London historical street directory and pub history

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

Unicorn, 27 Vivian Road, Old Ford, [ Bethnal Green ]

Bethnal Green pub history index

At 14 & 15 Vivian Road in 1871 census. This pub closed in 2001 and has been converted to residential use. ** Converted to residential use by at least 2007. *

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, Middlesex - now in East London. The Bethnal Green, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The Unicorn, in recent years - Kindly provided by Philip Mernick @

The Unicorn, in recent years

Kindly provided by Philip Mernick

Unicorn, 27 Vivian Road E3- in June 2014

Unicorn, 27 Vivian Road E3- in June 2014

Kindly provided by Tris

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

November 1868/George Edward Shelton/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1868/Sophia Spikes/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1869/Mrs Sophia Spikes/../../../Post Office Directory ****

September 1870/Sophia Spikes/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

September 1870/William Joseph Caseley/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1871/William J Caseley/Licensed Victualler/32/Surrey/Census ****
1871/Maria L Caseley/Wife/25/Middlesex/Census
1871/Henry Clowes/Servant/22/Middlesex/Census

1872/W J Caseley/../../../Brabnerís Hackney Directory **

January 1872/William Joseph Caseley/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1872/John Thomas Price/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

23rd November 1872/John Thomas Price/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

23rd November 1872/John Richard Winson/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1874/James J R Skinner/../../../H D Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers Directory **

1874/John Richard Winson/../../../Post Office Directory **

January 1874/John Richard Winson/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1874/James Vincent Craske/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

23rd May 1874/James Vincent Craske/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

23rd May 1874/James Skinner/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1875/James Skinner/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1875/Alexander Charles GraceIncoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

20th May 1876/Alexander Charles Grace/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

20th May 1876/William John Strahan/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

March 1877/William John Strahan/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

March 1877/Robert Lamb/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1878/Robert Lamb/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1878/Samuel Sherwell Pound/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/Samuel Pound/Licenced Victualler/44/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Caroline Pound/Wife/45/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Fred Hall/Son in Law, Watch Makers Jobber/27/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Harriet Elliot/Niece, Barmaid/21/Poplar/Census
1881/John Elliot/Nephew, Steward to ship/18/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa Stuart/Domestic Servant/26/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1882/Samuel Sherwell Pound/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Samuel S Pound/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Hiram Valentine Eldridge/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/James Thomas Smart/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/George Johnson/Licensed Victualler/49/Bethnal Green/Census ****
1901/Mary A Johnson/Wife/38/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Edward J Johnson/Son/6/Borough, Surrey/Census
1901/Ellen Bowles/Barmaid/23/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Grace Barker/Barmaid/17/Stepney, London/Census

1910/Robert Wells/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Robert Wells/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Benj Magnus/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Benj Magnus/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Cecil Bertram Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory ****

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Tris

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

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 1840 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: Friday, 07-Sep-2018 12:39:53 BST