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Lord Napier, Aldgate - The Lord Napier was situated at 235 Whitechapel Road. This pub was established by 1878 and closed shortly after 1914. It was a beer house and I don’t think it ever attained a full licence. In 1896 at least it sold the beers of the Barclay Perkins Brewery.

Lord Rodneys Head, Whitechapel - Lord Rodneys Head was situated at 285 Whitechapel Road. This pub was established before 1806. In 1854 it became a music hall, known as the Prince’s Hall of Varieties. The music hall closed in 1885 and the pub was probably rebuilt at this time. It had been tied to the City of London Brewery, later passing to Charrington’s Brewery and in 1986 was leased to the Banks & Taylor Brewery of Shefford, Bedfordshire. It had a very lively reputation in the 1980s and…

The Old King Lud, Ludgate - The Old King Lud was situated at 12 Ludgate Circus. This pub was built in 1870. In 1894 it was purchased by Isaac Levy, founder of the Levy & Franks pub chain, probably the first chain set up specifically with the intention of providing affordable lunches to office workers, as well as alcoholic refreshment. The company eventually evolved into the Chef & Brewer pub chain, of which the King Lud was a part, selling beers from the Whitbread Brewery. Very much a…

The Prospect Of Whitby, a public house on the River Thames at Wapping, 26th September 1942. Originally named the Devil's Tavern for its nefarious clientele, it was rebuilt and renamed in the early 19th century. Original Publication : Picture Post - 1230 - A Quiet Evening In A Riverside Pub - pub. 1942 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Red Lion Street area, Kirk's Yard, Nottingham, 1919. All demolished in the late 1920's-early 30's and replaced by some of the first purpose built council houses. Narrow Marsh lay beneath the cliff of the Lace Market, seen here in the background. The area was notorious for slum dwellings and outbreaks of cholera and other diseases. The houses on the left show frame-knitters windows. The timber-frame house, 'Marsh Farm' may be Tudor, with a marvellous display of repairs and patching.

Teapot, 1760 (made), possibly by Edward Warburton. Lead-glazed earthenware. Museum number: 414:1068/&A-1885. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London