Chapter : 3. Work, Life & Leisure - Cities in Count. World

Leisure and Consumption

(b) Leisure and Consumption:
(i) For wealthy Britishers, there had long been an annual ‘London Season’. Several cultural events, such as the opera, the theatre and classical music performances were organised
(ii) Working classes met in pubs to have a drink, exchange news and sometimes also to organise for political action.
(iii) For the common people, Libraries, art galleries and museums were established in the nineteenth century. Music halls were popular among the lower classes, and, by the early twentieth century, cinema became the great mass entertainment for mixed audiences.
(iv) British industrial workers were increasingly encouraged to spend their holidays by the sea, do as to derive the benefits of the sun and bracing winds.

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