I’m looking for some ideas for the setting of a story taking place in the 1890s involving a series of murders in London, most of them focused in a small area. (It’s a copycat Jack the Ripper deal, except with a supernatural twist.) When originally brainstorming with the author – I’m the editor – we used Baker Street as a placeholder, mainly because of the Sherlock Holmes connection, but I think that’s a bit too cliche / on-the-nose.
So I’m hoping to find something relatively less-known that would work. Ideally it will be someplace that would’ve been not too seamy back in 1892, but not too posh either. Something small and out-of-the-way, but close enough to respectibility.
Any thoughts, London / UK Dopers?