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London coffee Houses and Taverns

This is a historical site about early London coffee Houses and Taverns and will also link to my current pub history site and also The London street directory

All The Houses Destroyed And Damaged By Fire Begun In Exchange-Alley, Cornhill, On Friday, March 25th, 1748. (Thanks MAPCO) & Robsons 1829 directory of Hotels, Inns, Taverns, and Coffee Houses

Here are the contents of the first few chapters of history of early signboards Early Coffee Houses and Taverns

Garraway's coffee House, Change alley
Jonathan's coffee House
Rainbow coffee House
Nando's coffee House
Dick's coffee House
The " Lloyd's " of The time of charles II
Lloyd's coffee House
The Jerusalem coffee House
Baker's coffee House, Change alley
coffee Houses of The eighteenth century
coffee House sharpers in
Don Saltero's coffee House
Saloop Houses
The Smyrna coffee House
St. James's coffee House
The British coffee House, Cockspur street
Will's coffee House
Button's coffee House & Dean Swift at button's
Tom's coffee House
The Bedford coffee House, in Covent garden
Macklin's coffee House oratory
Tom Kings coffee House
Piazza coffee House
The Chapter coffee House
Child's coffee House, st Pauls church yard
London coffee House, Ludgate hill.
Turk's Head coffee House, in Change Alley
Squire's coffee House, Fulwood rents
Slaughter's coffee House, St martins lane
Will's and Serle's coffee Houses
The Grecian coffee House, Deveraux court, Strand
George's coffee House, 213 Strand
The Percy coffee House
Peele's coffee House , 177 & 178 Fleet street
The Bear at the Bridge foot
Mermaid Taverns
The Boar's Head Tavern, Great Eastcheap
Three Cranes in The Vintry - Thames street / New Queen street
London Stone Tavern, Cannon street
The Robin Hood
Pontack's, Abchurch lane
Pope's Head Tavern
The Old Swan, Thames street
The Cock Tavern, Fleet street
African, St. Michaels Alley
Cock Tavern, Threadneedle street
Crown Tavern, Threadneedle street
The Kings Head Tavern, in The Poultry
The Mitre, in Wood street
The Salutation and Cat Tavern
Salutation Taverns
Queen's Arms, St. Paul's churchyard
Dolly's, Paternoster row
Aldersgate Taverns

Mourning Bush Tavern, Aldersgate
The Mourning crown
Jerusalem Taverns, Clerkenwell
White Hart Tavern, Bishopsgate without
The Mitre, Fenchurch street
The Kings Head, Fenchurch street
The Elephant, Fenchurch street
The Grave Maurice Tavern
Mathematical Society, Spitalfields
Globe Tavern, Fleet street
The Devil Tavern
The Young Devil Tavern
The Hercules Pillars Taverns
Hole in the Wall Taverns
The Mitre, in Fleet street
Ship Tavern, Temple Bar
The Palsgrave Head, Temple Bar
Heycock's, Temple Bar
The Crown and Anchor, Strand
The Canary House, The Strand
The Fountain Tavern
Tavern Life of Sir Richard Steele
Clare Market Taverns
The Craven Head, Drury lane
The Cock Tavern, in Bow street
The Shakspeare Tavern, Piazza, Covent garden
Shuter, and his Tavern places
The Rose Tavern, Covent garden
Evans's, Covent garden
The Fleece, Covent garden
The Bedford Head, Covent garden
The Salutation, Tavistock street
The Constitution Tavern, Covent garden
The cider cellar
Offley's, Henrietta street
The Rummer Tavern, Queen street
Spring garden Taverns
heaven" and "hell" Taverns, Westminster
Bellamy's kitchen
a coffee House canary bird
Star and Garter, Pall mall
Thatched House Tavern
The Running Footman, Mayfair
Piccadilly inns and Taverns
Islington Taverns
Copenhagen House
Topham, The strong man, and his Taverns
The Castle Tavern, Holborn
Marylebone and Paddington Taverns
Kensington and Brompton Taverns ...
Knightsbridge Taverns
Ranelagh gardens
Cremorne Tavern and gardens
The Mulberry garden
Pimlico Taverns
Lambeth, — Vauxhall Taverns and gardens, etc
Freemasons' lodges '
whitebait Taverns
The London Tavern
The Clarendon hotel
Freemasons' Tavern, Great Queen street
The Albion, Aldersgate street
St. James's hall
Theatrical Taverns
beefsteak society
white's clue
The Royal academy club
destruction of Taverns by fire
The Tzar of Muscovy's Head, Tower street
Rose Tavern, Tower street
The Nag's Head Tavern, Cheapside
The Hummums, Covent garden

"There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn." — Samuel Johnson.

To those who remember London prior to the accession of her present most gracious and well-beloved Majesty, and during the early years of her reign, there are few changes more surprising, and at the same time more interesting, than those that have taken place in the style and character of London taverns, chop-houses, and restaurants — or, as they were once termed, eating-houses.
Auction Mart, Bartholomew lane and Throgmorton street Baltic Coffee house, or Mongers, 58 Threadneedle street Birch's, Cornhill Cats and Kittens, Eastcheap Crosby hall, Bishopsgate
Finch Lane Taverns : Izant's dining rooms & other Izant family

Old Fleece and Sun Tavern,

Whyte Lyon Tavern

Red Lion Tavern, West street, Clerkenwell (aka Jonathan Wilds)

References :
Lots of references are made to two sources on the internet archive :
Edward Callows, Old London Taverns &
John Timbs, Club life of London Volume

And Last updated on: Sunday, 19-Nov-2023 15:24:14 GMT

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