More from Eleanor Janega
Up to 15,000 sex workers and their kin are buried here at Crossbones Churchyard in Lambeth, unhallowed ground since sex workers were designated unrepentant sinners by the Church.
The Ferryman’s Seat
When London Bridge was the only available way of crossing the river, a thriving trade of ferrymen existed, to take revellers back and forth across the Thames to the red light district of Southwark.
Frederick’s Place, in the City of London, used to be called Gropecunt Lane in the medieval period due to its many brothels. As nearby Milk Street and Bread Street can attest, medieval Londoners valued pragmatism above all in their naming of streets.