Created By: Emma Dermott
By the 19th century, Seven Dials was among the most notorious slums in London, as part of the rookery of St Giles. The area was described by Charles Dickens in his collection Sketches by Boz, which remarks,
The stranger who finds himself in the Dials for the first time...at the entrance of Seven obscure passages, uncertain which to take, will see enough around him to keep his curiosity awake for no inconsiderable time...
The rookery of Seven Dials was one of the places that Lascelles' servants searched for Drawlight's debtors.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Mr Norrell's London