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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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
My family and I went here while on vacation in the UK, and it was awesome. Not only was the food great, but it just had so much history to it.
I forget the schpeel the guide gave us, but it's been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. There's even a noose still hanging out on a pole on the wharf where they used to hang people back in the day.
The food was delicious and they have an...more
I'm officially old. I'm writing about the floor I've just seen. Yes, the floor in this pub is impressive. It's flag stone and pretty damn old, dating back to the 1500s. What use to be a drinking hole for pirates and smugglers is now a generic boozer with standards drinks, poor quality mircowaved pub grub and a potentially chavy clientèle. Don't let that put you off though, they have a few...more
The actual pub itself is stunning. Historic wooden and stone pub with lovely outside bits (and the gallows still attached). Right on the thames with excellent views. Shame that what was on offer couldn't match, otherwise it would be a pub I'd come back to again and again. Expensive food, poorly cooked and dreadful service at the bar. So disappointing.more
Friends literally live on this street where this pub sits. There's something about the flag stone flooring dating back to make this the oldest pub in London or along the Thames or something along those lines.
It's ok, it's got that "charm" that tourists love. The service in here is pretty dire so when it's busy be prepared for a long wait. Food is ok but nothing exceptional.
There are 3...more
This pub is reputed to be one of the oldest in London. It is an excellent place on a warm day as it has two decks for plenty of outdoor seating. The upper floor provides plenty of seating both inside and out and we've never had an issue finding a table for our group. The bar is well stocked with both liquor and a variety of beers and ciders including Crabbies!
Food-wise, the Prospect holds...more