During the mid the average of mortality for the London working classes was only 22 years. The main killers at the time were smallpox and cholera. The 1883 cholera epidemic killed almost who mainly lived in the slums of London.
Eastern entrance to Islington Tunnel of Regents Canal Hackney c1905
<b>Caption from LIFE.</b> One girl usually stays overnight with hostess after a hen party. No girl can bear to be alone after a gab fest so teen-agers wheedle twin beds for their rooms to accommodate guests.
The changing face of poverty: Updated maps of London's poorest areas show epidemic of 'junk food' diabetes in same streets where Victorians died of malnutrition
Hard times: While many suffered ill-health due to starvation in Victorian Britain (like these children in 1860) modern youngsters are putting their health at risk by developing diabetes through addiction to junk food