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Prospect of Whitby



Prospect of Whitby

Dating from 1520, one of the most famous pubs in London

Location: 57 Wapping Wall, E1W 3SP

Description: This is one of the most famous pubs in London. It dates from 1520, built as a simple tavern. In the seventeenth century it had a reputation as a meeting place for smugglers and villains, and became known as 'Devil's Tavern'. One customer, this side of the law but no less a devil, was Judge Jeffreys, the Hanging Judge.

Tagged in this Tour: Pirates and penthouses at the old London Docks

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Prospect of Whitby

Dating from 1520, one of the most famous pubs in London


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The hanging post was used for the hanging of Captain Kidd and other pirates. It is there as a warning to other would be pirates. (jack boatman)
Posted by jack boatman on 2008-01-06
Visited the pub on Saturday 26.05.07, with friends as part of a trip we had organised to look at the history of the region. Good pint of beer and young daughter Rebecca was welcome in all parts apart from the bar area, which is good practice all round. Very unusual pewter bar and lots to interest the student of the macabre history of the area. Unsure as to why the hanging post is outside if not a memorial to Judge Jeffries as this is not the site of execution dock but it adds superbly to the atmosphere of the place, and along with welcoming staff, I recommend a visit to all visiting the area.Anyone with more history please e-mail thanks, or leave a message cos Ill be back. (Jeff and Linda)
Posted by Jeff and Linda on 2007-05-29
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