Work, Life and Leisure – Notes
The City of London
After the Industrial revolution, London’s population increased fourfold.
The city gradually underwent urbanisation.
People sought work in the London dockyard, and in other industries.
The growing population of London caused concern for the police, philanthropists and Industrialists,
London faced a severe housing shortage and migrant workers began to live in tenements.
The London Underground was built to ease the housing shortage and help people commute to work.
Social Change and Politics in the City
People came to the city in search of a better life.
The city encouraged a spirit of individualism.