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5 July 2009

Drink at the Prospect of Whitby

The Prospect of Whitby, in Wapping, claims to be on the site of London's oldest riverside pub, dating from around 1520. This is another riverside pub in London which drew the city's artistic greats, the view having been drawn by both Turner and Whistler. We are told that Dickens and Pepys also visited.

Historically, it has had a number of names including the Devil’s Tavern and The Pelican, it was not until a fire razed it to the ground in the early 19th century that the pub was rebuilt and named The Prospect of Whitby, though the stone floor is original.

For more information (most of which is reproduced above) have a look at the Wikipedia page.

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Flickr courtesy of SideLong^

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