Falcon Court

Fleet Street (EC4) Took its name from an inn, the sign of the Falcon. Wynkyn de Worde, the father of printing in England, lived in Fleet Street, at his messuage or inn known by the sign of the Falcon. Whether it were the inn that stood on the site of Falcon Court is not known with certainty, but most probably it was. (Reference: Smith's Streets of London, p. 261) Falcon Stairs were built near the site of the "Falcon" Inn, a tavern of considerable importance said to have been the daily resort of Shakespeare and of his dramatic associates. (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. III, p. 428)