Category Archives: Subj_Borough High Street and Its Inns

Christopher Inn, Borough High Street

Above: The Christopher Inn standing beside Borough High Street. The pub with its double doors opening out onto the pavement can be seen. The old inn-yard, known as Kentish Buildings on the right, with the Georgian buildings beside it. The … Continue reading

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King’s Head Inn, Borough High Street

Above: Arched entrance to King’s Head Yard today. If you start walking south along Borough High Street from the junction with St Thomas Street, this is the first site you will pass. Its documented history goes back to just before … Continue reading

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White Hart Inn, Borough High Street

Above: The low entrance arch remains today beside Borough High Street. At one time, Borough High Street was almost completely lined with large inns on its eastern side and quite a few to be found on the western side as … Continue reading

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Axe Inn, Borough High Street

Above: John Rocque’s large scale map showing Axe Yard beside Borough High Street. The Axe Inn was another of the twelve inns that once lined the east side of Borough High Street. According to William Rendle, in his ‘The Inns … Continue reading

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Spur Inn, Borough High Street

Above: Looking at the ancient site of the yard of the Spur Inn, with the hotel entrance at the back. This in is one of 12 inns that once stood in Borough High Street for which some evidence remains today. … Continue reading

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George Inn, Borough High Street

Above: A modern view of the George Inn. Today’s pub stands on the site of one of 12 inns for which some evidence remains today that once stood in Borough High Street. It is number 3 of the 12. The earliest … Continue reading

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Borough High Street and Its Inns (Background Page)

Above: This part of Rocque’s map (1746) shows Borough High Street running south from London Bridge. Southwark Cathedral (named ‘St Saviour’ on the map) and the church of St George the Martyr are coloured PURPLE. The 12 inn yards have … Continue reading

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