberwell 
    — Highbury Barn 
    — Hornsey Wood 
    — immorality in 'Tea Gardens' (1) (2)
    — Islington Spa
    — "Johnson's Retreat" 
    — list of minor pleasure gardens 
    — Kensington Gardens
    — Kew Gardens
    — Manor House Gardens, Chelsea 
    — Mermaid Tavern 
    — Montpelier Tea Gardens, Walworth 
    — New Globe Pleasure-Grounds 
    — North Woolwich Gardens
    — Red House, Battersea 
    — Rosemary Branch
    — Rosherville Gardens
    — Royal Horticultural Society
    — Royal Pavilion Gardens see
           
North Woolwich Gardens 

    — Royal Standard Pleasure Gardens 
    — St. Chad's Wells
    — Soyer's Symposium Gardens 
    — Surrey Zoological Gardens
    — Tea Gardens (incl. list from 1844)
    — Temple Gardens
    — Vauxhall Gardens
    — Weston's Retreat, Kentish Town 
    — White Conduit House 
    — Willesden People's Garden 
§  Holidays and Public Days
     see also Sea-Side, below
    — a Bank Holiday (1) (2)
    — Beating the bounds (1) (2)
    — Boxing Day (1) (2) 
    — 'Boxing Night' (1) (2) 
    — camping out 
    — Christmas-Box nuisance
    — 'Christmas' by Alfred Crowquill 
              (ILN, 1844)

    — Christmas - 'The Mistletoe' (ILN, 1846) 
    — Christmas cards
    — Christmas clubs
    — Christmas decorations
    — Christmas dinner, fetched from bakers
    — 'A Christmas Dip' 
    — Christmas Eve (Cruikshank) 
    — Christmas excess 
    — Christmas in 1850 (Leech) 
    — Christmas in 1851
    — Christmas in London (1) (2) (3) (4)
    — Christmas tree
    — continental travel
    — cost of excursions
    — Easter in London
    — Easter Monday (1) (2)
    — 'Excursion Clubs'
    — Good Friday 
    — Halloween
    — Innocents' Day 
    — May 1st
    — need for
    — November 5th
    — 'Oyster Day' 
    — Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday)
    — 'Saint Monday'
    — Sundays
    — tourist agencies
    — travel agents 
    — Valentine's Day
    — Whit Monday tourist attractions, 1888 
    — 'Working Men's Saturdays'
§  Household Amusements
§  Lectures
    — "lectured in Basinghall Street" 
    — lectures 
    — Penny Readings (1) (2) (3)
§  Museums, Public Buildings and Galleries
    = hyperlink to 1895 map
    see also Buildings, Monunments and Museums
    — Adelaide Gallery
    — Albert Palace (1885-?1894) 
    — Antiquarian Museum
    — Architectural Exhibition
    — Architectural Museum
    — artists
    — Bethnal Green Museum
    — British Artists (Exhibition)
    — British Institution
    — British Museum
    — The Chinese Collection / Exhibition
    — Christy Collection
    — City Art Gallery & Museum
    — The Colosseum
    — The Cosmorama
    — Customs House Museum 
    — Dr Kahn's Grand Anatomical Museum
    — Dorι Gallery
    — Dubourg's Museum 
    — Dudley Gallery
    — Dulwich Gallery
    — East India House
    — Egyptian Hall
    — Entomological Museum 
    — Flaxman Gallery
    — French Gallery
    — Foundling Hospital
    — Gallery of Illustration
    — Geological Museum
    — Greenwich Hospital and Royal Naval College
    — Grosvenor Gallery
    — India Museum (South Kensington)
    — Institute of Painters in Oil Colours
   
— Institute of Painters in Water Colours
            see Royal Institute of Painters ... below
    — Jamrach's
    — Linwood Gallery
    — list of art galleries 
    — Madame Caplin's Anatomical and 
            Physiological Gallery 

    — Missionary Museum
    — Model of St. Peter's
    — Museum of Building Appliances 
    — Museum of Economic Geology aka
        
Museum of Practical Geology 
            see
Geological Museum, above
    — Napoleon Museum
    — National Gallery
    — National Portrait Gallery (Bethnal Green)
    — Natural History Museum
    — Naval Models Museum (Greenwich Hospital)
    — Oriental Museum 
    — Painted Hall see Greenwich Hospital
    — painters held in particular galleries
    — Parkes Museum of Hygiene
    — Patent Museum
    — Phrenological Museum 
    — Polytechnic
    — Regent Gallery
    — Royal Academy of Arts
    — Royal Asiatic Society
    — Royal College of Surgeons
    — Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
    — Saint James's Bazaar 
    — Saville House (1)
            (2) see Linwood Gallery
    — Soane Museum
    — South Kensington Museum
    — Suffolk Street Gallery (from ILN, 1843) 
    — Surrey Institution
    — Tate Gallery
    — Tower of London Museum
    — Tussaud's Exhibition of Waxworks
    — United Service Museum
    — Veterinary College Museum
    — Wallace Collection
    — Water-Colour Drawings Exhibition
    — Whitechapel Gallery 
    — Woolwich Arsenal
§  Music and Musicians
    — as an occupation for women
    — Alboni
    — the Apollonicon
    — Balfe, Michael W. 
    — concerts
    — glee singing
    — Grisi
    — 'Harmonic Meetings' / 'Free and Easies' &c. 
            (1) (2) (3) 
    — Jenny Lind (1) (2)
    — list of public halls    
    — 'Monday pops'
    — music sung in supper-rooms
    — music sung in the home
    — musical societies
    — 'The Musical World' (Sala)
    — Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre
    — Patti (Adelina Patti, opera singer)
    — Prince's Hall 
    — private concerts 
    — Queen's Concert Rooms
    — Queen's Hall
    — Royal Academy of Music
    — St. James's Hall
    — St. Martin's Hall 
    — sheet music
    — Store Street Music Hall (from ILN, 1843)
    see also Italian Street Musicians
    see also Professions - Entertainers -
                            Street Musicians
et al.

    see also Theatre and Shows - Music Hall
§  Music Hall see Theatre and Shows below
§  Parks, Commons and Heaths
    = hyperlink to 1895 map
    see also Gardens and Spas, above
    — Alexandra Park
    — Battersea Park
    — Blackheath
    — Bonner's Fields
    — Brompton Park
    — Clapham Common
    — comparison of parks
    — Dulwich Park
    — Finsbury Park
    — Green Park
    — Greenwich Park
    — Hampstead Heath
    — Hyde Park
    — Kennington Park
    — parks and drunks
    — 'The Parks'
    — Primrose Hill
    — Regents Park
    — Richmond Park
    — Southwark Park
    — St James's Park
    — Vauxhall Park
    — Victoria Park
    — Waterlow Park
    — Wimbledon Common
§  Sea-side
    see also
    Transport - River - Steamers - Character of

    — Gravesend 
    — Hastings     
    — opinions of

    — Ramsgate
    — Restall's Excursions
    — 'sea-side insanity'
§  Societies
    see also Education - Professional / Technical
    see also Music - Musical Societies above
    see also Organisations - Scientific Societies
    — Aeronautical Club
    — Alpine Club
    — Art Union of London
    — The Beef-Steak Society
    — bird fanciers (1) (2) (3) (4)
    — The Botanical Society of London
    — change-ringing (bell ringing)
    — coaching clubs
    — debating societies
    — Dilettanti Society
    — dog-shows
    — Horticultural Society of London 
            see
Royal Horticultural Society, below
    — Kennel Club
    — Literary and Artistic Societies
    — 'The Lumber Troop'
    — Microscopical Societies
    — 'miscellaneous societies' (Dickens's Dictionary)
    — New Vagabonds 
    — Numismatic Society
    — Royal Agricultural Society
    — Royal Asiatic Society
    — Royal Horticultural Society
    — Royal Society of Literature
    — Smithfield Club
    — Society for Encouragement of the Arts
    — Society of Antiquaries
    — Society of Arts
    — Society of British Artists
    — Society of Painters in Water Colours
§  Sport
    — angling
    — athletics
    — archery
    — bagatelle
    — bicycling
           see also
Transport - Roads - Bicylces

    — billiards
    — blood sports
    — bowls
    — boxing
    — chess
    — clay pigeon shooting 
    — cricket
    — football
    — golf
    — gymnastics (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
    — pigeon fancying
    — ping-pong
    — polo 
    — racing
    — riding
    — rowing, sailing, sculling & yachting
    — rugby
    — shooting 
    — skating & rollerskating
    — 'Some London Contests' (1902) 
    — swimming
    — tennis (1) (2) (3)
    — walking (1) (2)
    — wrestling 
§  Street Entertainments
    see also Professions - Entertainers -
                            Street Musicians
et al.
    — acrobats (street) (1) (2) (3)
            (4 - ILN, 30th March 1850)
   
— donkey rides
    — gallanty or gallantee shows (1) (2)  
    — performing animals (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)  
    — potato-thrower 
    — puppets (1) (2)
    — Punch and Judy
    — raree-show 
    — street entertainers 
§  Theatre and Shows
  
§  Zoos and Menageries
    — Cross's Menagerie at Exeter Change
    — Jamrach's
    — London Zoo
    — menagerie outside the National Gallery
    — Surrey Zoological Gardens
    — Tower Menagerie