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
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 45 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Prospect Of Whitby

5.0 out of 5 10 October 2016
by Mike G.

This is a great little pub right on the Thames in Wapping that goes w a a a y back. Back before its most notorious customer, Judge George Jeffreys, England's "Hanging Judge" and James II's Lord Chancellor, was found hiding here after the Glorious Revolution in 1688.* A wall of the pub is devoted to memorabilia of Lord George, rest his tyrannical little soul.

But this pub is a pleasure in its...more

5.0 out of 5 28 July 2016
by Malcolm M.

An absolute amazing British pub right on the water. The place is bursting with history and the staff are eager to share this, the whole feel and look of the place is old and rustic but looks amazing.

The food is very British and looks and tastes fantastic, literally the best pub I've ever been to.more

4.0 out of 5 27 November 2015
by John L.

So its not often you find a pub that is still so traditional but yet so modern

From the moment i walked in i just loved the place. The fact that is old, by the river and so big that we found immediately a good table to seat although it was a Saturday and around 5pm.

The staff was very politely and wam bam they had our food on our table in just 15 min. Now food wise you can expect the...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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