Hey kid, im not from uk but i do know the history. the workers in london were mostly poor. people would search for food or anything from dustbins. the rich people would spend most of their time spending their money and go do rich things at parties. there were many children who lived on the streets were kidnapped and forced to work at factories. it was a tough life in britain. if you want more details, you should read ' Oliver Twist '. its a sad story and i hope it helps.