These pages about Whitechapel are aimed at Whitechapel High Street and Whitechapel Road over the last two hundred years. They contain Trade Directory Listings, from the Post Office, Kelly & Pigots directories to show the inhabitants listed over this period of time.
With particular interest are the road and numbering changes that occur over time; and the changes in occupations; the addition of railway stations etc; plus importantly these page link to the Public Houses, Taverns and Beer Houses that existed along this busy thoroughfares.
The Directories transcribed are from 1841, 1851, 1856, 1882 & 1934. More to follow:
Whitechapel High Street
South side - [Numbering is originally from 1841]
Numbers 1 to 17 ( Aldgate High Street to Half Moon Passage )
Numbers 18 to 30 ( Half Moon Passage to Red Lion Street / Leman Street )
Numbers 32 to 50 ( Red Lion Street / Leman Street to Drum Yard )
Numbers 51 to 71 ( Drum Yard to Church Lane )
Numbers 72 to 85 ( Church lane to Angel Alley )
Numbers 85 to 105 ( Angel Alley to Essex Street /Commercial Road )
Numbers 107 to 125 ( Essex Street /Commercial Road to Castle Alley )
Numbers 126 to 148 ( Castle Alley to Aldgate High Street )
Whitechapel High Road
Numbers 1 to 22 ( Whitechapel High Street to Size Yard )
Numbers 23 to 48 ( Size Yard to Great Garden Street )
Numbers 51 to 73 ( Great Garden Street to St Mary Street )
Numbers 70 to 110 ( St Mary Street to "Star & Garter" / Court Street )
Numbers 111 to 154 ( "Star & Garter" / Court Street to "Queens Head" / North Street)
Numbers 155 to 177 ( "Queens Head / North Street to "Duke of Cambridge" /Cambridge Road )
Numbers 178 to 194 ( "Duke of Cambridge" /Cambridge Road to South Street )
Numbers 195 to 207 ( South Street to "London Hospital Tavern" / Percival Buildings )
Numbers 210 to 221 ("London Hospital Tavern" / Percival Buildings to "Royal Oak" / Vine Court )
Numbers 222 to 264 ( "Royal Oak" / Vine Court to Fieldgate Street )
Numbers 267 to 281 ( Fieldgate Street to Union Street )
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 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