George Inn

Pub in/near Borough, existing until now.

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The George Inn is a public house established in the medieval period on Borough High Street in Southwark, owned and leased by the National Trust.

Formerly known as the George and Dragon, the pub is the only surviving galleried London coaching inn. The building is partly timber framed and the ground floor is divided into a number of connected bars. The Parliament Bar used to be a waiting room for passengers on coaches.

In 1677, the pub was rebuilt after a serious fire that destroyed most of medieval Southwark. In the nineteenth century, the Great Northern Railway used the George Inn as a depot and pulled down two of its fronts to build warehousing. Only the south face remains. The White Hart was immediately to the north and The Tabard (described in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales) immediately to the south. Both were demolished in the nineteenth century.

Charles Dickens visited and referred to it in both Little Dorrit and Our Mutual Friend.

The building is listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England.


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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales


Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1



Lived here
Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.


Paul Harris    
Added: 12 Jun 2024 12:54 GMT   

Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

Added: 10 Jun 2024 19:31 GMT   

Toll gate Close
Did anyone live at Toll Gate Close, which was built in the area where the baths had been?


Charles Black   
Added: 24 May 2024 12:54 GMT   

Middle Row, W10
Middle Row was notable for its bus garage, home of the number 7.

Added: 2 May 2024 16:14 GMT   

Farm Place, W8
The previous name of Farm Place was Ernest St (no A)

Tony Whipple   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 21:35 GMT   

Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

Theresa Penney   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 18:08 GMT   

1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.


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Postal area SE1
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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Postal area SE1
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Georg Giese from Danzig, 34-year-old German merchant at the Steelyard, painted in London by Hans Holbein in 1532
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Wagstaff Buildings, Sumner Road, Bankside, c. 1920.

Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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The Southwark Street estate was opened in 1876. Originally there were 12 blocks, with 22 flats in each one. In the 1960s two blocks in the centre of the estate were demolished as part of a modernisation programme, which created a space for the construction of a children’s play area. In the 1990s a block near the estate boundary was pulled down, and some adjoining land was purchased. This enabled the building of new blocks with a frontage to Great Guildford Street, which include some shop units.
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Southwark Cathedral
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"London Bridge from the Old Swan" by the Irish painter Hubert Pugh (1780) Shooting the tidal rapids at old London Bridge was dangerous; many passengers preferred to get off at the Old Swan, and walk. Immediately across the river in the painting is St Saviour’s Church, now Southwark Cathedral.
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