The Best Pubs On The River Thames

By M@ Last edited 16 months ago
The Best Pubs On The River Thames


Part 'T' of our alphabetical pub crawl around London.

We asked you to vote for your favourite pubs along the Thames. We had the largest entry ever, with around 550 votes for over 60 pubs — from Hampton Court to the edge of Woolwich. And we can now reveal the winners.

Top 10 pubs along the Thames

1. The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping (56 votes)

2. The Mayflower, Rotherhithe (53 votes)

3. The Dove, Hammersmith (43 votes)

4. The Captain Kidd, Wapping (42 votes)

5. The Founders Arms, Bankside (35 votes)

=6. The Angel, Bermondsey (28 votes)

=6. The Grapes, Wapping (28 votes)

8. The Trafalgar, Greenwich (25 votes)

9. The Ship, Wandsworth (17 votes)

10. Cutty Sark, Greenwich (16 votes)

A very close match, then, at the top of the table, but The Prospect of Whitby is declared the best Thameside pub in London. Curiously, this pub only came third when we did pubcrawl part 'L' for Limehouse and Wapping. Narrowly missing out of a top 10 spot were The Anchor, Bankside (15 votes), The Gun, Isle of Dogs (13 votes), the White Cross, Richmond (10 votes) and the White Swan, Twickenham (10 votes).

Map of the best pubs along the Thames

The map below shows where the votes went. Green dotted markers show the top 10 pubs. The rest are shown in red. Click the pub to find out how many votes it got. Note: a red pub doesn’t mean it’s a bad pub…in each case, at least one person thought this was the best.

View Best pubs on the Thames in a larger map

The A-Z pub crawl

Last Updated 15 February 2017

Manmohan Birdi

Would ;love to do this as I have run lots of riverside pubcrawls in the past, normally from London Bridge to surrey quays ending up at the Wibbly Wobbly. Do you have any contact details?


No Overground service on Saturday but there is a bus replacement!


The list is upside down, The Cutty Sark is awesome, great food, great staff, The Trafalgar has been disappointing the last few years, but the Prospect of Whitby is a waste of a traditional historic London pub. Part of a chain, mediocre food although at a reasonable price, and the staff (the "duty" manager in particular) are completely disinterested and lack manners.