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.
Venue Details & Map
Prospect Of Whitby
57 Wapping WallLondonE1W 3SH
- +44 (0)20 7481 1095
- Public transport:
- Wapping, Underground
Top 5 reviews of Prospect Of Whitby
We visited the pub on a very frosty December Saturday evening. It was quite mobbed and literally not a seat to be had. I suppose to be expected with what looked to be several formal holiday parties and a few informal ones in progress. We arrived from an excellent Wapping walk, down the High st from St Katherine's and then up around the Shadwell basin with great Canary Wharf views. Coming... more
I'm a big foodie. I wasn't impressed with the food. Went on a Saturday night and it wasn't too packed. Ordered the classic fish and chips. My mushy peas had been sitting out for awhile and the fish was very oily. I just ate the fish inside and that was cooked great. Great atmosphere. Great selection of drinks. Lots of beers on tap. Great view. more
I live in the US, and when researching my trip to Europe a customer at the bar where I was working told me about the Prospect. I wrote it down and I'm so glad I remembered it when we were in London! I said in a previous review that we just don't have anywhere near the amount of cozy pubs so this could be my charmed self talking, but I enjoyed everything about the Prospect! Great beers and so... more
Loved everything about this pub. Out of the way on a cobblestone road, overhanging the river, with a boisterous but cozy atmosphere inside. This is the quintessential English pub and it definitely warrants stop for a pint.
We went with a couple pub classics while we were there - fish and chips and Sheppard's pie. Both were great; we especially loved the pie, but we later found out that this... more
The fish and chips here is amazing! Love the garden out back. I love this entire section of London since it's not touristy. This pub is wonderful and charming with its old floor, historical notes throughout. more