My name is Marc Haynes and this site is dedicated to the off-beat history, stories and sights of London and its inhabitants.
Darkest London takes it’s name from In Darkest London (1926), a book in which one Mrs. Cecil Chesterton went undercover to report on the conditions of London’s outcasts. It’s really worth a read. You’re bound to find a cheap copy on Abebooks.
Submissions are warmly welcomed, but please be aware this site does not publish fiction and there is no payment for contributions.
This site is non-profit making. It’s done out of love. As such, I’d ask you not to take big chunks out of it to use for your own ends, and the same goes for the photos here. If you only speak business-talk, then here’s my copyright thingy.
© Marc Haynes 2010-2014. Unauthorized use or duplication of this material without written permission is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Marc Haynes or DarkestLondon.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
There you go.
If you wish to tell me I’ve got something wrong, want to add to what’s already there, ask me to remove something, have any copyright concerns, would like to reprint anything from this site, or just want to say hello (I’d like that), please contact me either through this page, or via firstname.lastname@example.org.