Welcome to London Overlooked, home to true stories about the lesser-known people, places and peculiarities of London, with a bias towards the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 

While the great and the good may make an occasional appearance, we want to remember the lives of ordinary Londoners. The only qualification for inclusion is that something or somebody has an interesting story.

We are Londoners with interests in historical and genealogical research and a desire to share the sometimes arcane knowledge we have picked up over the years.

You can use our written content for non-commercial purposes. Please attribute it to www.london-overlooked.comor should we say to Karen and William Ellis-Rees?