The listing of beer retailers in 1914 in the many trade directories is a useful guide to the London street directories. Many of these beer retailers / publicans are just off licences. Others are the pre-requisite of the modern Pub as we know it today.
Here are a few (about a thousand publicans). They are all listed by address only, but you may find a 'pub sign name' has been added in the census, which makes this more appealing.
What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London
street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus
images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also
carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with
1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.
London public houses in 1856.
London public houses in 1869.
London public houses in 1899
London 1921 Street directory in 1921
London 1940 Street directory 1940
London Pubs in 2018