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London Tavern, 123 Bishopsgate street, St Peter Cornhill EC2

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This pub was demolished in 1876. ** Also see earlier detail on the London Tavern

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

Residents at this address

Situated about the middle of the western side of Bishopsgate street Within, presents in its frontage a mezzanine-storey, and lofty Venetian windows, reminding one of the old - fashioned assembly-room facade. The site of the present tavern was previously occupied by the White Lion Tavern, which was destroyed in an extensive fire on the 7th of November, 1765

Upon the site of the former was founded " The London Tavern," on the Tontine principle; it was commenced in 1767, and completed and opened in September, 1768; Richard B. Jupp, architect. The front is more than 80 feet wide by nearly 70 feet in height.
The Great Dining-room, or " Pillar-room," as it is called, is 40 feet by 33 feet, decorated with medallions and garlands, Corinthian columns and pilasters. At the top of the edifice is the ball-room, extending the whole length of the structure, by 33 feet in width and 30 feet in height, which may be laid out as a banqueting-room for 300 feasters ; exclusively of accommodating 150 ladies as spectators in the galleries at each end. The walls are throughout hung with paintings ; and the large room has an organ.

Lodge of Emulation, 1770 meets at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate street, London in 1774

1793/--- Bleadon / Vintner /../../Universal British Directory, 1793-1798 **

1806/Messrs Farley, Terrey and Peacock, London Tavern, Bishopsgate street/../../London Brewery 1806 customer for supplying the public with genuine malt liquor

1808/Edward Terrey, John Henry Peacock and Thomas Terrey/../../../Sun Fire Office, records held at Guildhall Library **

1811/Samuel Hale/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1811/Hale, Holdsworth & Co, London Tavern, Bishopsgate street../../Holdens Directory

1811/Sam Ale & Co, London tavern, Bishopsgate street/../../Holdens Directory

1821/Charles Bleaden, Bishopsgate within/../../City of London tax records with Rents of £370 and land tax of £61 13 shillings and 4 pence (about one sixth of the Rent)

1822/C Bleaden/../../../Pigots Directory **

1823/Charles Bleadon & Co. / Tavern Keepers /../../Sun Fire Office, records held at Guildhall Library **

1823/Bleaden & Co. / Wine Merchants /(Kents Original London Directory **

1824/Charles Bleaden & Abraham Alexander/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1825/Mr. A. Alexander, London Tavern, Bishopsgate street /../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1825/C Bleaden & Co./../../../Pigots Directory **

1827/Charles Bleaden & Co./../../../Pigots Directory

1833/Charles Bleaden, Bishopsgate within/../../City of London tax records with Rents of £400 and land tax of £43 6 shillings and 8 pence

1833-34/Charles Bleaden & Co./../../../Pigots Directory

1834/Messrs Bleaden, Breach & Bathe, London Tavern, Bishopsgate street within/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

Moira Lodge Freemasons membership initiated February 24th 1835, James Breach, aged 31, Innholder, London Tavern, 1835 to 1836

1836/Bleaden, Bleach & Bath, London Tavern, 123 Bishopsgate street within/../../Pigots Directory **

Lodge of Honour and Generosity, named in 1789 meets at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate street, London in 1837

1841/W Breach/Tavern Keeper/37/../Census
1841/Ann Pocock/Female Servant/42/../Census
1841/Ann Roffey/Female Servant/18/../Census
1841/John Perry/Male Servant/32/../Census
1841/Thomas Mathews/Male Servant/26/../Census
1841/William Hunt/Male Servant/21/../Census
1841/William Dobson/Male Servant/17/../Census
1841/Christopher Wheeler/Male Servant/16/../Census
1841/J T Lovey/Male Servant/16/../Census
1841/Hv D Giddins/Male Servant/15/../Census
1841/Harriet Harris/Female Servant/25/../Census
1841/Martha Bunce/Female Servant/33/../Census
1841/Ann Quirie/Female Servant/27/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Hancock/Female Servant/21/../Census
1841/Ann Pocock/Female Servant/14/../Census

1842/Bathe & Breach/../../../P.O. Directory **

1844/Bathe & Breach/../../../Thompson’s Directory **

Lodge of Unity meets at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate street, London in 1846

1847/Bathe & Breach, London Tavern, 123 Bishopsgate within/../../Post Office Directory

1848/William P Bathe & James Gaby Breach, London Tavern, 123 Bishopsgate street/../../City of London tax records

1852/Bathe & Co./../../../Watkins Directory **

1856/Wm Potts Bathe & Co./../../../P.O. Directory **

1869/Percival Reed / Secretary /../../P.O. Directory **

1871/Henry Whitfield/Hotel Clerk/24/Eaton, Bucks/Census
1871/Jane Aggleton/House Keeper/40/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1871/Alfred Begbie/Hotel Clerk/22/St Johns Wood, Middlesex/Census
1871/John Radford/Waiter/30/Clisthydon, Devon/Census
1871/William G Lockett/Waiter/18/Bengoe, Herts/Census
1871/Caleb J Hall/Cook/24/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1871/John T Chamberlain/Page Boy/13/Brampton, Herts/Census
1871/William J Wood/Cook/20/Salisbury, Wilts/Census
1871/Thomas Twinham/Porter/22/Aylesbury, Bucks/Census
1871/Edwin R Gibbs/Waiter/18/Castle Carey, Somerset/Census
1871/George J Morris/Porter/25/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1871/George Colley/Plateman/20/Wootton Rivers, Wilts/Census
1871/John Cartridge/Kitchen Porter/27/Coventry, Warwickshire/Census
1871/Frank Cutler/Waiter/17/Chobham, Surrey/Census
1871/Arthur Looker/Hall Porter/25/Foxton, Cambridge/Census
1871/Lavinia Hickford/Barmaid/22/Windsor, Berks/Census
1871/Jane Thomas/Housemaid/21/Brynlock, South Wales/Census
1871/Margaret Jones/Housemaid/24/Lewinmayes, South Wales/Census
1871/Kate West/Kitchenmaid/22/London, Middlesex/Census

1876/Henry Whitfield/../../../P.O. Directory **

The Royal Athelstan Lodge held their meeting at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate street, London in 1876 which is the year it closed.


** Provided By Stephen Harris

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