UK Pub history research and London historical street directory

Search the historical London street directory and pub history site by surname, street or pub name; you will find many obscure early street addresses in London through the Victorian pub history of London and early parish and licensing records on this site. Most records are before 1944 plus some modern detail, and lots of pictures.

The 1891 listing of around 1400 Beer Retailers / Publicans in London - from the 1891 Post Office Directory,

This excludes the Publicans listed at named Pubs in the Directory. The Directory does not include Public House names, just an address. This is fine for double checking names and places; but lacks the modern naming convention of a Public House and its named sign.

Many of these Beer Retailers (usually better known as Publicans) are very important in the fact that many formed the modern Public House as we now know it; whilst others were the modern equivalent of the Off Licence.

I will add links from these pages as I am able; but please help me out here. It is often difficult through the documentation that exists to match an address to a Pub name as much of this is through word of mouth, i.e. a Public House is often known by it's name to the locals, rather than through any record system.

1891 Beer Retailer index

Lake William, 111 Hoxton Street N
Lake William Thomas, 284 Mile End Road E
Lall James, 22 Cynthia Street, Pentonville N
Lamb Hy S, 36 Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road W
Lane Harry, 29 Cambridge Road E
Lange Wm Fredk, 69 Carr Street, Limehouse Fields E
Langman Thomas, 49 202a East India Dock Road E
Langton Thomas, 49 Holms Street, Hackney Road E
Lankester Chas, 55 Lower Kennington Lane SE
Larcombe Samuel Russell, 140 Commercial Road east E
Larcombe Thomas, 152 1/2 Blackfriars Road SE
Laughton William, 34 Bruce Road E
Law Charles, 78 Queen Elizabeth Street SE
Lawrence Hy, 2 Kinglake Street, Walworth SE
Lawrence Rd, 84 Weymouth Terrace, Hackney Road E
Lawrence Samuel, 290 Poplar High Street E
Layton Edward, 35 Silchester Road W
Layzell Arthur, 313 St James Road, Old kent Road SE
Leale Geo Draper, 98 Cornwall Road, Lambeth SE
Lee Henry, 26 Scrutton Street EC
Lee James, 100 East Street, Kennington Road SE
Lee William Edward, 31 Praed Street W
Legg Samuel, 65 Kinglake Street, Walworth SE
Lehnner Johanna, 25 Greek Street W
Leighton Wm Jas, 102 Blundell Street, Caledonian Road N
Leonard Wm James, 81 Poplar High Street E
Letham Thomas, 176 Kingsland Road NE
Lewis John, 2 Dean Street, Commercial Road east E
Lidington Stephen, 34 Warwick Street, Deptford SE
Liell Josiah,148 St Leonard Street E
Liles Fredk Cooper, 84 Princes Road, Notting Hill W
Lingwood William, 26 Sale Street, Paddington W
Linsey John, 11 Walton Street, Chelsea SW
Lithiby Wm Jas, East Lane, Bermondsey Wall SE
Litten James, 147 Whitecross Street EC
Lloyd Frank, 132 New Cross Road SE
Lloyd Wallace, 61 Latimer Road, Notting Hill W
Lock John, 84 Laburnam Street, Kingsland E
Lofthouse Alfred, 106 Regent Street, Lambeth SE
Lofts Walter, 21 Church Street, Chelsea SW
Loader George, 290 West Ferry Road E
London Mrs Elizabeth Annie, 740 Old Ford Road E
Loneragan Walter James, 93 Hyde Road, Hoxton N
Long Edward, 214 Jubilee Street E
Long Joseph, 58 Three Colt Street E
Long Richard, 52 Oakley Street, Lambeth SE
Long Thomas, 14 Newby Place, Poplar E
Longman Hy Wm, 323 Green Street, Bethnal Green E
Love John Thomas, 119 Bow Road E
Luck Wm, 9 Lawson Street, Great Dover Street SE
Luckhurst Thos, 13 Payne Street, Copenhagen Street W
Luhmann Mrs Eliza, 88 Commercial Road east E
Lusk Albert, 75 Charles Street, Commercial Road east E
Lusty George, 86 Albany Road, Camberwell SE
Luxton Henry Geo, 130 Hampstead Road NW
Lynes Thomas, Charles Street, Islington N
Lynn Geo, 2 King & Queen Street, Walworth SE
 


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