Grocers Hall Court

City, 35, Poultry (EC2) Formerly Grocers' Alley. Strype speaks of Grocers' Alley as an ordinary lane, "generally inhabited byalehouse-keepers, called sponging houses." (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. II, p. 380) Grocers' Alley was formerly called Conyhope Lane. Stow says: "Conyhope Lane, of old time so called of such a sign of three conies hanging over a poulterer's stall at the lane's end. Within this lane standeth the Grocers' Hall, which Company being of old time called Pepperers, was first incorporated by the name of Grocers in 1345." (Reference: Strype's Stow, Bk. iii, p. 51)