Prospect Of Whitby


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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Venue Details & Map

Prospect Of Whitby

57 Wapping Wall
+44 (0)20 7481 1095
Public transport:
Wapping, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Prospect Of Whitby

4.0 out of 5 28 March 2015
by Michelle M.

Such a nice pub in a lovely part of London. I called to book a table for 20 people, when I got there they had no record of my booking. The staff were fantastic and put us in the function room as all other areas were busy. We had a lovely quiet room which made it easy to talk. We also appreciated the great views as it was all windows. The food was good and we were very impressed that they went...more

2.0 out of 5 19 March 2015
by Steven C.

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

3.0 out of 5 2 March 2015
by Tim B.

Great building, location and river views. Pretty good selection of beer here too. But don't eat here, food is expensive, average quality and it took us over an hour to get our Sunday lunch. To be fair they did tell us it would take 45mins but not sure why as the place was not very busy. Anyway at the end the waiter told us that I could pay his gratuity (tip) though my credit card or he would...more

4.0 out of 5 29 December 2014
by Natalie W.

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

5.0 out of 5 9 June 2014
by Clive B.

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

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