A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in London.
1983 Beer index
The 1983 edition of the East London Beer Guide - East London & City CAMRA.
EC4 City - Fleet Street.
EC4 ALBION: 2 New Bridge Street. Allied Breweries.
EC4 BB's BISTRO: Walbrook. Free House.
EC4 BAYNARD CASTLE: 148 Queen Victoria Street . Bass Charrington.
EC4 BELL: 6 Addle Hill. Bass Charrington.
EC4 BELL: 29 Bush Lane. Courage. Probably one of the smallest pubs in East London & City.
EC4 BLACK FRIAR: 174 Queen Victoria Street . Allied Breweries. An extraordinary pub built in 1903 on the site of a chapel formerly used by an order of monks from which association the pub takes its name. Restored in 1983 by new owers, Allied Breweries. Rich and elaborate marble alabaster and mosaic wall and ceiling designs, in art nouveau.
EC4 BOUNCING BANKER: Cousin Lane, off Upper Thames Street. Free House.
EC4 BRADYS: 3/4 Seacoal Lane. Whitbreads. Smart large modern marble and brick establishment (formerly the 'New King Lud') .
EC4 CANNON: 95 Cannon Street . Bass Charrington.
EC4 CANNON STREET BUFFET BAR: Cannon Street Station. Free House.
EC4 CARTOONIST: 76 Shoe Lane . Watneys.
EC4 CASTLE: 26 Furnival Street . Allied Breweries.
EC4 CLACHAN: Old Mitre Court. Scottish & Newcastle.
EC4 CITY FOB OLD ALE AND PORT HOUSE: Lower Thames Street.
EC4 COACH & HORSES: 35 Whitefriars Street. Bass Charrington.
EC4 COCKPIT: 7 St Andrew's Hill. Courage. Renamed the Three Castles after the abolition of cock-fighting in the middle of the eighteenth century, the pub reverted to its old name in recent times.
EC4 COCK TAVERN: 22 Fleet Street . Trumans.
EC4 CROWN & ANCHOR: Shoe Lane. Courage.
EC4 DANDY ROLL: Gateway House - Bread Street. Whitbreads.
EC4 DEACONS: 6 Walbrook. Bass Charrington.
EC4 Dizzy's: 74 Shoe Lane . Bass Charrington. Was 'Two Brewers'.
EC4 FALSTAFF: 70 Fleet Street . Free House.
EC4 FARRINGDONS: Farringdon Street (Near Holborn Viaduct). Free House.
EC4 First Edition: 62 Fleet Street. Free House.
EC4 George: 25 Old Bailey. Eldridge Pope.
EC4 GLOBE: 66/67 Shoe Lane. Watneys.
EC4 GOLDEN FLEECE: 9 Queen Street. Free House.
EC4 GREEN MAN: 7 Bucklersbury. Free House.
EC4 HARROW: 22 Whitefriars Street. Bass Charrington.
EC4 HATCHET: 28 Garlick Hill Bass Charrington.
EC4 HOOP & GRAPES: 80 Farringdon Street. Courage.
EC4 KING & KEYS: 142 Fleet Street. Allied Breweries.
EC4 LONDON STONE : 109 Cannon Street. Trumans.
EC4 LUDGATE CELLARS: 1 Apothecary Street. Whitbreads.
EC4 MAGPIE & STUMP: 18 Old Bailey. Bass Charrington. Comfortable one bar wood panelled pub, rebuilt in the 1930's; used to be vantage point for spectators of executions near Newgate Prison.
EC4 MASTER GUNNER: 37 Cathedral Place. Bass Charrington.
EC4 MONUMENT TAVERN: 60 King William Street. Allied Breweries.
EC4 OLD BELL: 95 Fleet Street. Allied Breweries.
EC4 OLD KING LUD: Ludgate Circus Whitbreads.
EC4 PAVILION END: 23 Watling Street. Free House.
EC4 POPPINJAY: 118 Fleet Street . Bass Charrington.
EC4 PRINTERS' DEVIL: 98 Fetter Lane. Whitbreads.
EC4 Printer's Pie: 60 Fleet Street . Free House.
EC4 PUNCH TAVERN: 99 Fleet Street. Allied Breweries. Large sprawling Victorian pub with unusual copper bar top, pleasing tiled entrance lobby from Fleet Street, notable mirrored walls, and cartoons from Punch magazine, launched at the pub in the 1840's. In mid 1983 the pub was due for renovation by new owners, Allied. Food.
EC4 QUEENS ARMS: 30 Queen Street . Courage.
EC4 QUEENS HEAD: 31 Blackfriars Lane . Allied Breweries. A very basic plain and friendly and quiet one bar pub, to be demolished by owners Allied, in Spring 1984 and apparently to be replaced by a new pub.
EC4 RED LION: 17 Watling Street . Bass Charrington.
EC4 RISING SUN: 61 Carter Lane . Trumans.
EC4 RIVERSIDE INN: Queen Street Place by Southwark Bridge . Free House.
EC4 Rumboe: 27 Old Bailey. Allied Breweries.
EC4 SAMUEL PEPYS: Brooks Wharf - 48 Upper Thames Street . Bass Charrington.
EC4 St Brides Tavern: 5 Bridewell Place. Watneys.
EC4 SEA HORSE: 92 Queen Victoria Street . Courage. Built on the site of the Old Mermaid Tavern, destroyed in the Great Fire.
EC4 SHADES: 5 Bucklersbury. Samuel Smith. Shades was established in 1795, and rebuilt in 1874.
EC4 SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN: 17/19 Paternoster Square . Watneys.
EC4 SMITHFIELDS PAST & PRESENT: 334-338 Central Markets. Free House.
EC4 SQUARE RIGGER: 2 Arthur Street. Bass Charrington. A 1960's build reconstruction of an eighteenth century ships of the line, complete with rigging, stuffed seagulls and variety of nautically named bars.
EC4 SUGAR LOAF: 65 Cannon Street . Bass Charrington.
EC4 SWEETINGS: 39 Queen Victoria Street . Free House.
EC4 TIPPERARY: 66 Fleet Street. Free House. The pub is a nineteenth century building on the site of the Boar's Head a pub of centuries' association with the order of friars which used to be based in the area of Whitefriars Street.
EC4 WHITE HART: 3 New Fetter Lane. Courage.
EC4 White Horse: 90 Fetter Lane . Allied Breweries.
EC4 WHITE SWAN: 108 Fetter Lane . Bass Charrington.
EC4 WHITE SWAN: 28/30 Tudor Street. Trumans.
EC4 WHITE SWAN: 18 Farringdon Street Watneys.
EC4 WILLIAMSONS TAVERN: 1 Groveland Court. Allied Breweries. The pub has been in the Williamson family for a couple of hundred years; a family tree is on display. The building is even older and may have been a residence of the Lord Mayor of London.
EC4 WITNESS BOX: 36 Tudor Street . Watneys.
EC4 YE OLDE YE OLDE CHESHIRE CHEESE: 145 Fleet Street. Marstons. Very popular and famous family run establishment housed in 1667 building. The pub sign pokes modestly into Fleet Street in the form of a lamp with the pub name on it, quite difficult to spot.
EC4 YE OLDE WATLING: 29 Bow Lane . Bass Charrington. Reputedly built by Sir Christopher Wren, the pub has been restored but is unspoilt, with wooden panelling and interesting prints of Wren's churches.
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.
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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