As part of the upgrade to the service, a new London street directory is being added. It is not actually new, being 186 years ago, and 176 years ago; but it is a unique directory with links to all of the London pubs at the time.
The directory is the 1832 London street directory from the Robsons directory. There are also images of the corresponding street ten years later. The images, although they are not actually a transcription, show the general trades for a street, and often the same residents. They also confirm whether a public house, tavern, inn, is still open; or whether there is a possibility of a new pub opening in the ten year period.
Actually, I cannot guarantee that all pubs are listed and linked to; as these early directories are sometimes a little selective about the areas covered. I think parts of Bethnal green are often missing.
Another really useful part of this research is adding earlier detail to many pubs in London and in particular for the areas least researched, e.g. Marylebone and Paddington.
Anyway, it is an amazingly brilliant piece of work by the London pub history team, and ties in with all the brilliant research already on the site/s.