Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
"...The White Hart may have been the inn by this name which once existed (? at this period) in Hare St. (Info. from C.H. Turner.)" L&M, iii.150.n.2. http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1662/07/30/
This be my guess, it [the pub ] be in Woolwich, not London city thereto.
Hare street of the London 1746 http://www.motco.com/map/81002/SeriesSearchPlat...
"Inns and Taverns of Old London" by Henry C. Shelley has it among the Famous Southwark Inns: base of operations for Jack Cade's insurrection,celebrated by Shakespeare in Henry VI, Part II: "Hath my sword therefore broke through London gates, that you should leave me at the White Hart in Southwark?"..." At the same unimproved White Hart, "In the Borough," for atmospherics, "[E]arly on the morning succeeding the events narrated in the last chapter....[we find] Sam Weller, making his first appearance" in Charles Dickens' "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club"..."In 1889, in the month of July, four hundred and thirty-nine years after it had received Jack Cade under its roof, the last timbers of the old inn were levelled to the ground." http://www.building-history.pwp.blueyonder.co.u...
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