Audio recording of “Darkest London” with Iain and Sebastian Groes, at the Museum of London, 25/04/12

Darkest London with Iain Sinclair and Sebastian Groes recorded at the Museum of London, 25/04/12 from Museum of London on Vimeo.

Victorian London is often portayed as a city of darkness, oppression, crime and squalor but was this really the case? Renowned writer and London psychogeographer, Iain Sinclair, considers the capital’s depiction in the literature of Charles Dickens and his contemporaries with Dr Sebastian Groes, author of The Making of London.

This event took place at the Museum of London on 25/04/12. The recording is animated with images of Victorian London from the Museum’s collections.