UK pub history and historical Street directory

The pub history sites are regularly updated by Stephen Harris and kevan, plus an 'open' group of like-minded individuals on a daily basis; and anyone is welcome to contribute. We are not a society, but a random group of people with similar interests in mapping the usage of old buildings, public houses, taverns, hotels and Inns through time. Why not join us, there is no cost in getting involved, and any contribution to pub history is welcome.

To contact the pubs history site, please email deadpubs

Here is a local search of the pub history site, including the 70,000+ web pages & 10,000+ images.


 Maps of London, & surrounds.

This site is about the History of East London & Essex , which share many links. Much of the early history of Essex is now entwined into that of the East of London - and some areas are still in Essex, but feel more a part of London.

This map shows the rough boundaries of a London Parish in 1900

I am extremely grateful to David Hale for allowing me to link to his maps at the MAPCO site , a fantastic resource which is now back online again.

Here is the Scottish nls site (national library of Scotland) - There are over 86,000 maps as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1961 and relate primarily to Scotland, but also maps of England and Great Britain, Ireland, and Belgium.

1800 - East Ham & West Ham 1800 Map from Silvertown a neighbourhood, by Arthur Philip Crouch 1900.

The Greenwood map of London in 1827

1844 - Moggs London map & how to visit in 8 days (gif is  1 MB in size). OR ( jpeg is 230KB)

For maps of Essex, I have only found one decent site - see the Foxearth site maps ; I always welcome feedback if you know otherwise.

1848 - Bethnal Green map (Either a 2MB + gif file) 0r  (an 0.4 MB jpeg image)

1852 - Watkins Commercial & General Map in 1852 (Watkins map page)

1900 - Street Map of London

The assorted Maps of Tower hamlet is an absolutely brilliant resource I have been keeping to myself - it allows simultaneous views of different peiods in time - i.e. 1745, 1766, 1801, 1802, 1822, 1831, 1844, 1853, 1882, 1952 & 2000 for bethnal Green & Stepney.

And more Maps of Tower Hamlet in 1745, 1801, 1831, 1853, 1861, 1875, 1882, 1952 & 2000 for Bow, Bromley & Poplar.

1899 - The London Railway map of Central London in 1899

1900 - East Ham & West Ham 1900 Map from Silvertown a neighbourhood, by Arthur Philip Crouch 1900.

Other miscellaneous

Old Maps at old-maps.co.uk

The Baedeker Old Guide Books (includes London and its environs 1905 & 1910) & the WORLD

Modern - Streetmap.co.uk

With thanks to the site at victorianlondon.org which holds a fantastic array of other London  Victorian material.

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And Last updated on: Saturday, 12-Apr-2014 20:35:25 BST