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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Prospect Of Whitby
57 Wapping WallWappingLondonE1W 3SH
- +44 (0)20 7481 1095
- Public transport:
- Wapping, Underground
Incredible food, historic atmosphere, super friendly staff! Ask for the local, east London brews and pies!!!more
A lovely Thames side pub with river views in Wapping. It's really big inside so there are always new places to explore or places to sit. It has a nice outside area, which fills up fast on sunny days. I don't think the pub itself is very special but its river location makes it good for the summer. Samuel Pepys used to drink there in the 1600s too - bonus!more
Tourist hell. People from all over the world come to visit this "traditional" old pub, often delivered by coach. Building itself is old, quant and historic as one would expect from one of the original London docker's pubs with lovely riverside views, original suspension-wrecking brick paved streets and multi-million pound apartments created from former wharf warehouses.
For people expecting...more
A very nice old pub the peaceful yet atmospheric revamped Docklands area. It's a large pub with plenty of nooks and crannies - my friend had his birthday party in a room upstairs. A buffet was provided which looked fairly generous, although the remnants were far from delicious (nachos made with small heavily seasoned packet tortilla chips normally don't work well).
I second another review...more
I loved this pub, it's part of the Canary Wharf to London Bridge pub crawl.
We actually ended up going to different pubs ourselves but this was one we managed to make it too!
Its a really old pub, apparently the oldest in London ( i'm sure there are lots that say the same ). It has history around smuggling which is quite...more