London’s Urban Jungle
Time Out says
The Horniman's latest exhibition delves into the life of Victorian London's leading dealer of exotic animals, shells and other artefacts, Charles Jamrach. The businessman and naturalist traded from a number of east end premises including a bird shop and museum in St George's Street East and a menagerie in Bett Street. Objects on display here include newspaper prints and articles exploring how the exotic beasts became a familiar sight in Britain and the inner workings of the animal trade.