Series 1


Series 1

Series looking at how London has changed since Charles Booth's survey recording social conditions in 1886, returning to six archetypal London streets.


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Deptford High Street

1. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 1, Deptford High Street

Looking at Deptford High Street, once seen as 'the Oxford Street of south London'.

Camberwell Grove

2. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 1, Camberwell Grove

Looking at Camberwell Grove, an elegant oddity now set amid the seething inner city.

Caledonian Road

3. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 1, Caledonian Road

Looking at Caledonian Road, which has always been resolutely working class.

Portland Road

4. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 1, Portland Road

Looking at Portland Road in London's Notting Hill, and its wide diversity of residents.

Reverdy Road

5. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 1, Reverdy Road

Reverdy Road in Bermondsey has endured as an enclave of working-class respectability.

Arnold Circus

6. The Secret History of Our Streets: Series 1, Arnold Circus

Arnold Circus is home to the first council estate, which opened in 1896.