Wapping was traditionally home to sailors and dock workers. One of the most important historic sites is Execution Dock near the marine...
Once notorious for slave traders, drunk sailors and prostitutes, Wapping’s towering warehouses, built at the beginning of the 19th...
With its large windows, fine beer garden and displays recalling the hanging nearby of the eponymous pirate in 1701, this is a favourite...
This boisterous – bordello also means ‘chaos’ or a ‘mess’ – neighbourhood eatery is always crammed with happy diners. If you’re drinking...
117 Rotherhithe St · interesting places nearby
Northwest of Deptford in Rotherhithe, this 15th-century pub, originally called the Shippe but rebuilt and renamed the Spread Eagle in the 18th century, is now named after the vessel that took the pilgrims to America in 1620; US visitors might want to make their own pilgrimage here. The ship set sail from Rotherhithe, and Captain Christopher Jones supposedly charted out its course here while supping schooners. There’s seating on a small back terrace, from which you can view the Thames.