Prospect Of Whitby

About

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

Address
57 Wapping Wall
Wapping
London
E1W 3SH
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7481 1095
Public transport:
Wapping, Underground
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Yelp Reviews

Yelp

3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Prospect Of Whitby

5.0 out of 5 10 June 2015
by Patrick J.

Incredible food, historic atmosphere, super friendly staff! Ask for the local, east London brews and pies!!!more

3.0 out of 5 19 May 2015
by Harriet G.

A lovely Thames side pub with river views in Wapping. It's really big inside so there are always new places to explore or places to sit. It has a nice outside area, which fills up fast on sunny days. I don't think the pub itself is very special but its river location makes it good for the summer. Samuel Pepys used to drink there in the 1600s too - bonus!more

2.0 out of 5 19 March 2015
by Steven C.

Tourist hell. People from all over the world come to visit this "traditional" old pub, often delivered by coach. Building itself is old, quant and historic as one would expect from one of the original London docker's pubs with lovely riverside views, original suspension-wrecking brick paved streets and multi-million pound apartments created from former wharf warehouses.

For people expecting...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.

http://purpler.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/broken-melons-and-red-kumkum

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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