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London of the early 1800 is the primary location of BBC One and FX original series Taboo.

As of early of the XIX century, London was the largest city in Europe. As the centre of government of a massive empire, London continued to grow at a phenomenal rate. Anchored in conservative and expansionist precepts, London was a turmoil of souls and darkness, making it almost indistinguishable discerning vice and debauchery from the ostensible candor and righteousness of the upper classes.

Regency LondonEdit

Regency London was known as the most civilized place in the world, but the city had a dark side. Outside the walls of London's well-manicured and gated townhouses lay the city seedy's underbelly, where lower-class Londoners of lesser morals made end meets by loothing warehouses, docks and ships, robbing the graves of the well-heeled for gold fillings and whiling away the night at gin shops and brothels. [1]

Main placesEdit

  • Bethlem Royal Hospital: also known as 'Bedlam,' is a psychiatric hospital in London where Horace Delaney had shut his wife Anna Delaney by reason of insanity. The site was later used by James to guard stolen goods.
  • Chamber House: residence of Delaney family, inherited by James at the death of his father Horace Delaney. It's located on Wapping Wall, a street located in the East End of London at Wapping.
  • Covent Garden: a red-light district home to prostitutes and brothels.[1]
  • Dolphin Inn: tavern run by Atticus, as well as the headquarters of the gang hired by James Delaney.
  • East India Docks: the center of the Company's sprawling trade routers. [1]
  • Geary House: Geary family residence.
  • Hyde Park: adjacent to St. James; where a gentleman might spend an afternoon. [1]
  • Molly house: a sophisticated brothel for homosexual guests.
  • Royal Opera House: where a fashionable lady could spend an elegant evening. [1]
  • St. James: the elegant central London neighborhood where aristocrats kept houses. [1]
  • Theatre Royal, Drury Lane: one of a handful of patent theatres, granted monopoly rights to the production of "legitimate" drama in London.
  • Waiter's: a gentleman's gambling club with high-profile members. [1]
  • White's: the oldest and and most exclusive gentleman's club in London. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Washington Post.com Taboo: Un/Civilized - From orgies to opium, exposing the underbelly of Regency London

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