Black Lion

Status: Closed and demolished
Address: 80 [?] Tooley Street, SE1 (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
Note: The location on these maps is approximate.
London borough: Southwark
Former address: [street since renumbered]
Historical parish: Southwark St Olave
Dates open: [1792]
Notes: In a 1792 Sun Fire Office insurance record the "Black Lion" is mentioned as being on the corner of Morgans Lane, but the 1799 Horwood map of London shows a Black Lion Court running off Tooley Street between 80 and 81 Tooley St, so it was probably at 80 Tooley St, on the opposite corner from the "Royal Oak" (at 79 Tooley St, later renumbered 113 Tooley St; see separate entry), but it may possibly have been an earlier name. There's also a 1789 record mentioning a "Rising Sun" on the corner of Black Lion Court, so that could again be an earlier name for this pub, or it may have been another pub (perhaps at 81 Tooley St).
Sources: Dates: Archives
References: MS 11936/391/608821 (as "Black Lion")
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