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 1829 Robsons licensed victuallers and public houses

Yes, the title tells you the story. I was taking another look through what is now available through the Ancestry library, and discovered there was a listing in 1829 in the Robsons directory for licensed victuallers. This is basically the public houses of the time, there is also an additional listing of hotels, inns and […]

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 I have valid reasons for this as 1833 directories are usually about one year out of date, and therefore relates […]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 & street directory & history

I continue my additions to the various sites I run. My current interest is in London history, and where I am going to visit every day shortly, when I get my 60+ London free travel pass, you have no idea how excited I am about getting this! I have also decided that my main site […]

London street directory & pub history

Actually, my post is not about either of my main interests. Although I score highly for both London street directory & also for pub history in google, both are about #3; I am posting for an entirely different reason tonight. What I am referring to is relevant to brexit in the UK and England; and […]