Labour in Vain Court
   1) West out of Old Fish Street Hill, in Queenhithe Ward (O. and M. 1677-O.S. 1848-50).
   Removed for the formation of Queen Victoria Street.
   "Labour in Vain Yard" (Rocque, 1746-Strype, 1755).
   Named after the sign "Labour in Vain." The sign was "Two women scrubbing a negro." It was also meant to typify the excellence of the ale brewed in the house, which defied the competition of the women brewers in the industry.
   2) South out of Upper Thames Street at No. 51, opposite Bread Street Hill (Lockie, 1816).
   Not named in the maps.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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