The Blind Beggar

337 Whitechapel Road , London, E1 1BU

SquareMeal Review of The Blind Beggar

Open since 1894, this pub is rich in London history. Bobby Moore was, briefly, the landlord in 1966, but had an England World Cup team to captain. While the England players were busy winning, an entirely different score was settled at The Blind Beggar; news reached the Kray twins that rival gang member George Cornell was holding court at the Beggar. Cornell had committed the crime of calling Ronnie Kray a ‘big fat poof’ and, to the tune of ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine’ on the jukebox, Ronnie strutted in. ‘Well, well, look who’s here,’ he said, before dispatching Cornell with a single shot to the head. Nowadays, East End hospitality runs to a shot or two of Bell’s, a pint of London Pride or Old Speckled Hen, and a Banger Bros hot dog at this reasonably priced, family-friendly affair.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Whitechapel Tube Station 196m

Bethnal Green Station 466m


Address: 337 Whitechapel Road , London E1 1BU

Nearby Landmarks

London Guildhall University 393m

The Andrew Sketchley Theatre 449m


Telephone: 020 7247 6195


Cuisine: Pubs

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