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  Gridskipper Pubs, the Urban Travel Guide
The Westbourne pub in Notting Hill is a seemingly innocuous local that nevertheless draws massive, trendy crowds, especially in summer.
The menu is a mix of American and pub fare, speckled with soul food and barbecue, but the quality does not suffer from the range of dishes -- you got your oyster po'boy, beer-battered fish and chips, Jamaican jerk chicken wings, and apple crisp all in one sitting.
One of the most famous pubs in London, the Prospect of Whitby sits directly on the Thames in Wapping.
gridskipper.com /travel/pubs   (1125 words)

  Public house
Pubs are social places for the sale and consumption of mainly alcoholic beverages, and most public houses offer a wide range of beers, wines, and spirits.
In many cases, this will be the nearest pub to where you live, but some people choose a more distant establishment, either because their friends go there or because they prefer it, for example some would seek out the best real ale or want a place with a pool table.
If the pub's name refers to real objects or animals, then the picture will usually be a straightforward one; if the pub is named after a person of nobility, then the sign will often bear that person's coat of arms.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pu/Pubs.html   (1127 words)

 Public house Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Pubs are social places for the sale and consumption of mainly alcoholic beverages, and most public houses offer a wide range of beers, wines, spirits and alcopops.
Pubs in Britain were primarily drinking establishments and little emphasis was placed on the serving of food.
However; by law, pubs owned by breweries must allow their landlords the choice of offering at least one alternative beer (known as a guest beer) from another brewery and that beer must be a cask conditioned or bottle-conditioned real-ale.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/p/pu/public_house.html   (1531 words)

 London Walks - Prospect of Whitby - Wapping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The "Prospect of Whitby" (once nicknamed "Beanies") formerly "The Devils Tavern" was frequented in his day by the infamous Judge Jeffries[1], whose victims were chained up in the river at low tide and left there while several tides washed over them.
Later Jeffries was caught by the London mob after hiding in "The Town of Ramsgate" nearby and beaten, ending his days in the Tower of London nearby.
The pub was gutted by fire in the 17th Century and when rebuilt was renamed after the Whitby collier that moored up alongside when delivering to London.
www.fellwalk.co.uk /london175.htm   (153 words)

 Prospect of Whitby (London pub)
The Prospect of Whitby is a popular name for pub.
The most famous pub of that name is to be found in the East End of London.
Following a fire in the early 19th century, the tavern was rebuilt and renamed The Prospect of Whitby.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pr/Prospect_of_Whitby_(London_pub).html   (87 words)

 London Pubs
During the eighteenth centuary, the cellars of the pub were used as dungeons for convicts awaiting transportation to America and Australia.
A pub has stood on this spot in Cloth fair since the 12th century, what was once a busy street where the bartholomew Fair was held each year during the middle ages, and cattle were led to Smithfield market, now a quite corner of hidden London.
As this pub is off the beaten track it is out of the way of most tourist and is one of the only pubs in the area that opens on Sunday, so go along its well worth the effort.
knowledgeoflondon.com /pubs.html   (2736 words)

 Prospect of Whitby, 57 Wapping Wall, Wapping E1W 3SP
This pub should be no stranger to any visitor to London, the coach loads of tourists are testament to its world-wide recognition.
The pub's only nods to the 21st century are a couple of squashy settees and an ATM, hardly affecting the historic atmosphere.
All-in-all it's a pretty good pub, there are decent beers on the hand pumps - Broadside, Speckled Hen and IPA - the food is OK and the location and views make it well worth a visit, but the pub's popularity means a premium price.
www.fancyapint.com /main_site/thepubs/pub135.html   (281 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! Travel Guide: London's East End - The Prospect of Whitby
The landlord changed its name to the 'The Prospect of Whitby' in 1777, after one of the collier boats which brought coal down from Newcastle to the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, just north of the pub.
Another client of the pub was John Westcombe who, in 1780, sold a flower to a local market gardener for a noggin of rum.
The Prospect was well known to Dr. Samuel Johnson, the author of the first English dictionary and the landscape painter, Joseph Turner who stayed there under an assumed name.
www.britannia.com /travel/london/cockney/whitby.html   (534 words)

 eBay.ie Shops — the whitby, Postcards, Men's Clothing, Non-Fiction Books — original items at low prices.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Alchemy Gothic, Pewter Pendant, The Whitby Wyrm, Dragon
Whitby, L E H; The Nurses' Handbook of Hygiene
search.stores.ebay.ie /the-whitby   (424 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Public house
The Hostellers of London were granted guild status in 1446 and in 1514 the guild became the Worshipful Company of Innholders.
Pubs that to cater for a niche audience, such as sports fans or Star Trek fans or people of certain nationalities are known as theme pubs.
Cider is also a drink which is consumed much in the pubs in Ireland with Bulmers (sold as "Magners" outside of the Republic of Ireland to distinguish it from the internationally recognized Hereford cider-makers, H.P. Bulmer and Company, with which it shares a common heritage) being the leading brand.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Pub   (2684 words)

 Visit East London
The Prospect of Whitby is London's oldest and one of the most famous riverside taverns, which started life in 1520 as The Devil's Tavern due to the villainy of its
A noose hanging outside the pub's window is presumably in honour of 'hanging' Judge George Jeffreys, who was infamous for sentencing people to the gallows; he lived nearby and was a regular at the Prospect until anti-royalists toppled the Crown and sent him scarpering for his life.
By 1750, the pub was just one of 36 along the High Street alone, serving the thirsty needs of the shipyards and wharves that made Wapping one of the busiest parts of London.
www.visiteastlondon.co.uk /visitors/pubswapping.htm   (486 words)

 Matterhorn Travel: World War II in Europe,The Civil War in Virginia and at Gettysburg, Classical Music Holidays
The English pub has evolved from the Saxon alehouse the medieval tavern and inn, to the Victorian “public house,” which has been abbreviated simple as “pub,” a term recognized throughout the world.
In a good pub the welcome is genuine the natives are friendly, the drink is good, and the food is ample and fresh.
London’s oldest riverside pub, the Prospect of Whitby dates from 1543, when it was known as the “Devil’s Tavern.” Its later name came from one of the greatest sailing ships which plied between the North of England and the Thames.
www.matterhorntravel.com /england_organ_cathedral_2005.htm   (4191 words)

 The Prospect of Whitby - People and places - Port Cities
This is one of the most famous pubs in London.
In 18th century a fire gutted the 'Devil’s Tavern', and it was rebuilt and renamed after the 'Prospect of Whitby'.
The 'Prospect of Whitby' was a three-mast collier, built in 1777, which moored regularly outside the inn and became a local landmark.
www.portcities.org.uk /london/server/show/ConFactFile.49/The-Prospect-of-Whitby.html   (289 words)

 Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, London, E1W 3SH - pub details # beerintheevening.com
Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, London, E1W 3SH - pub details # beerintheevening.com
NB: Information may be incomplete or out of date as this pub is not currently registered.
It is typical of pubs like this which are more concerned with selling "Prospect of Whitby" T-shirts and overpriced food than running a pub in a proper and responsible way by keeping a watching eye on the clientele and customers, as a good landlord should do.
www.beerintheevening.com /pubs/s/22/2278/Prospect_of_Whitby/Wapping   (588 words)

Today it is famed firstly for its historic pubs, and secondly for the luxury apartments which have brought a new lease of life to Wapping's old warehouses.
Housed in a warehouse conversion, this pub cum restaurant is named after the naval officer turned pirate who was hanged at Execution Dock nearby in 1701.
Gardeners may like to know that all fuchsias in Britain are descended from one brought to the Prospect in 1780 by a sailor back from the Caribbean, who parted with it for a noggin of rum (a quarter of a pint).
www.waterscape.com /eatingdrinkingguide/London/Wapping   (685 words)

 The Mirror Project | Dave Sheriton | Prospect of Whitby
The Prospect of Whitby is the oldest riverside pub in London, dating back to 1520.
Boats heading for the London Docks would moor in mid-river and be attacked by river pirates and thieves.
The pub gets it's name from a boat called The Prospect which sailed out of Whitby, Yorkshire and was often seen moored there.
www.mirrorproject.com /mirror/?id=5315   (83 words)

 Harbottle's Pub Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A truly historic spot, and claiming to be London's oldest riverside pub.
It was named after a ship which often moored here - the pub was usually referred to as 'the one by the Prospect Of Whitby' - and so the name stuck.
The pub has kept much of its character and some of its early features the bar is 400 years old and is supported by old ship's masts.
www.professorharbottle.co.uk /pub/londoneast/whitby.html   (266 words)

 Prospect of Whitby : London
This lovely pub was built in 1520 and is on two levels.
The Prospect of Whitby is a genuine, traditional English pub but its fame does sometimes attract bus loads of tourists.
Wapping is a generally relaxed area entrenched in the history of the docks and dockers.
www.eng.cityvox.co.uk /lieu_london/_23609/Profil-Place   (209 words)

 London Pubs Photo Gallery by bygaspo at pbase.com
Pubs are quite photogenic and you've captured them with personality and bustle.
You nicely capture the range and nature of the London pub although only in one or two of your photographs does one get a glimpse of what makes a great pub - its people and its beer.
I'm surprised not to see the Prospect of Whitby (IofD)and miss some of the old, sometimes mean, back street pubs from the East End.
www.pbase.com /bygaspo/pubs   (611 words)

 Prospect of Whitby. sightseeing in London. Charles Dickens in the Victorian era. (London Walks)
The Prospect of Whitby, the oldest riverside inn in London.
Built in 1520, it was originally known as the Devil’s Tavern, but its name was changed in 1777 after the collier the Prospect, from Whitby, North Yorkshire, which regularly moored alongside it.
The pub doesn’t look that impressive from the outside, but once over the threshold you are pitched into a time warp that has changed little since the days when Dickens, amongst others, used to drop in for a tipple.
www.london-walks.co.uk /38/prospect-of-whitby-sights.shtml   (456 words)

 London: The Prospect Of Whitby Pub (Special Interest: Travel)
The Prospect of Whitby is one of London's most famous pubs, and the oldest on the riverside.
London about 10 minutes walk from Wapping Underground Station, which is on the East London Line.
Exactly the sort of interesting pub i was looking for, and the video shows this far better than any description.
www.videojug.com /film/london-the-prospect-of-whitby-pub   (425 words)

 North Caicos Whitby - Prospect of Whitby Turks and Caicos Islands
Nearby is the distinguished St. James cotton plantation, with the ruins of its house and driveway.
Originally The Devil’s Tavern, the London pub changed its name to the Prospect in 1777, the new name being derived from a square-rigged vessel called the Prospect, which had been built in Whitby, a port on the east cost of England.
The ship used to moor alongside the pub and it became customary for the sailors to refer to the pub as The Prospect.
tcimall.tc /northcaicos/whitby.htm   (632 words)

 Prospect of Whitby LONDON - Pub & Bars Information , 57 Wapping Wall
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THe Prospect of Whitby is one of London's oldest pubs, dating from the sixteenth century.
Find out more information about Prospect of Whitby from opening times to pricing and much more.
www.viewlondon.co.uk /pubsandbars/prospect-of-whitby-info-12954.html   (173 words)

 Prospect of Whitby London - Restaurant Review and Information
I have some terrible news, I am afraid, the Prospect was killed.
a girly girl all dressed/done up drinking white wine...oh, my god, it was then that I realised, with great pain, that the Prospect had died forever, murdered, mutilated, "they made this trendy...they finally killed the last of the great ones"...
As I walked home in a daze, I swore that I would never go back there, but with the death of the Barley Mow and now the Prospect, I found myself in a world of trendy East End bars whithout an old's man pub to go...
www.london-eating.co.uk /4718.htm   (509 words)

 Prospect of Whitby LONDON - Pub & Bar User Reviews , 57 Wapping Wall
The Prospect of Whitby is a lovely pub with a beer garden that’s got great views.
Prospect of Whitby is your typical, traditional British pub.
Lots of wood, plenty of beer, and a clientele who look like they know a good chip bar when they see one - Prospect of Whitby is the kind of place we should be supporting, not these poncy style bars.
www.viewlondon.co.uk /pubsandbars/prospect-of-whitby-userreview-12954.html   (291 words)

 The Prospect of Whitby
Almost hidden by refurbished warehouses and apartment blocks can be found London's oldest riverside pub, The Prospect of Whitby.
The pub was opened in 1520 as the Devil's Tavern, the name was changed in 1777 to that of a ship moored nearby.
In 1780 the 1st Fuschia in England was sold here by a sailor and during the 19th Century Dickens, Whistler and Turner were all visitors.
www.hawkins.ndirect.co.uk /north_london_walkers/prospect_of_whitby.htm   (67 words)

 Guided London walks for groups
This is a selection of the London walks I have done for groups.
We see three of London's ancient monasteries including a visit inside London's oldest hospital and monastic church as we hear about the hangings of monks and martyrs.
Enjoy spectacular riverside views, walk down cobbled streets lined with 19th century warehouses converted into exclusive apartments and hear about the time when these streets were bustling with activity during the heydays of the docks.
www.lonwalk.ndirect.co.uk /group.htm   (991 words)

 PUBS.COM Pub Guide - Prospect of Whitby London E1
Old photographs show what the Prospect and its surroundings used to be like.
Nowadays the warehouses have been converted into exclusive apartments and the Prospect has moved upmarket too.
Although this pub is quite large it is also very popular so go early if you want to enjoy it fully.
www.pubs.com /prose1.htm   (330 words)

 Prospect of Whitby, The Pub   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This pub lives up to all the hype, you can sit outside by the Thames, inside, or on a balcony over the river next to the noose.
Prospect of Whitby, The (distance = 0 m bearing 0°)
Therefore, please refer to a real map, and use other sources to check that the item is really there.
www.juerg.ch /london/pubs/ProspectofWhitbyTh.shtml   (183 words)

 San Diego to London the Easy Way
You book your hotels before you come to London but not your restaurants unless you intend to eat at Ivy, the latest to dispute the joke that Hell is a place where the cooks are British.
Pub meals usually mean cheap loss-leader food but the Crown went upscale in Sept. 1998.
If you're at the Tower of London anyway, are anxious for American atmosphere and sports TV-and can handle a mile and a half walk then call the restaurant for directions.
www.discoversandiego.com /anderson/london3.htm   (450 words)

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