Briefly explain the rise of London as an industrial and modern city


  • Industrialisation changed the form of urbanisation in the modern period.
  • The early industrial cities of Britain such as Leeds and Manchester attracted large number of migrants to the textile mills set up in the late 18th century.
  • The city of London was a powerful magnet for migrant populations, even though it did not have large factories.
  • London was a colossal city and its population expanded four-fold from 1 million to 4 million; as the Industrial Revolution attracted more and more people.