Pub history updates for London E3

Ewan of the pubology site regularly sends me major updates for the London history site. These recently included all for London E3, which includes parts of Bethnal green, Bow, Bromley and Mile End. That’s it really. Some of these details are just fill-in detail, others include a name for a beer house discovered from a […]

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 I have valid reasons for this as 1833 directories are usually about one year out of date, and therefore relates […]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