No. 687: Charterhouse Street, EC1
Smithfield Market, Charterhouse Street, London, EC1. Photo © Roger Dean 2012
London Characters and the Humorous Side of London Life – William Schwenck Gilbert, c.1870:
[...] there are [...] people living in London who live almost alone; who have no society except of a casual, and what may be called an anonymous kind; and whose homes are merely places where they may obtain shelter and rest.