Queen Victoria

Status: Closed and demolished
Address: 3 Old Gravel Lane, E1W (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
Note: The location on these maps is approximate.
London borough: Tower Hamlets
Former name(s): King and Queen [possibly]
Former address: [street since renumbered, now Wapping Wall]
Historical parish: St George in the East
Dates open: by 1783-at least 1869
Notes: I believe this may be the same premises that in 1840 and earlier is referred to as the "King and Queen", though it is named as the "Queen Victoria" in the 1841 directory. There's a case viewable on the Old Bailey Online (ref. t17831210-4) in which the keeper of the "Duke's Head" (later the "Old Duke William", 9 Old Gravel Lane, see separate entry) says his pub is located between the "King and Queen" and the "Hoop and Bunch of Grapes" (later "Hoop and Grapes", 112 St George St, see separate entry), which would be consistent with this pub, located on the other side of the road and to the south a little from the "Old Duke William".
Sources: Open date: Old Bailey
Census 1851 [J Coggershall]/1861 [P Holt] (as "beer shop")/1871 (not listed as a pub)
PO 1841 (as "Queen Victoria")/1856/1869
References: MS 11936/362/558684
MS 11936/376/585041
MS 11936/443/828970
MS 11936/462/899615
MS 11936/467/904353
MS 11936/474/940060
Old Bailey t17831210-4
Old Bailey t18200412-139
Old Bailey t18250630-44
Old Bailey t18400615-1707
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