The Prospect Of Whitby

at 57 Wapping Wall, London, E1W 3SH United Kingdom

The Prospect of Whitby is London's oldest riverside pub, located in Wapping, just East of Tower Bridge.

The Prospect Of Whitby
57 Wapping Wall
London E1W 3SH
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 02074811095


The Prospect of Whitby dates back to 1520 and the days of Henry VIII. Originally called "The Pelican" it was better known the Devil's Tavern, reflecting the clientele of the day - smugglers, thieves, pirates and the like. After a fire in the 1700's the pub was rebuilt in 1770 and named "Prospect of Whitby" after a ship that used to moor outside. The pub today retains it's historic character with numerous pictures showing the pub and the area over the last few centuries. The pub's reaturant was popular in the 1950's/60's with such famous stars as Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and even royals including Princess Margaret, Lord Snowdon, Prince Ranier of Monaco and Grace Kelly. A warm welcome awaits locals and visitors from across London, the UK and the world with a wide range of Britiish cask ales, lagers, ciders, international wines and spirits. We serve great quality traditional pub fayre all day, every day and we're always willing to adapt dishes to personal taste. We also have rooms available for private hire or private dining. Come visit to experience a traditional and atmospheric London pub with fantastic views over the River Thames.

How To Get to The Prospect Of Whitby

5 minutes walk from Wapping Station (turn right out of exit) on the London Overground, which joins the district line at Whitechapel, or the Jubilee Line at Canada Water - normal tube tickets and travel cards apply on London Overground. 100 bus goes to Wapping Station, D3 bus stops almost outside the pub. On foot you can reach us within 30 minutes from Tower Bridge, eastwards along the Thames path.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 12:00- 23:00
  • Tuesdays: 12:00- 23:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00- 23:00
  • Thursdays: 12:00- 23:00
  • Fridays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Saturdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Sundays: 12:00- 22:30


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Showing all the 6 nation games this weekend on our Big Screen this weekend! Contact us to book your seat!

Published on 2015-03-10 00:15:00 GMT

Hungry?Thirsty? Come and enjoy our glorious surroundings by the river this weekend. Don't even think about it, just do it. See you soon

Published on 2015-03-28 11:00:51 GMT

Remember guys, Humpnight is Quiz Night! Book a table and join the fun!

Published on 2015-03-11 00:30:01 GMT

Tomorrow night is quiz night! Starting at 7pm bookings are advised!

Published on 2015-03-10 17:00:04 GMT

Quiz Night tonight from 8pm. 1st Prize is a £100 Bar tab, 2nd is Cash! Only £1 to enter. Booking recommended on 02074811095

Published on 2014-09-03 06:26:27 GMT

Live Music from 6pm Sunday 31st August in the main bar, or outside if it's nice weather :-) more info to follow

Published on 2014-08-22 17:50:16 GMT

Quiz night tonight 8pm £100 bar tab for 1st Prize, 2nd prize cash! Book your table on 02074811095. A long weekend coming up so plenty of time to recover from school day shenanigans ;-)

Published on 2014-08-20 06:44:32 GMT

@ProspectWapping: #QuizNight tomorrow night from 8pm. Booking recommended on 02074811095 1st Prize £100 bar tab 2nd Prize Cash!