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
Expected a lot because of the history. The roast lamb was super poor. Think toby carvery!! Also frozen veg boiled and basic mash. Was left feeling hungry. My partner liked her veggie burger but they refused to swap the burger bun for a few extra chips which left a sour taste in my mouth. The saving grace was the lovely viewmore
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
This place is certainly not for the faint of heart if you're not local to Wapping - it takes some travelling to get here. I live in North London, on the Piccadilly Line to be precise and made the pilgrimage here because it was highly recommended by a friend. It was over an hour's worth of travel, but totally worth it!
The pub itself is really old and rich in history - it's London's oldest...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
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