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The Prospect of Whitby

Charles Dickens and Samuel Pepys' Inspiration.

The Prospect of Whitby Pub next to the Thames at Wapping.
The Prospect of Whitby, Steet View

The Prospect of Whitby is an old tavern by the River Thames; it is supposedly London’s oldest riverside inn, and previously went by various names including The Pelican and later The Devil's Tavern.

Its history dates back to the 1520's in the reign of Henry VIII where it was a favourite of smugglers and sailors.

More recently, Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens were amongst the satisfied customers.

📍57 Wapping Wall, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 3SH

The nearest station is Wapping Train Station. 🚆

if you want to find more hidden literary gems in London visit our Writer's Path Map 👈⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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