The UK Pub history site and street directory, plus research of pubs, publicans, hotels and beer houses

The outline of the pub history site is to list ALL pubs of the last 200 years with detailed information on each, including their occupants and staff members; i.e. it is a genealogical search tool. It is never exhaustive, but it's pretty damned good so far. Please help me make it better if you have anything to add. Use the search engine to find pubs by name, publicans and bar staff by name, or just use it as a historical street directory - all detail on one site of about 50 thousand pages and over 10 thousand images. The site lists all counties in England, but some are sparse in content, whilst London and the South is very well documented. Use the links above to traverse the site; and if a search fails, type your search into google, find the relevant page on Ewans pubology site and it brings you back here again!

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Public Houses, Inns, Taverns & Hotels in London & Pub directory in 1944

A directory of thousands of London public houses in London, in 1944. The site is not just aimed at the many public houses which still exist or have existed over the years. This is an alternative view of London over the past 200 years using pubs as a means of mapping the London street directory. This version of the 1944 Pub directory is sorted by post code. This listing currently excludes the 1944 Beer Retailers at present. The 1944 London directory, inventorized by the  modern postcode Index system of pubs (I think). Just follow the links, and enjoy.

EC1 Barbican, Clerkenwell, Finsbury
EC2 Moorgate, Liverpool Street
EC3 Aldgate, Monument, Tower Hill
EC4 Fleet Street, St Paul's

E1 Mile End, Stepney, Whitechapel
E2 Bethnal Green, Shoreditch
E3 Bow, Bromley-by-Bow
E5 Clapton
E6 East Ham
E7 Forest Gate, Upton Park
E8 Hackney, Dalston
E9 Hackney, Homerton
E13 Plaistow
E14 Isle of Dogs, Millwall, Poplar
E15 Stratford, West Ham
E16 Canning Town, North Woolwich

N1 Barnsbury, Canonbury, Islington
N4 Finsbury Park, Manor House
N5 Highbury
N6 Highgate
N7 Holloway
N8 Crouch End, Hornsey
N15 Seven Sisters
N16 Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington
N17 Tottenham
N19 Archway, Tufnell Park

NW1 Camden Town, Regent's Park
NW2 Cricklewood, Neasden
NW3 Hampstead, Swiss Cottage
NW5 Kentish Town
NW6 Kilburn, Queens Park, West Hampstead
NW8 St John's Wood

W1 Marylebone, Mayfair, Soho
W2 Bayswater, Paddington
W3 Acton
W4 Chiswick
W6 Hammersmith
W8 Kensington
W9 Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue
W10 Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington
W11 Holland Park, Notting Hill
W12 Shepherd's Bush
W14 West Kensington

SE1 Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark, Waterloo
SE2 Abbey Wood
SE3 Blackheath, Westcombe Park
SE4 Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park
SE5 Camberwell
SE6 Bellingham, Catford, Hither Green
SE7 Charlton
SE8 Deptford
SE9 Eltham, Mottingham
SE10 Greenwich
SE11 Lambeth
SE12 Grove Park, Lee
SE13 Hither Green, Lewisham
SE14 New Cross, New Cross Gate
SE15 Nunhead, Peckham
SE16 Rotherhithe, South Bermondsey, Surrey Dock
SE17 Elephant & Castle, Walworth
SE18 Plumstead, Woolwich
SE19 Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood
SE21 Dulwich
SE22 East Dulwich
SE23 Forest Hill
SE24 Herne Hill
SE26 Sydenham
SE27 Tulse Hill, West Norwood
SE28 Thamesmead

SW1 Belgravia, Pimlico, Westminster
SW2 Brixton, Streatham Hill
SW3 Brompton, Chelsea
SW4 Clapham
SW5 Earl's Court
SW6 Fulham, Parson's Green
SW7 South Kensington
SW8 Nine Elms, South Lambeth
SW9 Brixton, Stockwell
SW10 West Brompton, World's End
SW11 Battersea, Clapham Junction
SW12 Balham
SW15 Putney, Roehampton
SW16 Norbury, Streatham
SW17 Tooting
SW18 Earlsfield, Wandsworth

WC1 Bloomsbury, Gray's Inn
WC2 Covent Garden, Holborn, Strand


There are currently 3768 pubs listed and this excludes the many beer retailers - the pages are organised by the modern postcode system; and areas are approximate to modern London. Links are back to the deadpubs site which shows a considerable amount of past history of the pubs and their past residents.

All transcriptions and imagery is copyright, and excepting personal usage (which is fine); it is NOT available for commercial usage or copying onto other websites without explicit permission. Many of the images, and all of the transcriptions are the work of myself and other contributors - please do not steal this work.