London historical street directory and pub history

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

George & Dragon, 22 Greek Street, Soho W1

Soho index

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

1828/Henry Newman/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1830/Henry Newman/painter, victualler and spirit merchant/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1830/Thomas Metcalfe/victualler and spirit dealer/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1833-34/Thomas Metcalfe/../../../Pigots Directory

1834/Mr Newman/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1839/Robert Ampleford/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/R Ampleford/../../../Post Office Directory

December 1846/Mary Anne Page/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

December 1846/James Norton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1848/James Norton/../../../Post Office Directory *

June 1848/James Norton/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

June 1848/Thomas _ /Incoming Licensee/../../Era

June 1849/Thomas Fogg/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

June 1849/Joseph Eyles Thompson/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

October1853/Robert Tibbatt/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

October 1853/George Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/John William Elve/../../../Post Office Directory

April 1856/John William Elve/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

April 1856/James Hicks/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1869/Willard & Carter/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/John Foley/Licensed Victualler/39/St Giles, Middlesex/Census
1881/Catherine Foley/Wife/39/Ireland/Census
1881/Agnes Foley/Daughter/10/St Clement Danes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rachel Foley/Daughter/5/St Giles, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Foley/Son/4/St Giles, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Foley/Daughter/2/St Anne Soho, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie Foley/Daughter/1/St Anne Soho, Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Rich/Nurse/17/Ireland/Census
1881/Sidney Jones/Potman/22/Wales/Census
1881/Emily Burns/General Servant/20/Lydd, Kent/Census

1882/John Foley/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/John Foley/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/John Foley/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Chas Wm Treadaway/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Thomas Nicholson/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Thomas Nicholson/Publican & Builder/54/Kingswear, Devon/Census
1901/Florence L Nicholson/Wife/32/Spain/Census
1901/Julia Bedmead/Cook, Widow/50/Regent Street, London/Census
1901/Alice E Gaskin/Barmaid/23/New Cross/Census
1901/Thomas C Chandler/Barman/20/Marylebone, London/Census
1901/Jane Gaskin/Visitor, Cook/49/Brighton/Census
1901/Edward Underhay/Visitor, Iron Ship Builder/21/Kingswear, Devon/Census

1906/George Edward Marx/../../../Post Office Directory *

George & Dragon, 22 Greek Street, Soho W1 - circa 1911 - licensee H Topsfield

George & Dragon, 22 Greek Street, Soho W1 - circa 1911 - licensee H Topsfield

The picture shows my grandfather Harry Topsfield and his sister Annie looking out of the window on the first floor.

Kindly provided by Marion Hadj1a

1908 - 1910/Henry Topsfield/../../../Electoral Register

1910/Henry Topsfield/../../../Post Office Directory *

1911/Mr Topsfield/Licensed Victualler/34/../Census
1911/Mrs Topsfield/../28/../Census
1911/Mrs Holding/Relative, widow/55/../Census
1911/Mr G Holding/Relative, Engineer Aluminium works/18/../Census
1911/Miss Tigg/Servant/17/../Census
1911/Miss Topsfield/Daughter/8/../Census
1911/Mr Topsfield jun/Son/3/../Census

1913 - 1914/Henry Topsfield/../../../Electoral Register

By 1915, Henry Topsfield is listed in the electoral register of the Windsor Castle, 122 Albany Street, Regents Park; and by 1919 at the Hercules, 504 Holloway road, Islington

1915/Hyman Steinberg/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/Hyman Steinberg/../../../Post Office Directory

1927/Hyman Steinberg/../../../Post Office Directory


* Provided By Ewan

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: Thursday, 02-Aug-2018 19:09:29 BST