A Day in the Life of the Saloop Stall:
An Examination of Saloop and Covent Garden in the Long Eighteenth Century
In studying the Saloop Seller in early modern London two things became clear: firstly, how crucial the geographic and socio-urban space of the city was to understand the seller and secondly, how intimately entwined the saloop stall was to the routines of city life. This walking tour is an attempt to situate these elements with the space of the city itself and to encourage listeners to consider how through examining material culture and food; we can try to understand more of daily life in centuries past. My other reason for choosing this method is to include an element of movement to the discussion, as I am myself a kinesthetic learner.
If following the tour virtually use google street view in the map below to get a sense of the streets and spaces.