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 39 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Prospect Of Whitby

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 5 October 2014
by Leanne M.

What a place! From incredible food and amazing views from the upstairs terrace. Staff are friendly too. Glad we found it!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

4.0 out of 5 14 May 2014
by Andrew T.

Great pub,great river views.Decent pub grub. I like it.

It's a little out of the way but worth the effort to find. Nice outside space and wonderful inside 'ye olde worlde' charm inside.more

4.0 out of 5 29 April 2014
by David P.

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

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