Victorian Londoners would have thrilled to the Cockney
Alphabet in the hallowed settings of an East EndMusic Hall. Here of an
evening you would have discovered the famous Pearly Kings and Queens delighting in
the witty wordplay and doing the Lambeth Walk. Everyone else, lacking any
education, would simply laugh at all the rude bits and then set about beating
each other up.
Music Halls may have long closed down, but an East End night out
hasn’t changed much in 100 years.