Cheapside, London, 1835
Artist: Scharf, George senior
Medium: Pencil on paper
This delicate drawing depicts Newgate Street and St Martin's Le Grand in Cheapside.
The "cheap" in Cheapside does not refer to the area being inexpensive. Far from it. Instead the term originates from the old English word for market. Cheapside was one of the city's largest markets, and was an important location for jewellers and goldsmiths.