A Convicts' Home


From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith:

"In Drury Lane there is a house which has been celebrated for more than a century. It was a "cook-shop" in Jack SheppardÂ’s time. This notorious criminal often dined there, and it is now still frequented by hungry convicts or ticket-of-leave men, who find kindly welcome and may, If they choose, receive wholesome advice from the owner of this strange establishment."

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