Friar's Alley
   1) Out of Wood Street, Cheapside (Strype, ed. 1755-Boyle, 1799).
   Not named in the maps.
   2) South out of Upper Thames Street at No. 81 to Greenwich Street (P.O. Directory). In Dowgate and Vintry Wards.
   Earliest mention: "Fryers Lane," 1576 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 211). "Greenewitch lane" of olde time so called and now Frier lane (S. 233).
   Other forms : "Fryer Lane" (O. and M. 1677). "Fryar Lane" (Hatton, 1708). "Fryers Lane" (Rocque, 1746). "Friar's Alley" (Lockie, 1810).
   So called of such a signe there set up" (S. 233).
   See Greenwich Street.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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