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
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
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
What a place! From incredible food and amazing views from the upstairs terrace. Staff are friendly too. Glad we found it!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
The Prospect of Whitby is charming. Is old pub, on the river so beautiful views (from balcony or terrace can enjoy). It has many drinks you can get - good ales (Admans) and world beers. Also they've wines and spirits. They and have food. I had a pie- chicken and mushroom. My food was very delicious and the other food I saw look good also. I want to return to try the 'cod father' (fish in...more