London taverns & coffee houses will be updated once London 1842 street directory complete

London taverns & coffee houses will be updated once the London 1842 street directory is complete. Read on to understand what I am doing, but there are hundreds of early coffee houses which need adding to the pub history site, once I know which area to add them.

What is complete so far is the London 1832 Robsons London street directory, plus most of the 1842 London street directory images for the relevant page. It takes time, as London is quite a large place, and there is only one of me. I am also slowly adding pages when a street is listed in 1842, but apparently missed in 1832, even if it did exist.

The entirety of the site is being built by hand, I am not using any fancy tools. Most of the web page editing is done by editing the text. This site is brilliant, although I say it myself, and I wish it had been available 15 years ago! It is quickly becoming a fantastic resource to research early London street addresses, with lots of early pub history and church parishes used as the medium for this research.

All this detail is available on various major web sites in different formats, but there is not a site which lists detail as succinctly as I do, to a specific address in time.

I believe the London street directory site is amazing; and will continue to grow as an excellent resource. Mapping links will come next as I find the time.

All help is welcome too, if anyone wishes to get involved, there is still lots to do.



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