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It's called BK Lovers' London by Reader Lesley and it makes me go all squishy inside just looking at it.
I carry it everywhere (except today because my partner borrowed it for a trip to Holborn or some suchlike place) and whenever I go anywhere I check to see what kind of bookshops it has on offer.
It's my personal goal to visit and buy from every bookshop in London. The book even has a section for librarys and reference collections and museums and lovely things like that. :)
I think you`re right about the Mayhew, I think ithe book you mention is probably The London Underworld under another name, or extracted from it. There are so many variations on his works ! Of course his major work London Labour and the London poor is also wortha look, or there is a Folio Society editiion drawn from them - London Crooks and Characters.
Arthur Mee's Kings England Books relating to London and Middlesex are pretty comprehensive reference books to London.
London would grind to a halt without the Tube (mind you, it nearly grinds to a halt anyway),so The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground was built and how it changed the city forever is I suppose a reference book of sorts. I've been given it for Christmas so can't write more at this stage.
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On the subject of Mayhew, I also have another book, a Penguin called The Unknown Mayhew: Selections from the Morning Chronicle 1849-1850. Mayhew later expanded his work for the Chronicle into London Labour and the London Poor, his great Victorian London social history.
Typical chapter headings are Criminal London and London in Ruins.
I've tried to track down some of the late Victorian works set in the East End but finding the secondhand prices a bit too high for me.