The Prospect of Whitby is London's oldest riverside pub dating back to 1520.
The pub was a notorious haunt for smugglers, thieves and pirates. Other notable customers include Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys, and recently Kirk Douglas, Paul Newman, Glenn Ford, Rod Steiger, Princess Margaret and Prince Rainier.
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57 Wapping Wall, Wapping, London, E1W 3SH
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+44 (0)20 7481 1095
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday – Saturday: 12:00 – 24:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 22:30
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00
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Prospect Of Whitby
57 Wapping WallWappingLondonE1W 3SH
- +44 (0)20 7481 1095
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- Wapping, Underground
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Actually pretty impressive although we did find ourselves there when no tour parties were present. The bar staff were polite and helpful. The beer selection was exceptional, including local breweries and a personal favourite of mine - Dark Star! And the beer was well kept too.
Food was your standard pub grub, but it couldn't be faulted, a decent portion of cod and chips with my guest opting...more
Superb, somewhat hidden from public trail, an overground journey through the historic Brunel Thames Tunnel took us to Wapping to visit this equally historic watering hole. Lots to see; lots of wood, wonkyness, scenery and ambience. A Thames-side outdoor space normally comes at a premium however drinks prices accurately reflected my respectful intention to donate towards it's upkeep as a...more
This pub could be the best pub in London. Only it's really not.
The building is gorgeous, lots of old rabbit warren rooms all over the place and no less than three outside spaces. Almost everywhere in the pub looks out onto the river, and even Princess Margaret used to like coming here. The first fuschia brought to England was traded here
So what's wrong with it?
1. The food. It's very...more
This pub is cozy and has a warm gas fire and beautiful Thames views.
However... this is not a free house, alas, so Prospect of Whitby is associated with one alcohol and food provider. This is generally thought to mean bad food and alcohol, though my beer was just fine.
It is also not quite as old as you'd think - it only dates to the 19th century owing to a fire. However, the floors do...more
I love The Prospect for three reasons:
1. Pewter bar
2. The Greatest used to drink there
3. The best views of the Thames on the river
3.1 probably the best Guinness I've had in London for a long time
There are huge amounts of historical reasons alone to visit the Prospect - it used to be a smugglers den, it housed the first prizefights in London, the noose outside was really used - but in...more