UK Pub History in London and the Home counties

The UK Pub History for London and the South are listed on my pub history site if they have any historical interest

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London public House history index

There are a number of excellent sites which list the pubs in London and their history, as listed in the links at the side.

Here is how to generate a google sitemap for these sites using linux.

The best pub history site is probably here, and largely lists pubs geographically using church parishes. It may sound weird in sorting them in this fashion, but you will note that churches rarely move; and they also record the parish records for that geographical area.

This map shows the rough boundaries of a London Parish in 1900 - this map is brilliant.

This method does get very confusing at times, and other sites use a simple modern system of recording pubs by their London postcode. This is then easily referenced in modern day terms. The modern post codes did not start properly until at least 1959, and therefore it is difficult to map these back to Victorian street addresses, although there were ten postal districts first created in 1857.

There is also a search engine on this page, and all pages, but sometimes it does not like the search term, e.g. Cock; or is out of date. The search engine is really comprehensive, and can be searched by pub name, address, surname of an occupant etc. In a case when I cannot find a specific pub or address, I type the search into google, usually end up on the pubology site, which has a link back to my pub history site! Further down the page, i link to all of the pubology pages for London - Ewan is also one of my big contributors / researchers of information to the sites.

Back to pubs. I am starting to amass a list of the current 58,000 pubs in 2017 with links back to their pub history - if there was any! Some modern pubs are old buildings with history, but not as a pub. I also need to be aware that the younger generation does not really care whether a pub has any history prior to the last five years; or little interest in the original name of a pub. Hence the 2017 listing of pubs which is slowly growing.

See the pub history menu for all of the other areas which are covered, some are strong, others are awaiting more input. Please feel free to send me modern and historical images and detail. I work fulltime, but will add this as soon as I can. 

One important thing which needs mentioning. Many modern pubs have changed names. Many pub chains have bought up older buildings and altered them into a pub. These modern pubs often used to include the name 'Old' in the name to indicate they were brand new pubs! Confused yet? The history of these pubs will often state they were here since Elizabethan times, but they omit to mention it was a pig farm at the time, or whatever.

Here are a number of London directories of publicans, beer houses, hotel, coffee houses etc.

  • Hackney South West
  • Hackney St John Central
  • Hackney St John North
  • Hackney St John South East
  • Hackney St John South West
  • Hammersmith
  • Holborn
  • Islington (Barnsbury
  • Highbury
  • Islington South East ,
  • Lower Holloway
  • Tollington
  • Tufnell
  • Upper Holloway )
  • Kensington
  • Lambeth
  • Lee including Blackheath
  • Lewisham
  • Limehouse
  • Marylebone
  • Mile End Old Town
  • Mile End New Town
  • North Newington
  • South Newington
  • Paddington
  • Plumstead
  • Poplar
  • Ratcliff
  • Rotherhithe
  • Shadwell
  • Shoreditch
  • Spitalfields
  • St Annes Soho
  • St Clement Danes
  • St George in the East
  • St George Hanover Square
  • St Giles & Bloomsbury
  • St Luke
  • St Martin in the Fields
  • St Pancras
  • St Sepulchre All Hallows
  • Stoke Newington
  • Sydenham
  • Tottenham
  • Wandsworth
  • Wapping
  • WestminsterSt Margaret & St John
  • WestminsterSt James
  • Whitechapel
  • Woolwich + North Woolwich
  • And a few links to the pubology site as I can find them - London by modern postcode :

    Pubs in Central London postcodes.

    East Central (EC)

    • EC1 (Clerkenwell/Finsbury/St Luke's)
    • EC2 (Shoreditch/Moorgate/Bank/Barbican)
    • EC3 (Aldgate/Tower Hill/Monument)
    • EC4 (St Paul's/Blackfriars/Temple)

    West Central (WC)

    • WC1 (Bloomsbury/St Pancras)
    • WC2 (Covent Garden/Charing Cross/Strand)

    East London

    Pubs in East London postcodes.

    • E1 (Whitechapel/Spitalfields)
    • E2 (Bethnal Green)
    • E3 (Bow)
    • E4 (Chingford)
    • E5 (Clapton)
    • E6 (East Ham)
    • E7 (Forest Gate)
    • E8 (Hackney)
    • E9 (Homerton)
    • E10 (Leyton)
    • E11 (Leytonstone)
    • E12 (Manor Park)
    • E13 (Plaistow)
    • E14 (Poplar/Isle of Dogs)
    • E15 (Stratford)
    • E16 (Victoria Dock/Silvertown)
    • E17 (Walthamstow)
    • E18 (Woodford)
    • E20 (Stratford Olympic Park)

    Pubs in North London postcodes.

    • N1 (Islington)
    • N2 (East Finchley)
    • N3 (Finchley)
    • N4 (Finsbury Park)
    • N5 (Highbury)
    • N6 (Highgate)
    • N7 (Holloway)
    • N8 (Hornsey)
    • N9 (Lower Edmonton)
    • N10 (Muswell Hill)
    • N11 (New Southgate)
    • N12 (North Finchley)
    • N13 (Palmers Green)
    • N14 (Southgate)
    • N15 (South Tottenham)
    • N16 (Stoke Newington)
    • N17 (Tottenham)
    • N18 (Upper Edmonton)
    • N19 (Upper Holloway)
    • N20 (Whetstone)
    • N21 (Winchmore Hill)
    • N22 (Wood Green)

    Pubs in North-West London postcodes.

    • NW1 (Euston/Camden Town)
    • NW2 (Cricklewood)
    • NW3 (Hampstead)
    • NW4 (Hendon)
    • NW5 (Kentish Town)
    • NW6 (Kilburn/West Hampstead)
    • NW7 (Mill Hill)
    • NW8 (St John's Wood)
    • NW9 (The Hyde/Colindale)
    • NW10 (Willesden)
    • NW11 (Golders Green)

    South-East London

    Pubs in South-East London postcodes.

    • SE1 (Borough/South Bank)
    • SE2 (Abbey Wood)
    • SE3 (Blackheath)
    • SE4 (Brockley)
    • SE5 (Camberwell)
    • SE6 (Catford)
    • SE7 (Charlton)
    • SE8 (Deptford)
    • SE9 (Eltham)
    • SE10 (Greenwich)
    • SE11 (Lambeth)
    • SE12 (Lee)
    • SE13 (Lewisham)
    • SE14 (New Cross)
    • SE15 (Peckham)
    • SE16 (Rotherhithe)
    • SE17 (Walworth)
    • SE18 (Woolwich)
    • SE19 (Upper Norwood)
    • SE20 (Anerley)
    • SE21 (Dulwich)
    • SE22 (East Dulwich)
    • SE23 (Forest Hill)
    • SE24 (Herne Hill)
    • SE25 (South Norwood)
    • SE26 (Sydenham)
    • SE27 (West Norwood)
    • SE28 (Thamesmead)

    Pubs in South-West London postcodes.

    • SW1 (Westminster/Belgravia)
    • SW2 (Brixton)
    • SW3 (Chelsea)
    • SW4 (Clapham)
    • SW5 (Earl's Court)
    • SW6 (Fulham)
    • SW7 (South Kensington)
    • SW8 (South Lambeth)
    • SW9 (Stockwell)
    • SW10 (West Brompton)
    • SW11 (Battersea)
    • SW12 (Balham)
    • SW13 (Barnes)
    • SW14 (Mortlake)
    • SW15 (Putney)
    • SW16 (Streatham)
    • SW17 (Tooting)
    • SW18 (Wandsworth)
    • SW19 (Wimbledon)
    • SW20 (West Wimbledon)

    Pubs in West London postcodes.

    • W1 (West End)
    • W2 (Bayswater/Paddington)
    • W3 (Acton)
    • W4 (Chiswick)
    • W5 (Ealing)
    • W6 (Hammersmith)
    • W7 (Hanwell)
    • W8 (Kensington)
    • W9 (Maida Vale)
    • W10 (North Kensington)
    • W11 (Notting Hill)
    • W12 (Shepherd's Bush)
    • W13 (West Ealing)
    • W14 (West Kensington)

    Pubs in Outer London postcodes.

    Bromley (BR)

    • BR1 (Bromley)
    • BR2 (Hayes/Keston)
    • BR3 (Beckenham)
    • BR4 (West Wickham)
    • BR5 (Orpington/St Mary Cray)
    • BR6 (Orpington/Farnborough)
    • BR7 (Chislehurst)
    • BR8 (Swanley)

    Chelmsford (CM)

    • CM16 (Epping/Theydon Bois)

    Croydon (CR)

    • CR0 (Croydon)
    • CR2 (South Croydon)
    • CR3 (Caterham/Whyteleafe)
    • CR4 (Mitcham)
    • CR5 (Coulsdon)
    • CR6 (Warlingham)
    • CR7 (Thornton Heath)
    • CR8 (Purley)

    Dartford (DA)

    • DA1 (Dartford/Crayford)
    • DA5 (Bexley)
    • DA6 (Bexleyheath)
    • DA7 (Bexleyheath/Barnehurst)
    • DA8 (Erith/Slade Green)
    • DA14 (Sidcup)
    • DA15 (Sidcup)
    • DA16 (Welling)
    • DA17 (Belvedere)
    • DA18 (Erith)

    Enfield (EN)

    • EN1 (Enfield/Bush Hill Park)
    • EN2 (Enfield/Clay Hill)
    • EN3 (Enfield/Ponders End)
    • EN4 (Cockfosters/Hadley Wood)
    • EN5 (High Barnet)
    • EN8 (Waltham Cross)

    Harrow (HA)

    • HA0 (Wembley/Alperton)
    • HA1 (Harrow)
    • HA2 (North Harrow)
    • HA3 (Harrow Weald/Kenton)
    • HA4 (Ruislip)
    • HA5 (Pinner)
    • HA6 (Northwood)
    • HA7 (Stanmore)
    • HA8 (Edgware)
    • HA9 (Wembley)

    Hemel Hempstead (HP)

    • HP5 (Chesham)
    • HP6 (Amersham/Little Chalfont)
    • HP7 (Amersham)

    Ilford (IG)

    • IG1 (Ilford)
    • IG2 (Gants Hill)
    • IG3 (Seven Kings)
    • IG4 (Redbridge)
    • IG5 (Clayhall)
    • IG6 (Barkingside/Hainault)
    • IG7 (Chigwell)
    • IG8 (Woodford Green)
    • IG9 (Buckhurst Hill)
    • IG10 (Loughton/Debden)
    • IG11 (Barking)

    Kingston (KT)

    • KT1 (Kingston upon Thames)
    • KT2 (Kingston upon Thames/Norbiton)
    • KT3 (New Malden)
    • KT4 (Worcester Park)
    • KT5 (Berrylands)
    • KT6 (Surbiton)
    • KT8 (East/West Molesey)
    • KT9 (Chessington)
    • KT17 (Epsom/Stoneleigh)
    • KT18 (Epsom)
    • KT19 (Horton)
    • KT21 (Ashtead)
    • KT22 (Leatherhead)

    Romford (RM)

    • RM1 (Romford)
    • RM2 (Gidea Park)
    • RM3 (Harold Wood)
    • RM4 (Havering-atte-Bower)
    • RM5 (Collier Row)
    • RM6 (Chadwell Heath)
    • RM7 (Romford/Rush Green)
    • RM8 (Dagenham/Becontree Heath)
    • RM9 (Becontree)
    • RM10 (Dagenham)
    • RM11 (Hornchurch)
    • RM12 (Hornchurch/Elm Park)
    • RM13 (Rainham)
    • RM14 (Upminster)
    • RM15 (South Ockendon)

    Sutton and Merton (SM)

    • SM1 (Sutton)
    • SM2 (Belmont)
    • SM3 (North Cheam)
    • SM4 (Morden)
    • SM5 (Carshalton)
    • SM6 (Wallington)
    • SM7 (Banstead)

    Tonbridge (TN)

    • TN14 (Cudham)
    • TN16 (Biggin Hill)

    Twickenham (TW)

    • TW1 (Twickenham)
    • TW2 (Whitton)
    • TW3 (Hounslow)
    • TW4 (Hounslow West)
    • TW5 (Heston)
    • TW6 (Heathrow)
    • TW7 (Isleworth)
    • TW8 (Brentford)
    • TW9 (Richmond/Kew)
    • TW10 (Ham)
    • TW11 (Teddington)
    • TW12 (Hampton)
    • TW13 (Feltham)
    • TW14 (Hatton)
    • TW15 (Ashford)
    • TW16 (Sunbury-on-Thames)
    • TW17 (Shepperton)
    • TW19 (Stanwell)

    Uxbridge (UB)

    • UB1 (Southall)
    • UB2 (Southall/Norwood Green)
    • UB3 (Hayes/Harlington)
    • UB4 (Yeading)
    • UB5 (Northolt)
    • UB6 (Greenford)
    • UB7 (West Drayton/Harmondsworth)
    • UB8 (Uxbridge)
    • UB9 (Harefield/Denham)
    • UB10 (Hillingdon/Ickenham)
    • UB11 (Stockley Park)

    Watford (WD)

    • WD3 (Rickmansworth)
    • WD17 (Watford)
    • WD18 (West Watford)
    • WD19 (Oxhey)
    • WD23 (Bushey)
    • WD24 (North Watford)


And Last updated on: Friday, 05-May-2017 00:53:50 BST