UK pub history and historical Street directory

If you fancy an amazing 'free' evening of entertainment over the Easter weekend, there are three performances of the Passion Play in Hornchurch, alongside the Queens Theatre. The passion Play has been enacted for the past twenty years, about every five years, and is a very professional performance, poignant and free. If you can make it, it is a very moving piece of theatre, of the last few days of Jesus, and his resurrection. The play starts about 7.30 on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday. There is ample parking in the Queens Theatre, and Sainsbury car parks, both are very close to the performances.

Whitechapel in the East End of London.

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 )

North side

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 )

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And Last updated on: Monday, 09-Jul-2012 23:51:38 BST