Fleet market, London pub history etc

I am totally amazed by the river Fleet, and looking forwards to visiting the new exhibition at the London Docklands museum at the end of May, 2019. After the river Fleet is boarded over, the Fleet market becomes Farringdon street – circa 1828. I use early pub history to describe some of this – I […]

London 1833 Pigots pubs listing

In case you are not aware, I have added all of the London 1833 Pigots directory to my pub history site. I note this as 1833-34 and the directory I list it in in 1832. I have valid reasons for this as 1833 directories are usually about one year out of date, and therefore relates […]

Holdens directories of London in 1805 and 1811

I have a number of pages listing most of the publicans, licensees,wine & brandy merchants of London according to the Holdens directories of 1805 and 1811. These were achieved by literally working through each directory, and transcribing manually the entries I felt worth recording. There are a few entries which are not relevant to pub […]

London history & pub history

Well, I have a number of sites, as you may well know. My best site is of pub history, with about 50,000 pages – but it is not actually that good. It lists all of the pubs over a 200 year time span, excluding anything after 1944, except some modern listings. The problems are, it […]

London wiki & pub history

I have been busy tonight. I get fed up with sites like google telling me I cannot use a new domain name as I am creating too many new sites, maybe they are correct, but it still gets on my nerves. So, to get round this annoying interruption, I have moved a few sites about […]

pub history, 200 years ago

I am always attempting to understand why I run all of these pub history sites. I think I am slowly getting a better idea. Whenever I wander in London, I look at the various modern buildings and streets, and start to visualize them as I see them in, for example, the John Rocques map of […]

Taverns and coffee houses in 1829 and London wiki

I have spent a few hours, actually, most of the day; adding links to an excellent list of 1829 taverns and coffee houses, hotels etc. It is all the early stuff which does not always correspond to a list of public houses. The years of research which have gone into the pub history site for […]

London 1832 street directory & pubs

I have just completed the addition of a complete London street directory in 1832. It is not bad. It also links to the pubs on these street directories in at least 95% of cases, I am still missing a few early pubs, or I could not actually find them. I just ran a google search […]