Poverty Tourism

One way the upper class elite would entertain themselves was by ‘going slumming’. This was the act of the upper class ‘Toffs’ heading down into the slums and rookeries, risking personal safety, to mingle with the “roughs” (as the inhabitants of such places were called) in their taverns and music halls. They would also on occasion make use of the prostitutes hanging around the dock areas of London

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