The Prospect of Whitby



1 reviews

57 Wapping Wall , London, E1W 3SH

Prospect of Whitby
Prospect of Whitby
Prospect of Whitby
Prospect of Whitby

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Probably dating from around 1520, this riverside pub claims to be the oldest on the Thames: Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens reputedly drank here, and it was once a handy spot for a pint before or after an execution at the adjacent gallows, where pirates were regularly hanged. The gallows may have gone, but the uneven flagstone floors, dark rooms and a few of the old East End characters remain – although they've been joined by throngs of camera-toting tourists. It's now owned by Taylor Walker, so you could bend your elbow with a pint of 1730 Pale Ale while admiring the wood-panelled interior and pewter-topped bar, before sidling out to the small terrace for a view of the Wapping shoreline. The menu is full of traditional trencherman stuff – think pies, roasts, fish and chips or sausage and mash.


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The Prospect of Whitby Location

57 Wapping Wall , London E1W 3SH

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -12M Sun -10.30pm)

The Prospect of Whitby's Reviews


Food & Drink: 1.0


Service: 1.0


Atmosphere: 9.0


Value: 4.0


Food + drink: 0

Service: 0

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 2

12 March 2013

A visit here in Summer last year brought back pleasant memories of visits long ago, but was spoiled by surly, unhelpful-in-the-extreme bar staff and the impression that there was little going for the place now except for its character and location: big shame, as it could be so very much better. I for one won't be returning in a hurry.