At the end of a busy working day, I am always tempted to head on down to The Prospect of Whitby for a pint of the very best that London has to offer. I have frequented this establishment, overlooking the Thames at Wapping Wall, for many a year, for me it holds a lot of fond memories and is the epitome of a great London pub.
This traditional British Inn has been pulling ales for nearly five hundred years, serving a number of famous people including Charles Dickens and Samuel Pepys, as well as more modern day television celebrities and film actors. It has stood the test of time and remains a popular watering hole serving the City.
Today it offers a good selection of decent real ales to accompany a traditional English food menu served pretty much all day, inside, or out on the terrace overlooking the river. A lovely atmosphere to take in, supping a beer in a place that has had such a long and interesting history; a notorious smugglers haunt and where one of England’s famous naval administrators sat down to write his well-documented diary. Just sit back and enjoy the moment.