Johnstones 1818 directory index
This is the 1818 Johnstones London commercial guide which also includes a little pub history detail.
John Lockie in 1810 describes as :
"Idol Lane, Tower Street, the fifth on the Right about of a mile from Fish Street hill, along Little Eastcheap, it extends to St Dunstans hill, and 84 Lower Thames Street"
Idol lane, Tower street in 1832 and 1842
Idol lane, Tower street
Length 125 yards. No. of Houses 14.
1 Zurhorst, F. W. Insurance broker & ship agent
2 Cawthorn, Wm. Wine and brandy merchant
* Field, Cawthorne & Son, Flour factors
5 Peile, Sol & Son, Wine and brandy merchant
6 Boyce, George, Wine and brandy merchant
* Doxatt & Fox, Brokers
7 Tasker, Jeremiah Wine and brandy merchant
8 Best, George, Wine & brandy merchant
* Heard & Tilt, Ship brokers
* Layton, Charles, Commercial broker
9 Chalmers & Guthries, Merchants
12 Panter, Wm. Jun. Broker
13 Plummer, Thomas, Printer & publisher