Evidently past the writ of the London powers, at the time passionately against theater, the London Playhouse was implicit around 1596 by Richard Burbage (1568–1619) inside the shell of the old Dominican religious community. The spot was mainstream, the Queen talked to support its, however grievances from neighbors implied that he was soon compelled to surrender the lease to the choristers of the Chapel Royal. When he continued ownership of it in 1608 he was in association with his kindred on-screen character, William Shakespeare, whose King's Players performed here.
Alexander or Pope Court may be a more fitting name, the eighteenth-century English writer, humorist and interpreter having been conceived there to Edith, spouse of Alexander Snr, a cloth vendor of Plow Court, London Street. In 1870 the working in which he is thought to have been conceived was painted by J.L. Stewart and the watercolor now lives in the Guildhall Library Print Room together with two striking highly contrasting photos recording the devastation which sprinkled down on the court amid the 1940 Blitz. As an aftereffect of the last mentioned, very little of interest remains.
The yard of the seventeenth-century London Tavern, thought to have been pulled down in around 1800. Until it too was pulverized in 2007, the yard kept running underneath the old North London Railway viaduct. This was inherent 1865, contained twelve shallow, segmentally-curved vaults and ran south to the end at Broad Street station which shut in 1986 attributable to absence of utilization.