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 trip for rail stations & pub history etc

I took a trip to London today, nothing planned, so lets see where we get to. I parked near to Hornchurch station on the District line, and proceeded towards London, stopping off at Dagenham east, Dagenham Heathway, Barking, and East Ham. Each time I exited  the station, took a photograph of the external station and […]

Mile End road in 1940 and extending the Plough opening years

As part of my new London 1940 street directory, I have just added Mile end road. This is always useful, as I can now extend the opening date for the Plough at 606 Mile end road to about 1940; and probably no later. I wonder if it was a victim of the London blitz? I […]

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 […]

Future of the London pub history site

I am always trying to make the pub history site better. I am concentrating on London mainly. A preference towards what makes the site more mobile friendly is important, but always with the reference to historical pubs rather than modern pubs. The address is therefore the most crucial part of this, and in particular the […]