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New Year's Drinks

We're kicking off the new year with the ultimate of historic London pubs The Prospect of Whitby.

Claiming to be the oldest riverside pub, dating from the 1520's, it's a delightful pub with wobbly wooden floors and plenty of space and stunning river views, you almost feel like you're in an ancient ship once inside.

It has another famous view that of the hangman's noose just on the riverside, signifying Execution Dock just outside where for 400 years pirates, smugglers and mutineers were hung (the last hanging taking place in 1830).

There will also be time to wander up to the equally historic and beautiful Captain Kidd pub just along the road.

Nearest Station Wapping

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  • dona

    Fine example of a beautifully preserved old English boozer of yore...
    wonderful old world charm and character with an array of plaques with interesting facts...topped off with the arrestingly morbid Hangman's Noose swinging from the balcony in the gale !! Many thanks Celeste and usual delightful company.

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Celeste

    Thanks everyone for coming yesterday, it was a great evening and lovely to meet you all. Look forward to seeing you at another event soon!

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's looking dodgy - sore throat, zero energy, still want beer....dammit!

    January 5, 2014

    • Celeste

      sorry you couldn't make it, hope you feel better soon. See you soon!

      January 6, 2014

  • CARMEN

    Decided not to go as unsure public transport

    January 5, 2014

    • Celeste

      sorry you couldn't make it, see you at another event soon!

      January 6, 2014

  • Tasha

    A great evening with a lovely bunch of people!

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Julie G

    Lovely old pub with a really nice atmosphere. Great to see regular faces and it was good to meet new faces. Many thanks Celeste for arranging these Drinks.

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Paola C.

    Thank you Celeste for the lovely evening and the Guinness :) Happy New Year!

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • leo

    another pleasant events with a few laughs and an interesting chat about GSK where I stand corrected as they do indeed cough 5% currently

    2 · January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent venue, relax ambience and friendly people. Thanks Celeste and good to see you all!

    2 · January 6, 2014

  • Robyn S.

    Had to leave in order to get back to Bloomsbury before I turned into a pumpkin. Lovely to meet you all friendly people and looking forward to seeing you again in another beautiful old pub. x

    2 · January 5, 2014

  • Nigel

    On my way. Should arrive around 7ish

    January 5, 2014

  • Celeste

    We're upstairs (area over the door) area reserved for celeste

    January 5, 2014

    • Paola C.

      On my way be the a quarter passed

      January 5, 2014

    • Julie G

      Ok thanks Celese for letting us know where you will be. I am leaving shortly so should be there just before 6.30pm.

      January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new to the group, this evening. I just wanted to tell the world :-)

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • leo

    I'm feeling really cheerful as usual and in perfect health looking forward to socializing and a walk along the thames

    2 · January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Tfl site seems to be saying that the line is closed between Highbury and Islington and West Croydon until 0800 and then closed between New Cross Gate and West Croydon after 0800.

    Unless I am reading it wrong!?

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/realtime/track.aspx?offset=weekend

    1 · January 4, 2014

    • Celeste

      You know I didn't even read the description of the closure, I just assumed. I'll take the comment off, don't want to confuse anyone :)

      1 · January 4, 2014

  • leo

    Ill be walking from london bridge stn along to tower bridge and along to town of ramsgate pub at 4pm and a little strole further to the prospect interestingly both were frequented by hanging judge jeffreys

    2 · January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make this one as going to the cinema with another Meetup group. Hope you have fun and a very Happy New Year.

    2 · January 3, 2014

  • Julie G

    Happy New Year everyone. See you all on Sunday.

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I would like to join your group and quite interested to explore historic pubs.

    1 · December 28, 2013

    • Celeste

      Look forward to meeting you on the 5th!

      December 31, 2013

  • Paola C.

    Hi Celeste, I am sort of hijacking this MeetUp to invite some peeps on Facebook as is my bday, I asked them to join the group. X

    December 28, 2013

    • Celeste

      No worries (they don't have to join, they can just come along on the day!). It will be a lovely afternoon.

      1 · December 28, 2013

  • Tina T.

    And you all have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to meeting again on my return

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Tina T.

    Thanks Celeste- don't worry I will !

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Tina T.

    Its a shame I will miss this one as I will be away for Christmas and New Year visiting my son

    1 · November 26, 2013

    • Celeste

      I'm so jealous, have an amazing time. I'm sure we will do this pub again once the weather warms up. cx

      November 27, 2013

  • Shri

    Should be out of town if all goes well... next time hopefully...

    1 · November 26, 2013

  • Iona T.

    Will just be back from Aberdeen so will be just what I need before going back to work on Monday x

    1 · November 26, 2013

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