The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

Open location in Google Maps: 51.509544, -0.124068


The map location is approximate, based on the position of Castle Court, off the Strand, on this 18th century map.

31 May 2012, 2:24 p.m. - Glyn

The Castle was owned in 1667 by a John Cooke. Source: “Taverns and Tokens of Pepys London” (1976) by George Berry, page 101.

14 Dec 2014, 9:28 p.m. - Antiquarian

At the time of Pepys' visits to the Castle tavern in 1667 I belive the landlord was Thomas Springall (or Springell). For more details of this landlord and tavern see the following link;


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.