Here's London as you don't know it (with the possible exceptions of Whitechapel and Hackney, ahem).
Summary: Meh.Battersea enamel.
Summary: Literary and politicalBloomsbury group (also 'Bloomsberries') | Bloomsbury gang ("a political party that appeared in July 1765")
Summary: Antiques.Bow china
Summary: An interesting range.Chelsea bun | Chelsea porcelain | Chelsea pensioner | Chelsea boots | Chelsea tractor
Summary: Religious and proverbialClapham sect ("a name applied derisively early in the 19th c. to a coterie of persons of Evangelical opinions and conspicuous philanthropic activity, some of whom lived at Clapham") | "the man on the Clapham omnibus"
Summary: A quirky one-off, albeit with disputed etymologyA loaded die.
Summary: Suitably nautical.
Greenwich barber ("a retailer of sand") | Greenwich goose ("a pensioner a Greenwich hospital") | Greenwich stars ("those used for lunar computations") | Greenwich time (Greenwich mean time) | Greenwich meridian
Summary: Whoredom and horses.
"a horse for ordinary riding" | "a horse kept for hire" | "a common drudge, fag, slave" | "a woman that hires herself, a prostitute" | "Hackney coach, a carriage for hire" | anything for hire | "Worn out, like a hired horse, by indiscriminate or vulgar use; threadbare, trite, commonplace; hackneyed."
Highgate resin ("a mineral resin similar to copal found in Highgate Hill.")
Summary: New labourite.
attrib. "relating to a middle-class, socially aware person with centre-left or left-wing views supposedly characteristic of Islington residents. esp. in Islington Man, Islington Person."
Kensington stitch ("a needlework stitch")
Summary: Pottery and dance.
Lambeth Walk | Lambeth earthenware
Summary: Political.vb. "To make fiery speeches such as Mr. Lloyd George made at Limehouse in 1909."
Summary: Golden age of crime.
Mayfair boys = gentleman crooks c.1940s
Summary: Drink and clothing.
"A type of strong ale brewed at the Pimlico Tavern in Hoxton in the first decade of the 17thC." | "A kind of drinking vessel, perh. waisted or marked with a hoop on the inner surface." | "A white fabric used for clothing"
Summary: Parliamentary and educational.
A pupil at Westminster school | Westminster chimes/quarters ("the pattern of chimes struck at successive quarters by Big Ben") | Westminsterism (" the principles characteristic of the Westminster Assembly of 1643.")
Summary: Squalid, poor.
adj. low, vulgar (eg. "The humiliation of the party by the Whitechapel scene of Tuesday.") | Whitechapel portion ("two torn Smocks, and what Nature gave.") | Whitechapel breed ("fat, ragged, and saucy") | Whitechapel beau ("dresses with a needle and thread, and undresses with a knife.") | Whitechapel, or Westminster Brougham ("a costermonger's donkey-barrow.") | Whitechapel shave ("whitening judiciously applied to the jaws") | Whitechapel fortune ("a clean gown and a pair of pattens.") | Whitechapel play ("irregular or unskilful play in whist or billiards") | Whitechapel needle (type of needle, US) | Whitechapel cart ("a light, two-wheeled spring cart")