London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

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

Underhay Samuel Henry, 37 Foley Street W
Unwin Alfred, 116 Copenhagen Street N
Upward Richard, 88 Borough Road SE
Van Henry Christopher, 247 Walmer Road W
Vance Geo John, 24 Wells Street, Albany Road SE
Varney John, 73 Underwood Street, Mile End New Town E
Vaughan William, 297 Southwark Park Road SE
Vicers Henry John, 112 Lever Street, St Lukes EC
Vickers Nathaniel, 16 Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green E
Vincent William, 29 Cornwall Road, Lambeth SE
Vines Thomas, 1 Susannah Street, Poplar
Vint Mrs Mary A, 27 Arlington Street, Clerkenwell EC
Virgin Thomas, 255 Albany Road, Camberwell SE
Vogelmann John, 235 Shadwell High Street E
Voss Henry, 32 Chapel Street, Pentonville N

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 Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

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

And Last updated on: Monday, 04-Feb-2019 23:46:43 GMT