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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57 Wapping Wall, Wapping, London, E1W 3SH

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+44 (0)20 7481 1095

Opening Times:

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00

Friday – Saturday: 12:00 – 24:00

Sunday: 12:00 – 22:30

Food Served:

Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00

Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00

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Prospect Of Whitby

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


3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Prospect Of Whitby

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 18 February 2014
by Matt O.

Actually pretty impressive although we did find ourselves there when no tour parties were present. The bar staff were polite and helpful. The beer selection was exceptional, including local breweries and a personal favourite of mine - Dark Star! And the beer was well kept too.

Food was your standard pub grub, but it couldn't be faulted, a decent portion of cod and chips with my guest opting...more

5.0 out of 5 8 January 2014
by Richard S.

Superb, somewhat hidden from public trail, an overground journey through the historic Brunel Thames Tunnel took us to Wapping to visit this equally historic watering hole. Lots to see; lots of wood, wonkyness, scenery and ambience. A Thames-side outdoor space normally comes at a premium however drinks prices accurately reflected my respectful intention to donate towards it's upkeep as a...more

2.0 out of 5 12 May 2013
by Emma M.

This pub could be the best pub in London. Only it's really not.

The building is gorgeous, lots of old rabbit warren rooms all over the place and no less than three outside spaces. Almost everywhere in the pub looks out onto the river, and even Princess Margaret used to like coming here. The first fuschia brought to England was traded here

So what's wrong with it?

1. The food. It's very...more