The Sky Garden

20 Fenchurch Street, known to most Londoners as the Walkie Talkie building is home to the Skygarden, London’s highest public garden. Entry is free but must be booked in advance and tickets go very quickly, they are normally available about three weeks in advance and you can book a timed slot which they are strict … Read more

The Grapes, Limehouse

The Grapes Limehouse

Another of London’s old school riverside pubs The Grapes has a history going back over 500 years and was frequented by Charles Dickens who even mentioned it in his novel ‘Our Mutual Friend’. It’s current claim to fame in the 21st century is the leaseholder who is Sir Ian Mckellen who is know to appear … Read more

The Mayflower

The Mayflower Rotherhithe

Standing almost opposite The Prospect Of Whitby, albeit on the other side of the river, is another pub claiming to be London’s first riverside Inn, The Mayflower. Formerly known as The Spread Eagle this was the place the Mayflower was moored prior to making her journey to the Americas. Possibly more so than at The … Read more

The Prospect Of Whitby

The Prospect Of Whitby

Claiming to be London’s oldest riverside pub it would be easy to claim that it’s all style over substance but that would be somewhat missing the point. The pub is claimed to have welcomed Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens in it’s past and has defnitely been graced by Prince Margaret and JMW Turner. Once called … Read more